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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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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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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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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 crime drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a mysterious tattooed woman (Jaimie Alexander) is found naked inside a travel bag with no ...more

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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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Quantico is listed (or ranked) 6 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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bones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin Bones is an American crime 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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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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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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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 crime 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 ...more

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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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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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Graceland is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Limitless is listed (or ranked) 14 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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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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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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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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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavi... is listed (or ranked) 20 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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CSI: Cyber is listed (or ranked) 21 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. The series is the third direct ...more

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Battle Creek is listed (or ranked) 22 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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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 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is an American crime drama television series that premiered on CBS on October 6, 2000. The show was created by Anthony E. Zuiker and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. ...more

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FlashForward is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Dawn Dinosaurs added Gary Sinise, Alana de la Garza, Daniel Henney Tyler Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS, 2016) is an American police procedural series created by Erica Messer. It is the third show in the Criminal Minds franchise. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders ...more

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Covert Affairs is listed (or ranked) 26 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

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Profiler is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Wiseguy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Jonathan Banks, Jim Byrnes, Ken Wahl Wiseguy is an American crime 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 ...more

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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
Oana Ioana added Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend Homeland is an American political thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Hatufim, which was created by Gideon Raff. The series stars ...more

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CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 30 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 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The pilot ...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 crime 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, ...more

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Shades of Blue is listed (or ranked) 32 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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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 crime 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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Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Shows About the FBI
MarioArley added Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood Sleepy Hollow is an American supernatural drama television series that premiered on Fox on September 16, 2013, that aired on Mondays at 9:00 pm ET. The series is considered a "modern-day ...more

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Standoff is listed (or ranked) 35 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