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The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019

Updated December 20, 2019 2.4k votes 273 voters 4.2k views37 items

List RulesOnly action television series airing new episodes during the 2019 calendar year that keep you on the edge of your seat.

The most exciting action TV shows new or ongoing in 2019 are some of the most adrenaline-pumping to watch on television, but which are the most exciting new or returning shows? Determining which action TV series is the best isn't an easy task given the plethora of options available, but this list might make it just a bit easier. These days, with the use of digital streaming via multiple options such as Netflix, Hulu, and others, there is a ton of content available but which of these current action shows is the best of them all in terms of excitement?

For an action series to be truly exciting, it has to be the kind that that pulls you to the edge of your seat! The only way to find out which is the best is to vote up your favorite action series below, but remember, this list is all about excitement! Which new action series available in 2019 is more exciting, more thrilling, and engaging, than the one below it? For this list, the series either has to be new to 2019 programming, or it has to be a pre-existing series with new episodes premiering in 2019.

Don't forget to add your favorite new action show to the list if it's missing and vote for your favorites below!

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  • Gotham1
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    Gotham

    Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Action, Police procedural

    Gotham (Fox, 2014) is an American drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on...  more
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  • Watchmen2
    25
    4

    Watchmen

    Regina King, Don Johnson

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Superhero, Action, Mystery

    Watchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof, based...  more
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  • The Rookie3
    44
    37

    The Rookie

    Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama, Comedy, Police procedural

    The Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley,...  more
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  • Game of Thrones4
    62
    65

    Game of Thrones

    Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey

    Genres (Tv)Medieval fantasy, Drama, Adventure film, Epic, Action

    Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David...  more
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  • Doctor Who5
    40
    41

    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

    Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman,...  more
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  • The Witcher6
    7
    0

    The Witcher

    Henry Cavill, Freya Allan

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Drama

    The Witcher (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy action-adventure series based on the series of short...  more
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  • Lost in Space7
    29
    36

    Lost in Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Adventure

    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by...  more
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  • The Boys8
    12
    12

    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Drama, Action

    The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by...  more
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  • Legends of Tomorrow9
    32
    42

    Legends of Tomorrow

    Victor Garber, Brandon Routh

    Genres (Tv)Superhero fiction, Action, Adventure, Science fiction, Fantasy

    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television...  more
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  • The Walking Dead10
    38
    53

    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal

    Genres (Tv)Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Suspense, Drama

    The Walking Dead (AMC, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series...  more
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  • Supernatural11
    38
    56

    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural drama, Black comedy, Drama, Horror Film, Mystery

    Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric...  more
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  • Blood & Treasure12
    8
    13

    Blood & Treasure

    Katia Winter, Michael James Shaw

    Genres (Tv)Action, Adventure

    Blood & Treasure (CBS, 2019) is an action-adventure television series created by Matt Federman...  more
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  • Treadstone13
    2
    5

    Treadstone

    Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama

    Treadstone (USA, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the Bourne Film...  more
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  • The Umbrella Academy14
    33
    54

    The Umbrella Academy

    Elliot Page, Tom Hopper

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve...  more
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  • Jack Ryan15
    23
    38

    Jack Ryan

    John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish

    Genres (Tv)Action, Thriller, Drama

    Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and...  more
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  • Ultraman16
    6
    13

    Ultraman

    D.C. Douglas, Josh Hutcherson

    Genres (Tv)Action, Science Fiction, Animation

    Ultraman (Netflix, 2019) is an anime series. Shinjiro Hayata learns that his father passed on...  more
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  • Arrow17
    32
    54

    Arrow

    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama, Mystery, Adventure film, Action

    Arrow (The CW, 2012) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti,...  more
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  • Harley Quinn18
    1
    2

    Harley Quinn

    Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell

    Genres (Tv)Adult animation, Superhero, Comedy, Action

    Harley Quinn (DC Universe, 2019) is an American action comedy adult animation web television...  more
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  • Doom Patrol19
    27
    47

    Doom Patrol

    April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero

    Genres (Tv)Action, Adventure, Comedy-drama, Mystery, Science fiction

    Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on...  more
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  • Vikings20
    22
    40

    Vikings

    Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama, Action-adventure

    Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A...  more
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  • Hanna21
    18
    34

    Hanna

    Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Action

    Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011...  more
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  • The Flash22
    33
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    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action, Sci-fi, Drama

    The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg...  more
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  • Pennyworth23
    0
    5

    Pennyworth

    Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Pennyworth (Epix, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the DC Comics...  more
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  • Blindspot24
    13
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    Blindspot

    Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Thriller

    Blindspot (NBC, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a...  more
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  • The 10025
    14
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    The 100

    Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Dystopian, Sci-fi, Action

    The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series...  more
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