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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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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson
Criminal Minds is an American police-procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based ...more
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1,365 455
White Collar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
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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1,106 254
The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff
The Blacklist is an American crime drama television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013. Raymond "Red" Reddington, a former U.S Navy officer turned high-profile ...more
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970 255
Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
LanaYoshii added Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown
Blindspot (NBC, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a mysterious tattooed woman (Jaimie Alexander) is found naked inside a travel bag with no recollection ...more
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634 216
The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang
The Mentalist is an American police procedural television series that ran from September 23, 2008 until February 18, 2015, broadcasting 151 episodes over seven seasons, on CBS. The show was ...more
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662 242
Bones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
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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1,133 387
Quantico is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
LanaYoshii added Josh Hopkins, Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin
Quantico (ABC, 2015) is an American television drama thriller series created by Joshua Safran. A bright FBI recruit (Priyanka Chopra) who joins the agency after graduating from the FBI Academy ...more
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566 244
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi
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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257 231
Without a Trace is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery, Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Without a Trace is an American police procedural television drama series that originally aired on CBS from September 26, 2002, to May 19, 2009. The series follows the cases of a Missing Persons ...more
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290 193
Numbers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
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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252 123
24 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
andrew-marbaniang added Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard
24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each ...more
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302 179
Fringe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole
Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. It premiered on the Fox Broadcasting network on September 9, 2008, and concluded ...more
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266 103
Limitless is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper
Limitless (CBS, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Craig Sweeny, based on the 2011 film. Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), a 28-year-old burnout and struggling musician, ...more
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220 148
Graceland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Ferlito
Graceland is an American drama television series created by Jeff Eastin that premiered on the USA Network on June 6, 2013. On November 11, 2014, it was announced that Graceland was renewed for a ...more
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187 131
The Following is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore
The Following is an American television drama series created by Kevin Williamson and jointly produced by Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television. The first season follows former FBI ...more
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104 135
The F.B.I. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Marvin Miller
The F.B.I. is an American television series broadcast on ABC from 1965–74. It was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, and the characters almost always drove Ford vehicles in the series. Alcoa ...more
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148 153
Perception is listed (or ranked) 17 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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213 78
Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Kwesi Jay added Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas
Scorpion is an American drama television series loosely based on the life of self-proclaimed genius and computer expert Walter O'Brien. In the series, O'Brien and his genius friends help each ...more
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133 141
Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Sherilyn Fenn
Twin Peaks (Showtime, 2017) is a miniseries that follows FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in a continuation of the original 1990 series, created by David Lynch.
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163 110
CSI: Cyber is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Peter MacNicol, Patricia Arquette, Charley Koontz
CSI: Cyber is an American police procedural drama television series that premiered on March 4, 2015, on CBS during the 2014–15 network television schedule.
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195 137
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavi... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Forest Whitaker, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Kelly
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior is an American police procedural drama starring Forest Whitaker and Janeane Garofalo that aired on CBS. The show debuted in February 2011 as a spin-off from the ...more
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61 6
FBI is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
vvanmil added Missy Peregrym, Jeremy Sisto, Zeeko Zaki
F.B.I. (CBS, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Dick Wolf. The inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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131 49
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Daisy Saavedra added Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads
This show is an American drama television series that premiered on CBS on October 6, 2000. The show was created by Anthony E. Zuiker and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. It is filmed primarily at ...more
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63 103
Battle Creek is listed (or ranked) 24 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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73 22
Covert Affairs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Glued2It!! added Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett
Covert Affairs is a USA Network television series starring Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham. The one-hour drama premiered on Tuesday, July 13, 2010. The show concluded its first season on ...more