Unspeakable Crimes The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series  

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List Rules Television series based on a crime fighting duo only

Sometimes the best TV crime series are is based on a duo of great crime fighting duos rather than an ensemble cast or one hero/heroine solving the crimes by themselves/themself. It's always more fun to watch a "dynamic duo" than just one super sleuth. The relationship between the inseparable pair is the most important part of these shows that featuring tag team crime fighters - their relationship informs how the rest of the show will function and how the crimes will (or won't) be solved.

The sidekick and the hero are equally important and every hero needs a great sidekick. These are the best crime fighting duos in TV history! Vote for your favorites now!  

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy
Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs
Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it ...more

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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more

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Castle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
aayush-soni added Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan
Castle is an American drama television series, which premiered on ABC on March 9, 2009. The series is produced jointly by Beacon Pictures and ABC Studios. Created by Andrew W. Marlowe, it ...more

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Artie_Moon added Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier
Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin — two heroes who defend ...more

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Elementary is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Jon Michael Hill
Elementary (CBS, 2012) is an American procedural drama series created by Robert Doherty, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes. Following his fall from grace in London and ...more

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Moonlighting is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley
Moonlighting is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14, 1989. The network aired a total of 66 episodes. Starring Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis as ...more

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Starsky and Hutch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas
Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, ...more

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bones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
bunny99 added Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin
Bones is an American procedural comedy-drama television series that premiered on Fox in the United States on September 13, 2005. The show is based on forensic anthropology and forensic ...more

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Psych is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson
Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network with syndication reruns on ION Television. It is produced by Franks and Tagline ...more

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Miami Vice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago
Miami Vice is an American television drama series created by Anthony Yerkovich and produced by Michael Mann for NBC. The series starred Don Johnson as James "Sonny" Crockett and Philip ...more

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Remington Steele is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts
Remington Steele is an American television series co-created by Robert Butler and Michael Gleason. The series, starring Stephanie Zimbalist and Pierce Brosnan, was produced by MTM Enterprises ...more

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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson
White Collar is a USA Network television series created by Jeff Eastin, starring Tim DeKay as FBI Special Agent Peter Burke and Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey, a highly intelligent and ...more

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Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
slaft added Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley
Magnum, P.I. is an American television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 in first-run broadcast on the ...more

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Rizzoli & Isles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Angie Harmon, Jordan Bridges, Bruce McGill
Rizzoli & Isles is a TNT television series starring Angie Harmon as police detective Jane Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander as medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles. The one-hour drama is based on the ...more

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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
slaft added William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Kirk and Spock Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of ...more

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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan
True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic Pizzolatto. Each season focuses on detectives investigating violent offences.

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Simon & Simon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Gerald McRaney, Tim Reid, Jameson Parker
Simon & Simon is an American detective television series that originally ran from November 24, 1981 to January 21, 1989. The series was broadcast on CBS and starred Gerald McRaney and ...more

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Longmire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
sherry-copeland added Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips
“Longmire,” a contemporary thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson. The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor ...more

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CHiPs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine
CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by MGM Studios that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to July 17, 1983. CHiPs followed the lives of two motorcycle police ...more

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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Grimm is an American police procedural fantasy television drama series. It debuted in the U.S. on NBC on October 28, 2011. The show has been described as "a cop drama—with a twist... a dark ...more

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Numbers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch
Numbers is an American drama television series that ran on CBS from January 23, 2005, to March 12, 2010. The series was created by Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton, and follows FBI Special ...more

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The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
slaft added Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach
The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that aired on the CBS television network from January 26, 1979 to February 8, 1985. The series was inspired by the 1975 film Moonrunners, ...more

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Monk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine
Monk is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by Andy Breckman and starring Tony Shalhoub as the eponymous character, Adrian Monk. It originally ran from 2002 to ...more

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Cagney & Lacey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, John Karlen
Cagney & Lacey is an American television series that originally aired on the CBS television network for seven seasons from March 25, 1982 to May 16, 1988. A police procedural, the show stars ...more