List of science fiction sitcoms

The science fiction sitcom genre is a relatively new one having started significant growth only during the last few decades of the twentieth century. Most of the comic science fiction in this genre is considered lightweight compared to the mainstream.

List of science fiction sitcoms

*"ALF" -- An alien (played by a puppet) living with a family on Earth
*"Astronauts" -- The misadventures of a group of astronauts on a space station; written by two of The Goodies.
*"Caveman" -- Sitcom (and social commentary) about prehistoric cavemen adapting to life in present-day Atlanta, Georgia. Based on the popular GEICO commercials.
*"Come Back Mrs Noah" -- Housewife gets stranded on a space station.
*"Far Out Space Nuts" -- Two NASA maintenance workers accidentally launch a spaceship and have adventures in outer space.
*"Futurama" -- Animated series about a delivery boy who is cryogenically frozen and wakes up in the year 3000.
*"Garth Marenghi's Darkplace" -- Spoof horror/science-fiction soap set in an evil hospital.
*"Goodnight Sweetheart" -- Man finds portal to the past, falls in love, starts leading a double life.
*"The Hilarious House of Frightenstein" -- Spoof horror/science-fiction sitcom starring Vincent Price and Billy Van.
*"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" -- Douglas Adams' science fiction farce, on radio, television, computer games, LPs, a towel, and a movie.
*"Homeboys in Outer Space" -- Short-lived UPN show.
*"Hyperdrive" -- Set on a British spaceship in 2151.
*"Invader Zim" -- an alien is sent to Earth, thinking it is his mission to destroy it, but his leaders are just trying to get rid of him.
*"It's About Time" -- an early example of the genre, involving astronauts who travel back in time to meet a tribe of cavemen.
*"The Jetsons" -- a Hanna-Barbera cartoon about George, Jane, Judy, and Elroy Jetson, family of the future.
*"Kinvig" -- a UFO fanatic becomes convinced that the woman who continually rejects him is an alien queen; written by Nigel Kneale of Quatermass fame, but critically panned as not very funny.
*"The Lost Saucer" --a Sid & Marty Krofft series starring Jim Nabors and Ruth Buzzi.
*"Luna" -- A synthetically produced family in a futuristic urban habitat.
*"Meego" -- kids' show in which a shape-shifting alien lives with a family.
*"Metal Mickey" -- kids' show in which a wise-cracking robot lives with a family.
*"Mike & Angelo" -- an alien comes to Earth and inadvertently causes chaos and havoc to the family he lives with.
*"Mork & Mindy" -- spinoff of "Happy Days" starring Robin Williams and Pam Dawber.
* "My Favorite Martian" -- Oldest SF comedy, based around an alien living on Earth.
* "My Hero" -- An alien superhero has difficulty maintaining his suburban secret identity.
* "Mystery Science Theater 3000" -- A man and two robots are trapped in orbit and are forced to watch bad movies.
* "Out of This World" -- Children's show about a half-alien girl.
*"Quark" -- Show about space garbage collectors starring Richard Benjamin.
*"Red Dwarf" -- A low-ranking technician on a space mining ship is placed in stasis for 3 million years and awakes to find he is the last human left alive.
*"The Second Hundred Years" -- Sitcom about a prospector frozen via cryogenics, then brought back to live with his much older son and grandson his own age (played by the same actor).
*"" -- Former superhero hosts a late-night talk show.
*"The Strangerers" -- Two highly eccentric alien agents on an equally eccentric alternative Earth; ends on an unresolved cliffhanger.
*"Small Wonder" -- (1984-1989) About a father who invents a robot child.
*"3rd Rock from the Sun" -- Four aliens try to fit into modern earth posing as a normal family.
*"Tripping the Rift" -- Computer animated space opera satire.

Episodes of shows

*"Ren & Stimpy"
**"Space Madness"
*"NewsRadio"
**"Space"

ee also

*Science fiction television
*List of science fiction television programs
*Situation comedy
*Cult television


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