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). You might also be interested in the best fantasy TV series and the best psychological thriller shows. 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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    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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    Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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    Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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    Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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    Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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    Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman

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    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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    Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

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    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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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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    Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

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    George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

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    Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

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    Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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    Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith

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    Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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    Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

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    Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong

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    Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman

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    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

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    Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett

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    David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

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    Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock

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    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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    Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil

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    Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe

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    Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi

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    Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll

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    David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

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    Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, Richard Gunn

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    Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

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    William Conrad, Richard Anderson, David Janssen

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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    Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker

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    John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James

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

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    Outlander

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    David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera

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    Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez

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    Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

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    Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly

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    Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach

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