List of programs broadcast by Syfy

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The following list of TV programs for the U.S. Syfy channel specifies first and second run, past, present, and planned. Niches are separated into dramas, games, reality shows, and sports. Mini-series, original films, and anime are also grouped together.

Syfy first-run programming[edit]

The following programs first aired in their entirety or had specific seasons on U.S. Syfy channel.

Current programs[edit]

Programs running on the present schedule are listed below.[1]



Game show[edit]

  • Geeks Who Drink (2015-present)

Talk show[edit]

  • Reactor (2015-present)

Upcoming programs[edit]

In development[edit]

Past programs[edit]

Series Debut End Studio Genre Notes
Alphas July 11, 2011 October 22, 2012 BermanBraun, Universal Cable Productions Action/Adventure, Drama, Science fantasy, Science fiction A group of people with superhuman abilities, known as "Alphas", work to prevent crimes committed by other Alphas. Cancelled after number of viewers decreased.[18]
The Almighty Johnsons July 11, 2014 2014 South Pacific Pictures Fantasy, comedy-drama Imported from New Zealand channel TV3. Two out of three seasons have aired on Syfy.
Andromeda October 2, 2000 May 13, 2005 Tribune Entertainment Space opera First four years were syndication-only.
Battlestar Galactica December 8, 2003 March 20, 2009 NBC Universal Space opera Reimagining of the 1978 television series of the same name. The 2003 miniseries served as a backdoor pilot.
Bazillion Dollar Club September 22, 2015 September 22, 2015 Zero Point Zero Reality Originally going to air six episodes, Syfy pulled the show after the first episode premiered.
Beast Legends September 9, 2010 14 October 2010 Documentary, Reality, Paranormal, Mystery, Thriller, Adventure, Outdoors
Being Human January 17, 2011 April 7, 2014 Muse Entertainment Enterprises, Zodiak Entertainment, Universal Cable Worldwide Sales and Distribution Supernatural, Comedy-drama, Horror Based on the UK TV series of the same name. The series was cancelled at the time the remaining episodes of season four were airing.
Black Scorpion January 2001 June 2001 CHUM Limited Superhero Bought rights after series was filmed for syndication.
Caprica January 22, 2010 June 4, 2011 NBC Universal Sci-fi, Family Saga Prequel spin-off series of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica. Syfy aired the final five episodes on January 4, 2011 after the show was cancelled in October 2010, however, the show's Canadian channel Space aired the episodes with the finale airing on November 30, 2010.
Cha$e November 11, 2008 December 16, 2008 Buena Vista Television Reality television Reality game show where contestants, chased by "hunters", finish tasks and read specific locations against the clock.
The Chronicle July 14, 2001 March 22, 2002 20th Century Fox Television Comedy Former pilot for NBC. Series about tabloid newspaper workers who learn monsters are real.
Collection Intervention August 14, 2012 September 11, 2012 High Noon Entertainment Reality television Elyse Luray helps people whose pop-culture memorabilia collections have become damaging obsessions.
Continuum January 14, 2013 October 16, 2015 Reunion Pictures, Boy Meets Girl Film Company, Shaw Media, GK-TV Drama, Action, Science Fiction Imported from Canadian channel Showcase.
Deals from the Darkside November 7, 2012 December 12, 2012 Buck Productions Reality television, Documentary Reality show centered around the history of various items and their connections to tragic or mysterious events.
Deep South Paranormal April 10, 2013 May 15, 2013 Thunder Road Productions Paranormal A group of ghost hunters from the deep south follow their paranormal investigations to different reportedly haunted locations in the Southern United States. Cancelled after one season.
Defiance April 15, 2013 August 28, 2015 Five & Dime Productions, Universal Cable Productions, NBC Universal Television, Syfy Science fiction Transmedia collaboration between Universal Cable productions and Trion Worlds, who have released an MMORPG video game of the same name which is tied into the series. The series was cancelled due to a financial decision.
Destination Truth June 6, 2007 August 14, 2012 Mandt Bros. Productions Reality television, Cryptozoology Reality show where Josh Gates travels the world, looking into claims of the paranormal and cryptozoological creatures.
Doctor Who March 2006 2009 Summer. BBC Wales Science Fantasy Revival of the old Doctor Who series. Imported from the UK. Moved to BBC America.
Dominion June 19, 2014 October 1, 2015 Universal Cable Productions, FanFare Productions, Film Afrika, Bold Films Apocalypticism, Supernatural, Action Loose adaption of the film Legion. Cancelled two weeks after the season two finale aired.
Dream Machines April 10, 2012 May 15, 2012 Syfy Reality television Reality show centered around Florida-based Parker Brothers' Concepts, engineering vehicles based on cars seen in films and television.
The Dresden Files January 21, 2007 August 3, 2007; Listed as not renewed Lions Gate Dark fantasy Paranormal detective series adapted from, but not entirely faithful to the novels by Jim Butcher.
ECW June 13, 2006 February 16, 2010 WWE Professional wrestling Pro wrestling bouts.
Estate of Panic November 12, 2008 December 17, 2008 Endemol USA Reality television Reality game show at creepy mansion where contestants seek hidden money in themed rooms with added phobias.
Eureka July 18, 2006 July 16, 2012 Syfy Science fiction, Comedy-drama A year prior to the season five premiere, at the time production for that season was nearly done, the series was originally going to be renewed for a sixth and final season but was instead cancelled. In addition, Syfy ordered an extra episode to wrap up the series.
Exit 2013 Reality television
Exposure April 5, 2000 2002 Syfy Short film A series that showcased short genre films and their makers.
Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files July 15, 2010 May 13, 2014 Base Productions Documentary, Reality, Paranorma;, Mystery The network has not announced another season of the show.
Fangasm September 24, 2013 2013 495 Productions Reality
Farscape March 19, 1999 March 21, 2003 Jim Henson Productions Space opera Cancelled due to production cost, but brought back as a miniseries to resolve the cliffhanger.
First Wave September 9, 1998 February 7, 2001 CHUM Limited Alien invasion The network picked up the series for 66 episodes before they had aired even one.
Flash Gordon August 10, 2007 February 8, 2008 Flash Films, Reunion Pictures, King Features Entertainment Action/Adventure, Comedy-drama, Science fiction Based on the classic comic strip of the same name. Cancelled after one season.
FTL Newsfeed September 24, 1992 March 21, 1996 Syfy Interstitial 30-second fictionalized "news" clips from the future.
Good vs. Evil July 18, 1999 May 12, 2000 Syfy, USA Network Dark fantasy A comedy sci fi series about formerly dead people being recruited by God to fight evil demons. Now on NBC's Chiller horror channel.
Ghost Hunters Academy November 11, 2009 July 7, 2010 Syfy Reality television, Paranormal Spin-off of Ghost Hunters
Ghost Hunters International January 9, 2008 April 4, 2012 Pilgrim Films & Television Reality television, Paranormal Spin-off of Ghost Hunters.
Ghost Mine January 16, 2013 December 20, 2013 Never Nominated Productions, LLC Reality television, Paranormal Paranormal investigators accompany rock miners to determine if the location is haunted.
Haunted Collector June 1, 2011 June 5, 2013 Paranormal, Documentary
Haunted Highway July 3, 2012 December 18, 2013 BASE Productions, Thunder Road Productions, Realand Productions Paranormal, Reality, Documentary, Mystery Consisting of two investigating teams, Jack Osbourne and Dana Workman, and Jael de Pardo and Devin Marble drive across America's highways and back roads, investigating cases of various alleged cryptid sighting.
Haunting: Australia March 24, 2015 2015 Flame Productions Paranormal, Reality Imported from Syfy Australia.
Haven July 9, 2010 December 17, 2015 Entertainment One, Entertainment One Television, Piller/Segan/Shepherd, Big Motion Pictures, Universal Networks International, Canwest Global, Shaw Media Supernatural drama Loosely based on The Colorado Kid by Stephen King. The series' cancellation was announced ahead of the midseason five premiere.
Helix January 10, 2014 April 10, 2015 Sony Pictures Television, Muse Entertainment Enterprises, Lynda Obst Productions, Tall Ship Productions, Kaji Science fiction, Thriller, Horror, Drama A group of CDC scientists investigate a political outbreak of a disease. The series was cancelled after two seasons.
Hollywood Treasure October 27, 2010 June 26, 2012 Gurney Productions, Zupon Entertainment, LLC Reality television, Documentary Reality show focused on appraiser Joe Maddalena finding memorabilia from film and television.
Hot Set September 18, 2012 October 26, 2012 Mission Control Media Reality television, Game show A competition show where artists must build functioning film sets based on weekly themes.
Insane or Inspired? May 25, 2012 June 29, 2012 Comcast Studios Reality television A show where various actors and comedians give commentary over viral videos.
The Invisible Man June 9, 2000 February 1, 2002 USA Network, Syfy, Stu Seagal Productions Sci-fi, Spy-fi Syfy refused to sell this show to UPN.
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge March 24, 2014 May 13, 2014 The Jim Henson Company Reality show A group of Creature Designers compete against each other to create puppets and animatronics such as those found in science fiction, comedy and kids' and family shows. It was not renewed for a second season nor have been cancelled despite receiving high ratings.
Joe Rogan Questions Everything July 24, 2013 September 25, 2013 A. Smith & Co. Productions Reality Joe Rogan and Duncan Trussell look into paranormal and extraordinary mysterious subjects like Bigfoot, psychic ability and UFOs. Cancelled after one season.
Killer Contact December 4, 2013 December 19, 2013 Pilgrim Studios Paranormal A group of paranormal researchers investigate reported paranormal activity in haunted locations around the world including the notorious characteres these locations are associated with through history.
Legend Quest June 13, 2011 August 17, 2011 Syfy Reality television, Adventure Historian and adventure-seeker Ashley Cowie hunts for one of the most powerful lost treasures in the world.
Mad Mad House March 13, 2004 April 29, 2004 A. Smith & Co. Productions, Syfy Reality Reality game show where outsiders have to live with people with Alternative lifestyles as their judges
Marcel's Quantum Kitchen March 22, 2011 April 26, 2011 Syfy Reality television, Cooking show Former Top Chef contestant Marcel Vigneron and his team create unique dishes with science for a client's event.
Metal Hurlant Chronicles April 14, 2014 May 19, 2014 Panini Group Science fiction, Action, Fantasy Imported from French channel France 4. Based on the comic anthology series Métal Hurlant, known in America as Heavy Metal. Syfy aired some episodes from both seasons.
Mission Genesis July 21, 1997 November 14, 1997 Syfy, YTV Sci-fi, Space Opera The Journey of a multi-generation spaceship in search of a new home for humanity, called Deepwater Black in other countries. The first long original Syfy series
Monster Man March 14, 2012 April 18, 2012 Syfy Reality television Reality show starring special effects artist Cleve Hall and his family, where they take on various projects.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 February 1, 1997 January 31, 2004 Best Brains, Inc., Comedy Central, Syfy Sci-fi, Comedy Futuristic comedy about a man and his robots who are forced to watch cheesy scifi films.
Naked Vegas October 29, 2013 December 3, 2013 Reality Body painting competition.
Opposite Worlds January 21, 2014 February 26, 2014 Reality Based on the Chilean series Mundos Opuestos.
The Outer Limits 2001 2002; Still In Reruns MGM, Syfy Anthology Anthology series in the vein of the original series.
Painkiller Jane April 13, 2007 September 21, 2007 Super hero Based on the comic book character of the same name. Cancelled after one season.
Primeval: New World June 8, 2013 August 10, 2013 Impossible Pictures, Omni Film Productions
Entertainment One
Sci-fi Spin-off of UK show, Primeval. Imported from Canadian channel Space. At the time most of the episodes were airing months after the series was cancelled by their original network, Syfy burned off the final episodes in one day.
Proof Positive October 8, 2004 December 8, 2004 Consgrove Meurer Productions Reality television, Paranormal A paranormal investigations series hosted by Amanda Tapping
Robot Combat League February 26, 2013 April 23, 2013 Smart Dog Productions Reality competition Robot fighting comeptition hosted by Chris Jericho.
Sanctuary October 3, 2008 December 30, 2011 Sci-fi, Fantasy A doctor and her team study and protect the strange creatures living in their world. First North American series to be filmed with Red One camera. Cancelled six months after the season four finale aired.
Scare Tactics April 2015 October 28, 2013 Hidden camera, Comedy
School Spirits June 22, 2012 August 1, 2012 Realand Productions, Jarrett Creative Paranormal, Documentary Series where accounts of paranormal activity in schools and universities are told through reenactments.
The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne June 18, 2000 December 16, 2000 Filmline International Inc., Talisman Crest Steampunk The untold adventures of the famed writer and his friends. First series filmed entirely in HDTV format.
Sightings 1992 Ann Daniels Productions, Fair Dinkum Productions, Paramount Television Reality television, Paranormal A paranormal news show from the early 1990s.
Sinbad June 8, 2013 August 3, 2013 Impossible Pictures
BBC Worldwide, BSkyB
Fantasy, Adventure Imported from United Kingdom channel Sky1. Originally going to air all the episodes weekly but Syfy burned off the final episodes in one day.
Sliders June 6, 1998 February 4, 2000 St. Clare Entertainment, Studios USA Television, Universal TV Sci-fi, Dimensional travel A FOX original series for the first three seasons, but the fourth and fifth seasons were produced for Syfy.
Stargate SG-1 July 27, 1997 March 13, 2007 MGM Military science fiction, Wormhole Showtime original series for the first five seasons.
Stargate Atlantis July 1, 2004 January 9, 2009 MGM Military science fiction, Wormhole Universal Stargate teams explore the city of Atlantis in far away galaxy. Spin-off from Stargate SG-1 series.
Stargate Universe October 2, 2009 May 9, 2011 MGM Military science fiction, Wormhole A group of people form the crew of the ancient ship Destiny, which travels through the universe looking for evidence of an intelligence from before time itself. Syfy announced the cancellation prior to the mid-season two premiere after they announced that it will be picked up for a third season.
Stranded February 27, 2013 April 3, 2013 Blumhouse Productions, Ping Pong Productions Reality television, Paranormal A three-person team of paranormal investigators document haunted locations then review the footage and personal interviews of each member's experience.
Total Blackout April 25, 2012 July 9, 2013 Game show Hosted by Jaleel White, contestants complete challenges such as: identifying things with either their hands, nose, or mouth; gathering items; or getting from point A to Point B while being totally in the dark (hence the name "Total Blackout").
Tremors March 28, 2003 August 8, 2003 Stampede Entertainment, Syfy Sci-fi, Horror, Comedy Humans learn to live with giant burrowing worm-like lifeforms. Based on three previous movies.
Tripping the Rift March 4, 2004 October 19, 2005 CinéGroupe, Film Roman Productions Animated, Comedy A comedy scifi series about a misfit starship crew that spoofs Star Trek, Star Wars and other scifi programs.
Viral Video Showdown October 30, 2012 December 5, 2012 495 Productions Reality television, Game show Competition show where two teams compete to create the best viral videos.
Warehouse 13 July 7, 2009 May 19, 2014 Universal Cable Productions Science fiction, Science fantasy, Comedy-drama The series follows two U.S. Secret Service Agents when they are assigned to the secretive Warehouse 13 for supernatural artifacts.
WCG Ultimate Gamer March 10, 2009 October 7, 2010 Reality competition A competition where contestants compete in challenges based around a videogame title.
Weird or What? 2013 Docudrama Imported from Canada's Discovery Channel, History and National Geographic Channel. Hosted by William Shatner.
Welcome to Paradox August 17, 1998 November 9, 1998 Alliance Atlantis Sci-fi, Anthology Anthology series where all episodes are set in the fictional town of Betaville.
Who Wants to Be a Superhero? July 27, 2006 September 6, 2007 Nash Entertainment, POW! Entertainment Reality television A reality-based contest to see who is worthy of being awarded superhero status.
The Wil Wheaton Project May 27, 2014 August 12, 2014 Pilgrim Films & Television Comedy Weekly talk show hosted by Wil Wheaton. The show was cancelled after one 12-episode season due to low ratings.
WWE NXT February 23, 2010 September 28, 2010 WWE Professional wrestling A group of rookies get paired with their pros as they fight for a chance to earn a future title shot. The series was moved to online after Syfy picked up sister series WWE Smackdown.
WWE Smackdown October 1, 2010 December 31, 2015 WWE Professional wrestling Was picked up in favor of WWE NXT after WWE signed a multi-year agreement with the network until the show moved to Syfy's sister channel USA Network in early 2016.

Syfy second-run programming[edit]

Syfy has a long history of buying the rights to air second-run or repeat programming of series no longer in production.

Current programs[edit]

Past programs[edit]

Many of these used to be aired frequently on S.C.I.F.I. World, a daytime programming schedule started on July 17, 2000, that divided its marathons between five days that concentrated on five particular themes:

  • Superheroland
  • Creatureland
  • Intergalacticland
  • Fantasticland
  • Inhumanland

This format of airing marathons has continued in some form to this day.

Other second-run programming[edit]

Syfy miniseries[edit]

Syfy original films[edit]

Anime shown on Syfy[edit]

The Saturday Anime logo as it appeared on the Sci Fi Channel website, circa the late 1990s.

For most of the 1990s, Syfy showed anime films, although they had to be edited in order to be shown on basic cable. The channel's longest running animation block, referred to as Saturday Anime, aired at the start of the channel's broadcast day each Saturday morning. In 2007, Syfy reintroduced anime to their programming via the "Ani-Monday" block. In 2008 the block was shifted to Tuesday; in 2010, to Thursday; and after June 9, 2011, disappeared abruptly, along with the Anime section of the website.[27][28]

See also[edit]


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