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The Best 1970s Action TV Series

Updated December 22, 2020 1.1k votes 208 voters 5.7k views41 items

List RulesVote up your favorite action series that aired on TV in the '70s

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.

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    The Persuaders!

    Laurence Naismith, Tony Curtis
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    Hawaii Five-O

    James MacArthur, Jack Lord
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    Space: 1999

    Nick Tate, Martin Landau
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    Mannix

    Robert Reed, Mike Connors
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    Land of the Lost

    Wesley Eure, Spencer Milligan
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    Gemini Man

    Ben Murphy, William Sylvester
    Gemini Man is an American action/adventure drama series that aired on NBC in 1976. This is the...  more
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    Police Woman

    Angie Dickinson, Keenan Wynn
    Police Woman is an American television police drama starring Angie Dickinson that ran on NBC...  more
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    Man from Atlantis

    Patrick Duffy, Victor Buono
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    Centennial

    Mark Harmon, Timothy Dalton
    Centennial is a 12-episode American television miniseries that aired on NBC from October 1978...  more

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    The Mod Squad

    Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III
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    Ark II

    Helen Hunt, Lou Scheimer
    Ark II is an American live-action science fiction series, aimed at children, that aired on...  more
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    Daniel Boone

    Fess Parker, Patricia Blair
    Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel...  more

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    The Invisible Man

    David McCallum, Craig Stevens
    The Invisible Man, the second television series with this title, debuted in the USA in 1975 on...  more
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    Gunsmoke

    James Arness, Dennis Weaver
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    Alice

    Philip McKeon, Celia Weston
    Alice is an American sitcom television series that ran from August 31, 1976 to March 19, 1985...  more

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    Bonanza

    Lou Frizzell, Mitch Vogel
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