What to Watch The Best Current Shows About Aliens  

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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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith
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 X-Files is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi
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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Ben 10 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Tara Strong, Paul Eiding, Meagan Smith
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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The Orville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes
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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Colony is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson
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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Ancient Aliens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio Tsoukalos, David Childress
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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Project Blue Book is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell, Michael Harney
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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Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Will Friedle, Trevor Devall, Vanessa Marshall
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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People of Earth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Wyatt Cenac, Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nuñez
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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Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Star Trek: Discovery

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Roswell, New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Tyler Blackburn
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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Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp
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) 13 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Robert Llewellyn
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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Unsealed: Alien Files is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Unsealed: Alien Files

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Final Space is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Olan Rogers, Fred Armisen, Tom Kenny
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) 16 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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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio
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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Destination Truth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Josh Gates, Gabriel Copeland, Mike Morrell
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) 19 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh
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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Extinct is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
David Suchet, Trevor McDonald
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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Ghosted is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, Amber Stevens West
Ghosted (Fox, 2017) is an American supernatural sitcom created by Tom Gormican. Cynical skeptic Leroy (Craig Robinson) and genius "true believer" in the paranormal Max (Adam Scott) are ...more

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Marvel's Inhumans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
Anson Mount, Iwan Rheon, Serinda Swan
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