The Best Current Shows About Time Travel 

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Updated May 12, 2020 4.7k votes 1.6k voters 63.3k views 11 items

List Rules Shows still airing new episodes that have a time travel element. Vote up the all-around best series.

Curiosity about history and the desire to undo past mistakes make time travel a continually fascinating concept, which is likely the reason new TV shows about the subject come out frequently. Many currently airing programs include characters that can travel through time. Want to know what it's like to witness historical moments firsthand? Have a deep seated desire to go back in time and redo your most embarrassing, regretful moments? If so, you may enjoy some of the items on this list.

Many of the best current time travel shows have accrued massive popularity and a cult-like following. Outlander, which premiered in 2014, combines time travel with historical fiction for a fascinating and entertaining viewing experience. Doctor Who, a franchise that's been consistently popular for years, follows the adventures of the titular doctor as he transcends space and time. Some shows feature characters who use time travel to try to save humanity. Other good TV shows about time travel found on this list include Legends of Tomorrow, and Dark.

Which current show about time travel is your favorite? Give the best series a thumbs up and please add any good shows we may have missed. And if you're a fan of the genre, make sure to check out our list of time travel films.

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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Shows About Time Travel
Photo: Starz

Outlander (Starz, 2014) is a historical drama television series developed by Ronald D. Moore, based on the novel series by Diana Gabaldon. A married former WWII nurse (Caitriona Balfe) is suddenly transported back in time to 1740s Scotland where she meets a Highland warrior (Sam Heughan). ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Historical drama, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Shows About Time Travel
Photo: Doctor Who/BBC

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 known as the Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady who can change appearance and gender, and his/her companions. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, Jodie Whittaker, + more

Premiered: 1963

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

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Travelers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Shows About Time Travel
Photo: Travelers/Netflix

Travelers (Netflix, 2016) is a science fiction television series created by Brad Wright. Hundreds of years from now, surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back through time, into people of the 21st century, while attempting to save humanity from a terrible future. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper, Jared Abrahamson, Reilly Dolman, + more

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi

The Flash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Shows About Time Travel
Photo:  The Flash/Warner Bros. Television Distribution

The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. CSI Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) gains super-human speed, which he uses to fight wrong doers, including others who have also gained superhuman abilities. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett, Carlos Valdes, + more

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action, Sci-fi, Drama

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