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The Best Current TV Shows About Space 

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Updated February 18, 2020 3.2k votes 895 voters 35.3k views 17 items

List Rules Shows still airing new episodes that involve space or space travel. Vote up the all-around best series.

As the mysterious final frontier that is space continues to fascinate those of us on earth, there continue to be many current TV shows about space. From Doctor Who to Star Trek: Discovery, the space trend is not dying out anytime soon when it comes to entertainment, and the best current space TV shows come in many forms. Some good current TV shows about space are dramas, while other new space TV series are hilarious comedies. 

What shows will you find on this best current TV shows about space list? The X-Files reboot, starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, continues to provoke fan debate about the outer reaches of space. Doctor Who is another good current TV show about space that's been consistently popular for years.

Fox's The Orville, Seth MacFarlane's comedic drama set 400 years in the future, is dominating the ratings. Other good current space series include The 100, Dark Matter, and Colony.

How will we ever determine which current space show deserves the top spot on this list? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up, and add anything you feel is missing. 

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar

Premiered: 2015

The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the novels by James S. A. Corey. In a future where humanity has ...more

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The Orville is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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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Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp

Premiered: 2017

Number of Seasons: 2

Network: CBS All Access

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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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell

Premiered: 2013

The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more

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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

Premiered: 1963

Number of Seasons: 38

Number of Episodes: 861

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

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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Another Life is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Katee Sackhoff, Selma Blair, Tyler Hoechlin

Premiered: 2019

Network: Netflix

Another Life (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Aaron Martin. An astronaut, Niko Breckinridge-Wallace (Katee Sackhoff) commands a crew on a mission to explore the ...more

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Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
voting closed at #7 Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 5

Network: SyFy

Killjoys (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian space adventure drama series created by Michelle Lovretta. In the Quad, a planetary system a fun loving trio of bounty hunters attempt to remain impartial as ...more

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Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 98

Network: UPN

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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 11

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

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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The Mandalorian is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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Premiered: 2019

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: Disney+

The Mandalorian (Disney+, 2019) is an American space opera web television series set in the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas. Taking place after the events in Return of the Jedi, but ...more

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For All Mankind is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones

Premiered: 2019

Network: Apple TV+

For All Mankind (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American science fiction drama television series. The show explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended.

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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: SyFy

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Philip K. Dick's Electri... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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Premiered: 2017

Network: Channel 4

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (Amazon Video, 2018) is a British-American science fiction television anthology series developed by Ronald D. Moore and Michael Dinner. Based on the works of ...more

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The Expanding Universe o... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Paulina Chávez, Reed Horstmann, Conor Husting

Premiered: 2020

Network: Netflix

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Mystery Science Theater ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu

Premiered: 1988

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 198

Network: Comedy Central, Syfy

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Electric Dreams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Robert Llewellyn

Premiered: 2009

Number of Episodes: 3

Network: BBC Four

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