Total Nerd 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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Mabie1 added Doctor Who 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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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Syfy TV 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) 3 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Mabie1 added 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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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 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 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 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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Defiance is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Umberhaven added 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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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Syfy TV 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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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 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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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
tiber added Firefly 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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Continuum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Mabie1 added 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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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 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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Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Syfy TV 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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Sanctuary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Syfy TV 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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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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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Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
FeliciaRace added Star Trek: Enterprise 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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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Vadim Manevich 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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Haven is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
cheeseflannel 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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Falling Skies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Jan.Vissers 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

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Sliders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Sliders Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd, John Rhys-Davies Sliders is an American science fiction and fantasy television series created by Robert K. Weiss and Tracy Tormé. It was broadcast for five seasons between 1995 and 2000. The series ...more

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Syfy TV 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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Stargate Universe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Syfy TV 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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Almost Human is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
DomagojLucić added Almost Human Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly Almost Human is an American science fiction/crime drama that aired from November 17, 2013, through March 3, 2014, on Fox. The series was created by J. H. Wyman for Frequency Films, Bad Robot ...more

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Alphas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Syfy TV 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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Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Imani Henry 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

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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Cornholio added Merlin 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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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
FeliciaRace added Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 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

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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz Grimm is an American police procedural fantasy television drama series. It debuted in the U.S. on NBC on October 28, 2011. The show has been described as "a cop drama—with a twist... a dark ...more

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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 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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Lost Girl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
Umberhaven 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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Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
FeliciaRace added Star Trek: Voyager 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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Caprica is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Syfy TV 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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Babylon 5 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
FeliciaRace added Babylon 5 Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs Babylon 5 is an American space opera television series created by writer and producer J. Michael Straczynski, under the Babylonian Productions label, in association with Straczynski's Synthetic ...more

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Z Nation is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
janestephen added Z Nation Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls, Michael Welch Z Nation (Syfy, 2014) is an American action/horror/comedy-drama/post-apocalyptic television series created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler. Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the ...more

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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
tiber added Fringe 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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Being Human is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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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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 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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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
tiber added American Horror Story Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more

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Immanuel Dachi added Dominion Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee Dominion is an American apocalyptic supernatural action television series created by Vaun Wilmott. It is loosely based on the 2010 film Legion, written by Peter Schink and Scott Stewart. In December 2013, Syfy ordered a pilot episode and the series premiered on the American cable television network Syfy on June 19, 2014.[1] The show is filmed in Cape TownSouth Africa. Stewart serves as series executive producer, as well as director of the pilot episode, written by Wilmott.[2] 
Dominion is an American apocalyptic supernatural action television series created by Vaun Wilmott. It is loosely based on the 2010 film Legion, written by Peter Schink and Scott Stewart. In ...more

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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 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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V is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
tiber added V Robert Englund, Michael Ironside, Lane Smith V is a 1983 film directed by Kenneth Johnson.

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Bitten is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
LanaYoshii added Bitten Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Greg Bryk Bitten (Syfy, 2014) is a Canadian television series based on the Women of the Otherworld series of books by author Kelley Armstrong. A female werewolf (Laura Vandervoot) is torn between a normal ...more

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Face Off is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
angel-marie added 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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Helix is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
LanaYoshii 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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Earth 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
April Claridge-Elstob added Earth 2 Debrah Farentino, Clancy Brown, Sullivan Walker Earth 2 is an American science fiction television series which aired on NBC from November 6, 1994 to June 4, 1995. The show was canceled after one season of 22 episodes. It follows the journey ...more

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Space: 1999 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
April Claridge-Elstob added Space: 1999 Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate Space: 1999 is a British-Italian science-fiction television series that ran for two seasons and originally aired from 1975 to 1977. In the opening episode, set in September 1999, nuclear waste ...more

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Being Human (U.S.) is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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The Tomorrow People is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
DonaldJacobPaul added The Tomorrow People Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell The Tomorrow People is an American science fiction television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer, and Julie Plec that aired on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season. ...more

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Voyage to the Bottom of the Se... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
tiber added Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Robert Dowdell Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is a 1960s American science fiction television series based on the 1961 film of the same name. Both were created by Irwin Allen, which enabled the movie's sets, ...more

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Time Tunnel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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Mystery Science Theater 3000 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
JamesCushman added 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