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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    Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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    Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

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    Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows

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    Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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    Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

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    MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill

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    Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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    Fringe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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    24 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows

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    24 Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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    Firefly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows

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    Firefly Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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    Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows

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    Mission: Impossible Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

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    Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Person of Interest Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman

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    Arrow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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    Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Magnum, P.I. Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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    The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    The A-Team George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

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    Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Burn Notice Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

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    Hawaii Five-O is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Hawaii Five-O Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong

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    Lost is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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    Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Band of Brothers Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

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    Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

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    The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows

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    The Avengers Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman

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    Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Stargate SG-1 Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping

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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

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    Charlie's Angels is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Charlie's Angels Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith

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    Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Star Trek: Enterprise Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock

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    Smallville is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Smallville Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

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    Angel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Angel David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

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    Kung Fu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Kung Fu David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera

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    Batman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows

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    Batman Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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    Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Star Trek: Voyager Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson

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    The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows

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    The Fugitive William Conrad, Richard Anderson, David Janssen

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    NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    NCIS: Los Angeles Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

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    The Rockford Files is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    The Rockford Files James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos

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    The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows

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    The X-Files David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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    Merlin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Merlin John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James

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    Stargate Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Stargate Atlantis Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett

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    Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows

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    Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil

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    Grimm is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows

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    Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

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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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    Dark Angel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Dark Angel Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, Richard Gunn

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    Dollhouse is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Dollhouse Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz

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

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    The Wild Wild West Agnes Moorehead, Robert Conrad, Ross Martin

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    The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    The Big Bang Theory Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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    Alias is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Alias Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly

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    The Six Million Dollar Man is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    The Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks

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    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton

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    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows


    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll

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    Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows

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    Get Smart Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt

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    Law and Order

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