The Best of the 2010s

The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas  

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List Rules Upvote your favorite procedurals that aired in the 2010s

See what others think are the best 2010s procedural dramas based on fan votes. We’re just half way into the 2010 decade and we’ve already seen a ton of good procedural dramas. Some show police work, while other dramas zoom in on the medical profession. A few of these top procedural dramas from the 2010s may very well still be on air in the next decade.

What will you find on this list of the best 2010s procedurals dramas? Shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for one. From 2000 – 2015, viewers tuned in to CBS to follow the crime solving skills of Gil Grissom, Catherine Willows and the entire CSI team. This great '10s procedural drama had an all-star cast comprised of William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, and many more. Elementary is another good procedural drama that aired on television in the 2010s that tells the story of Sherlock Holmes, except with a modern American twist.

With Blue Bloods, fans get a police procedural and a family drama all in one great show. Other great series that are featured on this top 2010s procedurals list include Person of Interest, The Mentalist, and Body of Proof.

What shows are your favorites? Give the best 2010s procedural dramas a vote up and maybe you’ll get more people hooked.

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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov
Hawaii Five-0 is an American police procedural drama television series and a remake of the original 1968–80 television series. The series is produced by K/O Paper Products and 101st Street ...more
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House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard
House is an American television medical drama that originally ran on the Fox network for eight seasons, from November 16, 2004 to May 21, 2012. The show's main character is Dr. Gregory House, a ...more
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New Tricks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
James Bolam, Alun Armstrong, Amanda Redman
New Tricks is a British procedural comedy-drama that follows the work of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad of the Metropolitan Police Service. Originally led by DSI Sandra ...more
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Elementary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Jon Michael Hill
Elementary (CBS, 2012) is an American procedural drama series created by Robert Doherty, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes. Following his fall from grace in London and ...more
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The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
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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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes
Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama series shown on CBS in the United States and Canada and on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom. The series is filmed on location in New York ...more
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
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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Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman
Person of Interest is an American science fiction drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan that premiered on September 22, 2011, on CBS. The series revolves around John Reese, a former ...more
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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello
Beauty & the Beast is an American television series, very loosely inspired by the 1987 CBS series of the same name, created by Sherri Cooper-Landsman and Jennifer Levin that premiered ...more
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The Good Doctor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez
The Good Doctor (ABC, 2017) is an American medical-drama television series based on the 2013 South Korean series of the same name. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is a young pediatric surgeon ...more
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NCIS: New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan
NCIS: New Orleans is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres that airs on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. It premiered on ...more
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Rookie Blue is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
Missy Peregrym, Gregory Smith, Enuka Okuma
Rookie Blue is a Canadian police drama television series starring Missy Peregrym and Gregory Smith. It was created by Morwyn Brebner, Tassie Cameron, and Ellen Vanstone. The police drama ...more
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The Killing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell
This show is an American drama television series that premiered on April 3, 2011, on AMC, based on the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. The American version was developed by Veena Sud and ...more
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Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund
Chicago Fire is an American television drama series that airs on NBC and was created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas with Dick Wolf serving as an executive producer. The series originally ...more
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Chicago Med is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto
Chicago Med (NBC, 2015) is an American medical drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. Set in Chicago, the show focuses on the emergency department at Gaffney Chicago ...more
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The Rookie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson, Eric Winter
The Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley, based on true events. With dreams of being a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department, ...more
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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa
NCIS: Los Angeles is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres, which premiered on the CBS network on September 22, 2009. NCIS: Los ...more
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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
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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Psych is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson
Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network with syndication reruns on ION Television. It is produced by Franks and Tagline ...more
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Perception is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
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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CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
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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CSI: NY is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper
CSI: NY is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004 to February 22, 2013 for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes. The show follows ...more
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Body of Proof is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
Dana Delany, Jeri Ryan, Geoffrey Arend
Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011, to May 28, 2013, and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was ...more
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Battle Creek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
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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Rizzoli & Isles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2010s Procedural Dramas
Angie Harmon, Jordan Bridges, Bruce McGill
Rizzoli & Isles is a TNT television series starring Angie Harmon as police detective Jane Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander as medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles. The one-hour drama is based on the ...more