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The Best Current Shows About Aliens 

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Updated May 22, 2020 753 votes 264 voters 12.6k views 25 items

List Rules Shows still airing new episodes that involve aliens in some way. Vote up the all-around best series.

Extraterrestrials continue to captivate the public and the best current alien shows on television range in terms of tone, style, and genre. Some of the best new alien series are dramatic series about alien attacks while other good current shows about extraterrestrials are lighthearted shows set in outer-space. Some fan favorite alien TV shows airing now are reboots of classic series and even cartoon shows deal with aliens. 

What shows will you find on this best current TV series about aliens list? Doctor Who is a long running show about a TARDIS traveling Time Lord combating alien foes. After a 15 year hiatus, The X-Files returned to the business of investigating the existence of aliens. Other good current shows featuring aliens include Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Orville, and People of Earth.

Which current show about aliens is your favorite? Vote the best series up to the top of this list and add anything you feel is missing. 

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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

Premiered: 1993

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

Premiered: 1963

Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more

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The Orville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes

Premiered: 2017

The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane. Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) is captain of the U.S.S. Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploration starship ...more

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Ancient Aliens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Ancient Aliens Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio Tsoukalos, David Childress

Premiered: 2010

Ancient Aliens (History, 2010) is an American television series that presents hypotheses of ancient astronauts and proposes that historical texts, archaeology, and legends contain evidence of ...more

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Colony is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson

Premiered: 2016

Colony (USA Network, 2016) is an American science-fiction drama television series created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal. In the wake of a mysterious alien invasion, a family fights to stay ...more

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Unsealed: Alien Files is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
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Project Blue Book is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell, Michael Harney

Premiered: 2019

Project Blue Book (History, 2019) is an American historical drama television series created by Robert Zemeckis, David O'Leary, and Sean Jablonski, co-produced by History Channel and A&E ...more

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Ben 10 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Tara Strong, Paul Eiding, Meagan Smith

Premiered: 2005

Ben 10 is an American animated series created by Man of Action, and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The series is about a 10-year-old boy named Ben Tennyson who gets a watch-like alien ...more

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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio

Premiered: 2018

Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and a reboot of the 1965 series. After encountering a rip in ...more

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People of Earth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
People of Earth Wyatt Cenac, Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nuñez

Premiered: 2018

People of Earth (TBS, 2016) is an American comedy television series created by David Jenkins about a support group for alien abductees. City journalist Ozzie (Wyatt Cenac) travels to Beacon, NY, ...more

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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Will Friedle, Trevor Devall, Vanessa Marshall

Premiered: 2015

Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney XD, 2015) is an American animated television series developed by Marty Isenberg, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The adventures of a band of space ...more
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Roswell, New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Roswell, New Mexico Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Tyler Blackburn

Premiered: 2019

Roswell, New Mexico (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series developed by Carina Adly Mackenzie. After returning to her hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter (Jeanine Mason) ...more

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Human Kind Of is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Michelle Trachtenberg, Kate Berlant, Jill Talley
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Endlings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Michela Luci, Oyin Oladejo, Kamaia Fairburn

Premiered: 2020

Endlings (CBC/Hulu, 2020) is a Canadian television science fiction series. Set in a near future, Endlings centers around four foster children who discover they're not alone following the ...more

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OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Stephanie Nadolny, Courtenay Taylor, Ashly Burch
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes is an American superhero comedy animated series created by Ian Jones-Quartey. It is set in the futuristic year of 201X, where the world is populated by video game and ...more
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Final Space is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Olan Rogers, Fred Armisen, Tom Kenny

Premiered: 2018

Final Space (TBS, 2018) is an American adult animated science fiction television series created by Olan Rogers. An astronaut named Gary and his planet-destroying sidekick called Mooncake embark ...more

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Vagrant Queen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Adriyan Rae, Alex McGregor, Paul du Toit

Premiered: 2020

Vagrant Queen (Syfy, 2020) is a sci-fi television series created by Jem Garrard. Elida built a life as a scavenger and outlaw, but when an old frenemy, Isaac, turns up with news about her ...more

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Gabby Duran & the Un... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Nathan Lovejoy, Callan Farris, Maxwell Acee Donovan

Premiered: 2019

Gabby Duran & the Unsittables (Disney Channel, 2019) is an American sci-fi comedy television series created by Mike Alber and Gabe Snyder, based on the novel Gabby Duran and the Unsittables ...more

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Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp

Premiered: 2017

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Alien News Desk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Will Forte, Heidi Gardner

Premiered: 2019

Alien News Desk (Syfy, 2019) is an American adult animated series created by Chris Prynoski and Austin Reading. Alien news anchors Drexx Drudlarr (Will Forte) and Tuva Van Void (Heidi Gardner) ...more

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Electric Dreams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Robert Llewellyn

Premiered: 2009

Electric Dreams (BBC, 2009) is a British television documentary series. It places a family of two parents and four children in their home with only the amenities available during each of the ...more
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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh

Premiered: 2015

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Destination Truth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Josh Gates, Gabriel Copeland, Mike Morrell

Premiered: 2007

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Extinct is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
David Suchet, Trevor McDonald

Premiered: 2005

Extinct is a British television series that aired on ITV, STV & UTV in 2006. It features eight celebrities highlighting the plight of some of the world's most endangered species and was ...more
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Marvel's Inhumans is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Marvel's Inhumans Anson Mount, Iwan Rheon, Serinda Swan
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