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The Best Current Shows About Aliens

Updated March 1, 2021 826 votes 276 voters 13.6k views28 items

List RulesShows 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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    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Premiered1963

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    Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki

    Premiered2017

    The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane....  more
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    Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio Tsoukalos

    Premiered2010

    Ancient Aliens (History, 2010) is an American television series that presents hypotheses of...  more
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    Colony

    Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies

    Premiered2016

    Colony (USA Network, 2016) is an American science-fiction drama television series created by...  more
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    Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell

    Premiered2019

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    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Premiered2018

    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by...  more
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    Ben 10

    Tara Strong, Paul Eiding

    Premiered2005

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    Robert Llewellyn

    Premiered2009

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy10
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Will Friedle, Trevor Devall

    Premiered2015

    Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney XD, 2015) is an American animated television series developed...  more
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    Wyatt Cenac, Ana Gasteyer

    Premiered2018

    People of Earth (TBS, 2016) is an American comedy television series created by David Jenkins...  more
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  • Roswell, New Mexico12
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    Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons

    Premiered2019

    Roswell, New Mexico (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series developed by Carina...  more
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  • OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes13
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    Stephanie Nadolny, Courtenay Taylor

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  • Debris14
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    Thomas Cadrot, Alex Bogomolov

    Premiered2021

    Debris (NBC, 2021) is an American supernatural sci-fi drama series created by J.H. Wyman. The...  more
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    Resident Alien

    Alan Tudyk, Elizabeth Bowen

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    Resident Alien (Syfy, 2021) is an American comedy drama television series adapted by Chris...  more
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    Michelle Trachtenberg, Kate Berlant

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    Endlings

    Michela Luci, Oyin Oladejo

    Premiered2020

    Endlings (CBC/Hulu, 2020) is a Canadian television science fiction series. Set in a near...  more
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    Josh Gates, Gabriel Copeland

    Premiered2007

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    Adriyan Rae, Alex McGregor

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    Montse Hernandez, Tara Strong

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    Olan Rogers, Fred Armisen

    Premiered2018

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    Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Falk Hentschel

    Premiered2020

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    Nathan Lovejoy, Callan Farris

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    Will Forte, Heidi Gardner

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    Alien News Desk (Syfy, 2019) is an American adult animated series created by Chris Prynoski...  more
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