Total Nerd The Best Syfy Original Shows  

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List Rules TV 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, "Space: Above and Beyond," "Battlestar Gallactaca," "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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Stargate Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Stargate Atlantis Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett Stargate Atlantis is a Canadian-American adventure and military science fiction television series and part of MGM's Stargate franchise. The show was created by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper ...more

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Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Stargate SG-1 Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping Stargate SG-1 is an adventure and military science fiction television series and part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Stargate franchise. The show, created by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, is ...more

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber Battlestar Galactica is an American military science fiction television series, and part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise. The show was developed by Ronald D. Moore and executive produced ...more

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Eureka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Eureka Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra Eureka was an American science fiction television series that premiered on Syfy on July 18, 2006. The fifth and final season ended on July 16, 2012. The show was set in a fictional town in ...more

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Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Umberhaven added Killjoys Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane Killjoys (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian space adventure drama series created by Michelle Lovretta. In the Quad, a planetary system on the brink of a bloody interplanetary class war, a fun loving ...more

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Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Warehouse 13 Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek Warehouse 13 is a U.S. television science fiction series that premiered on July 7, 2009, on the Syfy network. Executive-produced by Jack Kenny and David Simkins, the dramatic comedy from ...more

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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Farscape Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe Farscape is an Australian/American science fiction television series, produced originally for the Nine Network. The series was conceived by Rockne S. O'Bannon and produced by Jim Henson ...more

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Continuum is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Continuum Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lobo, Victor Webster Continuum is a Canadian science fiction series created by Simon Barry and produced by Reunion Pictures Inc., Boy Meets Girl Film Company, and GK-TV. The series centers on the conflict between a ...more

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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
ur2qt added The Magicians Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley The Magicians (Syfy, 2015) is an American fantasy television series created by Sera Gamble and John McNamara, based on the novel by Lev Grossman. Training to be a magician at Brakebills ...more

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
LanaYoshii added The Expanse Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the novels by James S. A. Corey. In a future where humanity has ...more

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Defiance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Defiance Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Julie Benz Defiance is an American science fiction television series developed by Rockne S. O'Bannon, Kevin Murphy, and Michael Taylor. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions, in transmedia ...more

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Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Umberhaven added Dark Matter Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke Dark Matter (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian science fiction series created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, based on their comic book. Onboard a starship called the Raza, six people awaken in ...more

The Best Fantasy TV Shows

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Sanctuary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Sanctuary Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Christopher Heyerdahl Sanctuary was a Canadian science fiction-fantasy television series, created by Damian Kindler and funded largely by the Beedie Development Group. The show is an expansion of an eight-webisode ...more

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Stargate Universe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Stargate Universe Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith Stargate Universe is a Canadian-American military science fiction television series and part of MGM's Stargate franchise. It follows the adventures of a present-day, multinational exploration ...more

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Lost Girl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
LanaYoshii added Lost Girl Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Zoie Palmer Lost Girl is a Canadian supernatural drama television series that premiered on Showcase on September 12, 2010. It follows the life of a bisexual succubus named Bo, played by Anna Silk, as she ...more

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Being Human is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
RobynGiezentannerJones added Being Human Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington Being Human is a British supernatural drama television series. It was created and written by Toby Whithouse for broadcast on BBC Three. The show blends elements of flatshare comedy and horror ...more

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Falling Skies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
josh-riddle added Falling Skies Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight Falling Skies is an American science fiction post-apocalyptic dramatic television series created by Robert Rodat and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The series stars Noah Wyle as Tom ...more

Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies

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The Outer Limits is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
The Outer Limits Kevin Conway, Joe Pascual The Outer Limits is a US-Canadian television series that originally aired on Showtime, the Sci Fi Channel and in syndication between 1995 and 2002. The series is a revival of the original The ...more

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Haven is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
LanaYoshii added Haven Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour Haven is an American/Canadian supernatural drama television series loosely based on the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid. The show, which deals with strange events in a fictional town in ...more

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Caprica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Caprica Eric Stoltz^! Esai Morales^! Paula Malcomson Caprica is an American science fiction drama television series. A spin-off prequel of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica taking place 58 years before the cataclysmic destruction of the ...more

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The Dresden Files is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
The Dresden Files Paul Blackthorne, Valerie Cruz, Terrence Mann The Dresden Files is a Canadian/American television series based on the fantasy book series of the same name by Jim Butcher. It premiered January 21, 2007 on the Sci Fi Channel in the United ...more

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu Mystery Science Theater 3000, often abbreviated MST3K, is an American television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. The show premiered on KTMA in ...more

TV Shows and Movies with the Best Use of Airlocks

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Face Off is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Face Off Face Off is an American reality television game show on the Syfy cable network in which a group of prosthetic makeup artists compete against each other to create prostheses such as those found ...more

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Alphas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Alphas David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie Alphas is an American science fiction dramatic television series created by Zak Penn and Michael Karnow. It follows a group of people with superhuman abilities, known as "Alphas", as ...more

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
LanaYoshii added 12 Monkeys Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean 12 Monkeys (SyFy, 2015) is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, and loosely based on the 1995 film. In the year 2043, scavenger James Cole (Aaron ...more

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Helix is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
thinkyt added Helix Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanimé Helix is an American science fiction thriller-drama television series that premiered on Syfy on January 10, 2014. The series follows a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and ...more

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Bitten is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
LanaYoshii added Bitten Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Greg Bryk

The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
John Buster Maddaloni added Happy Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Melanie Scrofano

Based on the graphic novel of the same name, Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni) is a corrupt, intoxicated, ex-cop turned hit man who is adrift in a twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, and betrayal. After a hit goes wrong, Nick finds a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous killer on the loose. But his world is about to be changed forever by a tiny, imaginary, blue-winged horse with a relentlessly positive attitude named Happy (Patton Oswalt). On their journey, they must contend with a laundry list of enemies including angry mobsters, ex-mistresses, ex-wives, and one very bad Santa.

Wynonna Earp (Syfy, 2016) is a Canadian-American supernatural Western horror television series created by Emily Andras, based on the comic book series by Beau Smith. With her unique abilities, ...more

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Ghost Hunters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Sopphy added Ghost Hunters Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Grant Wilson Ghost Hunters is an American paranormal reality television series that premiered on October 6, 2004, on Syfy. The program features paranormal investigators Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, who ...more

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Robotech is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Robotech Robert Axelrod, Bill Capizzi, Frank Catalano Robotech is an 85-episode adaptation of three different anime television series made between 1982-1984 in Japan; the adaptation was aired in 1985. Within the combined and edited story, ...more

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Destination Truth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Sopphy added Destination Truth Josh Gates, Gabriel Copeland, Mike Morrell Destination Truth was a weekly American paranormal reality television series that premiered on June 6, 2007, on Syfy. Produced by Mandt Bros. Productions and Ping Pong Productions, the program ...more

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Childhood's End is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Childhood's End Daisy Betts, Charles Dance, Osy Ikhile

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The Wil Wheaton Project is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
LanaYoshii added The Wil Wheaton Project Wil Wheaton The Wil Wheaton Project is a talk show on the Syfy network.

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Hunters is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
David Stevens0 added Hunters Nathan Phillips, Britne Oldford, Mark Coles Smith

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Heroes of Cosplay is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
RobynGiezentannerJones added Heroes of Cosplay

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Paranormal Witness is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
josh-gillin added Paranormal Witness Daniel Cannis, Frances Stecyk, Robert Nolan Paranormal Witness is an American paranormal documentary television series made by a British production company described as featuring "eyewitness accounts" from "everyday ...more

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Hot Sets is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
AndrewWilkerson added Hot Sets