Best TV The Best Action Shows Since 2015  

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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 2018. 

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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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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 an event that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Jeannie Etchison Hatchko added 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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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
qwewex added Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell Arrow 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 stranded on a hostile ...more

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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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Jack Ryan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish, Mena Massoud Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, based on the character created by Tom Clancy. When CIA analyst Jack Ryan (John ...more

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
qwewex added 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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Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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) 10 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. In a future where human minds are digitized and downloaded ...more

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The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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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Legion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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. Intending to stop ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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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The Gifted is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
BSCbadger added 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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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown Blindspot (NBC, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a mysterious tattooed woman (Jaimie Alexander) is found naked inside a travel bag with no recollection ...more

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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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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S.W.A.T is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
S.W.A.T Shelmar Moore, Stephanie Sigman

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Shooter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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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9-1-1 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Angela Bassett, Connie Britton, Peter Krause 9-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The show explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and ...more

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Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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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Deadly Class is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor Deadly Class (Syfy, 2019) is an American television action-thriller series created by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Image comic book series. A coming-of-age story set against the backdrop ...more

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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
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