Universal's equivalent of PTEN, a syndication package composed initially of backdoor pilot movies (being almost a blend of a package and a Wheel Program early on). For most of its existence, the Action Pack was a two-hour block consisting of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess. It was more successful than PTEN (if only barely), but it too folded in 2001 after Xena came to an end.
Shows and/or telemovies which were syndicated under the Action Pack branding included:
- TekWar (based off William Shatner's line of novels; eventually jumped to Universal's USA Network)
- Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
- Xena: Warrior Princess
- Knight Rider 2010 - with Knight Rider SET IN THE FUTURE!
- Team Knight Rider - another attempt to bring it back, but this time with more vehicles
- Cleopatra 2525/Jack of All Trades (initially bundled as two half-hours, then the latter was cancelled and the former expanded to an hour)
- Vanishing Son (which was replaced by Xena)
- Bandit (based on the Smokey and the Bandit film series)
- Midnight Run (based on the film of the same name)
- The Adventures Of Captain Zoom In Outer Space
You could consider Universal's animated series Exosquad and Monster Force as being related to the Action Pack, but not part of it, since they aired right around the time the Pack came to TV and were (allegedly) broadcast together as the Universal Action Hour. Also related was a previous attempt at an ad-hoc network from Universal, the Hollywood Premiere Network that aired in the 1990-91 season, which featured She-Wolf of London, Shades of LA (about a detective who can see spirits trapped in limbo), and They Came from Outer Space (a sitcom about two alien fratboys traveling through America); that effort didn't last.