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Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now

Updated May 13, 2021 120.5k votes 19.1k voters 406.3k views76 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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    Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton
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  • 3

    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell
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  • 4

    The Expanse

    Cas Anvar, Chad L. Coleman
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  • 5

    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano
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    Young Justice

    Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney
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  • 7

    Lost in Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker
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  • 8

    The Orville

    Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki
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  • 9

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

    Henry Simmons, Clark Gregg
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  • 10


    Richard Armitage, James Callis
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    Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop
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  • 12

    Star Trek: Picard

    Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera
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  • 13

    The Flash

    Danielle Nicolet, Tom Felton
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  • 14


    Sam Witwer, Julie Gonzalo
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  • 15

    The Umbrella Academy

    Elliot Page, Tom Hopper
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    The Rain

    Iben Hjejle, Alba August
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  • 17


    Patrick Brammall, Emma Booth
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  • 18

    The Haunting of Hill House

    Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino
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  • 19

    Love, Death & Robots

    Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler
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  • 20

    Final Space

    Olan Rogers, Fred Armisen
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  • 21

    Legends of Tomorrow

    Nick Zano, Courtney Ford
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  • 22

    My Hero Academia

    Daiki Yamashita, Nobuhiko Okamoto
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  • 23

    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant
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  • 24


    Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon
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  • 25


    Bianca Comparato, João Miguel
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