These are the best 1970s Action TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The legendary, great 70s action shows were genre defining, and the mark of truly good 1970s action shows was the shows lasting impact on the cultural zeitgeist. Fun fact, a few of the greatest 1970s action TV series were even based on books and comics.
What shows will you find on this top 1970s action TV shows list? Charlie's Angels was one of the most popular action series of the decade. This girl-power crime drama had all the action and all the fashion that viewers were craving. Wonder Woman is another great female-led action TV series from the 1970s.
Dr. Who is one of the longest running series of all time and it was quite popular in the 1970s. The Third and Fourth Doctor, played by Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker respectfully, were featured during the 70s. Other good shows on this list of the greatest 1970s action TV series include The Incredible Hulk, Thunderbirds and The Mod Squad.Don't forget to vote for your favorites!
- 1The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on the Marvel Comics character The... moreBill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno
- 2The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a former astronaut with... moreLee Majors, Richard Anderson
- 3The Rockford Files is an American television drama series starring James Garner that aired on... moreJames Garner, Noah Beery Jr.
- 4Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a... moreDavid Soul, Paul Michael Glaser
- 5Charlie's Angels is an American drama television series that aired on ABC from September 22,... moreKate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett
- 6Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superheroine... moreLynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner
- 7The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that aired on the CBS television network... moreTom Wopat, John Schneider
- 8Thunderbirds is a British science-fiction television series created by Gerry and Sylvia... moreSylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett
- 9CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by MGM Studios that originally aired on... moreErik Estrada, Larry Wilcox
- 10Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is an American science fiction adventure television series... moreGil Gerard, Erin Gray
- 11Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman... moreJames Arness, Milburn Stone
- 12Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction television series, created by Glen A.... moreEdward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell
- 13The Bionic Woman is an American television series starring Lindsay Wagner that aired for three... moreLindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson
- 14Kojak is an American television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, New York... moreTelly Savalas, Dan Frazer
- 15The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an American television series broadcast on NBC from September 22,... moreRobert Vaughn, David McCallum
- 16Logan's Run is a 1977–1978 American CBS-TV mini series and a spin-off from the 1976 film of... moreGregory Harrison, Heather Menzies-Urich
- 17Kung Fu is an American action-adventure martial arts western drama television series starring... moreDavid Carradine, Keye Luke
- 18Alias Smith and Jones is an American Western series that originally aired on ABC from January... moreBen Murphy, Roger Davis
- 19The Persuaders! is an action/adventure series produced by ITC Entertainment, and initially... moreRoger Moore, Tony Curtis
- 20The Invisible Man, the second television series with this title, debuted in the USA in 1975 on... moreDavid McCallum, Craig Stevens
- 21The Streets of San Francisco is a 1970s television police drama filmed on location in San... moreKarl Malden, Michael Douglas
- 22Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman,... moreChristopher Eccleston, David Tennant
- 23Ironside is a Universal television series that ran on NBC from September 14, 1967, to January... moreBruce Lee, Raymond Burr
- 24Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and... moreJack Lord, James MacArthur
- 25Electra Woman and Dyna Girl is a Sid and Marty Krofft live action science fiction children's... moreDeidre Hall, Marvin Miller