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The Best 2000s Action TV Series

Updated June 2, 2019 1.9k votes 265 voters 3.7k views33 items

List RulesVote up your favorite Action series that aired on TV in the 2000s

The 2000s were a great decade for shows with total non-stop action! These are the best 2000s Action TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best 2000s action TV series that had set pieces and action sequences that would rival most feature films. The truly great 00s action shows packed a serious emotional punch, and while it is not a prerequisite for the genre, there are some good 2000s action shows that featured superheroes. So, these are the greatest 2000s action TV series!

What shows will you find on this top 2000s action TV shows list? Of course, 24 appears near the top of this list. This great show starring Kiefer Sutherland was full of non-stop action for nine exciting seasons. Sons of Anarchy, which premiered in 2008, is another one of the best 2000s action TV series.

Lost kept fans engaged with twists, turns and plenty of conflict during its run. Other good shows that appear on this top 2000s action TV shows list include Criminal Minds, Prison Break and Battlestar Galactica.

Do you have a favorite TV series from the 2000s? Give the best shows a thumbs up and share some of your favorite episodes in the comments section.
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    Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    Criminal Minds

    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

    Premiered2005

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    The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    The X-Files

    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson

    Premiered1993

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    Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    Prison Break

    Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller

    Premiered2005

    Prison Break (Fox, 2005) is an American television serial drama created by Paul Scheuring.The... more on Wikipedia
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    Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    Sons of Anarchy

    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal

    Premiered2008

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    Lost is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    Lost

    Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin

    Premiered2004

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    Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    Burn Notice

    Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar

    Premiered2007

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    24 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    24

    Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub

    Premiered2001

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    Charmed is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    Charmed

    Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs

    Premiered1998

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    Smallville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    Smallville

    Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum

    Premiered2001

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    Rome is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    Rome

    Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson

    Premiered2005

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    Rescue Me is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    Rescue Me

    Denis Leary, Michael Lombardi

    Premiered2004

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    Oz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    Oz

    Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons

    Premiered1997

    Oz is an American television drama series created by Tom Fontana, who also wrote or co-wrote... more on Wikipedia
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    Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    Samurai Jack

    Phil LaMarr, Mako

    Premiered2001

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    Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    Band of Brothers

    Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis

    Premiered2001

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    The Unit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    The Unit

    Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor

    Premiered2006

    The Unit is an American action-drama television series that focused on a top-secret military... more on Wikipedia
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    Generation Kill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    Generation Kill

    Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone

    Premiered2008

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    White Collar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    White Collar

    Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay

    Premiered2009

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    Angel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    Angel

    David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter

    Premiered1999

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    Walker, Texas Ranger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    Walker, Texas Ranger

    Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr.

    Premiered1993

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    Over There is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    Over There

    Ana Ortiz, Josh Henderson

    Premiered2005

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    Chuck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    Chuck

    Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski

    Premiered2007

    Chuck (NBC, 2007) is an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series created by Josh... more on Wikipedia
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    Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    Stargate SG-1

    Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks

    Premiered1997

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    Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    Power Rangers

    Richard Steven Horvitz, David Yost

    Premiered1993

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    The Shield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    The Shield

    Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent

    Premiered2002

    The Shield (FX, 2002) is an American crime drama television series created by Shawn Ryan. Led... more on Wikipedia

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    Fringe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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    Fringe

    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson

    Premiered2008

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