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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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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial MacGyver is an American action-adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff. Henry Winkler and John Rich were the executive producers. The show ran for seven seasons on ABC in the ...more
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Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi
Xena: Warrior Princess is an American/New Zealand television series filmed in New Zealand. The series aired in syndication from September 4, 1995, until June 18, 2001. The series was created in ...more
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production ...more
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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more
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Hercules: The Legendary Journe... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is an American/New Zealander television series filmed in New Zealand. It was produced from January 16, 1995 to November 22, 1999, and was very loosely based on ...more
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Baywatch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Yasmine Bleeth
Baywatch is an American action drama series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, California, starring David Hasselhoff. The show was canceled ...more
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Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Stargate SG-1 is an adventure and military science fiction television series and part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Stargate franchise. The show, created by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, is ...more
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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry twenty-one years after the original Star Trek series debuted in 1966. Roddenberry, ...more
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Highlander: The Series is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Jim Byrnes
Highlander: The Series is a fantasy science fiction action-adventure television series featuring Duncan MacLeod of the Scottish Clan MacLeod, as the eponymous "Highlander". A slight ...more
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Walker, Texas Ranger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Sheree J. Wilson
Walker, Texas Ranger is an American television series created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis. It was inspired by the film Lone Wolf McQuade, with both this series and that film starring Chuck ...more
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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Richard Steven Horvitz, David Yost, David J. Fielding
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is an American live action children's television series that premiered on August 28, 1993, on the Fox Kids weekday afternoon block. The show is about a group of ...more
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Lois & Clark: The New Adventur... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is a live-action American television series based on the characters in Superman and Action comics. Lois & Clark starred Dean Cain as ...more
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Angel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was created by Buffy's creator, Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David ...more
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Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Star Trek: Voyager is a science fiction television series, set in the Star Trek universe. The show takes place during the 2370s, and begins on the far side of the Milky Way galaxy, 75,000 ...more
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Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones
Goosebumps is a Canadian horror fantasy anthology television series based on R. L. Stine's Goosebumps books. It was one of the two popular television horror anthology children's series in the ...more
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Sliders is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd, John Rhys-Davies
Sliders is an American science fiction and fantasy television series created by Robert K. Weiss and Tracy Tormé. It was broadcast for five seasons between 1995 and 2000. The series ...more
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. The show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, in the years 2369–2375. In contrast to the setting of ...more
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The Pretender is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau
The Pretender is an American television series that aired on NBC from 1996 to 2000. The series starred Michael T. Weiss as Jarod, a genius and former child prodigy with the ability to become ...more
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Nash Bridges is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Don Johnson, Cheech Marin, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
Nash Bridges is an American television police drama created by Carlton Cuse. The show starred Don Johnson and Cheech Marin as two Inspectors with the San Francisco Police Department's Special ...more
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Beast Wars: Transformers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Scott McNeil, Garry Chalk, Ian James Corlett
Beast Wars: Transformers debuted in 1996, serving as the flagship of the Transformers: Beast Wars franchise. The two main factions are descendants of the original cartoon: the Maximals are the ...more
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Renegade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
JoakimOlah added Lorenzo Lamas, Stephen J. Cannell, Kathleen Kinmont
Renegade is an American television series that ran for 110 episodes spanning 5 seasons, first broadcast between September 19, 1992 and April 4, 1997. The series was created by Stephen J. ...more
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JAG is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
David James Elliott, Catherine Bell, Patrick Labyorteaux
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial JAG is an American legal drama television show with a distinct U.S. Navy theme, created by Donald P. Bellisario, and produced by Belisarius Productions in association with Paramount Network ...more
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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe
Farscape is an Australian/American science fiction television series, produced originally for the Nine Network. The series was conceived by Rockne S. O'Bannon and produced by Jim Henson ...more
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La Femme Nikita is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Peta Wilson, Don Francks, Eugene Robert Glazer
La Femme Nikita is a Canadian action/drama television series based on the French film Nikita by Luc Besson. The series was co-produced by Jay Firestone of Fireworks Entertainment and Warner ...more
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Babylon5 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
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