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The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019  

Molly Gander
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List Rules Only science fiction television series airing new episodes during the 2019 calendar year that offer galactic levels of excitement.

UPDATED: Check out The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows of 2020!

The most exciting sci-fi TV shows new or ongoing in 2019 are some of the most fun and entertaining to watch on television, but which is the most exciting new or returning show? Determining which science fiction TV series is the best isn't an easy task given the plethora of options available, but this list might make it just a bit easier. These days, with the use of digital streaming via multiple options such as Netflix, Hulu, and others, there is a ton of content available but which of these current sci-fi shows are the best of them all in terms of excitement?

For a science fiction series to be truly exciting, it has to be the kind that depicts more than just cool new tech, it has to show a conflict between one or more groups of people, aliens, robots, or whatever in which survival is key. The only way to find out which is the best is to vote up your favorite science fiction series below, but remember, this list is all about excitement! Which new sci-fi series available in 2019 is more exciting than the one below it? For this list, the series either has to be new to 2019 programming, or it has to be a pre-existing series with new episodes premiering in 2019.

Don't forget to add your favorite new or returning sci-fi show to the list if it's missing and vote for your favorites below! Then check out what exciting sci-fi series are back in 2020.

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V-Wars is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Ian Somerhalder, Adrian Holmes, Jacky Lai
V-Wars (Netflix, 2019) is a drama web television series based on the anthology. Dr. Luther Swann (Ian Somerhalder), enters a world of horror when a virus is released in ice melting due to ...more
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For All Mankind is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones
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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The Gifted is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale
The Gifted (Fox, 2017) is an American superhero TV series based on Marvel Comics's X-Men properties. Two ordinary parents (Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker) take their family on the run from the ...more
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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell
Arrow (The CW, 2012) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. Five years after being ...more
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Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
RobertMoe added Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Crystal Reed
Swamp Thing (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero horror drama web television series based on the DC Comics character. Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) returns home to Houma, Louisiana to ...more
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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
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. Intending to stop ...more
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Raising Dion is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Imani Henry added Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young, Sammi Haney
Raising Dion (Netflix, 2019) is an American science fiction television series developed by Carol Barbee, based on the short film and comic book by Dennis Liu. A single mom must hide her young ...more
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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli
iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more
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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh
Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more
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Treadstone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Imani Henry added Treadstone Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor, Hyo Joo Han
Treadstone (USA, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the Bourne Film series, created by Tim Kring. The show explores the origin story and present-day actions of CIA ...more
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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Jordan Peele, Sanaa Lathan
The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access, 2019) is an American anthology drama web television series based on the 1959 television series. An updated version of the classic TV series featuring various ...more
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Roswell, New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Roswell, New Mexico Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Tyler Blackburn
Roswell, New Mexico (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series developed by Carina Adly Mackenzie. After returning to her hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter (Jeanine Mason) ...more
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Wu Assassins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Iko Uwais, Katheryn Winnick, Byron Mann
Wu Assassins (Netflix, 2019) is an American action television series. A young chef (Iko Uwais) discovers he is chosen to round up the powers of an ancient, supernatural, triad as the Wu
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Pandora is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Priscilla Quintana, Ben Radcliffe, Raechelle Banno
Pandora (The CW, 2019) is an American science fiction action television series. Set in the year 2199, a young woman (Priscilla Quintana) who has lost everything finds a new life at Earth's Space ...more
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Osmosis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Osmosis Hugo Becker, Agathe Bonitzer, Nicolas Van Beveren
Osmosis (Netflix, 2019) is an upcoming French science fiction television drama. Set in near-future Paris, a new dating app called “Osmosis” can decode true love, digging deep into its users’ ...more
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Weird City is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Levar Burton, Dylan O'Brien, Ed O'Neil
Weird City (YouTube Premium, 2019) is an American comedy science fiction anthology web television series. In the not-too-distant future, the middle class has completely vanished, dividing the ...more
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NOS4A2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Ashleigh Cummings, Zachary Quinto, Olafur Darri Olafsson
NOS4A2 (AMC, 2019) is an American supernatural horror drama television series created by Jami O'Brien, based on the novel by Joe Hill.After discovering a supernatural ability to unlock portals, ...more
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Carole & Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Miyuri Shimabukuro, Kana Ichinose, Sumire Uesaka
Carole & Tuesday (Fuji TV & Netflix, 2019) is a Japanese science fiction anime television series. The show is set fifty years in the future as humankind is migrating to Mars and young ...more