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The very best action/adventure shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest in your face explosion shows also includes pictures from the shows when available (for example, if the internet is working... there will be a picture). You might also be interested in the best fantasy TV series and the best psychological thriller shows. Popular action/adventure TV shows tend to cause rabid fandom and debate amongst overly committed viewers about what the most entertaining action show of all time is. Don't let your favorite crazy car chase and gun fire 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 awesome space and/or earth cop television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

This is a list that features series like Star Trek, 24, Prison Break and other top rated action TV series so if you're looking for some new action TV shows to hunker down with your best bros and watch... this might be the list for you.
 

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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260 171
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
stew driscoll added Firefly Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

3
335 284
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

4
228 216
Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

5
225 234
Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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344 233
24 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
24 Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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229 179
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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151 86
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
LanaYoshii added Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

9
197 179
MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill

10
222 189
Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

11
272 194
Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Person of Interest Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman

12
234 154
Arrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

13
269 208
Fringe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

14
166 134
Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Stargate SG-1 Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping

15
85 63
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
MarioArley added The X-Files David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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194 185
Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Burn Notice Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

17
129 149
Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Mission: Impossible Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

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93 64
The Flash is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
LanaYoshii added The Flash Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

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115 60
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
LanaYoshii added The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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215 192
Lost is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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141 104
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

22
81 57
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
MarioArley added Daredevil Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll

23
80 46
Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
StaB added Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

24
162 156
Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

25
131 141
Hawaii Five-O is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Hawaii Five-O Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong

26
88 65
The 100 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
JVall14 added The 100 Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

27
122 136
Stargate Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Stargate Atlantis Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett

28
88 112
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
stew driscoll added The Avengers Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman

29
126 127
Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Star Trek: Enterprise Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock

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122 108
The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
The A-Team George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

31
118 104
Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Magnum, P.I. Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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64 57
Grimm is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
LanaYoshii added Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

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82 66
Batman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
slaft added Batman Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

34
150 126
Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Band of Brothers Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

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121 129
Angel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Angel David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

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167 144
Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Prison Break Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco

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48 54
Farscape is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
BryanBannister added Farscape Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe

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61 97
Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
amsmaia added Deadwood Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker

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89 106
The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
stew driscoll added The Fugitive William Conrad, Richard Anderson, David Janssen

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156 158
Smallville is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Smallville Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

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108 103
Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Xena: Warrior Princess Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi

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107 121
Charlie's Angels is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Charlie's Angels Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith

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87 109
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton

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96 97
The Rockford Files is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
The Rockford Files James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos

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62 69
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
slaft added Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil

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105 97
Chuck is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Chuck Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez

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92 98
Alias is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Alias Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly

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68 117
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108 90
Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Warehouse 13 Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek

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100 114
Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Star Trek: Voyager Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson