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The Best Syfy TV Shows

Updated November 24, 2020 21.6k votes 5.5k voters 178.1k views36 items

List RulesVote up the best original TV shows that have ever debuted or exlcusively continued on SyFy.

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? 12 Monkeys might top your list. Expanding on the stories presented in the 1995 film of the same name, this mystery series has time travel and the subsequent paradoxes to catch you in. You might also want to check out Krypton, competition series Face Off, and Channel Zero

Don't let your favorite SyFy TV shows sink to the bottom of the list! Vote up the best SyFy shows, or use this list to build a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.

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    Battlestar Galactica
    956
    431

    Battlestar Galactica

    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell

    Premiered2004

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  • 2
    Stargate Atlantis
    659
    304

    Stargate Atlantis

    Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell

    Premiered2004

  • 3
    Stargate SG-1
    828
    481

    Stargate SG-1

    Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks

    Premiered1997

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  • 4
    The Magicians
    898
    358

    The Magicians

    Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve

    Premiered2015

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  • 5
    Continuum
    626
    356

    Continuum

    Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lobo

    Premiered2012

  • 6
    Eureka
    755
    460

    Eureka

    Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

    Premiered2006

  • 7
    The Expanse
    602
    262

    The Expanse

    Thomas Jane, Steven Strait

    Premiered2015

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  • 8
    Warehouse 13
    760
    446

    Warehouse 13

    Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly

    Premiered2009

  • 9
    Dark Matter
    367
    191

    Dark Matter

    Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil

    Premiered2015

  • 10
    Wynonna Earp
    129
    71

    Wynonna Earp

    Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson

    Premiered2016

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  • 11
    12 Monkeys
    392
    319

    12 Monkeys

    Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull

    Premiered2015

  • 12
    Sliders
    365
    293

    Sliders

    Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd

    Premiered1995

  • 13
    Merlin
    343
    231

    Merlin

    Colin Morgan, Angel Coulby

    Premiered2008

  • 14
    Farscape
    528
    450

    Farscape

    Ben Browder, Claudia Black

    Premiered1999

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  • 15
    Haven
    435
    380

    Haven

    Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant

    Premiered2010

  • 16
    Defiance
    532
    517

    Defiance

    Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas

    Premiered2013

  • 17
    Stargate Universe
    396
    345

    Stargate Universe

    Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira

    Premiered2009

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  • 18
    Killjoys
    189
    119

    Killjoys

    Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore

    Premiered2015

  • 19
    Sanctuary
    368
    387

    Sanctuary

    Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne

    Premiered2007

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  • 20
    Lost Girl
    346
    362

    Lost Girl

    Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried

    Premiered2010

  • 21
    Alphas
    321
    359

    Alphas

    David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright

    Premiered2011

  • 22
    The Movie Show
    0
    1

    The Movie Show

    Adam Dubowsky, Alex Stone

    Premiered2020

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  • 23
    The Outer Limits
    123
    112

    The Outer Limits

    Kevin Conway, Alex Diakun

    Premiered1995

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  • 24
    Z Nation
    248
    299

    Z Nation

    Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls

    Premiered2014

  • 25
    Dominion
    183
    229

    Dominion

    Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom

    Premiered2014

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