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 items 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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    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Tamara Taylor

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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott

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    Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins

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    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

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    Yvonne Strahovski, Julie Benz, Mos Def

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    Peter Falk, Patrick McGoohan, Robert Culp

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    Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Morrison, Hugh Laurie

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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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    Katie Cassidy, Stephen Amell, Willa Holland

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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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    Morgan Freeman, Rod Serling, John McGiver

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    Matthew McConaughey, Virginia Madsen, Raymond Burr

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    Bruce Willis, Cybill Shepherd, Curtis Armstrong

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    Anthony Michael Hall, Maggie Lawson, Corbin Bernsen

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