The Best Mystery TV Shows TV Programs
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The Best Mystery TV Shows

List Criteria: Upvote your favorite mystery series.

What's better than trying to solve a great mystery? This list ranks very best mystery shows in television history. Popular mystery TV shows have been a staple of entertainment for years. This list includes shows with new mysteries to solve each episode and those series with longer arches. Don't let your favorite mystery 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 mystery television shows below includes information about the actors who played the crime-solving detectives in each series.

The list you're viewing contains shows like Sherlock and Monk.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best mystery shows of all time?" and "What are the greatest mystery shows?"

What is your favorite mystery TV series or your favorite murder mystery TV shows?

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    Nathalia Ramos, Jade Ramsey, Bobby Lockwood

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    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Tamara Taylor

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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott

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    Robin Tunney, Amanda Righetti, Simon Baker

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    Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins

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    Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion, Molly Quinn

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    Tony Shalhoub, Melora Hardin, Ted Levine

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    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

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    Iain Glen, David Suchet, Zoë Wanamaker

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    Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

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    Yvonne Strahovski, Julie Benz, Mos Def

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    Peter Falk, Patrick McGoohan, Robert Culp

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    Lucy Liu, Natalie Dormer, Vinnie Jones

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    Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Morrison, Hugh Laurie

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

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    Heather Graham, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sherilyn Fenn

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    Eric Roberts, Tom Baker, Paul McGann

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Kristen Bell, Amanda Seyfried, Alyson Hannigan

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eliza Dushku, Alyson Hannigan

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    Tiffani Thiessen, Matt Bomer, Hilarie Burton

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    Morgan Freeman, Rod Serling, John McGiver

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    Catherine Bell, David James Elliott, Trevor Goddard

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    Matthew McConaughey, Virginia Madsen, Raymond Burr

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    Bruce Willis, Cybill Shepherd, Curtis Armstrong

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    Cote de Pablo, Pauley Perrette, Mark Harmon

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    Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Donnie Wahlberg

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    Anthony Michael Hall, Maggie Lawson, Corbin Bernsen

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