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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    Josh Casaubon, Joe Kenda, Carl Marino

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    Solved is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

    Solved

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    James Kallstrom, Anthony D. Call, Bob Featherer

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    Laura San Giacomo

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    Robert Stack, Dennis Farina, Keely Shaye Smith

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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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    Cold Justice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

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    Cold Justice

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    Paul Winfield, Keith David, David Madison

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    Nightmare Next Door is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

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    Nightmare Next Door

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    Making a Murderer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

    Making a Murderer

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    Unusual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

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    Unusual Suspects

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    Lynnanne Zager

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    The Investigators (US)

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    Andrew Fincher, Joe Guay, Wayne Anderson

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    Robert Durst, Andrew Jarecki, Gary Napoli

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    Killer Kids

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    Killing Fields is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best True Crime TV Shows

    Killing Fields

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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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    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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    Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

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    David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy

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