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The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows

Updated May 20, 2021 29.7k votes 4.1k voters 171.5k views139 items

List RulesVote up your favorite action-adventure series that have ever aired on television.

The best action-adventure shows take the chases and the conflicts on a journey. More than just great action, series that offer action-adventure involve mysteries to solve, places to go, and energetic storytelling between all the action scenes. The best action-adventure series ever shown on television keep the on the edge of their seat and caught up in the action (both story and whatever the characters are fighting next). If you’ve been looking for the best action-adventure to add some excitement to your TV nights, this list of the best action-adventure series of all time will help you figure out what needs to go into your queue.

The really good action-adventure often pack in the thrills to keep audiences attached. But, not all action-adventure shows are tense, other series are more free-wheeling and have light moments, such as Chuck, Xena, and even Buffy. If you’re interested in more serious action-adventure then Battlestar Galactica, 24, and Prison Break might be just what you’re looking for.

Which shows balance action and adventure the best? Vote up the best action-adventure shows, vote down the shows that don't match the energy.

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