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The Best Action TV Shows In 2019

Updated January 10, 2020 1.8k votes 284 voters 19.1k views27 items

List RulesAny new or returning action television series that aired new episodes during the 2019 calendar year.

UPDATED: Check out The Best New Action TV Shows of 2020!

A really good action television series catches us up in its spell. This list looks at the best current television action series that that will be airing new episodes in 2019. The best action series in 2019 include dramas, superhero shows, and (of course) horror - because running from monsters definitely delivers the action. Which are the best new and returning action shows in 2019?

The best action series in 2019 include quite a few superhero shows, from returning series like Arrow to new live-action comic book TV shows such as Doom Patrol. Other great action series airing new episodes in 2019 include scary shows like The Walking Dead and The Passage - one about zombies, the other about vampires. But not all action comes at a supernatural price, several 2019 action series are also good ol' crime dramas. There are even action comedies with shows such as YouTube Premium's Wayne.

Which television action series are you going to watch in 2019? Keep the top of this list action-packed by voting up the best new and returning action TV shows to air in 2019. Then, check out the action shows airing in 2020.

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    Jack Ryan
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    Jack Ryan

    John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish
    Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Rookie
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    The Rookie

    Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson
    The Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Into the Badlands
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    Into the Badlands

    Daniel Wu, Orla Brady
    Into the Badlands (AMC, 2015) is an American TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Punisher
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    51

    The Punisher

    Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes

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    Hanna
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    38

    Hanna

    Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos
    Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Outlander
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    37

    Outlander

    Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan
    Outlander (Starz, 2014) is a historical drama television series developed by Ronald D. Moore,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Warrior
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    Warrior

    Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng
    Warrior (Cinemax, 2019) is an American action television series created by Jonathan Tropper... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Whiskey Cavalier
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    33

    Whiskey Cavalier

    Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan
    Whiskey Cavalier (ABC, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Dave Hemingson.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Walking Dead
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    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal
    The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Arrow
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    Arrow

    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy
    Arrow (The CW, 2012) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Flash
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    35

    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton
    The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    The Umbrella Academy
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    The Umbrella Academy

    Ellen Page, Tom Hopper
    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Boys
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    18

    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue
    The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Passage
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    24

    The Passage

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney
    The Passage (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series developed by Liz Heldens, based... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Treadstone
    17
    15

    Treadstone

    Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor
    Treadstone (USA, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the Bourne Film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Fear the Walking Dead
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    Fear the Walking Dead

    Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis
    Fear of the Walking Dead (AMC, 2015) is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Titans
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    Titans

    Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop
    Titans (DC Universe, 2018) is an American web television series developed by Akiva Goldsman,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Magnum, P.I.
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    26

    Magnum, P.I.

    Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks
    Magnum, P.I. (CBS, 2018) is an American crime drama series, and a remake of the 1980 series.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Doctor Who
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    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant
    Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The 100
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    The 100

    Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco
    The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Jett
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    Jett

    Carla Gugino, Giancarlo Esposito
    Jett (Cinemax, 2019) is an American action drama television series created by Sebastian... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Wayne
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    25

    Wayne

    Mark McKenna, Ciara Bravo
    Wayne (YouTube Premium, 2019) is an American action comedy web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Supergirl
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    Supergirl

    Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks
    Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Doom Patrol
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    Doom Patrol

    April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero
    Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Cloak & Dagger
    14
    32

    Cloak & Dagger

    Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph
    Cloak & Dagger (Freeform, 2018) is an American cable television series created by Joe Pokaski,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button