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The Best Action TV Shows in 2020

Updated January 12, 2021 5.0k votes 1.0k voters 75.2k views48 items

List RulesAny action television series that aired new episodes during the 2020 calendar year.

UPDATED: Check out the Action TV Shows airing new episodes in 2021!

This list looks at the best current television action series that that will be airing new episodes in 2020. The best action series in 2020 include dramas, horror, superhero shows, spy thrillers, and even a fast-paced time travel. Which are the best new and returning action shows in 2020?

A really good action television series catches us up in its spell and shows like The Walking Dead have kept us on the edge of our seats for ten years, though newer shows such as Jack Ryan are just as action-packed. Superhero shows and comic book TV series are both big parts of the best action series in 2020, including series such as The Flash and The Boys. Other great action series airing new episodes in 2020 include action sci-fi shows like The Expanse and Doctor Who. But not all action comes at a nerdy genre price, several 2020 action series are also good ol' crime dramas, like Blue Bloods and Hawaii Five-0.

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

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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
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    59

    Warrior

    Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng
    Warrior (Cinemax, 2019) is an American action television series created by Jonathan Tropper...  more
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    65

    The Blacklist

    James Spader, Megan Boone
    The Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon...  more
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    66

    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue
    The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by...  more
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    93

    Money Heist

    Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño
    Money Heist (Antena 3/Netflix, 2017) is a Spanish heist television series created by Álex...  more
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    72

    Treadstone

    Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor
    Treadstone (USA, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the Bourne Film...  more
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    64

    SEAL Team

    David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot
    SEAL Team (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series created by Ben Cavell. The drama follows the...  more
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    57

    The Last Kingdom

    Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson
    The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based...  more
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    70

    SWAT

    Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman
    S.W.A.T. (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series based on the 1975 series of the same name...  more
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    12

    Gangs of London

    Ray Panthaki, Joe Cole
    Gangs of London (Sky, 2020) is a British action–crime drama television series. When the head...  more
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    53

    Condor

    Max Irons, Brendan Fraser
    Condor (Audience, 2018) is an American television series created by Todd Katzburg and Jason...  more
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    Hawaii Five-0

    Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman
    Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, 2010) is an American police procedural drama television series and a...  more
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    53

    The Rookie

    Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson
    The Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley,...  more
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    50
    34

    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
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    69
    57

    Queen of the South

    Alice Braga, Justina Machado
    Queen of the South (USA, 2016) is an American television drama series adapted from the...  more
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    31
    15

    Tehran

    Niv Sultan, Shaun Toub
    Tehran (Apple TV+, 2020) is an Israeli drama thriller television series created by Dana Eden,...  more
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    82

    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal
    The Walking Dead (AMC, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series...  more
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    52
    40

    The Expanse

    Thomas Jane, Steven Strait
    The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark...  more
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    79

    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton
    The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg...  more
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    59
    51

    Watchmen

    Regina King, Don Johnson
    Watchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof and...  more
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    58

    Chicago P.D.

    Jason Beghe, Jon Seda
    Chicago P.D. (NBC, 2014) is an American police procedural drama television series created by...  more
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    8

    The Fugitive

    Kiefer Sutherland, Boyd Holbrook
    The Fugitive (Quibi, 2020) is an American drama web television series directed by Stephen...  more
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    12

    Almost Paradise

    Christian Kane, Samantha Richelle
    Almost Paradise is an American crime drama television series. Despite his best efforts to...  more
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    MacGyver

    Lucas Till, George Eads
    MacGyver (CBS, 2016) is an American action-adventure television series developed by Peter M....  more
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    9-1-1

    Angela Bassett, Connie Britton
    9-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and...  more