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The Best Syfy TV Shows  

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List Rules Shows that at one time aired on the SyFy channel, including shows that premiered on other networks.

Do you believe in aliens, ghosts, and the supernatural? Then the Syfy channel is for you! This list of the top current and cancelled Syfy TV series of all time include the most viewed shows on Syfy, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list. Examples include Battlestar Galactica and Stargate SG-1.   

What are the best TV shows on the Syfy channel? The X-Files might top your list. Following the adventures of rogue FBI Agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, this show is all about aliens, monsters, and creatures of the night. The government is hiding these supernatural beings from us, but don't freak out - Mulder and Scully are on the case! You might also want to check out Doctor Who, Face Off, and Star Trek

Vote up the best Syfy TV shows below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.  
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Eureka is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Mabie1 added 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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Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Mabie1 added Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith
Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more
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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
tiber added Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk
Firefly is an American space western science fiction drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive ...more
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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi
The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more
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Stargate Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Umberhaven added 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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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
FeliciaRace added Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes
Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry twenty-one years after the original Star Trek series debuted in 1966. Roddenberry, ...more
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Continuum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Mabie1 added 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) 10 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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) 11 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Vadim Manevich added 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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Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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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Defiance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Umberhaven added 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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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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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Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
FeliciaRace added Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock
Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction TV series and a prequel to the original Star Trek. The series premiered September 26, 2001, on the UPN television network with the final episode airing ...more
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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
LanaYoshii added 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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Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Imani Henry added 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
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Stargate Universe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
slaft added William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of ...more
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Haven is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
cheeseflannel added 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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Sanctuary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Cornholio added John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James
Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television programme, created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps and starring Colin Morgan in the title role. It was broadcast on ...more
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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
tiber added Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole
Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. It premiered on the Fox Broadcasting network on September 9, 2008, and concluded ...more
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Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
FeliciaRace added Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson
Star Trek: Voyager is a science fiction television series, set in the Star Trek universe. The show takes place during the 2370s, and begins on the far side of the Milky Way galaxy, 75,000 ...more
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
FeliciaRace added Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. The show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, in the years 2369–2375. In contrast to the setting of ...more