The Best True Crime TV Shows

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The very best true crime shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest true crime shows also includes pictures from the shows, when available. Popular true crime TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining true crime show of all time is. Don't let your favorite true crime television programs in history fall 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 true crime television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator, and premiere date, when available.

What are some good true crime TV shows? Examples include Disappeared and Snapped, among other real crime shows. What is the best true crime show of all time? If you've caught any true crime shows full episodes, you know which ones you like and probably have a quick answer when someone asks you, "What are the greatest true crime shows?" You're well aware that these are the best real life crime shows ever.

Upvote the true crime TV series you think are the best and rerank to see how your favorites stack up against the rest. True crime series are incredibly engaging and arguably some of the best shows on TV.
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    Dayle Hinman, Peter Thomas, Roy Shuler

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    Danny Pino, Anthony Green

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    Lester Holt, Ann Curry, Keith Morrison

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    Dion Graham, Caroline Mason, Tony Mullins

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    Laura San Giacomo

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    Robert Stack, Dennis Farina, Keely Shaye Smith

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    James Kallstrom, Anthony D. Call, Bob Featherer

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    Solved is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

    Solved

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    American Justice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

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    American Justice Bill Kurtis

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    Making a Murderer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

    Making a Murderer

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    Cold Justice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

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    Cold Justice Kelly Siegler, Yolanda McClary, Alan Brown

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    Christopher Crutchfield Walker, David Van Norman, Heather Ashley Chase

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    Paul Winfield, Keith David, David Madison

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    Nightmare Next Door is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

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    Nightmare Next Door

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    Lynnanne Zager

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    Unusual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

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    Unusual Suspects

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    Robert Durst, Andrew Jarecki, Gary Napoli

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    Killing Fields is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

    Killing Fields

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    Andrew Fincher, Joe Guay, Wayne Anderson

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    Killer Kids

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    The Investigators (US)

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    Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

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    Killer Instinct Chi McBride, Kristin Lehman, Johnny Messner

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    Marc Graue, Jared Noll, Daron Cooper

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    American Greed is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

    American Greed Stacy Keach^! Kristin Reyer^! Michael Shnayerson

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    A Crime to Remember is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

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    A Crime to Remember

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    The Killing Season is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

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    The Killing Season "The Killing Season" from Executive Producer Alex Gibney follows documentarians, Joshua Zeman (Cropsey) and Rachel Mills as they investigate one of the most bizarre unsolved serial killer

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    True Crime with Aphrodite Jone... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

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    True Crime with Aphrodite Jones Aphrodite Jones^! Randy Thomas^! Jonathan Brown-Tea

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    Elizabeth Vargas, David Muir, Barbara Walters

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    Dark Minds Jessica Drew, Yasmin Horner, Victoria Morgan

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    Maureen Maher, Peter Van Sant, Erin Moriarty

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    Behind Mansion Walls is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

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    Behind Mansion Walls Bill Ratner

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    Scorned: Love Kills

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    Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry? is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

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    Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry?

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    I (Almost) Got Away With It is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

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    I (Almost) Got Away With It Bill Ratner^! Thomas Dalby^! Steve C. Porter

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    Swamp Murders

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    Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

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    Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

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    David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy

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