The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows

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The very best action/adventure shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest in your face explosion shows also includes pictures from the shows when available (for example, if the internet is working... there will be a picture). Popular action/adventure TV shows tend to cause rabid fandom and debate amongst overly committed viewers about what the most entertaining action show of all time is. Don't let your favorite crazy car chase and gun fire television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of awesome space and/or earth cop television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

This is a list that features series like Star Trek, 24, Prison Break and other top rated action TV series so if you're looking for some new action TV shows to hunker down with your best bros and watch... this might be the list for you.

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    Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

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    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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    Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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    Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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    Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman

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    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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    Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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    Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

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    Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

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    Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

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    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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    Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong

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    George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

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    Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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    Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping

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    Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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    Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith

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    Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock

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    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

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    Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

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    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

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    Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman

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    Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

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    David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

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    Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi

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    Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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    Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

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    Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett

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    David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

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    David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera

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    John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James

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    Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson

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    Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly

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    Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, Richard Gunn

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    William Conrad, Richard Anderson, David Janssen

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    Outlander is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows

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    Outlander

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    Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton

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    James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos

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    Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll

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    Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil

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    Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe

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    Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman

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    Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood

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