The Best Mystery TV Shows TV Programs

The Best Mystery TV Shows

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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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    Peter Falk, Patrick McGoohan, Robert Culp

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    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

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    Morgan Freeman, Morgan Brittany, Rod Serling

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    Alfred Hitchcock

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