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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 is your favorite? Give the best series a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen

Premiered: 2013

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 Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

Premiered: 2010

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) 3 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
LanaYoshii added Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy

Premiered: 2005

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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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Tiffany Wright added Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell

Premiered: 2013

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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

Premiered: 1963

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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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Brody Hillstock added Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies

Premiered: 2014

Outlander (Starz, 2014) is a historical drama television series developed by Ronald D. Moore, based on the novel series by Diana Gabaldon. A married former WWII nurse (Caitriona Balfe) is ...more

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
LanaYoshii added Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

Premiered: 2014

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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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane

Premiered: 2015

Fear of the Walking Dead (AMC, 2015) is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson, and prequel series to The Walking Dead, which is ...more

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

Premiered: 2013

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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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Alexandria Dimitrov added Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar

Premiered: 2015

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) 11 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh

Premiered: 2015

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) 12 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush

Premiered: 2014

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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Amazing Stories is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series

Premiered: 2019

Amazing Stories (Apple TV+, 2020) is an American fantasy anthology television series based on the 1985 television series of the same name created by Steven Spielberg.

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His Dark Materials is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Dafne Keen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy

Premiered: 2019

His Dark Materials (HBO, 2019) is a British fantasy adventure series based on the novel series by Philip Pullman. In an alternate world where all humans have animal companions called daemons, a ...more

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Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund

Premiered: 2012

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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Queen Sono is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Kate Liquorish, Shane John Kruger, Natasha Loring

Premiered: 2020

Queen Sono (Netflix, 2020) is a South African crime drama web television series created by Kagiso Lediga. Queen Sono follows the story of a secret South African clandestine agent who tackles ...more

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Blood & Treasure is listed (or ranked) 17 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) 18 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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Malibu Rescue: The Serie... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Abby Donnelly, Ricardo Hurtado, Breanna Yde

Premiered: 2019

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) 20 on the list The Best Current Adventure TV Series
Bear Grylls

Premiered: 2019

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