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The Best Action TV Shows in 2020

Updated October 1, 2020 3.8k votes 673 voters 52.2k views47 items

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

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
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    78

    Jack Ryan

    John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish

    Genres (Tv)Action, Thriller, Drama

    Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and... more on Wikipedia
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    Money Heist
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    71

    Money Heist

    Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama

    Money Heist (Antena 3, 2017) is a Spanish heist television series created by Álex Pina. A... more on Wikipedia
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    Warrior
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    45

    Warrior

    Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama

    Warrior (Cinemax, 2019) is an American action television series created by Jonathan Tropper... more on Wikipedia
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    The Blacklist
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    54

    The Blacklist

    James Spader, Megan Boone

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Action, Thriller, Mystery

    The Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon... more on Wikipedia
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    The Boys
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    50

    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Drama, Action

    The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by... more on Wikipedia
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    Treadstone
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    64

    Treadstone

    Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama

    Treadstone (USA, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the Bourne Film... more on Wikipedia
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    SEAL Team
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    55

    SEAL Team

    David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    SEAL Team (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series created by Ben Cavell. The drama follows the... more on Wikipedia
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    SWAT
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    61

    SWAT

    Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    S.W.A.T. (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series based on the 1975 series of the same name.... more on Wikipedia
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    Condor
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    45

    Condor

    Max Irons, Brendan Fraser

    Genres (Tv)Thriller

    Condor (Audience, 2018) is an American television series created by Todd Katzburg and Jason... more on Wikipedia
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    The Last Kingdom
    71
    47

    The Last Kingdom

    Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama

    The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based... more on Wikipedia
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    Hawaii Five-0
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    51

    Hawaii Five-0

    Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Adventure film

    Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, 2010) is an American police procedural drama television series and a... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Gangs of London
    21
    5

    Gangs of London

    Ray Panthaki, Joe Cole

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Action, Crime

    Gangs of London (Sky, 2020) is a British action–crime drama television series. When the head... more on Wikipedia
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    The Rookie
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    47

    The Rookie

    Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama, Comedy, Police procedural

    The Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley,... more on Wikipedia
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    Almost Paradise
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    7

    Almost Paradise

    Christian Kane, Samantha Richelle

    Genres (Tv)Crime Drama, Action

    Almost Paradise is an American crime drama television series. Despite his best efforts to... more on Wikipedia
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    Chicago P.D.
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    Chicago P.D.

    Jason Beghe, Jon Seda

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama

    Chicago P.D. (NBC, 2014) is an American police procedural drama television series created by... more on Wikipedia
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    The Walking Dead
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    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal

    Genres (Tv)Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Suspense, Drama

    The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series... more on Wikipedia
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    Tehran
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    7

    Tehran

    Niv Sultan, Shaun Toub

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller

    Tehran (Apple TV+, 2020) is an Israeli drama thriller television series created by Dana Eden,... more on Wikipedia
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    Queen of the South
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    Queen of the South

    Alice Braga, Justina Machado

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Queen of the South (USA, 2016) is an American television drama series adapted from the... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Watchmen
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    40

    Watchmen

    Regina King, Don Johnson

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Superhero, Action, Mystery

    Watchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof, based... more on Wikipedia
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    Magnum, P.I.
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    30

    Magnum, P.I.

    Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    Magnum, P.I. (CBS, 2018) is an American crime drama series, and a remake of the 1980 series.... more on Wikipedia
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    Blue Bloods
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    Blue Bloods

    Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Crime, Drama, Adventure film

    Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama series shown on CBS in the United States... more on Wikipedia
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    The Fugitive
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    4

    The Fugitive

    Kiefer Sutherland, Boyd Holbrook

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Crime

    The Fugitive (Quibi, 2020) is an American drama web television series directed by Stephen... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Southern Survival
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    2

    Southern Survival

    Mikki Montgomery, Steve Jordan

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Reality

    Southern Survival (Netflix, 2020) is an American documentary television series. Follow a crew... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    The Flash
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    78

    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action, Sci-fi, Drama

    The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg... more on Wikipedia
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    9-1-1
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    9-1-1

    Angela Bassett, Connie Britton

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    9-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and... more on Wikipedia