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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 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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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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Ben 10 is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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) 6 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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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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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
buzzy added 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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Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 12 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 Airbender is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Lost is listed (or ranked) 14 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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DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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The All-New Super Friends Hour is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Super Friends: The Legendary S... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Casey Kasem, Adam West, Frank Welker Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 1984 to 1985 on ABC. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera and is ...more

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Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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 World's Greatest Super Fri... is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Hercules: The Legendary Journe... is listed (or ranked) 23 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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The Super Powers Team: Galacti... is listed (or ranked) 24 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

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Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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Darkwing Duck is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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Kung Fu is listed (or ranked) 27 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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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
buzzy added 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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The Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
buzzy added 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

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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
buzzy added 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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Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 31 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 is listed (or ranked) 32 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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Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added 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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Batman: The Brave and the Bold is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio, James Arnold Taylor Batman: The Brave and the Bold is an American animated television series based in part on the DC Comics series The Brave and the Bold which features two or more super heroes coming together to ...more

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Static Shock is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden, Kevin Michael Richardson Static Shock is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It is part of the DC animated universe. It was animated at the Slightly Offbeat Productions Studios in ...more

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Justice League Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 36 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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Young Justice is listed (or ranked) 37 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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Vixen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Megalyn Echikunwoke, Stephen Amell, Grant Gustin

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Justice League: Gods and Monst... is listed (or ranked) 39 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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Superman is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Justice League Action is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Gilbert Gottfried Justice League Action (Cartoon Network, 2016) is an upcoming American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name. It features the adventures of Superman, ...more

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Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Sherry Alberoni, Norman Alden, Danny Dark Super Friends is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes, which ran from 1973 to 1986 on ABC as part of its Saturday morning cartoon lineup. It was produced by ...more

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Superman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 43 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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Legion of Super Heroes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Wil Wheaton, Kari Wahlgren, Yuri Lowenthal Legion of Super Heroes is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation that debuted on September 23, 2006, and is based on characters owned by DC Comics. The series ...more

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Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 45 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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Jonny Quest is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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The Adventures of Brisco Count... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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Buck Rogers in the 25th Centur... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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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Relic Hunter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
CosmicCastaway added 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's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Adventure TV Shows
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