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The Best Syfy Original Shows

Updated March 17, 2021 17.4k votes 2.3k voters 51.6k views84 items

List RulesTV shows that were created by and originally aired on the Syfy channel. Vote up the best Syfy original series.

The Syfy channel (originally called the Sci-Fi Channel) is a cable and satellite TV station that is owned by NBCUniversal Cable, a division of Comcast. The Syfy channel has produced tons of well-known original series and miniseries, all in the science fiction genre. What are the best Syfy original shows of all time?

The science fiction genre has produced some of the absolute best movies, books, and television series of all time. The combination of imaginative elements, space, futuristic tones, the concept of time travel, life on other planets, and advanced technology have made science fiction an extremely successful genre.

This list features the best Syfy original shows, ranked by the community as the best, including The Magicians, Space: Above and Beyond, Battlestar Gallactaca, Channel Zero, Warehouse 13, and Stargate Universe. Vote up the best Syfy original shows below and see how the science fiction programs you love on this network rank!

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    Eureka

    Erica Cerra, Ed Quinn
    Eureka (Syfy, 2006) is an American science fiction television series created by Andrew Cosby...  more

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    Battlestar Galactica

    James Callis, Kandyse McClure
    Battlestar Galactica (Sc-Fi, 2004) is an American military science fiction television series...  more

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    The Expanse

    Cas Anvar, Chad L. Coleman
    The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark...  more

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    Stargate SG-1

    Beau Bridges, Amanda Tapping
    Stargate SG-1 is an adventure and military science fiction television series and part of...  more

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    Dark Matter

    Zoie Palmer, Anthony Lemke
    Dark Matter (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian science fiction series created by Joseph Mallozzi and...  more

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    Stargate Atlantis

    Jewel Staite, Jason Momoa
    Stargate Atlantis is a Canadian-American adventure and military science fiction television...  more

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    Warehouse 13

    Aaron Ashmore, Joanne Kelly
    Warehouse 13 is a U.S. television science fiction series that premiered on July 7, 2009, on...  more

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    The Magicians

    Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve
    The Magicians (Syfy, 2015) is an American fantasy television series created by Sera Gamble and...  more

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    Farscape

    Claudia Black, Paul Goddard
    Farscape is an Australian/American science fiction television series, produced originally for...  more

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    Resident Alien

    Alan Tudyk, Elizabeth Bowen
    Resident Alien (Syfy, 2021) is an American comedy drama television series adapted by Chris...  more

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    Terra Nova

    Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn
    Terra Nova (Fox, 2011) is an American science fiction drama television series created by Kelly...  more

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    Haven

    Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant
    Haven is an American/Canadian supernatural drama television series loosely based on the...  more

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    Killjoys

    Thom Allison, Aaron Ashmore
    Killjoys (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian space adventure drama series created by Michelle Lovretta....  more

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    Defiance

    Grant Bowler, Conrad Coates
    Defiance is an American science fiction television series developed by Rockne S. O'Bannon,...  more

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    Continuum

    Erik Knudsen, Rachel Nichols
    Continuum is a Canadian science fiction series created by Simon Barry and produced by Reunion...  more

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    12 Monkeys

    Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull
    12 Monkeys (SyFy, 2015) is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and...  more
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    Andromeda

    Lisa Ryder, Lexa Doig
    Andromeda is a Canadian/American science fiction television series, based on unused material...  more

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    Lost Girl

    Zoie Palmer, Rachel Skarsten
    Lost Girl is a Canadian supernatural drama television series that premiered on Showcase on...  more

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    Stargate Universe

    Jamil Walker Smith, Brian J. Smith
    Stargate Universe is a Canadian-American military science fiction television series and part...  more

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    Sanctuary

    Ryan Robbins, Amanda Tapping
    Sanctuary was a Canadian science fiction-fantasy television series, created by Damian Kindler...  more

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    Dominion

    Tom Wisdom, Alan Dale
    Dominion (Syfy, 2014) is an American apocalyptic supernatural action television series created...  more

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    Alphas

    Laura Mennell, Warren Christie
    Alphas is an American science fiction dramatic television series created by Zak Penn and...  more
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    Being Human

    Sinead Keenan, Steven Robertson
    Being Human (BBC Three, 2008) is a British supernatural comedy-drama television series created...  more

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    Deadly Class

    Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth
    Deadly Class (Syfy, 2019) is an American television action-thriller series created by Anthony...  more
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    The Outer Limits

    Bob Johnson, Ben Wright
    The Outer Limits (ABC, 1963) is an American horror and speculative fiction anthology...  more

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