Total Nerd The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019  

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306 votes 48 voters 25 items

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

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!

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard
Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar
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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The Orville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes
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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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright
Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more

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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio
Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and a reboot of the 1965 series. After encountering a rip in ...more

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Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp
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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9 5
The Man in the High Castle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank
The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American dystopian alternative history television series created by Frank Spotnitz, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick. In an alternative ...more

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7 3
Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear
Black Mirror is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, ...more

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7 5
Krypton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Ian McElhinney
Krypton (SyFy, 2018) is an American television series developed by David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler. Set 200 years before Superman's birth on the planet Krypton, the show centers on Kal-El's ...more

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Legion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza
Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the Marvel Comics character. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, David Haller (Dan Stevens) ...more

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel ...more

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4 3
Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 13 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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4 3
The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 14 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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The Passage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza
The Passage (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series developed by Liz Heldens, based on the novels by Justin Cronin. When a botched U.S. government experiment turns a group of death ...more

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3 3
Russian Doll is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
susannevincent2016 added Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez
Russian Doll (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland. A young woman (Natasha Lyonne) in New York tries to escape ...more

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Roswell, New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
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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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell
Arrow 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 stranded on a hostile ...more

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Osmosis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
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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Carole & Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 21 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

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019
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. CSI Barry Allen (Grant ...more

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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Weird City is listed (or ranked) 24 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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The Gifted is listed (or ranked) 25 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