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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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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eliza Dushku, Alyson Hannigan Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer

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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott

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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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    Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Richard Dean Anderson, Bruce McGill, Dana Elcar Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Grace Park, Lucy Lawless, Tricia Helfer

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    Leonard Nimoy, Sam Elliott, Martin Landau

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    Elisha Cuthbert, Kiefer Sutherland, Janeane Garofalo Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    William Smith, Jack Lord, Richard Denning

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    Sarah Shahi, Taraji P. Henson, Jim Caviezel

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    Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, Stephen Amell

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    Tom Baker, Eric Roberts, Jon Pertwee

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Patrick Macnee

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    Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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    Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd

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    Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Mr. T, George Peppard, Robert Vaughn

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    Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy, James McAvoy Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Lucy Lawless, Tricia Helfer, Gabrielle Anwar

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    Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Amy Acker Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Kristin Kreuk, Laura Vandervoort, Jensen Ackles

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    Jolene Blalock, Linda Park, Scott Bakula Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    William Conrad, Richard Anderson, David Janssen

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    Jeri Ryan, Kate Mulgrew, Roxann Dawson Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Leslie Nielsen, David Carradine, Keith Carradine

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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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    James Garner, Rita Moreno, Bo Hopkins

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    LL Cool J, Daniela Ruah, Chris O'Donnell

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    Outlander

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    John Hurt, Katie McGrath, Colin Morgan

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    Jennifer Garner, Bradley Cooper, Rachel Nichols

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    Burt Reynolds, James Arness, Dennis Weaver

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    Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Norman Burton

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    Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, Amanda Tapping Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Allison Scagliotti, Joanne Kelly, Jaime Murray

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    Barbara Feldon, Stacy Keach, Don Adams

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    Kevin McKidd, Ciarán Hinds, Ray Stevenson Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Alan Tudyk Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Terry Farrell, Colm Meaney, Avery Brooks Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Lena Headey, Summer Glau, Shirley Manson

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    Agnes Moorehead, Robert Conrad, Ross Martin

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    Rose McIver

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    Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Christopher Stone

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    Amanda Tapping, Beau Bridges, Claudia Black Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Barbara Stanwyck, Linda Evans, Lee Majors

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    Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll

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