The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time

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List Criteria: Shows near the top must be only the best TV series.

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!

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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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    Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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    Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco

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    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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    Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

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    Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez

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    James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

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    Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

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    Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly

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    Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

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

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    Sullivan Stapleton, Philip Winchester, Michelle Lukes

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    Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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    Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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    Mark Valley, Chi McBride, Jackie Earle Haley

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    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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    George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

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    Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi

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    Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter

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    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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    Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, Richard Gunn

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    Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

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    Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

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    Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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    Craig Horner, Bridget Regan, Bruce Spence

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    Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith

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    Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll

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    Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

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    Chris Vance, François Berléand, Charly Hübner

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    Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Ashraf Barhom

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    Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams

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

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    Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood

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    Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue

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    Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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    Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin

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    Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman

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    Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito

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    Frankie Boyle, Miranda Hart, Adam Buxton

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    Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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    Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Sheree J. Wilson

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    Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith

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    Peta Wilson, Don Francks, Eugene Robert Glazer

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    Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing

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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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    Agnes Moorehead, Robert Conrad, Ross Martin

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    Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll

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