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The list represents television programs that have aired on Syfy in the U.S.:

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Syfy first-run programming

The following episodic programs first aired in their entirety or had specific seasons that first aired in the United States on Syfy.

Series Debut End Studio Genre Notes
Andromeda September 24, 2004 May 13, 2005 Tribune Entertainment Space opera First four years were syndication-only.
Battlestar Galactica December 8, 2003 March 20, 2009 NBC Universal Soft SF, Space Opera Started as a 2003 miniseries.
Bionic Woman September 26, 2007 November 28, 2007 NBC Super hero
Black Scorpion January 2001 June 2001 CHUM Limited Super hero Bought rights after series was filmed for syndication.
Caprica January 22, 2010 Present NBC Universal Sci-fi, Family Saga Prequel spin-off series of Battlestar Galactica
The Chronicle July 14, 2001 March 22, 2002 20th Century Fox Television Comedy Former pilot for NBC. Series about a tabloid newspaper and its workers' adventures when they find out monsters and other nightmare creatures are real.
Doctor Who March 2006 Present. Note as of Summer 2009, No Longer first run on Syfy.

Rights picked up by BBC America

BBC Wales Science Fiction Revival of the old Doctor Who series; imported from the UK
The Dresden Files January 21, 2007 August 3, 2007 Listed as not renewed Lions Gate Dark fantasy Paranormal detective series adapted from, not entirely faithful to, the novels by Jim Butcher
Eureka July 18, 2006 Present NBC Universal Television Comedy A sci fi comedy series set in the town of Eureka, where everything is super scientific
Exposure 2000 2002 Syfy Short film A series that showcased short genre films and their makers
Farscape March 19, 1999 March 21, 2003 Jim Henson Productions Space opera Cancelled and brought back as a miniseries to resolve cliffhanger. Webisodes planned.
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 Reunion Pictures Space Opera Based on the classic comic strip.
FTL Newsfeed 1992 1996 Syfy Interstitial 30-second fictionalized "news" clips from the future.
Ghost Hunters October 6, 2004 Present Pilgrim Films and Television Reality television Paranormal series involving finding ghosts and other paranormal anomalies.
Ghost Hunters International January 9, 2008 Present Pilgrim Films and Television Reality television
Good vs. Evil July 18, 1999 May 12 2000 Syfy, USA Network Dark fantasy A comedy scifi series about formerly dead people being recruited by God to fight evil demons. Now on NBC's Chiller horror channel.
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.
Mad Mad House March 13, 2004 April 29, 2004 A. Smith & Co. Productions, Syfy Reality television Reality game show where outsiders have to live with people with Alternative lifestyles as their judges
Mission Genesis July 21, 1997 November 14, 1997 Syfy, YTV Sci-fi, Space Opera The Journey of a multi-generation ship in search of a new home for humanity. Also the show is known as Deepwater Black in other countries.
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 that are forced to watch horrible scifi films.
The Outer Limits 2001 2002 Still In Reruns MGM, Sci-fi Anthology Anthology series in the vein of the original series
Painkiller Jane April 13, 2007 September 21, 2007 Super hero Based on the comic character.
Proof Positive October 8, 2004 December 8, 2004 Consgrove Meurer Productions Reality television Paranormal A paranormal investigations series hosted by SG-1's Amanda Tapping
Sanctuary October 3, 2008 Present Fantasy
Scare Tactics April 1, 2003 Present Syfy, Hallock & Healey Entertainment Reality television, Prank, Comedy Canceled January 2006 but renewed for summer 2008.
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.
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 Sci-fi, Military , Wormhole Showtime original series for first five seasons.
Stargate Atlantis July 1, 2004 January 9, 2009 MGM Sci-fi, Military, Wormhole, Space opera International Stargate teams explore the city of Atlantis on a far away world. Spin-off series of Stargate SG-1
Stargate Universe October 2, 2009 Present MGM Sci-fi, Military, Wormhole, Space opera Second spin-off series of Stargate SG-1
Star Wars: The Series 2012 Upcoming 20th Century Fox Sci-fi, Space opera Spinoff of the popular film series
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.
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
Warehouse 13 July 7, 2009 Present Universal Media Studios Sci Fi
Who Wants to Be a Superhero? July 27, 2006 Present Nash Entertainment, POW! Entertainment Reality television A reality-based contest to see who is worthy of being awarded superhero status
WWE NXT February 23, 2010 Present WWE Professional wrestling, Reality television Non-science fiction-related programming.

Syfy second-run programming

Syfy has a long history of buying the rights to air second-run, or repeat, programming of series no longer in production. Some of these have included:

Currently airing

Formerly aired

Many of these used to be aired frequently on S.C.I.F.I. World, a daytime programming schedule started in July 17, 2000, that divided its marathons betwixt 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

  • Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (Currently airing on Chiller)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (4 episodes aired for one night, all were related to serial killers)
  • Heroes (repurposed airing, Fridays at 7PM Eastern, of the NBC series; started airing Friday, September 29, 2006)
  • Surface
  • Passions
  • Chuck
  • Lost

Syfy Miniseries

Sci Fi Pictures original films

Anime shown on Syfy

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 February 2008, it also showed anime on Tuesday's block, though this was phased out by 2009.

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