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These are the best 1970s Adventure TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. From great 70s adventure shows that were Westerns to other good 1970s adventure shows that were futurisic, or even set in the lush landscapes of the Hawaiian islands. What are the greatest 1970s adventure TV series? Cast your votes now!

What shows will you find on this top 1970s adventure TV shows list? Doctor Who was a huge hit in the 1970s. The 70s featured Jon Pertwee starring as the Fourth Doctor from 1974-1981, the longest run of any Doctor Who star. Charlie's Angels, starring Farrah Fawcett, was also a huge hit in the adventure genre during the 1970s.

Hawaii Five-O was one of the most popular adventure shows of the 1970s, as was The Dukes of Hazzard. Other good shows that appear on this great 70s adventure TV series list include Wonder Woman, Daniel Boone and Thunderbirds.

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The Six Million Dollar Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a former astronaut with bionic implants working for a fictional government office known as OSI. The series is based on the ...more

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The Bionic Woman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Christopher Stone The Bionic Woman is an American television series starring Lindsay Wagner that aired for three seasons between 1976 and 1978 as a spin-off from The Six Million Dollar Man. Wagner stars as tennis ...more

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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superheroine of the same name. Starring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and Lyle Waggoner as Steve ...more

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The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
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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Kung Fu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
jiszmo added 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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Buck Rogers in the 25th Centur... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
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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The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on the Marvel Comics character The Hulk. The series aired on the CBS television network and starred Bill Bixby as David Banner, Lou ...more

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CHiPs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by MGM Studios that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to July 17, 1983. CHiPs followed the lives of two motorcycle police ...more

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Hawaii Five-O is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong 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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
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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Kojak is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson Kojak is an American television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak. Taking the time slot of the popular Cannon ...more

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Fantasy Island is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Malcolm McDowell, Mädchen Amick, Sylvia Sidney Fantasy Island is a 1998-1999 drama fantasy television program.

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Land of the Lost is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Wesley Eure, Kathy Coleman, Phillip Paley Land of the Lost is a children's adventure television series created by David Gerrold and produced by Sid and Marty Krofft, who co-developed the series with Allan Foshko. During its original ...more

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Charlie's Angels is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith Charlie's Angels is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from September 22, 1976 to June 24, 1981, producing five seasons and 110 episodes. The series was created by Ivan ...more

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Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
jiszmo added Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton Planet of the Apes is an American science fiction television series that aired on CBS in 1974. The series stars Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Mark Lenard and Booth Colman. It is ...more

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Kolchak: The Night Stalker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
jiszmo added Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage Kolchak: The Night Stalker is an American television series that aired on ABC during the 1974–1975 season. It featured a fictional Chicago newspaper reporter—Carl Kolchak, played by Darren ...more

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Starsky and Hutch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, ...more

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Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Bonanza is an NBC television western series that ran from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes, it ranks as the second longest running western series, and ...more

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
jiszmo added Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction television series, created by Glen A. Larson, that began the Battlestar Galactica franchise. Starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk ...more

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Alias Smith and Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
jiszmo added Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel Alias Smith and Jones is an American Western series that originally aired on ABC from January 1971 to January 1973. It stars Pete Duel as Hannibal Heyes and Ben Murphy as Jedediah ...more

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Logan's Run is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
jiszmo added Gregory Harrison, Heather Menzies-Urich, Donald Moffat Logan's Run is a 1977–1978 American CBS-TV mini series and a spin-off from the 1976 film of the same name. In the UK, it was shown on the ITV networks on Sunday afternoons.

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Adam-12 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Shaaron Claridge Adam-12 is a television police drama that followed two police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department, Pete Malloy and Jim Reed, as they rode the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol ...more

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Sigmund and the Sea Monsters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
jiszmo added Johnny Whitaker, Scott C. Kolden, Billy Barty Sigmund and the Sea Monsters is an American children's television series that ran from 1973 to 1975, produced by Sid and Marty Krofft and aired on Saturday mornings. There were 29 episodes ...more

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Alice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback Alice is an American sitcom television series that ran from August 31, 1976 to March 19, 1985 on CBS. The series is based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The show stars Linda ...more

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll 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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Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicles the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the ...more

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Space: 1999 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
jiszmo added Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate Space: 1999 is a British-Italian science-fiction television series that ran for two seasons and originally aired from 1975 to 1977. In the opening episode, set in September 1999, nuclear waste ...more

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The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Myst... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
jiszmo added Shaun Cassidy, Parker Stevenson, Pamela Sue Martin The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries is a television series which aired for three seasons on ABC. The series starred Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy as amateur sleuth brothers Frank and Joe ...more

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The Swiss Family Robinson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
jiszmo added Helen Hunt, Willie Aames, Cameron Mitchell The Swiss Family Robinson is an American action and adventure series that was broadcast during the 1975–76 TV season. The two hour pilot for the series was first shown on April 15, 1975. Based ...more

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The Streets of San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Reuben Collins The Streets of San Francisco is a 1970s television police drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in ...more

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Ironside is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Bruce Lee, Raymond Burr, Don Galloway Ironside is a Universal television series that ran on NBC from September 14, 1967, to January 16, 1975. The show starred Raymond Burr as a paraplegic Chief of Detectives, Robert T. Ironside. The ...more

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Man from Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
jiszmo added Patrick Duffy, Victor Buono, Alan Fudge Man from Atlantis is a short-lived American science fiction television series that ran for 13 episodes on the NBC network during the 1977–1978 season, following four successful television films ...more

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Daniel Boone is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton 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 Mod Squad is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton The Mod Squad is an American crime drama series that ran on ABC from September 24, 1968 to August 23, 1973. It stars Michael Cole as Peter "Pete" Cochran, Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes, ...more

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Gunsmoke is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake 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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Thunderbirds is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley Thunderbirds is a British science-fiction television series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, made by their production company AP Films, and distributed by ITC Entertainment. Filmed between ...more