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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
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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2
439 269
Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

3
384 247
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
The X-Files David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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240 138
Batman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Artie_Moon added Batman Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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241 162
Starsky and Hutch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Starsky and Hutch David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas

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251 96
Castle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
aayush-soni added Castle Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan

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203 189
Moonlighting is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Moonlighting Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley

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234 209
Elementary is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Elementary Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn

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199 168
Miami Vice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Miami Vice Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago

10
191 154
Remington Steele is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Remington Steele Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts

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173 78
Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
slaft added Magnum, P.I. Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

12
271 257
Psych is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Psych James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson

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210 111
Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
slaft added Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley - Kirk and Spock

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167 242
True Detective is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
True Detective Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan

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187 233
White Collar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
White Collar Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson

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199 225
Rizzoli & Isles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Rizzoli & Isles Angie Harmon, Jordan Bridges, Bruce McGill

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169 151
Simon & Simon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Simon & Simon Gerald McRaney, Tim Reid, Jameson Parker

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168 116
bones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
bunny99 added bones Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

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170 154
CHiPs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
CHiPs Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine

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101 57
Longmire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
sherry-copeland added Longmire Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips

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59 16
The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
slaft added The Dukes of Hazzard Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach

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176 216
Grimm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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126 228
Numbers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Numbers Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch

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109 219
Cagney & Lacey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Cagney & Lacey Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, John Karlen

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102 98
Rawhide is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
slaft added Rawhide Clint Eastwood, John Ireland, Charles Gray

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62 101
Monk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Monk Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

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113 204
Hart to Hart is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Hart to Hart Robert Wagner^! Stefanie Powers^! Lionel Stander

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85 71
Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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57 80
Arrow is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
kayla-love added Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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108 209
iZombie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
iZombie Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli

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47 88
The Flash is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
kayla-love added The Flash Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

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105 210
Broadchurch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Broadchurch David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker

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6 13
Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
zoe-krainik added Pushing Daisies Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride

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97 146
King & Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
King & Maxwell Jon Tenney^! Rebecca Romijn^! Ryan Hurst

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10 11
Chicago PD is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
miskolc added Chicago PD Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush

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11 28
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
slaft added The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll

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101 214
Almost Human is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Almost Human Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly

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11 29
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
slaft added The Avengers Diana Rigg, Patrick Macnee, Ian Hendry

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83 172
Dragnet is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Dragnet Jack Webb, Harry Morgan, Don Ross

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21 74
I Spy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
slaft added I Spy Bill Cosby, R Robert Culp, Antoinette Bower

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5 11
Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
zoe-krainik added Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Sherilyn Fenn

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21 56
McMillan & Wife is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
McMillan & Wife Rock Hudson, Julie Newmar, Stefanie Powers

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39 18
Riptide is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
slaft added Riptide Kelly Preston, Anne Francis, Richard Lewis

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40 100
The Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
slaft added The Wild Wild West Agnes Moorehead, Robert Conrad, Ross Martin

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47 66
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
LanaYoshii added Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

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20 56
Silk Stalkings is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Silk Stalkings Rob Estes, Mitzi Kapture, Charlie Brill

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20 56
Unforgettable is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Unforgettable Poppy Montgomery, Dylan Walsh, James Hiroyuki Liao

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18 5
NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
miskolc added NCIS: Los Angeles Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

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73 178
Perception is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
Perception Eric McCormack, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kelly Rowan

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23 52
Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series
tamarra-daeva added Moonlight Alex O'Loughlin, Sophia Myles, Jason Dohring