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The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series 

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Updated June 15, 2019 963 votes 192 voters 2.7k views 30 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite adventure shows that aired on TV in the '60s

These are the best 1960s adventure TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. From great 60s adventure shows were classic Westerns, to some other good 1960s adventure shows that were crime dramas, and still others that were science fiction. What are the greatest 1960s adventure TV series? Vote up your favorites now!

What shows will you find on this top 1960s adventure TV shows list? Bonanza appears near the top of this list. After premiering in 1959, Bonanza was a favorite program of viewers throughout the 1960s. Have Gun – Will Travel was another hit show from the 60s. Fun Fact: this popular adventure series actually produced a spin-off radio show.

The Fugitive is another good show that appears on this best 60s adventure TV series list. Other great adventure shows from the 60s include Hawaii Five-O, Mission: Impossible and Bat Masterson.

Do you have a favorite adventure series from the 1960s? Vote the best shows to the top of this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
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The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
William Conrad, Richard Anderson, David Janssen

Premiered: 1963

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 120

Network: CBS, American Broadcasting Company

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Star Trek: The Original ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

Premiered: 1966

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 79

Network: NBC

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Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

Premiered: 1959

Number of Seasons: 14

Number of Episodes: 430

Network: NBC

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Hawaii Five-O is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong

Premiered: 1968

Number of Seasons: 12

Number of Episodes: 279

Network: CBS

Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and ...more

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The Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Agnes Moorehead, Robert Conrad, Ross Martin

Premiered: 1965

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 104

Network: CBS

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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The Rifleman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix

Premiered: 1958

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 168

Network: American Broadcasting Company

The Rifleman is an American Western television program starring Chuck Connors as rancher Lucas McCain and Johnny Crawford as his son, Mark McCain. It was set in the 1870s and 1880s in the town ...more

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Gunsmoke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Premiered: 1955

Network: CBS

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during ...more

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Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

Premiered: 1966

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 171

Network: CBS

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Maverick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore

Premiered: 1957

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 124

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Maverick is an American Western television series with comedic overtones created by Roy Huggins. The show ran from September 22, 1957 to July 8, 1962 on ABC and stars James Garner as Bret ...more

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Perry Mason is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
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Premiered: 1957

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 271

Network: CBS

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll

Premiered: 1964

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 105

Network: NBC

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an American television series broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1964, to January 15, 1968. It follows secret agents, played by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, who ...more

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Rawhide is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Clint Eastwood, John Ireland, Charles Gray

Premiered: 1959

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 217

Network: CBS

Rawhide is an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood that aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959 to September 3, 1965, ...more

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman

Premiered: 1961

Number of Episodes: 161

Network: ITV, Thames Television

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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F Troop is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry

Premiered: 1965

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: American Broadcasting Company

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Daniel Boone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Daniel Boone Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton

Premiered: 1964

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 165

Network: NBC

Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired from September 24, 1964 to September 10, 1970 on NBC for 165 episodes, and was made ...more

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The Saint is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford

Premiered: 1962

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 118

Network: ITV

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

Premiered: 1966

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 120

Network: ITV4

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Adam-12 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Shaaron Claridge

Premiered: 1968

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 175

Network: NBC

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Wagon Train is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton

Premiered: 1957

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 284

Network: NBC

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Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt

Premiered: 1965

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 138

Network: CBS, NBC

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Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus

Premiered: 1964

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 98

Network: CBS

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Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner

Premiered: 1965

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 168

Network: CBS

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Have Gun – Will Travel ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham

Premiered: 1957

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 225

Network: CBS

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Combat! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert

Premiered: 1962

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 152

Network: American Broadcasting Company

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1960s Adventure TV Series
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

Premiered: 1963

Number of Seasons: 38

Number of Episodes: 861

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC America, BBC One, S4C, BBC HD

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