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The Best Adventure TV Shows 

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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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Star Trek: The Original ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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) 4 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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Hercules: The Legendary ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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: The Animated Ser... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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Avatar: The Last Airbend... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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Justice League is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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Carl Lumbly, George Newbern, Phil LaMarr
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters
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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The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach
The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that aired on the CBS television network from January 26, 1979 to February 8, 1985. The series was inspired by the 1975 film Moonrunners, ...more

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Kung Fu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rang... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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Justice League Unlimited... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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Antoine M. Dillard, Natasha L. Dillard
Justice League Unlimited was an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation and aired on Cartoon Network. Featuring a wide array of superheroes from the DC Comics ...more

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Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes
Teen Titans is an American TV show based on the DC Comics characters of the same name, that premiered on Cartoon Network and The WB in 2003. It is based primarily on the run of stories by Marv ...more

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Young Justice is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney, Nolan North
Young Justice is an American animated television series created by Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman for Cartoon Network. Despite its title, it is not a direct adaptation of Peter David, Todd ...more

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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston
Band of Brothers is a 2001 American WWII drama miniseries based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's 1992 non-fiction book of the same name. The executive producers were Steven Spielberg and Tom ...more

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Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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Justice League: Gods and... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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Tara Strong, Josh Keaton
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Automan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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24 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard
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The World's Greatest Sup... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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Casey Kasem, Michael Bell, Olan Soule
The World's Greatest Superfriends is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from September 22, 1979 to September 27, 1980 on ABC. It was produced by ...more
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Superman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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Tress MacNeille, Michael Bell, Alan Oppenheimer
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