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Best Action TV Shows

Best Action TV Shows

Best action and adventure TV shows

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This page was created by our editorial team. Each page is manually curated, researched, collected, and issued by our staff writers. Quotes contained on this page have been double checked for their citations, their accuracy and the impact it will have on our readers.

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Kendra Syrdal is a writer, editor, partner, and senior publisher for The Thought & Expression Company. Over the last few years she has been personally responsible for writing, editing, and producing over 30+ million pageviews on Thought Catalog.

The A-Team

The A-Team

7.1/10
January 23, 1983 on NBC
The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series, running from 1983 to 1987, about a fictional group of ex United States Army Special Forces personnel who work as soldiers of fortune, while on the run from the Army after being branded as war c
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    GenresAction & Adventure
    Number Of Seasons5
    Created ByStephen J. Cannell
    NetworksNBC
    First Air DateJanuary 23, 1983
    Last Air DateMarch 8, 1987
    StatusEnded
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    Shooter

    Shooter

    6.7/10
    November 15, 2016 on USA Network
    Bob Lee Swagger is an expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Based on the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact, and the 2007 Paramount film starring M
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    GenresAction & Adventure
    Number Of Seasons3
    Created ByJohn Hlavin
    NetworksUSA Network
    First Air DateNovember 15, 2016
    Last Air DateSeptember 13, 2018
    StatusReturning Series
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    Into the Badlands

    Into the Badlands

    7.4/10
    November 15, 2015 on AMC
    In a land controlled by feudal barons, a great warrior and a young boy embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. A genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West.
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    GenresAction & Adventure
    Number Of Seasons3
    Created ByAlfred Gough
    NetworksAMC
    First Air DateNovember 15, 2015
    Last Air DateJune 17, 2018
    StatusReturning Series
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    Fastlane

    Fastlane

    5.9/10
    September 18, 2002 on FOX
    Fastlane is an American action/crime drama series that was broadcast on Fox from September 18, 2002 to April 25, 2003. On August 14, 2005 G4 began rebroadcasting the complete series. After finishing its initial run on the network, Fastlane stopped airing
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      GenresAction & Adventure
      Number Of Seasons1
      Created ByMcG
      NetworksFOX
      First Air DateSeptember 18, 2002
      Last Air DateApril 18, 2003
      StatusEnded
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      The Protector

      The Protector

      6.4/10
      December 14, 2018 on Netflix
      The epic adventure of Hakan, a young shopkeeper whose modern world gets turned upside down when he learns he’s connected to a secret, ancient order, tasked with protecting Istanbul.
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        GenresAction & Adventure
        Number Of Seasons2
        Created ByBinnur Karaevli
        NetworksNetflix
        First Air DateDecember 14, 2018
        Last Air DateDecember 14, 2018
        StatusReturning Series
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        The Amazing Race

        The Amazing Race

        6.5/10
        September 5, 2001 on CBS
        This reality competition sees teams embark on a trek around the world to amazing destinations where they must compete in a series of challenges, some mental and some physical. Only when the tasks are completed will they learn of their next location. Teams
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        GenresReality, Action & Adventure
        Number Of Seasons30
        Created ByBertram van Munster
        NetworksCBS
        First Air DateSeptember 5, 2001
        Last Air DateFebruary 21, 2018
        StatusReturning Series
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        9-1-1

        9-1-1

        6.5/10
        January 3, 2018 on FOX
        Explore the high-pressure experiences of police officers, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulne
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        GenresDrama, Action & Adventure, Crime
        Number Of Seasons2
        Created ByBrad Falchuk
        NetworksFOX
        First Air DateJanuary 3, 2018
        Last Air DateNovember 26, 2018
        StatusReturning Series
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        Jeremiah

        Jeremiah

        7/10
        March 3, 2002 on Showtime
        Jeremiah is an American television series starring Luke Perry and Malcolm-Jamal Warner that ran on the Showtime network from 2002 to 2004. The series takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where most of the adult population has been wiped out by a deadl
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          GenresDrama, Action & Adventure
          Number Of Seasons2
          Created ByJ. Michael Straczynski
          NetworksShowtime
          First Air DateMarch 3, 2002
          Last Air DateSeptember 24, 2004
          StatusEnded
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          Hell on Wheels

          Hell on Wheels

          7.5/10
          November 6, 2011 on AMC
          Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, raucous,
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          GenresAction & Adventure, Drama, Western
          Number Of Seasons5
          Created ByJoe Gayton
          NetworksAMC
          First Air DateNovember 6, 2011
          Last Air DateJuly 23, 2016
          StatusEnded
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          Hanna

          Hanna

          6.8/10
          February 3, 2019 on Amazon
          This thriller and coming-of-age drama follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is. Based on the 2011 Joe Wright film.
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          GenresAction & Adventure, Drama
          Number Of Seasons1
          Created ByDavid Farr
          NetworksAmazon
          First Air DateFebruary 3, 2019
          StatusReturning Series
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          Wu Assassins

          Wu Assassins

          0/10
          August 8, 2019 on Netflix
          The last in a line of Chosen Ones, a wannabe chef teams up with a homicide detective to unravel an ancient mystery and take down supernatural assassins.
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            GenresDrama, Action & Adventure, Crime
            Number Of Seasons1
            Created ByTony Krantz
            NetworksNetflix
            First Air DateAugust 8, 2019
            StatusIn Production
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            My Life as a Teenage Robot

            My Life as a Teenage Robot

            7.1/10
            August 1, 2003 on Nickelodeon
            My Life as a Teenage Robot is an American animated science fantasy television series, created by Rob Renzetti for Nickelodeon. It was Nickelodeon's first animated science fiction fairy tale. The series follows the adventures of XJ-9, better known as Jenny
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              GenresAnimation, Comedy, Action & Adventure
              Number Of Seasons4
              Created ByAlex Kirwan
              NetworksNickelodeon
              First Air DateAugust 1, 2003
              Last Air DateAugust 12, 2005
              StatusEnded
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              Chuck

              Chuck

              7.7/10
              September 24, 2007 on NBC
              This high-concept action comedy follows Chuck Bartowski as the Buy More computer geek turned secret agent. When Chuck unwittingly downloads a database of government information and deadly fighting skills into his head, he becomes the CIA's most vital secr
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              GenresAction & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
              Number Of Seasons5
              Created ByJosh Schwartz
              NetworksNBC
              First Air DateSeptember 24, 2007
              Last Air DateJanuary 27, 2012
              StatusEnded
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              Jean-Claude Van Johnson

              Jean-Claude Van Johnson

              7/10
              August 19, 2016 on Amazon
              Jean-Claude Van Damme is a global martial arts & film sensation, also operating under the simple alias of "Johnson" as the world's best undercover private contractor. Retired for years, a chance encounter with a lost love brings him back to the game.
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              GenresAction & Adventure, Comedy
              Number Of Seasons1
              Created ByPeter Atencio
              NetworksAmazon
              First Air DateAugust 19, 2016
              Last Air DateDecember 14, 2017
              StatusCanceled
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              Hardcastle and McCormick

              Hardcastle and McCormick

              6.5/10
              September 18, 1983 on ABC
              Hardcastle and McCormick is an American action/drama television series from Stephen J. Cannell Productions, shown on ABC from 1983 through 1986. The series stars Brian Keith as Judge Milton C. Hardcastle and Daniel Hugh Kelly as ex-con and race car driver
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                GenresAction & Adventure, Drama
                Number Of Seasons3
                Created ByStephen J. Cannell
                NetworksABC
                First Air DateSeptember 18, 1983
                Last Air DateMay 5, 1986
                StatusEnded
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                The Borgias

                The Borgias

                7.6/10
                June 24, 2011 on Showtime
                Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth for h
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                GenresAction & Adventure, Drama
                Number Of Seasons3
                Created ByNeil Jordan
                NetworksShowtime
                First Air DateJune 24, 2011
                Last Air DateJune 16, 2013
                StatusCanceled
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                Human Target

                Human Target

                7.3/10
                January 17, 2010 on FOX
                It takes a brave, selfless man to make himself a "human target" in order to save the lives of those in danger. Based on the popular DC Comics comic book and graphic novel, Human Target is a full-throttle action drama centered on Christopher Chance, a uniq
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                  GenresAction & Adventure, Drama
                  Number Of Seasons2
                  Created ByJonathan E. Steinberg
                  NetworksFOX
                  First Air DateJanuary 17, 2010
                  Last Air DateFebruary 9, 2011
                  StatusCanceled
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                  The Venture Bros.

                  The Venture Bros.

                  8.2/10
                  August 7, 2004 on Adult Swim
                  Hank and Dean Venture, with their father Doctor Venture and faithful bodyguard Brock Samson, go on wild adventures facing megalomaniacs, zombies, and suspicious ninjas, all for the glory of adventure. Or something like that.
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                  GenresAnimation, Action & Adventure, Comedy
                  Number Of Seasons7
                  Created ByDoc Hammer
                  NetworksAdult Swim
                  First Air DateAugust 7, 2004
                  Last Air DateSeptember 30, 2018
                  StatusReturning Series
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                  Superjail!

                  Superjail!

                  7.8/10
                  May 13, 2007 on Adult Swim
                  Superjail! is an American animated television series produced by Augenblick Studios the first season and Titmouse, Inc. the second and third season. The series follows the events that take place in an unusual prison. The pilot episode aired on television
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                  GenresAction & Adventure, Animation, Comedy
                  Number Of Seasons4
                  NetworksAdult Swim
                  First Air DateMay 13, 2007
                  Last Air DateJuly 20, 2014
                  StatusEnded
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                  About the author

                  This page was created by our editorial team. Each page is manually curated, researched, collected, and issued by our staff writers. Quotes contained on this page have been double checked for their citations, their accuracy and the impact it will have on our readers.

                  Kelly Peacock is an accomplished poet and social media expert based in Brooklyn, New York. Kelly has a Bachelor's degree in creative writing from Farieligh Dickinson University and has contributed to many literary and cultural publications. Kelly assists on a wide variety of quote inputting and social media functions for Quote Catalog. Visit her personal website here.

                  Kendra Syrdal is a writer, editor, partner, and senior publisher for The Thought & Expression Company. Over the last few years she has been personally responsible for writing, editing, and producing over 30+ million pageviews on Thought Catalog.