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

The very best action shows on television, ranked from best to worst. Popular action TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so what do you think is the most entertaining action show of all time is. Trust us, it's debated.  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.

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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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24 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
24 Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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285 144
Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Prison Break Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco

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99 60
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
MarioArley added Daredevil Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Mazen Nasser added The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
crazyvamp added The Flash Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

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Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
MarioArley added Burn Notice Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

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101 89
The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Mazen Nasser added The Blacklist James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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112 103
Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Band of Brothers Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

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116 110
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

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53 43
Lost is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
MarioArley added Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Chuck Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez

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101 97
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
The A-Team George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

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Mazen Nasser added Strike Back Sullivan Stapleton, Philip Winchester, Michelle Lukes

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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
95hvj added Vikings Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgård

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84 90
Alias is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Alias Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly

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63 66
Homeland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Mazen Nasser added Homeland Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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38 36
NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
MarioArley added NCIS: Los Angeles Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

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36 35
Gotham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
MarioArley added Gotham Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue

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54 60
Justified is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Justified Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter

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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Moonpie66 added Firefly Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
The Incredible Hulk Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin

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28 29
Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Moonpie66 added Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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Walker, Texas Ranger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Walker, Texas Ranger Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Sheree J. Wilson

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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
95hvj added Blindspot Kelly P. Williams, Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander

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7 2
Banshee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
95hvj added Banshee Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Batman Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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9 5
Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
MTahmisian added Hawaii Five-0 Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
95hvj added Jessica Jones Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville

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39 47
Hercules: The Legendary Journe... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith

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51 64
Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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59 75
Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Xena: Warrior Princess Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi

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The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Greer Baudreau added The Fugitive William Conrad, Richard Anderson, David Janssen

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The Lone Ranger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
The Lone Ranger Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart

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64 84
Human Target is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Human Target Mark Valley, Chi McBride, Jackie Earle Haley

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24 29
The Six Million Dollar Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
The Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks

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37 47
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

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36 46
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventur... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith

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48 65
Dark Angel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Dark Angel Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, Richard Gunn

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Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
95hvj added Iron Fist Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham

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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
95hvj added Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris

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The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
95hvj added The Defenders

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The Unit is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Rebecca Thomas added The Unit Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson

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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil

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Zorro is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Zorro Daniel Craig, Michael Gough, Efrem Zimbalist^! Jr.

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23 33
Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
Greer Baudreau added Mission: Impossible Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

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Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action TV Shows Of All Time
95hvj added Luke Cage Mahershala Ali, Mike Colter, Frankie Faison