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The Best Crime TV Shows

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List Criteria: Shows near the top must be only the best Crime TV series.

The very best crime shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest crime shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular crime TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining crime show of all time is. Don't let your favorite crime television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of crime television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

Examples of shows on this list: Cool Million, Inspector George Gently and many more.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best crime show of all time?" and "What are the greatest crime shows?"
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    David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez

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    Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

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    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

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    Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina

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    Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper

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    Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

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    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

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    Rachel Weisz

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    Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn

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    Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander

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    Bebe Neuwirth, Amy Carlson, Kirk Acevedo

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    Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan

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    Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell

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    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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    James Stewart, Sam Elliott, Strother Martin

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    Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong

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    Interpol Calling is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Interpol Calling Edwin Richfield, Charles Korvin

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    Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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    Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago

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    Halifax f.p. Jacqueline McKenzie, Rebecca Gibney

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    Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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    Rock Hudson, Julie Newmar, Stefanie Powers

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    Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto

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    Renee O'Connor, Pernell Roberts

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    David Janssen, Anthony Zerbe, Paul Tulley

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    Carla Baron, John J. Oliver, Patrick Burns

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    India's Most Wanted

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    Peter Facinelli, Bill Bellamy, Tiffani Thiessen

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    Hollywood Beat John Matuszak, Jack Scalia, Edward Winter

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    Zöe Lucker, Cal MacAninch, Kieran O'Brien

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    Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

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    Patricia Routledge, Dominic Monaghan, Derek Benfield

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    Heartlanders

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    Sophie Ward, Peter Firth, Derek Fowlds

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    Gangsters Saeed Jaffrey, Paul Barber, Maurice Colbourne

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    Our Song is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Our Song Ran Danker, Ania Bukstein, Ninet Tayeb

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    Poncie Ponce, Connie Stevens, Douglas Mossman

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    Brian Keith, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Joe Santos

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    James Earl Jones, Jonathan Brandis, Dylan Walsh

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    Frankie Wharton

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    Fugitive Strike Force

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    Matlock Police is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Matlock Police Michael Pate, Paul Cronin, Jacqui Gordon

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    Robert Reed, Mike Connors, Nancy Kovack

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    Robert Loggia, Fredric Lehne, Lindsay Frost

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    Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell

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    Tom Bosley^! Tracy Nelson^! Mary Wickes

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    Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, John Karlen

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    Murder Call is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Murder Call Bojana Novakovic, Geoff Morrell, Peter Mochrie

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    Man of the World is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Man of the World Craig Stevens, Graham Stark, Tracy Reed

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