The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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The very best action shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest action shows, which means explosions and guns and cars! Popular action TV shows have been a staple of television for years, because explosions, so what do you think is the most entertaining action show of all time is. Trust us, it's debated. People can never decide on their favorite explosion of all time. Don't let your favorite action 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 action television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available. What are the best action shows? All of them? Probably.
 
List shows include 24, Arrow, and many other shows that are nothing but full-throttle adrenaline forever!

Looking for some good action TV shows to watch? You're in the right spot, my friend. It's time for a serious bro-down.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best action show of all time?" and "What are the greatest action shows?"
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    24 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

    24 Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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    Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

    Prison Break Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco

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    Arrow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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    Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

    Band of Brothers Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

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    The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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    Chuck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    Chuck Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez

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    Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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

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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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

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    Homeland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    Homeland Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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    The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    The Blacklist James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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    Alias is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

    Alias Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly

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    Dexter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

    Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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    Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    Burn Notice Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

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    The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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

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    Human Target is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

    Human Target Mark Valley, Chi McBride, Jackie Earle Haley

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    Strike Back is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    Strike Back Sullivan Stapleton, Philip Winchester, Michelle Lukes

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    Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

    Xena: Warrior Princess Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi

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    Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

    Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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    Justified is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    Justified Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter

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    Dark Angel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

    Dark Angel Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, Richard Gunn

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    Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    Mission: Impossible Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

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    Firefly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    Firefly Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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    Lost is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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    NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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

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    Legend of the Seeker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    Legend of the Seeker Craig Horner, Bridget Regan, Bruce Spence

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    Hercules: The Legendary Journe... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith

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    Transporter: The Series is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    Transporter: The Series Chris Vance, François Berléand, Charly Hübner

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    Daniel Craig, Michael Gough, Efrem Zimbalist^! Jr.

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    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

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    Batman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    Batman Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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    Tyrant is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    Tyrant Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Ashraf Barhom

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    The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    The Incredible Hulk Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin

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    Lois & Clark: The New Adventur... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

    Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith

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    Revolution is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

    Revolution Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito

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    La Femme Nikita is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

    La Femme Nikita Peta Wilson, Don Francks, Eugene Robert Glazer

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    Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    Sleepy Hollow Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood

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    Walker, Texas Ranger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    Walker, Texas Ranger Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Sheree J. Wilson

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    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

    Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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    Terra Nova is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

    Terra Nova Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams

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    The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    The Avengers Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman

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    NCIS: New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    NCIS: New Orleans Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan

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    Covert Affairs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    Covert Affairs Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett

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    The Equalizer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    The Equalizer Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing

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    State of Affairs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    State of Affairs Katherine Heigl, Alfre Woodard, Adam Kaufman

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    The Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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

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    Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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

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    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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

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    The Green Hornet is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    The Green Hornet Van Williams, Bruce Lee, Wende Wagner

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    Sleeper Cell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    Sleeper Cell Sarah Shahi, Aaron Paul, Michael Ealy

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    Highlander: The Series is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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    Highlander: The Series Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Jim Byrnes

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