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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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284 188
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

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351 300
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
237 237
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

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233 254
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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190 98
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
LanaYoshii added Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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352 252
24 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
24 Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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243 196
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

9
202 191
MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill

10
283 203
Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Person of Interest Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman

11
229 200
Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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252 166
Arrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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277 219
Fringe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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172 143
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

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97 72
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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136 71
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 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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199 191
Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Burn Notice Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

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226 197
Lost is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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105 74
The Flash is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
LanaYoshii added The Flash Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

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92 60
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
MarioArley added Daredevil Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll

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132 155
Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Mission: Impossible Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

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97 51
Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
StaB added Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

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152 109
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

24
105 68
The 100 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
JVall14 added The 100 Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

25
170 158
Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

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133 147
Hawaii Five-O is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Hawaii Five-O Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong

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133 131
Angel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Angel David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

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126 140
Stargate Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Stargate Atlantis Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett

29
126 111
The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
The A-Team George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

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68 60
Grimm is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
LanaYoshii added Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

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88 117
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
stew driscoll added The Avengers Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman

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127 133
Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Star Trek: Enterprise Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock

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155 130
Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Band of Brothers Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

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166 160
Smallville is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Smallville Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

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174 147
Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Prison Break Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco

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118 110
Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Magnum, P.I. Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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82 70
Batman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
slaft added Batman Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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63 100
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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50 57
Farscape is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
BryanBannister added Farscape Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe

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112 105
Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Xena: Warrior Princess Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi

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90 109
The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
stew driscoll added The Fugitive William Conrad, Richard Anderson, David Janssen

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108 123
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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87 114
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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63 71
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
slaft added Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil

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96 100
The Rockford Files is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
The Rockford Files James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos

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108 99
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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95 100
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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69 119
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40 44
Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
MarioArley added Sleepy Hollow Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood

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111 93
Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows
Warehouse 13 Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek