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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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Mabie1 added Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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1,051 407
Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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828 438
Eureka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Mabie1 added Eureka Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra

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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
The X-Files David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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898 511
Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Stargate SG-1 Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping

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618 553
Defiance is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Umberhaven added Defiance Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Julie Benz

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562 480
Farscape is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Farscape Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe

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376 283
Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
FeliciaRace added Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

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706 349
Continuum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Mabie1 added Continuum Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lobo, Victor Webster

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270 75
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
tiber added Firefly Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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Stargate Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Umberhaven added Stargate Atlantis Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett

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Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Warehouse 13 Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek

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Sanctuary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Sanctuary Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Christopher Heyerdahl

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Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
FeliciaRace added Star Trek: Enterprise Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock

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Haven is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
cheeseflannel added Haven Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Vadim Manevich added The Expanse Shohreh Aghdashloo, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham

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518 369
Falling Skies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Jan.Vissers added Falling Skies

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Sliders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Sliders Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd, John Rhys-Davies

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
LanaYoshii added 12 Monkeys Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean

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456 353
Stargate Universe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Stargate Universe Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith

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339 349
Almost Human is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
DomagojLucić added Almost Human Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly

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389 390
Alphas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Alphas David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie

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267 165
The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
The Magicians Barry Jones

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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Cornholio added Merlin John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
FeliciaRace added Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton

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258 148
Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Imani Henry added Dark Matter Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke

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Lost Girl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Umberhaven added Lost Girl Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Zoie Palmer

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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
slaft added Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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260 196
Grimm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

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Caprica is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Caprica Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson

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230 203
Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
FeliciaRace added Star Trek: Voyager Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson

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278 284
Z Nation is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
janestephen added Z Nation Kellita Smith, Keith Allan, Russell Hodgkinson

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169 170
Babylon 5 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
FeliciaRace added Babylon 5 Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs

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Being Human is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Being Human Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington

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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
tiber added Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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207 258
The Dresden Files is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
The Dresden Files Paul Blackthorne, Valerie Cruz, Terrence Mann

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213 210
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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
tiber added American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Umberhaven added Killjoys Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane

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Bitten is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
LanaYoshii added Bitten Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Greg Bryk

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V is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
tiber added V Robert Englund, Michael Ironside, Lane Smith

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Helix is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
LanaYoshii added Helix Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanimé

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Face Off is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
angel-marie added Face Off

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Space: 1999 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
April Claridge-Elstob added Space: 1999 Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate

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Earth 2 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
April Claridge-Elstob added Earth 2 Debrah Farentino, Clancy Brown, Sullivan Walker

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103 170
The Tomorrow People is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
DonaldJacobPaul added The Tomorrow People Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell

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Time Tunnel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
April Claridge-Elstob added Time Tunnel

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Being Human (U.S.) is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Umberhaven added Being Human (U.S.)

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UFO is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
April Claridge-Elstob added UFO Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington

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Voyage to the Bottom of the Se... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
tiber added Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Robert Dowdell