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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    Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill

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    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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    Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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    Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman

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    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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    Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

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    Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

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    Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping

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    Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

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    Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong

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    Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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    Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

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    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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    Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock

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    David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

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    Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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    George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

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    Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

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    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

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    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

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    Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith

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    Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett

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    Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman

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    Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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    Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe

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    Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll

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    Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi

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    David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

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    John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James

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    Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

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    Outlander is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows

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    Outlander

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    Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson

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    David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera

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    Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

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    Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton

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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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    James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos

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    Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil

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    Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman

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