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With so many great TV series currently airing, we’re ranking the best action TV shows since 2015. Our list of the highest rated action shows of the past three years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new action series on television. What is the best new action TV show? 

Featuring new Netflix shows, Hulu originals, critically acclaimed miniseries, and more, the best recent action TV shows include Supergirl, The DefendersInto the Badlands, and Quantico. Netflix's Marvel series are easily considered to be some of the most bingeworthy shows today, while FX's Legion is commonly known as the show to watch now in 2017. 

Vote up the best new action shows on TV and feel free to add any new action series missing from the list. 

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Daredevil Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) ...more

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Westworld Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more

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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Jeannie Etchison Hatchko added The Punisher Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Steve Lightfoot. Former Force Recon officer Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), known throughout New ...more

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
qwewex added 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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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
qwewex added 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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Legion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Legion Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the Marvel Comics character. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, David Haller (Dan Stevens) ...more

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Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Luke Cage Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick Luke Cage (Netflix, 2016) is an American web television series created by Cheo Hodari Coker, based on the Marvel Comics character. When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and ...more

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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Preacher 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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The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
The Defenders Charlie Cox Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones The Defender (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television miniseries created by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica ...more

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Ash vs Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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

The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Lethal Weapon Damon Wayans, Clayne Crawford, Jordana Brewster Lethal Weapon (Fox, 2016) is an American buddy cop action comedy-drama television series developed by Matt Miller and based on the film series. A slightly unhinged cop (Clayne Crawford) is ...more

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American Gods is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
American Gods Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber American Gods (Starz, 2017) is an American television series developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. After being released from prison, Shadow Moon (Ricky ...more

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The Gifted is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
BSCbadger added The Gifted Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale The Gifted (Fox, 2017) is an American superhero TV series based on Marvel Comics's X-Men properties. Two ordinary parents (Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker) take their family on the run from the ...more

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Wynonna Earp Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon Wynonna Earp (Syfy, 2016) is a Canadian-American supernatural Western horror television series created by Emily Andras, based on the comic book series by Beau Smith. With her unique abilities, ...more

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Narcos Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook Narcos (Netflix, 2015) is an American crime drama web-television series created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord ...more

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Six is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Six Barry Sloane, Kyle Schmid, Juan Pablo Raba Six (History, 2017) is an American television drama series created by William and David Broyles. The operations and daily lives of operators who are part of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare ...more

The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows

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Quantico is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill MacGyver is an American action-adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff. Henry Winkler and John Rich were the executive producers. The show ran for seven seasons on ABC in the ...more

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The Tick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
The Tick Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry The Tick (Amazon, 2016) is an American television series based on the character The Tick from the comic book of the same name. In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an ...more

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Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Shadowhunters Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende Shadowhunters (Freeform, 2016) is an American fantasy television series based on The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) has just enrolled at Brooklyn Academy ...more

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Shooter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Shooter Ryan Phillippe, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Omar Epps Shooter (USA, 2016) is an American television drama series based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 film of the same name. It stars Ryan Phillippe as Bob Lee Swagger, a ...more

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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Van Helsing Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl Van Helsing (Syfy, 2016) is an American dark fantasy horror drama television series inspired by Zenescope Entertainment's graphic novel series Helsing. Vanessa "Van" Helsing (Kelly ...more

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Taken is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Taken Clive Standen, Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano Taken (NBC, 2017) is a Franco-American drama series developed by Alexander Cary, based on the film trilogy. Former Green Beret Bryan Mills (Clive Standen) must overcome a personal tragedy, in ...more

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Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Iron Fist Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham Marvel's Iron Fist (Netflix, 2017) is web television series developed Scott Buck, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Finn Jones stars as Danny Rand / Iron Fist, a martial ...more

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Queen of the South is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
eurijahs added Queen of the South Alice Braga, Justina Machado, Hemky Madera Queen of the South (USA, 2016) is an American television drama series adapted from the successful telenovela La Reina del Sur on sister network Telemundo and the book of the same name by Spanish ...more

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Beyond is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Beyond Burkely Duffield, Dilan Gwyn, Jeff Pierre Beyond (Freeform, 2017) is an American science fiction drama television series created by Adam Nussdorf. Holden Matthews (Burkely Duffield) wakes up from a 12-year coma and discovers new ...more

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Training Day is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Training Day Bill Paxton, Justin Cornwell, Katrina Law Training Day is an American crime-thriller television series serving as a follow up to the 2001 film of the same name. Fifteen years after the events of the film, the series follows Officer Kyle ...more

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Rush Hour is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Rush Hour Justin Hires, Jon Foo, Aimee Garcia Rush Hour (CBS, 2016) is an American police procedural sitcom developed by Blake McCormick and Bill Lawrence. Based on the film franchise, the series follows two cops becoming unlikely

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Heroes Reborn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Heroes Reborn Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay Heroes Reborn is a 2015 TV series.