Science Fiction TV

Whether you and your kids are into aliens, alternate universes, or space-trotting adventures, our list of science fiction shows is sure to have something up your alley. The shows on this sci-fi TV list will have you setting your phaser to "entertain." Many of them may also prompt conversations about the future and technology, and some shows may even feel more "real" than "fiction" in the 21st century! For more picks kids will go nuts for, check out our lists of Sci-Fi Movies, the Best Science Shows for Kids, and Top TV Shows for Geeky Families.

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Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles TV Poster Image
Hilarious parody rises above its commercial qualities.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2014)
(2013)
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Adventure Force 5 TV Poster Image
Fun tween-centered sci-fi adventure also promotes product.
Network: Vudu
(2019)
(2019)
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The Sarah Jane Adventures TV Poster Image
Doctor Who spin-off is fun for tweens+.
Network: Syfy
(2008)
(2008)
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV Poster Image
Some decent messages wrapped up in the Force.
Network: Cartoon Network, TNT
(2008)
(2008)
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Star Wars Rebels TV Poster Image
Exciting series is violent but has positive messages, too.
Network: Disney XD
(2014)
(2014)
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Wizards vs. Aliens TV Poster Image
Teen wizard shines in entertaining British sci-fi.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2013)
(2013)
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K-9 TV Poster Image
K-9
Doctor Who spin-off is worry-free fun for tweens.
Network: Hulu
(2015)
(2012)
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Star Blazers TV Poster Image
Complex '70s series still has allure for mature tweens.
Network: Hulu, Netflix
(2014)
(1979)
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The Unlisted TV Poster Image
Australian tween sci-fi mystery is a delight, some peril.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
(2019)
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Doctor Who TV Poster Image
Long-running British sci-fi series still thrills fans.
Network: BBC America, Syfy
(2006)
(1963)
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The Mandalorian TV Poster Image
Sci-fi violence, real magic in small-screen Star Wars show.
Network: Disney+
(2019)
(2019)
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Pandora TV Poster Image
Predictable sci-fi series for the younger set has violence.
Network: CW
(2020)
(2019)
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Star Trek: The Next Generation TV Poster Image
Still going boldly, updated series is fun for all.
Network: Syndicated
(2006)
(1987)
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The Twilight Zone TV Poster Image
Classic morality tales still make you think.
Network: Syfy, Syndicated
(2005)
(1959)
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Generator Rex TV Poster Image
Thoughtful sci-fi cartoon with monsters is best for tweens.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2010)
(2010)
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The Real History of Science Fiction TV Poster Image
Fascinating sci-fi docu with some scary imagery.
Network: BBC America
(2014)
(2014)
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Timeless TV Poster Image
History-driven sci fi is fun, sometimes violent.
Network: NBC
(2016)
(2016)
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Firefly TV Poster Image
Buffy creator's space Western entertains.
Network: Syndicated
(2005)
(2002)
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Lost in Space TV Poster Image
Remake of 1960s sci-fi series is classic fun; some violence.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Sliders TV Poster Image
Smart, thought-provoking sci-fi series is great for teens.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2012)
(1995)
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Stranger Things TV Poster Image
Dark "strange invader" drama will appeal to sci-fi fans.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Vagrant Queen TV Poster Image
Lots of fighting, tough female lead in sci-fi action series.
Network: Syfy
(2020)
(2020)
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War of the Worlds TV Poster Image
Adaptation of sci-fi dystopian classic is dry and overlong.
Network: Epix
(2020)
(2020)
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The X-Files TV Poster Image
Brilliant sci-fi drama for brave teens and up.
Network: Syfy, TNT
(2005)
(1993)
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Extant TV Poster Image
Twisty futuristic thriller; realistic robots a bit creepy.
Network: CBS
(2014)
(2014)
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Falling Skies TV Poster Image
Earnest alien drama gets hostile but holds back on gore.
Network: TNT
(2011)
(2011)
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Fringe TV Poster Image
Moody conspiracy drama is creepy, complex, and masterful.
Network: Fox
(2008)
(2008)
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Mystery Science Theater 3000 TV Poster Image
Silly/smart bad-movie commentary is a teen geek's delight.
Network: Comedy Central
(2012)
(1988)
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Stitchers TV Poster Image
Mild violence, tension in imaginative sci-fi drama.
Network: Freeform
(2015)
(2015)
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Weird City TV Poster Image
Teens will like this funny (but not silly) sci-fi fantasy.
Network: YouTube
(2019)
(2019)
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The 100 TV Poster Image
Violent dystopian drama with strong female role model.
Network: CW
(2014)
(2014)
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Battlestar Galactica TV Poster Image
Exciting space drama has complex adult themes.
Network: Syfy
(2005)
(2004)
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Being Human (U.S.) TV Poster Image
Horror series is clever but heavy on sex and gore.
Network: Syfy
(2011)
(2011)
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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Movie Poster Image
Inventive interactive movie has violence, drugs, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Channel Zero TV Poster Image
Internet-inspired fantasy horror has cursing, violence.
Network: Syfy
(2016)
(2016)
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Dimension 404 TV Poster Image
Fun, dark sci-fi anthology explores a troubled future.
Network: Hulu
(2017)
(2017)
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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency TV Poster Image
Quirky sci-fi comedy is fun but can be violent.
Network: BBC America
(2016)
(2016)
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The Guild TV Poster Image
Web series pokes gentle fun at hardcore online gamers.
Network: Online
(2010)
(2007)
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Killjoys TV Poster Image
Cursing, constant violence in alluring, quippy sci-fi show.
Network: Syfy
(2015)
(2015)
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Nightflyers TV Poster Image
Tense, scary sci-fi thriller reminiscent of genre classics.
Network: Syfy
(2018)
(2018)
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Ragnarok TV Poster Image
Mystical enviro-drama has violence, teen smoking, drinking.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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Star Trek: Picard TV Poster Image
Return of beloved sci-fi captain has adventure, violence.
Network: Paramount+
(2020)
(2020)
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Under the Dome TV Poster Image
Sci-fi drama explores the dark side of humans in captivity.
Network: CBS
(2013)
(2013)
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11.22.63 TV Poster Image
Ambitious King adaptation is more adult drama than history.
Network: Hulu
(2016)
(2016)
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Devs TV Poster Image
Slow sci-fi puzzle box requires investment, has violence.
Network: Hulu
(2020)
(2020)
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The Feed TV Poster Image
Uneven dystopian tech thriller has sex, violence, language.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
(2019)
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Ju-On Origins TV Poster Image
Scary Japanese prequel series is is violent and eerie.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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The Rain TV Poster Image
Entertaining dystopian thriller has cursing, strong content.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Upload TV Poster Image
Mature dystopian comedy about tech, humanity, and murder.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2020)
(2020)
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Black Mirror TV Poster Image
British sci-fi series is violent and thought-provoking.
Network: Netflix
(2014)
(2014)
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Brave New World TV Poster Image
Dystopian sci-fi series is heavy on sex and violence.
Network: Peacock
(2020)
(2020)
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