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The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series  

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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 Bionic Woman is listed (or ranked) 1 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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The Six Million Dollar Man is listed (or ranked) 2 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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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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Starsky and Hutch is listed (or ranked) 5 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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The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 6 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 Dr. David Bruce ...more
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Charlie's Angels is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith
Charlie's Angels is an American 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 Goff ...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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Kojak is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 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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Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Buck Rogers in the 25th Centur... is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Land of the Lost is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Adam-12 is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Hawaii Five-O is listed (or ranked) 17 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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The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Myst... is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Alice is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Kung Fu is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Kolchak: The Night Stalker is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Ironside is listed (or ranked) 23 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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The Mod Squad is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series
Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton
The Mod Squad is an American 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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The Streets of San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 25 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