TV 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.
 
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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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Prison Break Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
MarioArley added Daredevil Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
crazyvamp added The Flash Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Mazen Nasser added The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
MarioArley added Burn Notice Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Band of Brothers Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Chuck Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Mazen Nasser added The Blacklist James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

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The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
The A-Team George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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42 39
Lost is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
MarioArley added Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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Alias is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Alias Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly

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Mazen Nasser added Strike Back Sullivan Stapleton, Philip Winchester, Michelle Lukes

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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
MarioArley added Gotham Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue

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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
MarioArley added NCIS: Los Angeles Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Mazen Nasser added Homeland Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Batman Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Moonpie66 added Firefly Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 23 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) 24 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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Human Target is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Human Target Mark Valley, Chi McBride, Jackie Earle Haley

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Justified is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Justified Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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Hercules: The Legendary Journe... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith

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The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Greer Baudreau added The Fugitive William Conrad, Richard Anderson, David Janssen

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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
MTahmisian added Hawaii Five-0 Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventur... is listed (or ranked) 31 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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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 32 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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Walker, Texas Ranger is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Walker, Texas Ranger Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Sheree J. Wilson

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Dark Angel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Dark Angel Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, Richard Gunn

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Damodhar Aileni added Supergirl Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh

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The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
The Incredible Hulk Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin

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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Moonpie66 added Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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The Lone Ranger is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
The Lone Ranger Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart

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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil

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Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Greer Baudreau added Mission: Impossible Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

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Zorro is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Zorro Daniel Craig, Michael Gough, Efrem Zimbalist^! Jr.

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The Six Million Dollar Man is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
The Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks

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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Charmed Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause

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The Unit is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Rebecca Thomas added The Unit Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
The Avengers Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman

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Highlander: The Series is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Highlander: The Series Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Jim Byrnes

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Terra Nova is listed (or ranked) 47 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 Equalizer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
The Equalizer Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll

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24 41
La Femme Nikita is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
La Femme Nikita Peta Wilson, Don Francks, Eugene Robert Glazer