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These are the very best action TV series currently on the air in 2017, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best current action TV series are all over the map, literally and figuratively, from Westeros to Chicago and beyond. Some of these great current action shows are crime procedurals than manage to not be old hat, while some of these other good current action shows are a little more on the fringes of entertainment. Carving a niche for themselves with fanbases that love zombies, vampires, fairytales, superheroes, and a bunch of people trying to claim the same cool throne. So, what are the greatest current action TV series? Vote now!

What shows will you find on this top current action TV shows list? No current show has more action than HBO's Game of Thrones. While battling for control of the five kingdoms, GOT characters face death at every turn. The Walking Dead is another edge of your seat viewing experience for current action TV fans.

Netflix is starting to get into the current action show game. Their exciting series Daredevil and Jessica Jones both made this top action TV series list. Other great current action shows include ScorpionArrow, and The Flash.

Which current action series of 2017-2018 do you like best? Give your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Game of Thrones Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Daredevil Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll Marvel's Daredevil, or simply Daredevil, is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel ...more

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
The Flash Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. Crime scene investigator ...more

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
sindhuja-beesagouni added Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell Arrow (The CW, 2012) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. Five years after being ...more

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Jessica Jones 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

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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Vikings Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A farmer (Travis Fimmel) rises to fame by successful raids into England, and eventually becomes a ...more

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Supergirl Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
LanaYoshii added Legends of Tomorrow Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. When Vandal Savage ...more

The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Akash M added The 100 Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more

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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
cfitz59 added Gotham Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz Gotham (Fox, 2014) is an American crime drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on the DC Comics characters from the Batman franchise. The story behind Detective James Gordon's ...more

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Feniks added Sense8 Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A group of people around the world are suddenly ...more

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Criminal Minds 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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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
LanaYoshii added Once Upon a Time 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

The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids

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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Hawaii Five-0 Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov Hawaii Five-0 is an American police procedural drama television series and a remake of the original 1968–80 television series. The series is produced by K/O Paper Products and 101st Street ...more

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Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Scorpion Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas Scorpion is an American drama television series loosely based on the life of self-proclaimed genius and computer expert Walter O'Brien. In the series, O'Brien and his genius friends help each ...more

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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
LanaYoshii added Blindspot Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown Blindspot (NBC, 2015) is an American crime drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a mysterious tattooed woman (Jaimie Alexander) is found naked inside a travel bag with no ...more

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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Amy Boal added Fear the Walking Dead Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane Fear the Walking Dead (AMC, 2015) is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson, and a prequel to The Walking Dead. A dysfunctional, ...more

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The Americans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
LanaYoshii added The Americans Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández The Americans (FX, 2013) is an American period drama television series created by Joe Weisberg. Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) are two Soviet KGB officers posing as ...more

The Best Current Sitcoms

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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
LanaYoshii added Teen Wolf 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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Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Quincy added Lethal Weapon Damon Wayans, Clayne Crawford, Jordana Brewster Lethal Weapon is an American buddy cop action comedy-drama TV series that is based on the action films of the same name created by Shane Black.

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Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Molly18 added Rick and Morty Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer Rick and Morty (Adult Swim, 2013) is an American adult animated science-fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Cynical mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his fretful, easily ...more

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
LanaYoshii added Into the Badlands Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger Into the Badlands (AMC, 2015) is an American TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world approximately 500 years after a war that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more

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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Blue Bloods Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama series shown on CBS in the United States and Canada and on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom. The series is filmed on location in New York ...more

8 TV Actors Who Turned Out Just Like Their Characters

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Chicago PD is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Chicago PD Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush Chicago P.D. is an American police procedural television drama series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead as a spin-off from Chicago Fire. The series originally premiered on NBC as a ...more

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Ash vs Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Ash vs Evil Dead Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series developed by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, and Tom Spezialy, and a sequel to the Evll Dead trilogy. Thirty years after ...more

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Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Chicago Fire Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund Chicago Fire is an American television drama series that airs on NBC and was created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas with Dick Wolf serving as an executive producer. The series originally ...more

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
db0t added The Expanse Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the novels by James S. A. Corey. In a future where humanity has ...more

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Quantico is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Akash M added Quantico Priyanka Chopra, Josh Hopkins, Jake McLaughlin Quantico (ABC, 2015) is an American television drama thriller series created by Joshua Safran. A bright FBI recruit (Priyanka Chopra) who joins the agency after graduating from the FBI Academy ...more

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The Shannara Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
LanaYoshii added The Shannara Chronicles Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Ivana Baquero The Shannara Chronicles (MTV, 2016) is an American fantasy drama television series adapted from the fantasy novels by Terry Brooks, primarily The Elfstones of Shannara. As the series opens, ...more

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The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
The Defenders Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter Marvel's The Defenders, or simply The Defenders, is an American web television miniseries developed for Netflix, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The team includes ...more

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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
rankerzbest added Altered Carbon Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy Altered Carbon (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. In a future where human minds are digitized ...more

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Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
LanaYoshii added Shadowhunters Darryll D.B. Walsh

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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
1517156140413 added Merlin 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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Gomorrah is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Tigereyesxx added Gomorrah Marco D'Amore, Fortunato Cerlino, Salvatore Esposito Gomorrah (2014, Sundance) is an Italian television crime drama series. Set in the suburbs of Naples, it focuses on organized crime and the relationships of gangsters, drug dealers, and ordinary ...more