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The Best Current Shows About Aliens 

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Updated January 17, 2020 694 votes 250 voters 11.8k views 21 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 with new episodes in 2016 and beyond. 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

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 202

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Cryptozoology, Supernatural, Crime Fiction, Drama, Live action, + more

The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more

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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

Number of Seasons: 26

Number of Episodes: 798

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC America, BBC One, S4C, BBC HD

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

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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Project Blue Book is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell, Michael Harney

Premiered: 2019

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: History

Genres (Tv): Historical Drama, Sci-fi

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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The Orville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama, Science fiction

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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Ben 10 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Tara Strong, Paul Eiding, Meagan Smith

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 52

Network: Cartoon Network

Genres (Tv): Animation, Action/Adventure, Children's television series, Adventure film, Comedy, + more

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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Ancient Aliens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Ancient Aliens Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio Tsoukalos, David Childress

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 54

Network: The History Channel

Genres (Tv): Special Interest, Paranormal television, Live action, Mystery, Documentary

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) 7 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson

Genres (Tv): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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) 8 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Unsealed: Alien Files
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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

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi

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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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Will Friedle, Trevor Devall, Vanessa Marshall

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Animation, Action, Adventure

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) 11 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Roswell, New Mexico Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Tyler Blackburn

Genres (Tv): Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

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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People of Earth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
People of Earth Wyatt Cenac, Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nuñez

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Comedy

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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Final Space is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Olan Rogers, Fred Armisen, Tom Kenny

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Adult animation, Sci-fi, Comedy

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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OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Stephanie Nadolny, Courtenay Taylor, Ashly Burch

Genres (Tv): Animation, Comedy

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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Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp

Premiered: 2017

Number of Seasons: 2

Network: CBS All Access

Genres (Tv): Science Fiction

Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, 2017) is the first Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005. Set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series, ...more

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Electric Dreams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Robert Llewellyn

Premiered: 2009

Number of Episodes: 3

Network: BBC Four

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Reality television

Electric Dreams is a BBC television documentary series, co-produced with The Open University, that places a family of two parents and four children in their home with only the amenities ...more
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Destination Truth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Josh Gates, Gabriel Copeland, Mike Morrell

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 19

Network: Syfy

Genres (Tv): Paranormal television, Live action, Travel documentary, Documentary, Reality television

Destination Truth was a weekly American paranormal reality television series that premiered on June 6, 2007, on Syfy. Produced by Mandt Bros. Productions and Ping Pong Productions, the program ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 87

Network: The CW

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Drama, Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more

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Endlings is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Michela Luci, Oyin Oladejo, Kamaia Fairburn

Premiered: 2020

Network: Hulu

Genres (Tv): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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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Extinct is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
David Suchet, Trevor McDonald

Premiered: 2005

Number of Episodes: 5

Network: ITV, UTV, STV, ITV

Genres (Tv): Documentary

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) 21 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Marvel's Inhumans Anson Mount, Iwan Rheon, Serinda Swan

Genres (Tv): Action, Adventure, Science fiction, Superhero

Marvel's Inhumans (ABC, 2017) is American superhero series based on the Marvel Comics race of the same name. After a military coup, Black Bolt (Anson Mount), his wife Medusa (Serinda Swan), ...more