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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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Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Xena: Warrior Princess 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) 2 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 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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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
MacGyver 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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Baywatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Baywatch 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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Hercules: The Legendary Journe... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 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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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
The X-Files 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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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Star Trek: The Next Generation 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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Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Stargate SG-1 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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Walker, Texas Ranger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Walker, Texas Ranger 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) 10 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 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) 11 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 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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Highlander: The Series is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Highlander: The 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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Angel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Angel 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
Star Trek: Voyager 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
Goosebumps 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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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 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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JAG is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
JAG 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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Beast Wars: Transformers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Beast Wars: Transformers Scott McNeil, Garry Chalk, Ian James Corlett Beast Wars: Transformers, is a Canadian CG animated television series that debuted in 1996, serving as the flagship of the Transformers: Beast Wars franchise. The series was set in the future of ...more

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Renegade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
JoakimOlah added Renegade 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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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Farscape 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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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
21 Jump Street Johnny Depp, Dustin Nguyen, Peter Deluise 21 Jump Street is an American police procedural television series that aired on the Fox Network and in first run syndication from April 12, 1987, to April 27, 1991, with a total of 103 episodes. ...more

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La Femme Nikita is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
La Femme Nikita 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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The Young Riders is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
The Young Riders Stephen Baldwin, Josh Brolin, Ty Miller The Young Riders is an American Western television series created by Ed Spielman that presents a fictionalized account of a group of young Pony Express riders based at the Sweetwater Station in ...more

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Millennium is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1990s Action TV Series
Millennium Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn Millennium is an American television series created by Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files, that aired on the Fox Network between 1996 and 1999. The series follows the investigations of ex-FBI ...more

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