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The Best Adventure TV Shows

Updated January 13, 2021 3.5k votes 379 voters 29.2k views143 items

List RulesShows near the top must be only the best Adventure TV series.

The very best adventure shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest adventure shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular adventure TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining adventure show of all time is. Don't let your favorite adventure 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 adventure television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

This list includes Battlestar Galactica, LOST, and more shows.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best adventure show of all time?" and "What are the greatest adventure shows?"
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  • Battlestar Galactica1
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    Battlestar Galactica

    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell

    Premiered2004

    Battlestar Galactica (Sc-Fi, 2004) is an American military science fiction television series...  more
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  • Star Trek: The Original Series2
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    Star Trek: The Original Series

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

    Premiered1966

    Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that...  more
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  • Firefly3
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    Firefly

    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres

    Premiered2002

    Firefly is an American space western science fiction drama television series created by writer...  more
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  • Ben 104
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    Ben 10

    Tara Strong, Paul Eiding

    Premiered2005

    Ben 10 (Cartoon Network, 2005), retroactively known as Ben 10 Classic, is an American animated...  more
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    24

    Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub

    Premiered2001

    24 (Fox, 2001) is an American drama television series created by Joel Surnow and Robert...  more
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  • MacGyver6
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    MacGyver

    Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar

    Premiered1985

    MacGyver is an American action-adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff. Henry...  more
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  • Avatar: The Last Airbender7
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    Avatar: The Last Airbender

    Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker

    Premiered2005

    Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American television series that aired for three seasons on...  more
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  • Batman: The Animated Series8
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    Batman: The Animated Series

    Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester

    Premiered1992

    Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics...  more
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  • Game of Thrones9
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    Game of Thrones

    Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey

    Premiered2011

    Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David...  more
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  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys10
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    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

    Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst

    Premiered1995

    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is an American/New Zealander television series filmed in New...  more
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  • Kung Fu11
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    Kung Fu

    David Carradine, Keye Luke

    Premiered1972

    Kung Fu is an American action-adventure martial arts western drama television series starring...  more
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  • Doctor Who12
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    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Premiered1963

    Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman,...  more
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  • Justice League13
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    Justice League

    Carl Lumbly, George Newbern

    Premiered2001

    Justice League is an American animated television series which ran from 2001 to 2004 on...  more
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  • Star Trek: The Next Generation14
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation

    Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner

    Premiered1987

    Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by...  more
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  • Band of Brothers15
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    Band of Brothers

    Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis

    Premiered2001

    Band of Brothers is a 2001 American WWII drama miniseries based on historian Stephen E....  more
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  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer16
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan

    Premiered1997

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The WB, 1997) is an American supernatural drama television series...  more
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  • Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers17
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    Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers

    Corey Burton, Peter Cullen

    Premiered1989

    Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is an animated television series produced by Walt Disney...  more
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  • Teen Titans18
    12
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    Teen Titans

    Hynden Walch, Scott Menville

    Premiered2002

    Teen Titans is an American TV show based on the DC Comics characters of the same name, that...  more
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  • Young Justice19
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    Young Justice

    Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney

    Premiered2010

    Young Justice is an American animated television series created by Brandon Vietti and Greg...  more
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  • Xena: Warrior Princess20
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    Xena: Warrior Princess

    Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor

    Premiered1995

    Xena: Warrior Princess is an American/New Zealand television series filmed in New Zealand. The...  more
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  • Superman: The Animated Series21
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    Superman: The Animated Series

    Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna

    Premiered1996

    Superman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics...  more
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    The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

    Bruce Campbell, Julius Carry

    Premiered1993

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  • The Avengers23
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    The Avengers

    Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg

    Premiered1961

    The Avengers is a spy-fi British television series created in the 1960s. The Avengers...  more
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    Relic Hunter

    Tia Carrere, Christien Anholt

    Premiered1999

    Relic Hunter is an anglophone Canadian television series, starring Tia Carrere and Christien...  more
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  • DuckTales25
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    DuckTales

    Alan Young, Russi Taylor

    Premiered1987

    DuckTales is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation....  more
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