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The Best 1990s Action TV Series

Updated June 15, 2019 2.1k votes 329 voters 8.8k views28 items

List RulesVote up your favorite Action series that aired on TV in the '90s

These are the best 1990s Action TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Great 90s action shows like the supernatural X-Files, and the cultural phenomenon, Baywatch. What is the greatest 1990s action TV series? Cast your votes for your personal favorites!

What shows will you find on this top 1990s action TV shows list?  The aforementioned Baywatch was a huge hit in the 1990s thanks to its action-driven storyline and beautiful beach bodies. Pamela Anderson played the role of lifeguard C.J. Parker from 1992 – 1997. Star Trek: The Next Generation is another popular action TV series from the 1990s.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel were also two of the best 90s action shows. Other good shows that appear on this top 1990s action TV series list include Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

Do you have a favorite 90s action series? Take a look at this list and vote the best 1990s action TV shows up to the top.
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan

    Premiered1997

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    Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    Xena: Warrior Princess

    Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor

    Premiered1995

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    MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    MacGyver

    Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar

    Premiered1985

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    The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    The X-Files

    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson

    Premiered1993

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    Hercules: The Legendary Journe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

    Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst

    Premiered1995

    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is an American/New Zealander television series filmed in New... more

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    Walker, Texas Ranger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    Walker, Texas Ranger

    Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr.

    Premiered1993

    Walker, Texas Ranger (CBS, 1993) is an American action crime television series created by... more
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    Baywatch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    Baywatch

    David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson

    Premiered1989

    Baywatch is an American action drama series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol... more
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    Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    Stargate SG-1

    Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks

    Premiered1997

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    Lois & Clark: The New Adventur is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series

    Premiered1993

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    Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation

    Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner

    Premiered1987

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    Highlander: The Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    Highlander: The Series

    Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch

    Premiered1992

    Highlander: The Series is a fantasy science fiction action-adventure television series... more

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    Angel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    Angel

    David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter

    Premiered1999

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    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

    Richard Steven Horvitz, David Yost

    Premiered1993

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    Nash Bridges is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    Nash Bridges

    Don Johnson, Cheech Marin

    Premiered1996

    Nash Bridges is an American television police drama created by Carlton Cuse. The show starred... more

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    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

    Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois

    Premiered1993

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    Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    Star Trek: Voyager

    Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran

    Premiered1995

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    The Pretender is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    The Pretender

    Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker

    Premiered1996

    The Pretender is an American television series that aired on NBC from 1996 to 2000. The series... more

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    Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    Goosebumps

    R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short

    Premiered1995

    Goosebumps is a Canadian horror fantasy anthology television series based on R. L. Stine's... more

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    Sliders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    Sliders

    Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd

    Premiered1995

    Sliders is an American science fiction and fantasy television series created by Robert K.... more
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    Renegade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    Renegade

    Lorenzo Lamas, Stephen J. Cannell

    Premiered1992

    Renegade is an American television series that ran for 110 episodes spanning 5 seasons, first... more
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    La Femme Nikita is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    La Femme Nikita

    Peta Wilson, Don Francks

    Premiered1997

    La Femme Nikita is a Canadian action/drama television series based on the French film Nikita... more

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    JAG is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    JAG

    David James Elliott, Catherine Bell

    Premiered1995

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    Farscape is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    Farscape

    Ben Browder, Claudia Black

    Premiered1999

    Farscape is an Australian/American science fiction television series, produced originally for... more

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    Beast Wars: Transformers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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    Beast Wars: Transformers

    Scott McNeil, Garry Chalk

    Premiered1996

    Beast Wars: Transformers debuted in 1996, serving as the flagship of the Transformers: Beast... more

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    Babylon5 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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