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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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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
buzzy added 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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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
buzzy added 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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buzzy added Outlander
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Hercules: The Legendary Journe... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
CosmicCastaway added 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) 7 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
buzzy added 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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Batman: The Animated Series 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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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 10 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 Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added 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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Justice League is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Carl Lumbly, George Newbern, Phil LaMarr
Justice League is an American animated television series which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. It is part of the DC animated universe. The show was produced by Warner Bros. Animation. ...more
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Young Justice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added 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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Justice League: Gods and Monst... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles Tara Strong, Josh Keaton
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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 16 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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The World's Greatest Super Fri... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added 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) 18 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Tress MacNeille, Michael Bell, Alan Oppenheimer
Superman is a 1988 American animated Saturday morning television series produced by Ruby-Spears Productions for Warner Bros. Television that aired on CBS featuring the DC Comics superhero of the ...more
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Automan is listed (or ranked) 19 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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The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Superman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna, Dana Delany
Superman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics flagship character, Superman. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on The ...more
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Lost is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
buzzy added 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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The All-New Super Friends Hour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Casey Kasem, Ted Knight, Ted Cassidy
The All-New Super Friends Hour is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from September 10, 1977, to September 2, 1978, on ABC. It was produced by ...more
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Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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The Super Powers Team: Galacti... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Casey Kasem, Adam West, Frank Welker
The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 1985 to 1986. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera and is based on the ...more