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These are the best 1970s Action TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The legendary, great 70s action shows were genre defining, and the mark of  truly good 1970s action shows was the shows lasting impact on the cultural zeitgeist. Fun fact, a few of the greatest 1970s action TV series were even based on books and comics.

What shows will you find on this top 1970s action TV shows list? Charlie's Angels was one of the most popular action series of the decade. This girl-power crime drama had all the action and all the fashion that viewers were craving. Wonder Woman is another great female-led action TV series from the 1970s.

Dr. Who is one of the longest running series of all time and it was quite popular in the 1970s. The Third and Fourth Doctor, played by Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker respectfully, were featured during the 70s. Other good shows on this list of the greatest 1970s action TV series include The Incredible Hulk, Thunderbirds and The Mod Squad.

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The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
The Incredible Hulk Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin

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The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
The Dukes of Hazzard Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach

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Starsky and Hutch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
Starsky and Hutch David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas

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Charlie's Angels is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
Charlie's Angels Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith

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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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Fantasy Island is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
Fantasy Island Malcolm McDowell, M├Ądchen Amick, Sylvia Sidney

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Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
Bonanza Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
Mission: Impossible Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

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Thunderbirds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
Thunderbirds Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley

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Space: 1999 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
Space: 1999 Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll

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Hawaii Five-O is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
Hawaii Five-O Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong

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The Streets of San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
The Streets of San Francisco Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Reuben Collins

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Gunsmoke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
Gunsmoke James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

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Alias Smith and Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
Alias Smith and Jones Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel

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The Persuaders! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
The Persuaders! Roger Moore, Tony Curtis, Laurence Naismith

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Ironside is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
Ironside Bruce Lee, Raymond Burr, Don Galloway

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Adam-12 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
Adam-12 Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Shaaron Claridge

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Mannix is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
Mannix Robert Reed, Mike Connors, Nancy Kovack

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Land of the Lost is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
Land of the Lost Wesley Eure, Kathy Coleman, Phillip Paley

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S.W.A.T. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
S.W.A.T. Steve Forrest, Robert Urich, Rod Perry

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The Mod Squad is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
The Mod Squad Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton

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Daniel Boone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
Daniel Boone Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton

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Alice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1970s Action TV Series
Alice Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback