Aliens 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. 

The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
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The X-Files


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 seasons and 202 episodes. The series revolves around FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigating X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries to debunk his work and thus return him to mainstream cases. Early in the series, both agents become pawns in a larger conflict and come to trust only each other. They develop a ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 9

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#20 on The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

#6 on The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time

#10 on The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

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The Orville is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
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The Orville


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 400 years in the future. His ex-wife Kelly (Adrianne Palicki) is first officer, and best friend Gordon (Scott Grimes) is the helmsman of the ship. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald, Peter Macon, + more

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#6 on Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now

#54 on The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now

#11 on The Best Current Fox Shows

#2 on The Best Current TV Shows About Space

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Colony is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
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Colony


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 together in a new world order. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson, Amanda Righetti, Tory Kittles, + more

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#55 on The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On

#24 on The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching

#12 on The Best Current TV Shows About Space

#18 on Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On

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Star Trek: Discovery


Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Shows About Aliens
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