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List Rules Shows 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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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
buzzy added Firefly Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk Firefly is an American space western science fiction drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive ...more

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Ben 10 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Ben 10 Tara Strong, Paul Eiding, Meagan Smith Ben 10 is an American animated series created by Man of Action, and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The series is about a 10-year-old boy named Ben Tennyson who gets a watch-like alien ...more

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber Battlestar Galactica is an American military science fiction television series, and part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise. The show was developed by Ronald D. Moore and executive produced ...more

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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
buzzy added Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of ...more

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Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Adventure Time Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of Finn, a human boy, and his best friend and adoptive ...more

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Doctor Who 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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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
buzzy added Game of Thrones Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more

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Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Avatar: The Last Airbender Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which ...more

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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
buzzy added Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry twenty-one years after the original Star Trek series debuted in 1966. Roddenberry, ...more

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Lost is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
buzzy added Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia Lost is an American television drama series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 ...more

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Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Samurai Jack Phil LaMarr, Mako, Kevin Michael Richardson Samurai Jack is an American animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series follows Jack, a time-displaced samurai warrior prince, in his singular quest ...more

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Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Xena: Warrior Princess Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi Xena: Warrior Princess is an American/New Zealand television series filmed in New Zealand. The series aired in syndication from September 4, 1995, until June 18, 2001. The series was created in ...more

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Hercules: The Legendary Journe... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
CosmicCastaway added Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is an American/New Zealander television series filmed in New Zealand. It was produced from January 16, 1995 to November 22, 1999, and was very loosely based on ...more

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Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Batman: The Animated Series Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on the Fox Network ...more

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DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
DuckTales Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern DuckTales is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation. It premiered on September 18, 1987 and ended on November 28, 1990 with a total of four seasons and ...more

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Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Dexter's Laboratory Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network, and the first of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series ...more

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Relic Hunter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
CosmicCastaway added Relic Hunter Tia Carrere, Christien Anholt, Lindy Booth Relic Hunter is an anglophone Canadian television series, starring Tia Carrere and Christien Anholt. Actress Lindy Booth starred for the first two seasons; Tanja Reichert replaced her for the ...more

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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas Dexter is an American television drama series. Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for Miami Metro Police Department who also leads a secret life ...more

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
buzzy added The Avengers Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman The Avengers is a spy-fi British television series created in the 1960s. The Avengers initially focused on Dr. David Keel and his assistant John Steed. Hendry left after the first series and ...more

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Outlander 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

The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time

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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill MacGyver is an American action-adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff. Henry Winkler and John Rich were the executive producers. The show ran for seven seasons on ABC in the ...more

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Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Batman Beyond Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Lauren Tom Batman Beyond is an American animated television series created by Warner Bros. Animation in collaboration with DC Comics as a continuation of the Batman legacy. Depicting a teenaged Batman in a ...more

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Darkwing Duck is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Darkwing Duck Jim Cummings, Terence McGovern, Christine Cavanaugh Darkwing Duck is an American animated action-adventure television series produced by The Walt Disney Company that first ran from 1991 to 1992 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney ...more

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Adventures of Sonic the Hedgeh... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Jaleel White, Long John Baldry, Garry Chalk Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated series produced by DiC Animation City and Bohbot Entertainment based on the SEGA video game franchise Sonic the Hedgehog. It was first ...more

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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
buzzy added Lost in Space Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard Lost in Space is an American science fiction television series created and produced by Irwin Allen, filmed by 20th Century Fox Television, and broadcast on CBS. The show ran for three seasons, ...more

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Automan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Automan Desi Arnaz Jr., Chuck Wagner, Heather McNair Automan is an American science fiction superhero television series produced by Glen A. Larson. It aired for only 12 episodes on ABC between 1983 and 1984.

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Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Get Smart Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt Get Smart is an American comedy television series that satirizes the secret agent genre. Created by Mel Brooks with Buck Henry, the show stars Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, and Edward Platt. Henry ...more

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Jonny Quest is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Jonny Quest Mike Road, Tim Matheson, Don Messick Jonny Quest is an American animated science fiction adventure television series about a boy who accompanies his scientist father on extraordinary adventures. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera ...more

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Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is an animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. Created by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove, it featured the established Disney characters ...more

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The Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
buzzy added The Wild Wild West Agnes Moorehead, Robert Conrad, Ross Martin The Wild Wild West is an American television series that ran on CBS for four seasons from September 17, 1965 to April 4, 1969. Two television movies were made with the original cast in 1979 and ...more

The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015

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Di-Gata Defenders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Di-Gata Defenders Stephanie Beard, Dan Petronijevic, Ron Rubin Di-Gata Defenders is a Canadian action/adventure, science fiction, fantasy animated series created by Greg Collinson with Nerd Studios and Nelvana Entertainment. In North America, the show has ...more

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Buck Rogers in the 25th Centur... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Silla Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is an American science fiction adventure television series produced by Universal Studios. The series ran for two seasons between 1979–1981, and the feature-length ...more

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Spider-Man Larry D. Mann, Len Carlson, Chris Wiggins Spider-Man was an American animated television series that aired from September 9, 1967, to June 14, 1970. It was the first animated adaptation of the Spider-Man comic book series, created by ...more

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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Back to the Future David Kaufman, Dan Castellaneta, Bill Nye Back to the Future is an animated series for television based on the Back to the Future trilogy of feature films. The series lasted two seasons, each featuring 13 episodes, and ran on CBS from ...more

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The Young Indiana Jones Chroni... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Sean Patrick Flanery, George Hall, Corey Carrier The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 4, 1992, to July 24, 1993. Filming took place in various locations around Wilmington, North ...more

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Jack of All Trades is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Jack of All Trades Bruce Campbell, Angela Marie Dotchin, Stuart Devenie Jack of All Trades is a half-hour-long syndicated action-comedy television series which ran for two seasons in 2000. With Cleopatra 2525, it formed the Back2Back Action Hour and both shows were ...more

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Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Danny Phantom David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins Danny Phantom is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon, produced by Billionfold Studios. It was distributed by Nelvana, a Canadian animation company. ...more

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Captain N: The Game Master is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Captain N: The Game Master Garry Chalk, Michael Donovan, Doc Harris Captain N: The Game Master is a American-Canadian joint-venture animated television series that aired on television from 1989 to 1991 as part of the Saturday morning cartoon lineup on NBC. The ...more

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CHiPs is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
CHiPs Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by MGM Studios that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to July 17, 1983. CHiPs followed the lives of two motorcycle police ...more

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Kung Fu is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Kung Fu David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera Kung Fu is an American action-adventure martial arts western drama television series starring David Carradine. The series aired on ABC from October 1972 to April 1975 for a total of 63 episodes. ...more

The Best 1990s Adventure TV Series

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The Adventures of Brisco Count... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Bruce Campbell, Julius Carry, Christian Clemenson The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., often referred to as just Brisco or Brisco County, is an American Western/science fiction television series created by Jeffrey Boam and Carlton Cuse. It ran ...more

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Here Come the Brides is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
buzzy added Here Come the Brides Bruce Lee, Joan Blondell, David Soul Here Come the Brides is an American comedy Western series from Screen Gems that aired on the ABC television network from September 25, 1968 to April 3, 1970. The series was loosely based upon ...more

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Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Courage the Cowardly Dog Thea White, Marty Grabstein, Simon Prebble Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network, and the ninth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. It follows ...more

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Action League Now! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Action League Now! Veronica Alicino, Robyn Carlsson, Alyssa Grahm Action League Now! is a stop motion children's television series that was originally part of All That and then KaBlam! on Nickelodeon, and was later spun off into its own show. It was made using ...more

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Due South is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Due South Leslie Nielsen, Callum Keith Rennie, Paul Gross Due South is a Canadian crime drama series with elements of comedy. The series was created by Paul Haggis, produced by Alliance Communications, and stars Paul Gross, David Marciano, Gordon ...more

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A Pup Named Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Christina Lange A Pup Named Scooby-Doo is the eighth incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo. This spin-off of the original show was created by Tom Ruegger and premiered on ...more

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Alias Smith and Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Alias Smith and Jones Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel Alias Smith and Jones is an American Western series that originally aired on ABC from January 1971 to January 1973. It stars Pete Duel as Hannibal Heyes and Ben Murphy as Jedediah ...more

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Continuum is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Continuum Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lobo, Victor Webster Continuum is a Canadian science fiction series created by Simon Barry and produced by Reunion Pictures Inc., Boy Meets Girl Film Company, and GK-TV. The series centers on the conflict between a ...more