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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    Nathalia Ramos, Alexandra Shipp, Jade Ramsey

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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott

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    Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins

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    Tom Baker, Eric Roberts, Jon Pertwee

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

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eliza Dushku, Alyson Hannigan

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    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Tamara Taylor

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    Tony Shalhoub, Melora Hardin, Ted Levine

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    Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Claire Holt

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    Amanda Righetti, Robin Tunney, Simon Baker

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    Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion, Molly Quinn

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    Peter Falk, Patrick McGoohan, Robert Culp

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    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

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    Sarah Shahi, Taraji P. Henson, Jim Caviezel

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    Lucy Liu, Natalie Dormer, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Don Messick

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    Yvonne Strahovski, Julie Benz, John Lithgow

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    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

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    Angela Lansbury, Len Cariou

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    Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Colton Haynes

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    Anthony Michael Hall, Maggie Lawson, Dulé Hill

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    Iain Glen, David Suchet, Zoë Wanamaker

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    Kristen Bell, Amanda Seyfried, Alyson Hannigan

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    Tiffani Thiessen, Matt Bomer, Hilarie Burton

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    Heather Graham, Sherilyn Fenn, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    Cote de Pablo, Pauley Perrette, Mark Harmon

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Aisha Tyler, Jay Mohr

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    Morgan Freeman, Morgan Brittany, Rod Serling

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    Alfred Hitchcock

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    Richard Belzer, John Wesley Shipp, Tim Thomerson

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    Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Amy Acker

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    Elisabeth Shue, Marg Helgenberger, Ted Danson

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    Jeremy Brett, Charles Gray, Edward Hardwicke

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    James Spader, Megan Boone, Parminder Nagra

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    Ioan Gruffudd, Alana de la Garza, Judd Hirsch

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    Paul Wesley, Kathryn Morris, Paula Malcomson

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    Lucy Lawless, Taylor Cole, Eva LaRue

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    Lucy Lawless, Tricia Helfer, Gabrielle Anwar

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    Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Donnie Wahlberg

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    Claire Forlani, Gary Sinise, Emmanuelle Vaugier

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    Lisa Ray, Paul Rhys, Georgina Reilly

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    Emma Stone, Patricia Arquette, Frances Fisher

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