2000s TV The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s  

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List Rules Upvote your favorite procedurals that aired in the 2000s.

Do Castle or NCIS top your list of the best procedural dramas of the 2000s? They do for many fans! The 2000s were a boon for anyone that liked procedural shows. During this time, procedural dramas mainly told stories centered around crime and police work. In fact, some of those shows still air to this day, with nearly a decade’s worth of seasons.

On this list of the best procedural dramas of the 2000s, you’ll find shows such as Criminal Minds, which depicts the inner-workings of the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit. Premiering 2005, the show has been a hit on CBS for 11 great seasons, thanks in part to a great cast which includes Mandy Patinkin, Joe Mantegna, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Another top procedural drama from the 2000s is The Mentalist, which starred Simon Baker.

Monk, starring Tony Shalhoub as the title character, captured all of the drama of detective work while giving viewers a splash of comedy for added entertainment. Other great procedurals that appear on this list include Lie to Me, The Practice, and Without a Trace.

Which show do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Voice your opinion by voting up the best procedural dramas of the 2000s already on this list or adding any great series you think is missing.
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bones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
Bones Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

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Castle (2003) is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
Criminal Minds Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

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Monk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
Monk Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

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House is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
Sazonana added House Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
White Collar Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson

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Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
Sazonana added Law & Order Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina

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The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
The Mentalist Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
NCIS Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

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Psych is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
Psych James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson

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Cold Case is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
Cold Case Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan

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Lie to Me is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
Lie to Me Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines

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CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
CSI: Miami David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez

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NYPD Blue is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
NYPD Blue Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel

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The Practice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
The Practice Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams, Lara Flynn Boyle

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Without a Trace is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
Without a Trace Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery, Marianne Jean-Baptiste

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The Unit is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
The Unit Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson

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New Tricks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
New Tricks James Bolam, Alun Armstrong, Amanda Redman

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CSI: NY is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
CSI: NY Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper

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JAG is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
JAG David James Elliott, Catherine Bell, Patrick Labyorteaux

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Numbers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
Numbers Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch

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Rebus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas of the 2000s
Rebus Ken Stott, Claire Price, Jennifer Black