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Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now

Updated February 19, 2021 118.9k votes 18.7k voters 395.9k views69 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 Things1
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    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Premiered2016

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  • Westworld2
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    Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton

    Premiered2016

    Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series...  more
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  • Black Mirror3
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    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

    Premiered2011

    Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie...  more
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  • The Expanse4
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    Thomas Jane, Steven Strait

    Premiered2015

    The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark...  more
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  • The Mandalorian5
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    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano

    Premiered2019

    The Mandalorian (Disney+, 2019) is an American space opera web television series set in the...  more
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    Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney

    Premiered2010

    Young Justice is an American animated television series created by Brandon Vietti and Greg...  more
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  • Lost in Space7
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    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Premiered2018

    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by...  more
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    Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop

    Premiered2018

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  • The Orville9
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    Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki

    Premiered2017

    The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane....  more
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  • Castlevania10
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    Castlevania

    Richard Armitage, James Callis

    Premiered2017

    Castlevania (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated web television series based on the...  more
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  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.11
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    Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen

    Premiered2013

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  • Star Trek: Picard12
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    Star Trek: Picard

    Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera

    Premiered2020

    Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access, 2020) is an American television series featuring the Star...  more
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    Elliot Page, Tom Hopper

    Premiered2019

    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve...  more
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    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Premiered2014

    The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg...  more
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  • Supergirl15
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    Supergirl

    Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks

    Premiered2015

    Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed...  more
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  • Final Space16
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    Olan Rogers, Fred Armisen

    Premiered2018

    Final Space (TBS, 2018) is an American adult animated science fiction television series...  more
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    Iben Hjejle, Alba August

    Premiered2018

    The Rain (Netflix, 2018) is a Danish web series created by Mosholt Esben, Toft Jacobsen, and...  more
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  • The Haunting of Hill House18
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    Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino

    Premiered2018

    The Haunting of Hill House is the first season of the Netflix supernatural anthology...  more
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  • Glitch19
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    Glitch

    Patrick Brammall, Emma Booth

    Premiered2015

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    Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler

    Premiered2019

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    Victor Garber, Brandon Routh

    Premiered2016

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  • Doctor Who24
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    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Premiered1963

    Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman,...  more
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