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The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series

Updated June 15, 2019 1.2k votes 114 voters 1.1k views30 items

List RulesVote 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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    Smallville is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
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    Smallville

    Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum

    Premiered2001

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    Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
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    Battlestar Galactica

    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell

    Premiered2004

    Battlestar Galactica (Sc-Fi, 2004) is an American military science fiction television series... more on Wikipedia

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    Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
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    Burn Notice

    Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar

    Premiered2007

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    Merlin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
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    Merlin

    Colin Morgan, Angel Coulby

    Premiered2008

    Merlin (BBC One, 2008) is a British fantasy-adventure drama television series based on the... more on Wikipedia

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    Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
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    Band of Brothers

    Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis

    Premiered2001

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    Firefly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
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    Firefly

    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres

    Premiered2002

    Firefly is an American space western science fiction drama television series created by writer... more on Wikipedia

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

    Ben Browder, Claudia Black

    Premiered1999

    Farscape is an Australian/American science fiction television series, produced originally for... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Angel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
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    Angel

    David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter

    Premiered1999

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    Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
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    Stargate SG-1

    Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks

    Premiered1997

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  • 10
    Relic Hunter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
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    Relic Hunter

    Tia Carrere, Christien Anholt

    Premiered1999

    Relic Hunter is an anglophone Canadian television series, starring Tia Carrere and Christien... more on Wikipedia

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    Chuck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure 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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    White Collar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
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    White Collar

    Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay

    Premiered2009

    White Collar (USA, 2009) is an American crime comedy-drama series created by Jeff Eastin.... more on Wikipedia
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    The Shield is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure 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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    Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
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    Once Upon a Time

    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison

    Premiered2011

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    24 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
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    24

    Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub

    Premiered2001

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    Stargate Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
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    Stargate Atlantis

    Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell

    Premiered2004

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    Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
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    Criminal Minds

    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

    Premiered2005

    Criminal Minds (CBS, 2005) is an American police-procedural television program. The series... more on Wikipedia

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    Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
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    Prison Break

    Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller

    Premiered2005

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    Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
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    Sons of Anarchy

    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal

    Premiered2008

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    Alias is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
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    Alias

    Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin

    Premiered2001

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

    Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin

    Premiered2004

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    Fringe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
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    Fringe

    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson

    Premiered2008

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    JAG is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
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    JAG

    David James Elliott, Catherine Bell

    Premiered1995

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

    Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters

    Premiered2006

    Jericho is an American post-apocalyptic action-drama series that centers on the residents of... more on Wikipedia
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    FlashForward is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s Adventure TV Series
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    FlashForward

    John Cho, Joseph Fiennes

    Premiered2009

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