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The Best Current TV Shows About Space

Updated October 9, 2020 3.8k votes 1.1k voters 45.6k views17 items

List RulesShows 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 Mandalorian, Another Life, and Space Force.

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
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    The Expanse

    Thomas Jane, Steven Strait

    Premiered2015

    The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Mandalorian is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano

    Premiered2019

    The Mandalorian (Disney+, 2019) is an American space opera web television series set in the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Lost In Space is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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    Lost In Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Premiered2018

    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Orville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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    The Orville

    Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki

    Premiered2017

    The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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    Star Trek: Discovery

    Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones

    Premiered2017

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    Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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    Star Trek: Enterprise

    Scott Bakula, John Billingsley

    Premiered2001

    Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction TV series and a prequel to the original Star Trek.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Another Life is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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    Another Life

    Katee Sackhoff, Selma Blair

    Premiered2019

    Another Life (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Aaron Martin.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Away is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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    Away

    Hillary Swank, Josh Charles

    Premiered2020

    Away (Netflix, 2020) is an American sci-fi television series created by Jessica Goldberg and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Premiered1963

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    The Right Stuff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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    The Right Stuff

    Patrick J. Adams, Jake McDorman

    Premiered2020

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    For All Mankind is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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    For All Mankind

    Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman

    Premiered2019

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    Space Force is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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    Space Force

    Steve Carell, John Malkovich

    Premiered2020

    Space Force (Netflix, 2020) is an American comedy television created by Greg Daniels and Steve... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Star Trek: Lower Decks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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    Star Trek: Lower Decks

    Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid

    Premiered2020

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    Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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    Wynonna Earp

    Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson

    Premiered2016

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

    Robert Llewellyn

    Premiered2009

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    Dallas & Robo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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    Dallas & Robo

    John Cena, Kat Dennings
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    The Expanding Universe of Ashl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Space
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    The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia

    Paulina Chávez, Reed Horstmann

    Premiered2020

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