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The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now

Updated October 1, 2020 14.5k votes 4.7k voters 152.8k views46 items

List RulesVote up your favorite action series that are currently airing new episodes on TV or a streaming service

These are the very best action TV series currently on the air in 2020 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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  • 1
    The Flash is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Premiered2014

    The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Vikings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    Vikings

    Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick

    Premiered2013

    Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Jack Ryan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 4
    Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Premiered2005

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    The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal

    Premiered2010

    The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Blacklist

    James Spader, Megan Boone

    Premiered2013

    The Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    Legends of Tomorrow

    Victor Garber, Brandon Routh

    Premiered2016

    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 8
    Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    Altered Carbon

    Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry

    Premiered2018

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  • 9
    SEAL Team is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    SEAL Team

    David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot

    Premiered2017

    SEAL Team (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series created by Ben Cavell. The drama follows the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Last Kingdom

    Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson

    Premiered2015

    The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    Lost in Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Premiered2018

    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Rookie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    Supergirl

    Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks

    Premiered2015

    Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Money Heist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    Money Heist

    Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño
    Money Heist (Antena 3, 2017) is a Spanish heist television series created by Álex Pina. A... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Chicago P.D. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    Chicago P.D.

    Jason Beghe, Jon Seda

    Premiered2014

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    Warrior is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    Warrior

    Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng

    Premiered2019

    Warrior (Cinemax, 2019) is an American action television series created by Jonathan Tropper... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Treadstone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    Treadstone

    Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor

    Premiered2019

    Treadstone (USA, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the Bourne Film... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Boys is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue

    Premiered2019

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    SWAT is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    SWAT

    Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman
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    Queen of the South is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    Queen of the South

    Alice Braga, Justina Machado

    Premiered2016

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    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Premiered1963

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    9-1-1 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    9-1-1

    Angela Bassett, Connie Britton
    9-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Doom Patrol is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    Doom Patrol

    April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero

    Premiered2019

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    The Mandalorian is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano

    Premiered2019

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    Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Shows on TV Right Now
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    Blue Bloods

    Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan

    Premiered2010

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