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The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series

Updated October 11, 2020 3.3k votes 301 voters 12.9k views41 items

List RulesVote up your favorite adventure shows that aired on TV in the '70s

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.

Which 70s adventure show is your favorite? Vote now!
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  • The Six Million Dollar Man1
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    The Six Million Dollar Man

    Lee Majors, Richard Anderson

    Premiered1974

    The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a former astronaut with... more on Wikipedia
  • Wonder Woman2
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    Wonder Woman

    Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner

    Premiered1975

    Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superheroine... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Bionic Woman3
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    The Bionic Woman

    Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson

    Premiered1976

    The Bionic Woman is an American television series starring Lindsay Wagner that aired for three... more on Wikipedia
  • Starsky and Hutch4
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    Starsky and Hutch

    David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser

    Premiered1975

    Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a... more on Wikipedia
  • Charlie's Angels5
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    Charlie's Angels

    Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett

    Premiered1976

    Charlie's Angels is an American drama television series that aired on ABC from September 22,... more on Wikipedia
  • The Incredible Hulk6
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    The Incredible Hulk

    Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno

    Premiered1977

    The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on the Marvel Comics character The... more on Wikipedia
  • The Dukes of Hazzard7
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    The Dukes of Hazzard

    Tom Wopat, John Schneider

    Premiered1979

    The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that aired on the CBS television network... more on Wikipedia
  • Fantasy Island8
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    Fantasy Island

    Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize

    Premiered1978

    Fantasy Island is an American television series that originally aired on the American... more on Wikipedia

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  • CHiPs9
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    CHiPs

    Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox

    Premiered1977

    CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by MGM Studios that originally aired on... more on Wikipedia

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  • Kojak10
    70
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    Kojak

    Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer

    Premiered1973

    Kojak is an American television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, New York... more on Wikipedia
  • Hawaii Five-O11
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    Hawaii Five-O

    Jack Lord, James MacArthur

    Premiered1968

    Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Mission: Impossible12
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    Mission: Impossible

    Peter Graves, Barbara Bain

    Premiered1966

    Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced... more on Wikipedia
  • Planet of the Apes13
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    Planet of the Apes

    Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper

    Premiered1974

    Planet of the Apes is an American science fiction television series that aired on CBS in 1974.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Land of the Lost14
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    Land of the Lost

    Wesley Eure, Kathy Coleman

    Premiered1974

    Land of the Lost is a children's adventure television series created by David Gerrold and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Adam-1215
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    Adam-12

    Martin Milner, Kent McCord

    Premiered1968

    Adam-12 is a television police drama that followed two police officers of the Los Angeles... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bonanza16
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    Bonanza

    Lorne Greene, Michael Landon

    Premiered1959

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  • Battlestar Galactica17
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    Battlestar Galactica

    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell

    Premiered1978

    Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction television series, created by Glen A.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Kung Fu18
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    Kung Fu

    David Carradine, Keye Luke

    Premiered1972

    Kung Fu is an American action-adventure martial arts western drama television series starring... more on Wikipedia
  • Buck Rogers in the 25th Century19
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    Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

    Gil Gerard, Erin Gray

    Premiered1979

    Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is an American science fiction adventure television series... more on Wikipedia
  • The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries20
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    The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries

    Shaun Cassidy, Parker Stevenson

    Premiered1977

    The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries is a television series which aired for three seasons on... more on Wikipedia

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  • Daniel Boone21
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    Daniel Boone

    Fess Parker, Patricia Blair

    Premiered1964

    Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel... more on Wikipedia

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  • Kolchak: The Night Stalker22
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    Kolchak: The Night Stalker

    Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland

    Premiered1974

    Kolchak: The Night Stalker is an American television series that aired on ABC during the... more on Wikipedia
  • Alice23
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    Alice

    Linda Lavin, Beth Howland

    Premiered1976

    Alice is an American sitcom television series that ran from August 31, 1976 to March 19, 1985... more on Wikipedia
  • The Streets of San Francisco24
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    The Streets of San Francisco

    Karl Malden, Michael Douglas

    Premiered1972

    The Streets of San Francisco is a 1970s television police drama filmed on location in San... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ironside25
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    Ironside

    Bruce Lee, Raymond Burr

    Premiered1967

    Ironside is a Universal television series that ran on NBC from September 14, 1967, to January... more on Wikipedia

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