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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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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eliza Dushku, Alyson Hannigan

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    Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer

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    Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton

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    Leonard Nimoy, Sam Elliott, Martin Landau

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    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

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    Richard Dean Anderson, Bruce McGill, Dana Elcar

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    Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Lucy Lawless

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    William Conrad, Richard Anderson, David Janssen

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    William Smith, Jack Lord, James MacArthur

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    Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

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    Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Patrick Macnee

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    Leslie Nielsen, David Carradine, Keith Carradine

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    James Garner, Rita Moreno, Noah Beery, Jr.

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    Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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    Barbara Stanwyck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

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    Tricia Helfer, Lucy Lawless, Gabrielle Anwar

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    Roger Moore, James Garner, Jack Kelly

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    Jolene Blalock, Scott Bakula, Linda Park

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    Elisha Cuthbert, Kiefer Sutherland, Lana Parrilla

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    Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd

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    Agnes Moorehead, Ross Martin, Robert Conrad

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    Eric Roberts, Tom Baker, Paul McGann

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    Jeri Ryan, Kate Mulgrew, Robert Picardo

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    Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce

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    Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll

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    Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Ciarán Hinds

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Burt Reynolds, James Arness, Dennis Weaver

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    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman

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    Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy, David Schwimmer

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    Stacy Keach, Barbara Feldon, Don Adams

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    Jeffrey Jones, Timothy Olyphant, Sarah Paulson

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    Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn

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    Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, Amanda Tapping

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    Cameron Mitchell, Leif Erickson, Linda Cristal

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    John Hurt, Katie McGrath, Anthony Head

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    Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Amy Acker

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    LL Cool J, Daniela Ruah, Chris O'Donnell

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    Terry Farrell, Rene Auberjonois, Nicole de Boer

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    Jennifer Garner, Bradley Cooper, Rachel Nichols

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    Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan, Jennifer Esposito

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    Lucy Lawless, Bruce Campbell, Kevin Sorbo

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    Marion Cotillard, Jason Isaacs, Stella Stevens

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    Peta Wilson, Alberta Watson, Don Francks

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    Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell

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    David Hasselhoff, Richard Basehart, William Daniels

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    Johnny Depp, Richard Grieco, Holly Robinson Peete

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