The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows TV Programs

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

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    + 295
    - 199


    Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer

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  3. 3
    + 136
    - 110

    most listed
    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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  4. 4
    + 178
    - 142


    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott

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  5. 5
    + 123
    - 102


    Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton

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  6. 6
    + 111
    - 82


    Richard Dean Anderson, Bruce McGill, Dana Elcar

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  7. 7
    + 127
    - 101


    Grace Park, Lucy Lawless, Tricia Helfer

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  8. 8
    + 162
    - 99

    ranked low on reranks
    Sarah Shahi, Taraji P. Henson, Jim Caviezel

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    + 97
    - 68

    added by stew driscoll
    Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

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  10. 10
    + 160
    - 115


    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

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    + 200
    - 129

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    Elisha Cuthbert, Kiefer Sutherland, Janeane Garofalo

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  12. 12
    + 76
    - 73


    Leonard Nimoy, Sam Elliott, Martin Landau

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  13. 13
    + 110
    - 103


    Lucy Lawless, Tricia Helfer, Gabrielle Anwar

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  14. 14
    + 67
    - 53


    Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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  15. 15
    + 72
    - 46


    Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, Stephen Amell

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  16. 16
    + 70
    - 52


    Mr. T, George Peppard, Robert Vaughn

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  17. 17
    + 111
    - 88


    Tom Baker, Eric Roberts, Jon Pertwee

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  18. 18
    + 76
    - 80


    William Smith, Jack Lord, Richard Denning

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  19. 19
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    - 106


    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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  20. 20
    + 73
    - 66


    Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd

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  21. 21
    + 84
    - 75


    Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy, James McAvoy

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    + 106
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    Kristin Kreuk, Laura Vandervoort, Jensen Ackles

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    + 85
    - 81


    Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal

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    + 75
    - 63


    Jolene Blalock, Linda Park, Scott Bakula

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    added by stew driscoll
    Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Patrick Macnee

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    - 67


    Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Amy Acker

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    + 64
    - 67


    Jeri Ryan, Kate Mulgrew, Roxann Dawson

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    + 44
    - 58


    Leslie Nielsen, David Carradine, Keith Carradine

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    + 66
    - 76


    LL Cool J, Daniela Ruah, Chris O'Donnell

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    + 92
    - 94


    John Hurt, Katie McGrath, Colin Morgan

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    + 78
    - 80


    Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, Amanda Tapping

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    + 35
    - 64
    Outlander

    the people's #1 & added by stew driscoll
    Outlander

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    James Garner, Rita Moreno, Bo Hopkins

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    + 49
    - 51


    Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Alan Tudyk

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    + 49
    - 55

    added by stew driscoll
    William Conrad, Richard Anderson, David Janssen

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    + 28
    - 26

    added by slaft
    Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Norman Burton

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    + 43
    - 46


    Jessica Alba, Jensen Ackles, Ashley Scott

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    + 52
    - 58


    Jennifer Garner, Bradley Cooper, Rachel Nichols

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    + 52
    - 80

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Kevin McKidd, Ciarán Hinds, Ray Stevenson

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    + 36
    - 44


    Lee Majors, Martin Balsam, Richard Anderson

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    + 30
    - 34

    added by stew driscoll
    Barbara Feldon, Stacy Keach, Don Adams

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    + 34
    - 29


    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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    + 67
    - 51

    ranked low on reranks
    Allison Scagliotti, Joanne Kelly, Jaime Murray

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    + 41
    - 53


    Lena Headey, Summer Glau, Shirley Manson

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    + 85
    - 69

    ranked low on reranks
    Amanda Tapping, Beau Bridges, Claudia Black

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  46. 46
    + 47
    - 62


    Terry Farrell, Colm Meaney, Avery Brooks

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    + 35
    - 44


    Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Christopher Stone

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    + 35
    - 44


    Burt Reynolds, James Arness, Dennis Weaver

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    + 33
    - 41


    Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll

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    + 23
    - 32
    iZombie

    added by Greer Baudreau
    Rose McIver

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