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The Best Crime TV Shows

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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    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Tamara Taylor

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    Elisabeth Shue, Marg Helgenberger, Ted Danson

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    Angie Harmon, Jill Hennessy, Dianne Wiest

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    Lucy Lawless, Taylor Cole, Eva LaRue

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    Claire Forlani, Gary Sinise, Emmanuelle Vaugier

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachel Nichols, A. J. Cook

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    Tony Shalhoub, Melora Hardin, Ted Levine

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    Paul Wesley, Kathryn Morris, Paula Malcomson

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    William Smith, Jack Lord, Richard Denning

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    Rachel Weisz

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    Bebe Neuwirth, Jerry Orbach, Fred Thompson

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    Dick Van Dyke, Scott Baio, Victoria Rowell

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    James Stewart, Sam Elliott, Strother Martin

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    Interpol Calling Edwin Richfield, Charles Korvin

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    Sharon Stone, Mariska Hargitay, Ann-Margret

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    Halifax f.p. Jacqueline McKenzie, Rebecca Gibney

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    Brian Dennehy, Garrett Morris, Fred Dryer

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    Renee O'Connor, Pernell Roberts

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    Elijah Wood, Alfre Woodard, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander

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    Farrah Fawcett, Anthony Zerbe, David Janssen

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    Yvonne Strahovski, Julie Benz, John Lithgow

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    India's Most Wanted

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    Our Song Ran Danker, Ania Bukstein, Ninet Tayeb

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    Zöe Lucker, Cal MacAninch, Kieran O'Brien

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    Alfre Woodard, Jeffrey Tambor, Dennis Franz

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    Sophie Ward, Peter Firth, Derek Fowlds

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    Dominic Monaghan, Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield

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    Hollywood Beat John Matuszak, Jack Scalia, Edward Winter

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    Helena Bonham Carter, Don Johnson, Edward James Olmos

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    Tiffani Thiessen, Peter Facinelli, Bill Bellamy

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    James Earl Jones, Jonathan Brandis, Dylan Walsh

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    Gangsters Saeed Jaffrey, Paul Barber, Maurice Colbourne

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    Heartlanders

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    Brian Keith, Joe Santos, Daniel Hugh Kelly

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    Connie Stevens, Troy Donahue, Robert Conrad

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    Frankie Wharton

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    Stella Stevens, John Slattery, Michelle Forbes

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    Fugitive Strike Force

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    Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Julian Ovenden

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    Murder Call Bojana Novakovic, Geoff Morrell, Peter Mochrie

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    Robert Loggia, Fredric Lehne, Randi Brooks

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    Rock Hudson, Julie Newmar, Stefanie Powers

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    Matlock Police Michael Pate, Paul Cronin, Jacqui Gordon

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

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    Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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    Lucy Liu, Vanessa Marcil, Timothy Olyphant

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    Leslie Bibb, Anson Mount, David Paymer

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