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The Best Current TV Shows About Space 

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Updated August 7, 2020 3.7k votes 1k voters 41.8k views 16 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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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio

Premiered: 2018

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The Orville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes

Premiered: 2017

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) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp

Premiered: 2017

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) 5 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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The Mandalorian is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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Premiered: 2019

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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

Premiered: 1963

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Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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Premiered: 2001

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Dallas & Robo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
John Cena, Kat Dennings, Stephen Root
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Another Life is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Katee Sackhoff, Selma Blair, Tyler Hoechlin

Premiered: 2019

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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For All Mankind is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones

Premiered: 2019

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Star Trek: Lower Decks ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells

Premiered: 2020

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Space Force is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz

Premiered: 2020

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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon

Premiered: 2016

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Electric Dreams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Robert Llewellyn

Premiered: 2009

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The Expanding Universe o... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
Paulina Chávez, Reed Horstmann, Conor Husting

Premiered: 2020

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