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The Best Syfy TV Shows

Updated October 12, 2020 30.8k votes 5.5k voters 177.7k views64 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Battlestar Galactica

    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell

    Premiered2004

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    Firefly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Firefly

    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres

    Premiered2002

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    Stargate Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Stargate Atlantis

    Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell

    Premiered2004

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    Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Stargate SG-1

    Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks

    Premiered1997

  • 5
    The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    The Magicians

    Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve

    Premiered2015

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    Continuum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Continuum

    Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lobo

    Premiered2012

  • 7
    Eureka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Eureka

    Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

    Premiered2006

  • 8
    The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    The Expanse

    Thomas Jane, Steven Strait

    Premiered2015

  • 9
    The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    430

    The X-Files

    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson

    Premiered1993

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    Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Star Trek: The Original Series

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

    Premiered1966

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    Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Warehouse 13

    Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly

    Premiered2009

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    Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation

    Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner

    Premiered1987

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  • 13
    Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Dark Matter

    Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil

    Premiered2015

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    Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Wynonna Earp

    Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson

    Premiered2016

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    12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    12 Monkeys

    Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull

    Premiered2015

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    Fringe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Fringe

    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson

    Premiered2008

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    Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Star Trek: Enterprise

    Scott Bakula, John Billingsley

    Premiered2001

  • 18
    Sliders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Sliders

    Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd

    Premiered1995

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    Farscape is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Farscape

    Ben Browder, Claudia Black

    Premiered1999

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    Merlin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Merlin

    Colin Morgan, Angel Coulby

    Premiered2008

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    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Premiered1963

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  • 22
    Haven is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Haven

    Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant
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    Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Star Trek: Voyager

    Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran

    Premiered1995

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    Stargate Universe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Stargate Universe

    Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira

    Premiered2009

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    Defiance is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Syfy TV Shows
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    Defiance

    Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas

    Premiered2013

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