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The Best Action TV Shows In 2019  

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

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.

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger
Into the Badlands (AMC, 2015) is an American TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world approximately 500 years after an event that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more
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Jack Ryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish, Mena Massoud
Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, based on the character created by Tom Clancy. When CIA analyst Jack Ryan (John ...more
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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach
Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Steve Lightfoot. Former Force Recon officer Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), known throughout New ...more
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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman
Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011 film of the same name. The story follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl, Hanna (Esme ...more
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Warrior is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng, Jason Tobin
Warrior (Cinemax, 2019) is an American action television series created by Jonathan Tropper and Justin Lin. In late 1800s San Francisco during the Tong Wars, a martial arts prodigy from China ...more
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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies
Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Created by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Left Bank ...more
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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell
Arrow is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. Five years after being stranded on a hostile ...more
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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies
The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more
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The Rookie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson, Eric Winter
The Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley, based on true events. With dreams of being a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department, ...more
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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more
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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker
The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. CSI Barry Allen (Grant ...more
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The Passage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza
The Passage (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series developed by Liz Heldens, based on the novels by Justin Cronin. When a botched U.S. government experiment turns a group of death ...more
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The Boys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue, Erin Moriarty
The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick ...more
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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane
This show is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson. A dysfunctional, blended family must reinvent themselves by learning new ...more
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Pandora is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Priscilla Quintana, Ben Radcliffe, Raechelle Banno
Pandora (The CW, 2019) is an American science fiction action television series. Set in the year 2199, a young woman (Priscilla Quintana) who has lost everything finds a new life at Earth's Space ...more
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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith
Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more
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Titans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft
Titans (2018) is an American web television series developed by Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter, based on the DC Comics superhero team. Led by Batman's former ...more
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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell
The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more
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Doom Patrol is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero, Joivan Wade
Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on the DC Comics superhero team. Led by Dr. Niles Caulder (Timothy Dalton), the Doom Patrol – ...more
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Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton
Magnum, P.I. (CBS, 2018) is an American crime drama series, and a remake of the 1980 series. An ex-Navy SEAL (Jay Hernandez) returns home from Afghanistan and uses his military skills to become ...more
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Wayne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Mark McKenna, Ciara Bravo, Joshua J. Williams
Wayne (YouTube Premium, 2019) is an American action comedy web television series created by Shawn Simmons. Teenager Wayne (Mark McKenna) sets out on a dirt bike with his new crush Del (Ciara ...more
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Whiskey Cavalier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan, Ana Ortiz
Whiskey Cavalier (ABC, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Dave Hemingson. Following an emotional break-up, FBI agent Will Chase (Scott Foley) is assigned to work with CIA ...more
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Cloak & Dagger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth
Cloak & Dagger (Freeform, 2018) is an American cable television series created by Joe Pokaski, based on the Marvel Comics characters. Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey ...more
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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill
DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. Intending to stop ...more
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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action TV Shows In 2019
Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh
Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more