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The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite adventure shows that aired on TV in the 2000s

These are the very best 2000s adventure TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Since adventure is something that can happen in basically any sub-genre, some of these great 2000s adventure shows are Westerns and still other good 2000s adventure shows are sci-fi, fantasy, and of course crime procedurals. A few of the greatest 2000s adventure TV series were even based on books and comics. What shows will you find on this top 2000s adventure TV shows list?

In 2001, executive producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks teamed-up to present the great adventure mini-series Band of Brothers. This HBO show ended up taking home seven Primetime Emmy Awards. Sons of Anarchy was another popular adventure TV show from the 2000s.

Battlestar Galactica gained a cult following when it aired from 2004-2009 and Alias put future superstar Jennifer Garner on the map. Other good shows that appear on this top 2000s adventure TV series list include Chuck, Flashpoint and The Shield.

Which adventure show from the 2000s do you think is the best? Give your favorite series a thumbs up and share your thoughts in the comments section.
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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber
Battlestar Galactica is an American military science fiction television series, and part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise. The show was developed by Ronald D. Moore and executive produced ...more
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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack
Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The ...more
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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James
Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television programme, created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps and starring Colin Morgan in the title role. It was broadcast on ...more
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Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell
Burn Notice is an American television series created by Matt Nix which originally aired on the USA Network from June 28, 2007 to September 12, 2013. The show stars Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle ...more
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The Shield is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins
The Shield is an American drama television series starring Michael Chiklis that premiered on March 12, 2002, on FX, in the United States, and concluded on November 25, 2008, after seven seasons. ...more
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Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure 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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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk
Firefly is an American space western science fiction drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive ...more
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Stargate Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett
Stargate Atlantis is a Canadian-American adventure and military science fiction television series and part of MGM's Stargate franchise. The show was created by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper ...more
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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
aria2000 added Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla
Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale drama series that premiered on October 23, 2011, on ABC. The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are ...more
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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Sons of Anarchy is an American drama television series created by Kurt Sutter, about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in California's ...more
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Relic Hunter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
CosmicCastaway added Tia Carrere, Christien Anholt, Lindy Booth
Relic Hunter is an anglophone Canadian television series, starring Tia Carrere and Christien Anholt. Actress Lindy Booth starred for the first two seasons; Tanja Reichert replaced her for the ...more
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Lost is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia
Lost is an American television drama series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 ...more
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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure 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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Alias is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly
Alias is an American spy-action television series created by J. J. Abrams, which was broadcast on ABC for five seasons, from September 30, 2001, to May 22, 2006. It stars Jennifer Garner as ...more
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24 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each ...more
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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson
Criminal Minds is an American police-procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based ...more
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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. It premiered on the Fox Broadcasting network on September 9, 2008, and concluded ...more
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Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco
Prison Break is an American television serial drama created by Paul Scheuring, that was broadcast on Fox for four seasons, from 2005 until 2009. The series revolves around two brothers; one has ...more
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Angel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure 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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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez
Chuck (NBC, 2007) is an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak. When a twenty-something computer geek (Zachary Levi) inadvertently downloads ...more
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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson
White Collar is a USA Network television series created by Jeff Eastin, starring Tim DeKay as FBI Special Agent Peter Burke and Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey, a highly intelligent and ...more
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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Band of Brothers is a 2001 American WWII drama miniseries based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's 1992 non-fiction book of the same name. The executive producers were Steven Spielberg and Tom ...more
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FlashForward is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
John Cho, Joseph Fiennes, Jack Davenport
FlashForward is a U.S. television series, adapted for television by Brannon Braga and David S. Goyer, which aired for one season on ABC between September 24, 2009, and May 27, 2010. It is based ...more
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In Plain Sight is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Paul Ben-Victor
In Plain Sight is an American dramatic television series on USA Network. The series revolves around Mary Shannon, a Deputy United States Marshal attached to the Albuquerque, NM, office of the ...more
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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
ddaoy added David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Grimm is an American police procedural fantasy television drama series. It debuted in the U.S. on NBC on October 28, 2011. The show has been described as "a cop drama—with a twist... a dark ...more