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The Best Current Adventure TV Series  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite adventure shows that are currently on the air

These are the very best current adventure TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best current adventure TV series are based in universes from all kinds of television sub-genres. Some great current adventure shows are Westerns while other good current adventure shows are sci-fi or even fantasy. What are the greatest current adventure TV series? Vote for your favorites!

What shows will you find on this top current adventure TV shows list? Since premiering in 2010, The Walking Dead has given zombie fans enough adventure to last a lifetime. This show is so popular that it even spawned the spin-off, Fear the Walking Dead which premiered in 2015. Vikings is another great current adventure TV series.

Other great shows that appear on this best current adventure shows list include Vikings, The 100, and Doctor Who

Which current adventure show in 2019 is your favorite? Give the best series a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
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) 2 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
LanaYoshii added 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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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen
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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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
LanaYoshii added 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. CSI Barry Allen (Grant ...more

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Tiffany Wright added 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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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
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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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
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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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane
This show is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson. A dysfunctional, blended family must reinvent themselves by learning new ...more

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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
voting closed at #12 liplip added Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga
Preacher (AMC, 2016) is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. After a ...more

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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Brody Hillstock added Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies
Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Created by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Left Bank ...more

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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
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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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Alexandria Dimitrov added 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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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
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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Chicago P.D. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush
Chicago P.D. (NBC, 2014) is an American police procedural drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. The show follows the Chicago Police Department uniformed cops who patrol ...more

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Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
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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His Dark Materials is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Dafne Keen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy
His Dark Materials (HBO, 2019) is a British fantasy adventure series based on the novel series by Philip Pullman. Two children embark on a magical adventure through parallel universes.

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Blood & Treasure is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
voting closed at #19 Katia Winter, Michael James Shaw, James Callis
Blood & Treasure (CBS, 2019) is an action-adventure television series created by Matt Federman and Stephen Scaia. An antiquities expert (Katia Winter) teams up with an art thief (James ...more
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Carmen Sandiego is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Gina Rodriguez, Finn Wolfhard
Carmen Sandiego (Netflix, 2019) is an animated educational series based on the franchise. The origin story of globe-hopping master thief, Carmen Sandiego (Gina Rodriguez).
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Outcast is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
voting closed at #21 liplip added Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister, Wrenn Schmidt
Outcast (Cinemax, 2016) is an American horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman, based on his comic books. A young man (Patrick Fugit) searches for answers as to why he's been ...more

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Malibu Rescue: The Serie... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Abby Donnelly, Ricardo Hurtado, Breanna Yde
Malibu Rescue: The Series (Netflix, 2019) is an American adventure comedy television series continuing the 2019 film of the same name. A ragtag group of aspiring junior lifeguards from The ...more
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You vs. Wild is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Bear Grylls
You vs. Wild (Netflix, 2019) is an American choose-your-own-adventure television series. Viewers follow along with Bear Grylls on adventures around the world and will be able to choose Grylls’ ...more