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The Best 2000s Action TV Series 

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Updated June 2, 2019 1.9k votes 263 voters 3.5k views 33 items

List Rules Vote 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
Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

Premiered: 2005

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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

Premiered: 1993

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Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco

Premiered: 2005

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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

Premiered: 2008

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Lost is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox Jorge Garcia

Premiered: 2004

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24 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

Premiered: 2001

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Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

Premiered: 2007

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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

Premiered: 2001

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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano

Premiered: 1998

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Rome is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker

Premiered: 2005

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Oz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
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Premiered: 1997

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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

Premiered: 2001

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Rescue Me is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
Denis Leary, Michael Lombardi, Steven Pasquale

Premiered: 2004

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The Unit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson

Premiered: 2006

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Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
Phil LaMarr, Mako, Kevin Michael Richardson

Premiered: 2001

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Angel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

Premiered: 1999

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Generation Kill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
Alexander SkarsgÄrd, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen

Premiered: 2008

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Alias is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Michael Vartan

Premiered: 2001

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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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Premiered: 1993

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Over There is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
Ana Ortiz, Josh Henderson, Brigid Brannagh

Premiered: 2005

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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez

Premiered: 2007

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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson

Premiered: 2009

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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

Premiered: 2008

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Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping

Premiered: 1997

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Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s Action TV Series
Richard Steven Horvitz, David Yost, David J. Fielding

Premiered: 1993

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