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The Best Shows About the FBI  

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List Rules TV series that are focused on the FBI (underlying theme, not single episodes)

The FBI has been the focus of many great procedural dramas. Which makes sense because The FBI are like super cops. The only thing more fun than playing cops and robbers is player super cops and super robbers which is basically what the FBI TV series on this list are. They're just great big games of super cops and super robbers. These are the best FBI TV shows that have ever been produced for the benefit of all mankind.

Looking for some new FBI shows to watch? Of course you are. Who isn't?! Take a look at this list and let it guide you to your next binge watching adventure full of guns and forensics and conspiracy theories and politics and FBI Agents that play by their own rules but get results!
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CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Mihay Petre added David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez
CSI: Miami is an American police procedural television series that ran from September 23, 2002, to April 8, 2012, on CBS. It is the first spin-off of the orignal series. The pilot episode was ...more
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Perception is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Eric McCormack, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kelly Rowan
Perception is an American crime drama television series created by Kenneth Biller and Mike Sussman. The series stars Eric McCormack as Dr. Daniel Pierce, a schizophrenic neuropsychiatrist who ...more
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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv
Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in the late '70s and early '80s, the series revolves around two FBI ...more
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Profiler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Ally Walker, Julian McMahon, A Martinez
Profiler is an American crime drama that aired on NBC from 1996 to 2000. The series follows the exploits of a criminal profiler working with the FBI's fictional Violent Crimes Task Force based ...more
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Battle Creek is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Josh Duhamel, Dean Winters, Aubrey Dollar
Battle Creek (CBS, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by David Shore and Vince Gilligan. Special Agent Milt (Josh Duhamel) and Detective Russ (Dean Winters) are two ...more
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Southland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
dominicmartinez added Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King
Southland is an American television drama series created by writer Ann Biderman and produced by Warner Bros. Television. It originally aired on NBC for one season from April 9 to May 21, 2009, ...more
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Deception is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Jack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh Hadera, Amaury Nolasco
Deception (ABC, 2018) is an American crime procedural drama created by Chris Fedak. After his career as a magician is ruined by scandal, Las Vegas illusionist Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) ...more
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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
clowe187 added Robert Stack, Jerry Paris, Walter Winchell
The Untouchables is an American drama that ran from 1959 to 1963 on the ABC Television Network, produced by Desilu Productions. Based on the memoir of the same name by Eliot Ness and Oscar ...more
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Shades of Blue is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Arnas Baldauskas added Jennifer Lopez, Ray Liotta, Drea de Matteo
Shades of Blue (NBC, 2016) is an American crime drama television series set in New York City. It stars Jennifer Lopez as the main character Harlee Santos, a single-mother NYPD Detective, who is ...more
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Missing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Vivica A. Fox, Caterina Scorsone, Devon Bostick
Missing is a Canadian-American crime drama television series based on the 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU book series by Meg Cabot. The series aired on the A network and W Network in Canada, and on Lifetime ...more
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Wiseguy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Jonathan Banks, Jim Byrnes, Ken Wahl
Wiseguy is an American drama series that aired on CBS from September 16, 1987 to December 8, 1990 for a total of 75 episodes. The series was produced by Stephen J. Cannell and was filmed in ...more
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FlashForward is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
John Cho, Joseph Fiennes, Jack Davenport
FlashForward is a U.S. television series, adapted for television by Brannon Braga and David S. Goyer, which aired for one season on ABC between September 24, 2009, and May 27, 2010. It is based ...more
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Unsub is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Kevin Spacey, David Soul, M. Emmet Walsh
Unsub is an American television series that aired on NBC from February 3 to April 14, 1989. The series revolves around an elite FBI forensic team that investigates serial murderers and other ...more
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Standoff is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Gina Torres, Ron Livingston, Rosemarie DeWitt
Standoff is an American drama series that premiered on the Fox network on September 5, 2006. Created by Craig Silverstein, the series focused on an FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit whose members ...more