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Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now

Updated October 6, 2020 121.3k votes 18.0k voters 381.3k views79 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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  • 1
    Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
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    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Premiered2016

    Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 2
    Westworld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
    4,501
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    Westworld

    Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton

    Premiered2016

    Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 3
    Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
    3,808
    1,663

    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

    Premiered2011

    Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 4
    The Mandalorian is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 5
    Young Justice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
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    Young Justice

    Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney

    Premiered2010

    Young Justice is an American animated television series created by Brandon Vietti and Greg... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 6
    The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
    5,625
    2,989

    The Expanse

    Thomas Jane, Steven Strait

    Premiered2015

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  • 7
    Titans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
    1,259
    545

    Titans

    Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop

    Premiered2018

    Titans (DC Universe, 2018) is an American web television series developed by Akiva Goldsman,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 8
    Castle Rock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
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    Castle Rock

    Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland

    Premiered2018

    Castle Rock (Hulu, 2018) is an American psychological horror web television series created by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 9
    Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
    2,752
    1,464

    Lost in Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Premiered2018

    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 10
    The Orville is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
    3,183
    1,759

    The Orville

    Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki

    Premiered2017

    The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 11
    Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
    1,130
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    Castlevania

    Richard Armitage, James Callis

    Premiered2017

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  • 12
    Star Trek: Picard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
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    Star Trek: Picard

    Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera

    Premiered2020

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  • 13
    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
    2,378
    1,322

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

    Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen

    Premiered2013

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  • 14
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair

    Premiered2018

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  • 15
    Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
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    Supergirl

    Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks

    Premiered2015

    Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 16
    The Haunting of Hill House is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
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    The Haunting of Hill House

    Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino

    Premiered2018

    The Haunting of Hill House is the first season of the Netflix supernatural anthology... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 17
    The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
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    140

    The Umbrella Academy

    Ellen Page, Tom Hopper

    Premiered2019

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  • 18
    Glitch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
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    Glitch

    Patrick Brammall, Emma Booth

    Premiered2015

    Glitch (ABC, 2015) is an Australian paranormal television program directed by Emma Freeman.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 19
    Final Space is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
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    Final Space

    Olan Rogers, Fred Armisen

    Premiered2018

    Final Space (TBS, 2018) is an American adult animated science fiction television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Rain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
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    The Rain

    Iben Hjejle, Alba August

    Premiered2018

    The Rain (Netflix, 2018) is a Danish web series created by Mosholt Esben, Toft Jacobsen, and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 21
    The Flash is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
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    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Premiered2014

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    Disenchantment is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
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    Disenchantment

    Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon

    Premiered2018

    Disenchantment (Netflix, 2018) is an adult animated sitcom created by Matt Groening. The... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
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    Legends of Tomorrow

    Victor Garber, Brandon Routh

    Premiered2016

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    Love, Death & Robots is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
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    Love, Death & Robots

    Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler

    Premiered2019

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    My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
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