TV The Best Current Shows About Time Travel  

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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 in 2018 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. 12 Monkeys features characters who use time travel to try to stop the plans of an anarchist organization. Other good TV shows about time travel found on this list include Legends of Tomorrow, Timeless, and Future Man.

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.

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Timeless is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Shows About Time Travel
Timeless Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Starring Abigail Spencer Matt Lanter Malcolm Barrett Timeless (NBC, 2016) tollows the adventures of an unusual trio—a history professor (Abigail Spencer), a scientist (Malcolm Barrett), and a soldier (Matt Lanter)—as they attempt to stop Garcia ...more

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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Shows About Time Travel
Outlander Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Created by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Left Bank ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Shows About Time Travel
Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith 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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Travelers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Shows About Time Travel
Travelers Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper 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 ...more

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Shows About Time Travel
The Flash Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker 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. Crime scene investigator ...more

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Shows About Time Travel
Legends of Tomorrow Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. When Vandal Savage ...more

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Shows About Time Travel
12 Monkeys Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo 12 Monkeys (SyFy, 2015) is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, and loosely based on the 1995 film. In the year 2043, scavenger James Cole (Aaron ...more

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Dark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Shows About Time Travel
Dark Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, Jördis Triebel Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web series created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. The disappearance of two young children in the German town of Winden brings light ...more

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Future Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Shows About Time Travel
Future Man Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson Future Man (Hulu, 2017) is an American comedy television series directed by Brandon Trost, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. Josh Futturman (Josh Hutcherson), a janitor by day and a gamer by night, ...more

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Bravest Warriors is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Shows About Time Travel
Bravest Warriors Liliana Mumy, Alexander Walsh, Ian Jones-Quartey