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The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now

Updated February 17, 2021 10.2k votes 4.7k voters 155.9k views37 items

List RulesVote up your favorite action series that are currently airing new episodes.

These are the very best action TV series currently on the air 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 superhero series such as The Flash. 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 Lost In Space and Ultraman both made this top action TV series list. Other great current action shows include Scorpion, Jack Ryan, and The Flash. Some of the series have already proven themselves to be the best action shows of the decade.

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

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  • The Flash1
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    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Premiered2014

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  • Jack Ryan2
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    Jack Ryan

    John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish

    Premiered2018

    Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and...  more
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  • The Blacklist3
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    James Spader, Megan Boone

    Premiered2013

    The Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon...  more
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  • The Walking Dead4
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    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal

    Premiered2010

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  • Legends of Tomorrow5
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    Victor Garber, Brandon Routh

    Premiered2016

    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television...  more
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  • Supergirl6
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    Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks

    Premiered2015

    Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed...  more
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  • SEAL Team7
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    David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot

    Premiered2017

    SEAL Team (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series created by Ben Cavell. The drama follows the...  more
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    Jason Beghe, Jon Seda

    Premiered2014

    Chicago P.D. (NBC, 2014) is an American police procedural drama television series created by...  more
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  • The Last Kingdom9
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    Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson

    Premiered2015

    The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based...  more
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  • The Rookie10
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    The Rookie

    Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson

    Premiered2018

    The Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley,...  more
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  • Queen of the South11
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    Queen of the South

    Alice Braga, Justina Machado

    Premiered2016

    Queen of the South (USA, 2016) is an American television drama series adapted from the...  more
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  • Money Heist12
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    Money Heist

    Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño

    Premiered2017

    Money Heist (Antena 3/Netflix, 2017) is a Spanish heist television series created by Álex...  more
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  • The Mandalorian13
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    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano

    Premiered2019

    The Mandalorian (Disney+, 2019) is an American space opera web television series set in the...  more
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  • The Boys14
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    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue

    Premiered2019

    The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by...  more
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  • 9-1-115
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    9-1-1

    Angela Bassett, Connie Britton

    Premiered2018

    9-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and...  more
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  • SWAT16
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    SWAT

    Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman

    Premiered2017

    S.W.A.T. (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series based on the 1975 series of the same name....  more
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  • Blue Bloods17
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    Blue Bloods

    Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan

    Premiered2010

    Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama series shown on CBS in the United States...  more
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  • Doom Patrol18
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    Doom Patrol

    April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero

    Premiered2019

    Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on...  more
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  • MacGyver19
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    Lucas Till, George Eads

    Premiered2016

    MacGyver (CBS, 2016) is an American action-adventure television series developed by Peter M....  more
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  • The Equalizer20
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    The Equalizer

    Queen Latifah, Adam Goldberg

    Premiered2021

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  • Doctor Who21
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    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Premiered1963

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  • Cobra Kai22
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    Ralph Macchio, William Zabka

    Premiered2018

    Cobra Kai (YouTube Red, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by...  more
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  • Insomnia23
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    Alex Jay, Dylan Everett

    Premiered2021

    Insomnia (Crackle, 2021) is an Russian action, adventure drama series created by Ilya Kulikov...  more
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  • Chicago Fire24
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    Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney

    Premiered2012

    Chicago Fire is an American television drama series that airs on NBC and was created by...  more
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  • Castlevania25
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    Castlevania

    Richard Armitage, James Callis

    Premiered2017

    Castlevania (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated web television series based on the...  more
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