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The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made  

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List Rules Vote up the best action comedy shows that have aired on television. No anime.

The best comedy action series are a rush, perfectly pairing the excitement of an action series with the laughs of comedies. The best action comedy series ever shown on television keeps you laughing through the fights and chases. If you’ve been looking for the best action comedies to add some fun to your TV nights, this list of the best action comedy series of all time will help you figure out what needs to go into your queue.

Really good action comedies basically offer non-stop fun. Not only do you get to watch some great comedy, but you know there are going to be quips during the fight scenes. From funny superhero shows like the original The Tick and the 1960s Batman, to the more modern (and often enjoyably, hilariously weird) series such as Future Man and Archer, funny action shows are some of the best comedy series of all time.

Which shows balance being comedies and action series the best? Vote up the best action comedy shows, vote down the shows that don't deliver the jokes with their adrenaline rush, and add any funny action series that are missing.

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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
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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Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Lethal Weapon Damon Wayans, Clayne Crawford, Jordana Brewster
Lethal Weapon (Fox, 2016) is an American buddy cop action comedy-drama television series developed by Matt Miller and based on the film series. A slightly unhinged cop (Clayne Crawford) is ...more
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The Tick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry
The Tick (Amazon, 2016) is an American television series based on the character The Tick from the comic book of the same name. In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an ...more
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The Orville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes
The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane. Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) is captain of the U.S.S. Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploration starship ...more
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Archer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash
Archer (FXX, 2009) is an American adult animated black spy sitcom created by Adam Reed. The adventures and mishaps of secret agent Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and his colleagues, who are ...more
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Ash vs Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo
This show (Starz, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series developed by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, and Tom Spezialy. Thirty years after saving the world, Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) ...more
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Cobra Kai is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Courtney Henggeler
Cobra Kai (YouTube Red, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Robert Mark Kamen, based on The Karate Kid film series. 34 years after being defeated by Daniel LaRusso ...more
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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more
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Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt
Get Smart is an American comedy television series that satirizes the secret agent genre. Created by Mel Brooks with Buck Henry, the show stars Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, and Edward Platt. Henry ...more
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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
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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Remington Steele is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts
Remington Steele is an American television series co-created by Robert Butler and Michael Gleason. The series, starring Stephanie Zimbalist and Pierce Brosnan, was produced by MTM Enterprises ...more
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Doom Patrol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero, Joivan Wade
Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on the DC Comics superhero team. Led by Dr. Niles Caulder (Timothy Dalton), the Doom Patrol – ...more
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The Librarians is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth
The Librarians (TNT, 2014) is an American fantasy-adventure television series developed by John Rogers, and a spinoff of the film series. A group of librarians set off on adventures in an effort ...more
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Spaced is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin
Spaced is a British television sitcom written by and starring Jessica Stevenson and Simon Pegg, and directed by Edgar Wright. Two series of seven episodes each were broadcast in 1999 and 2001 on ...more
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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detecti... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America, Netflix, 2016) is British/American comic science fiction detective television series, taking place after the Douglas Adams novel series of ...more
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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman
The Avengers is a spy-fi British television series created in the 1960s. The Avengers initially focused on Dr. David Keel and his assistant John Steed. Hendry left after the first series and ...more
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Batman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier
Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin — two heroes who defend ...more
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The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach
The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that aired on the CBS television network from January 26, 1979 to February 8, 1985. The series was inspired by the 1975 film Moonrunners, ...more
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The Tick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Patrick Warburton, David Burke, Liz Vassey
The Tick is an American sitcom based on the character Tick from the comic book of the same name. It aired on Fox in late 2001 and was produced by Columbia TriStar Television. With a pilot airing ...more
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Future Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson
Future Man (Hulu, 2017) is an American comedy television series directed by Brandon Trost, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. Josh Futturman (Josh Hutcherson), a janitor by day and a gamer by night, ...more
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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden
Teen Wolf is an American television series developed by Jeff Davis for MTV. It is loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name, and stars Tyler Posey as a teenager named Scott, who is bitten ...more
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Z Nation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls, Michael Welch
Z Nation (Syfy, 2014) is an American action/horror/comedy-drama/post-apocalyptic television series created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler. Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the ...more
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Angie Tribeca is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Rashida Jones, Hayes MacArthur, Jere Burns
Angie Tribeca (TBS, 2016) is an American comedy television series, a satire of police procedural shows, created by Steve Carell and Nancy Walls Carell. Angie (Rashida Jones) is a 10-year veteran ...more
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GLOW is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron
GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. Set in 1980s Los Angeles, Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling actress, receives an ...more
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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Comedy Series Ever Made
Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor
Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more