The Best Crime TV Shows TV Programs

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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    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

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    Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

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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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    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

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    Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

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    Rachel Weisz

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    Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell

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    Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan

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    Bebe Neuwirth, Amy Carlson, Kirk Acevedo

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    Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander

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    Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn

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    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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    Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong

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    Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago

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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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    James Stewart, Sam Elliott, Strother Martin

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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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    David Janssen, Anthony Zerbe, Paul Tulley

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    Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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    Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto

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    Renee O'Connor, Pernell Roberts

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    Hollywood Beat John Matuszak, Jack Scalia, Edward Winter

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    India's Most Wanted

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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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    James Earl Jones, Jonathan Brandis, Dylan Walsh

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    Poncie Ponce, Connie Stevens, Douglas Mossman

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    Carla Baron, John J. Oliver, Patrick Burns

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    Brian Keith, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Joe Santos

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    Zöe Lucker, Cal MacAninch, Kieran O'Brien

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    Gangsters Saeed Jaffrey, Paul Barber, Maurice Colbourne

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    Peter Facinelli, Bill Bellamy, Tiffani Thiessen

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    Our Song is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Our Song Ran Danker, Ania Bukstein, Ninet Tayeb

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    Robert Reed, Mike Connors, Nancy Kovack

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    Tom Bosley, Tracy Nelson, Mary Wickes

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    Frankie Wharton

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    Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell

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    Man of the World is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

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

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    Matlock Police is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Matlock Police Michael Pate, Paul Cronin, Jacqui Gordon

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    Fugitive Strike Force

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    Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, John Karlen

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    Robert Loggia, Fredric Lehne, Lindsay Frost

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    Murder Call is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Murder Call Bojana Novakovic, Geoff Morrell, Peter Mochrie

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