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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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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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+ - 321 265
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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+ - 214 199
Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

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+ - 224 158
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Firefly Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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+ - 215 217
Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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+ - 326 220
24 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
24 Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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+ - 211 165
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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+ - 265 180
Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Person of Interest Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman

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+ - 211 177
Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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+ - 182 169
MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill

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+ - 128 73
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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+ - 215 143
Arrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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+ - 253 197
Fringe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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+ - 154 124
Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Stargate SG-1 Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping

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+ - 75 51
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
The X-Files David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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+ - 123 135
Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Mission: Impossible Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

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+ - 187 172
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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+ - 206 179
Lost is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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+ - 98 50
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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+ - 76 55
The Flash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
The Flash Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

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+ - 67 34
Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

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+ - 121 93
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 22 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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+ - 125 131
Hawaii Five-O is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Hawaii Five-O Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong

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+ - 152 144
Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

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+ - 65 49
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Daredevil Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll

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+ - 85 102
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
The Avengers Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman

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+ - 119 114
Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Star Trek: Enterprise Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock

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+ - 77 54
The 100 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
The 100 Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

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+ - 115 130
Stargate Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Stargate Atlantis Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett

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+ - 77 57
Batman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Batman Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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+ - 57 48
Grimm is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

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+ - 89 97
The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
The Fugitive William Conrad, Richard Anderson, David Janssen

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The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
The A-Team George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

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Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Magnum, P.I. Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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+ - 116 120
Angel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Angel David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

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+ - 58 89
Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Deadwood Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker

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+ - 141 122
Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Band of Brothers Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

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+ - 106 116
Charlie's Angels is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Charlie's Angels Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith

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+ - 159 137
Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Prison Break Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco

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+ - 104 97
Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Xena: Warrior Princess Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi

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+ - 43 50
Farscape is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Farscape Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe

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+ - 83 104
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton

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+ - 149 153
Smallville is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Smallville Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

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+ - 60 65
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil

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+ - 92 94
The Rockford Files is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
The Rockford Files James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos

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+ - 66 111
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+ - 100 91
Chuck is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Chuck Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez

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+ - 88 93
Alias is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Alias Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly

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+ - 106 87
Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Warehouse 13 Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek

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+ - 95 112
Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Star Trek: Voyager Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson