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Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now

Updated April 21, 2021 120.3k votes 19.0k voters 405.4k views75 items

List RulesSci-fi shows currently airing new episodes.

Few TV genres are as tricky to get right as the science-fiction series. However, this also allows for there to be an unlimited number of sci-fi shows with different tones, scopes, and stories depending on the platform they're coming from - be it a big-budget network smash hit, or a smaller and more intimate cable series. There are some excellent current sci-fi shows on television - but which do you think are the best?

It's time to pick the best sci-fi shows on television right now - those you think everyone should be watching. These are sci fi TV shows or sci fi series that voters have agreed are the best of the genre - at least for the current crop (we all know Battlestar Galactica would outrank them all!). However, new sci-fi shows like Timeless and Lost In Space might quickly climb up the list. 

Check out this list of the best 2020 sci-fi shows on television right now and vote up the good current science fiction shows you think deserve the top spots. Whether you prefer an epic story of sister clones fighting to survive, or an anthology series for the ages, if it's a great sci-fi airing now, you'll find it below.

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    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour
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    Westworld

    Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton
    Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series...  more

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    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell
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    The Expanse

    Thomas Jane, Steven Strait
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    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano
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    Young Justice

    Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney
    Young Justice (Cartoon Network, 2010) is an American action adventure superhero animation...  more

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    Lost in Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker
    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by...  more

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    The Orville

    Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki
    The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane....  more

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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen
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    Castlevania

    Richard Armitage, James Callis
    Castlevania (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated web television series based on the...  more

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    Titans

    Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop
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    Star Trek: Picard

    Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera
    Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access, 2020) is an American television series created by Akiva...  more

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    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton
    The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg...  more

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    Supergirl

    Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks
    Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed...  more

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    The Umbrella Academy

    Elliot Page, Tom Hopper
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    The Rain

    Iben Hjejle, Alba August
    The Rain (Netflix, 2018) is a Danish web series created by Mosholt Esben, Toft Jacobsen, and...  more

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    Glitch

    Patrick Brammall, Emma Booth
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    Final Space

    Olan Rogers, Fred Armisen
    Final Space (TBS, 2018) is an American adult animated science fiction television series...  more

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    The Haunting of Hill House

    Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino
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    Love, Death & Robots

    Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler
    Love, Death & Robots (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television anthology series. A...  more

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    Legends of Tomorrow

    Victor Garber, Brandon Routh
    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television...  more

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    My Hero Academia

    Daiki Yamashita, Nobuhiko Okamoto
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    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant
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    Disenchantment

    Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon
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    Bianca Comparato, João Miguel
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