What to Watch The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019  

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List Rules Only 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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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz
Gotham (Fox, 2014) is an American drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on the DC Comics characters from the Batman franchise. The story behind Detective James Gordon's (Ben ...more
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38 28
Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke
Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more
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25 27
The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more
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20 32
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
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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21 34
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
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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Ultraman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
Ultraman (Netflix, 2019) is an anime series. Shinjiro Hayata learns that his father passed on the "Ultraman Factor" to him and fights against evil.
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Blood & Treasure is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
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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16 30
Doom Patrol is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero, Joivan Wade
Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on the DC Comics superhero team. Led by Dr. Niles Caulder (Timothy Dalton), the Doom Patrol – ...more
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21 39
The Flash is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
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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19 36
Arrow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
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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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
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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11 26
Vikings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
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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12 28
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
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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9 23
Hanna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman
Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011 film of the same name. The story follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl, Hanna (Esme ...more
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9 25
Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio
Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and a reboot of the 1965 series. After encountering a rip in ...more
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11 29
Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
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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8 24
The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
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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9 26
The Rookie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson, Eric Winter
The Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley, based on true events. With dreams of being a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department, ...more
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7 24
Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes
Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama series shown on CBS in the United States and Canada and on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom. The series is filmed on location in New York ...more
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8 26
Jack Ryan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
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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8 27
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
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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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
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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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
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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Whiskey Cavalier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan, Ana Ortiz
Whiskey Cavalier (ABC, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Dave Hemingson. Following an emotional break-up, FBI agent Will Chase (Scott Foley) is assigned to work with CIA ...more
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6 30
Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Exciting Action TV Shows in 2019
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