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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  2. 2
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    - 194


    Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer

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  3. 3
    + 170
    - 134


    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott

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  4. 4
    + 126
    - 106

    most listed
    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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  5. 5
    + 118
    - 97


    Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton

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  6. 6
    + 105
    - 77


    Richard Dean Anderson, Bruce McGill, Dana Elcar

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  7. 7
    + 156
    - 94

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    Sarah Shahi, Taraji P. Henson, Jim Caviezel

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  8. 8
    + 155
    - 109


    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

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  9. 9
    + 119
    - 98


    Grace Park, Lucy Lawless, Tricia Helfer

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  10. 10
    + 86
    - 65

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

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    - 124

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    Elisha Cuthbert, Kiefer Sutherland, Janeane Garofalo

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Leonard Nimoy, Sam Elliott, Martin Landau

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  13. 13
    + 69
    - 42


    Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, Stephen Amell

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  14. 14
    + 108
    - 83


    Tom Baker, Eric Roberts, Jon Pertwee

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  15. 15
    + 75
    - 75


    William Smith, Jack Lord, Richard Denning

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  16. 16
    + 100
    - 102


    Lucy Lawless, Tricia Helfer, Gabrielle Anwar

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  17. 17
    + 116
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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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  18. 18
    + 63
    - 51


    Mr. T, George Peppard, Robert Vaughn

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  19. 19
    + 59
    - 53


    Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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  20. 20
    + 85
    - 78


    Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal

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  21. 21
    + 82
    - 72


    Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy, James McAvoy

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    + 69
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    Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd

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    often listed & added by stew driscoll
    Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Patrick Macnee

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    - 90


    Kristin Kreuk, Laura Vandervoort, Jensen Ackles

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    - 63


    Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Amy Acker

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    + 68
    - 63


    Jolene Blalock, Linda Park, Scott Bakula

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    + 60
    - 62


    Jeri Ryan, Kate Mulgrew, Roxann Dawson

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    - 54


    Leslie Nielsen, David Carradine, Keith Carradine

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    + 66
    - 73


    LL Cool J, Daniela Ruah, Chris O'Donnell

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    + 49
    - 53

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    William Conrad, Richard Anderson, David Janssen

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    John Hurt, Katie McGrath, Colin Morgan

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    - 80


    Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, Amanda Tapping

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    James Garner, Rita Moreno, Bo Hopkins

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    + 30
    - 64
    Outlander

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

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    - 54


    Jennifer Garner, Bradley Cooper, Rachel Nichols

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    + 32
    - 23


    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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    + 44
    - 51


    Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Alan Tudyk

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    + 24
    - 26

    added by slaft
    Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Norman Burton

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    + 66
    - 48

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

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    + 29
    - 32

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

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    + 33
    - 39


    Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll

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    + 83
    - 66

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

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    + 40
    - 51


    Lena Headey, Summer Glau, Shirley Manson

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  44. 44
    + 50
    - 79


    Kevin McKidd, Ciarán Hinds, Ray Stevenson

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  45. 45
    + 37
    - 46


    Jessica Alba, Jensen Ackles, Ashley Scott

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  46. 46
    + 35
    - 43


    Burt Reynolds, James Arness, Dennis Weaver

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  47. 47
    + 45
    - 59


    Terry Farrell, Colm Meaney, Avery Brooks

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    + 36
    - 52


    Roger Moore, James Garner, Jack Kelly

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    + 34
    - 43

    added by stew driscoll
    Agnes Moorehead, Robert Conrad, Ross Martin

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  50. 50
    + 34
    - 44


    Lee Majors, Martin Balsam, Richard Anderson

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