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The Very Best Procedural Dramas of the 2010s

Updated April 15, 2020 10.5k votes 763 voters 4.8k views40 items

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See what others think are the best 2010s procedural dramas based on fan votes. With the 2010s nearing a close, it's now clear that this decade had an abundance of fantastic procedurals. Unlike the procedurals of the old days that simply showed cops or doctors going about their daily routines, shows like The Rookie and House proved that shaking up a familiar formula with complex characters is a great way to create something engaging every single week. By taking this formula, and adding in some juicy serialized storylines, it's a good bet that 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 which ran for 15 years, and others like The Good Doctor, which is only just getting started. Some of these shows, like Blue Bloods, bundle police procedurals and family dramas in one great package, while others dive into more sci-fi and genre-tinged concepts, like Person of Interest, The Mentalist, and Grimm.

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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    House
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    House

    Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps

    Premiered2004

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    Bones
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    Bones

    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz

    Premiered2005

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  • 3
    NCIS
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    NCIS

    Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly

    Premiered2003

    NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 4
    The Mentalist
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    The Mentalist

    Simon Baker, Robin Tunney

    Premiered2008

    The Mentalist (CBS, 2008) is an American police procedural television series created by Bruno... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 5
    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
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    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

    Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger

    Premiered2000

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS, 2000) is an American crime drama television series... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 6
    Rizzoli & Isles
    209
    157

    Rizzoli & Isles

    Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander

    Premiered2010

    Rizzoli & Isles (TNT, 2010) is an American crime drama television series created by Janet... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 7
    Psych
    227
    181

    Psych

    James Roday, Dulé Hill

    Premiered2006

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  • 8
    Elementary
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    Elementary

    Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu

    Premiered2012

    Elementary (CBS, 2012) is an American procedural drama series created by Robert Doherty, based... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 9
    White Collar
    163
    144

    White Collar

    Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay

    Premiered2009

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  • 10
    Blue Bloods
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    Blue Bloods

    Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan

    Premiered2010

    Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama series shown on CBS in the United States... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    The Rookie
    154
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    The Rookie

    Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson

    Premiered2018

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  • 12
    The Good Doctor
    147
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    The Good Doctor

    Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas

    Premiered2017

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  • 13
    Chicago Med
    122
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    Chicago Med

    Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta

    Premiered2015

    Chicago Med (NBC, 2015) is an American medical drama television series created by Dick Wolf... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 14
    Monk
    25
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    Monk

    Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram

    Premiered2002

    Monk (USA, 2002) is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 15
    Chicago Fire
    135
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    Chicago Fire

    Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney

    Premiered2012

    Chicago Fire is an American television drama series that airs on NBC and was created by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 16
    NCIS: Los Angeles
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    NCIS: Los Angeles

    Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah

    Premiered2009

    NCIS: Los Angeles is an American television series combining elements of the military drama... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 17
    Chicago P.D.
    147
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    Chicago P.D.

    Jason Beghe, Jon Seda

    Premiered2014

    Chicago P.D. (NBC, 2014) is an American police procedural drama television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 18
    Person of Interest
    147
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    Person of Interest

    Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson

    Premiered2011

    Person of Interest (CBS, 2011) is an American science fiction drama television series created... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 19
    Grimm
    135
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    Grimm

    David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell

    Premiered2011

    Grimm (NBC, 2011) is an American fantasy police procedural drama television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 20
    CSI: NY
    107
    122

    CSI: NY

    Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo

    Premiered2004

    CSI: NY is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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    Scorpion
    104
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    Scorpion

    Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee

    Premiered2014

    Scorpion is an American drama television series loosely based on the life of self-proclaimed... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 22
    Hawaii Five-0
    132
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    Hawaii Five-0

    Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman

    Premiered2010

    Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, 2010) is an American police procedural drama television series and a... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 23
    NCIS: New Orleans
    116
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    NCIS: New Orleans

    Scott Bakula, Lucas Black

    Premiered2014

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  • 24
    CSI: Miami
    105
    132

    CSI: Miami

    David Caruso, Emily Procter

    Premiered2002

    CSI: Miami is an American police procedural television series that ran from September 23,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 25
    The Night Shift
    94
    118

    The Night Shift

    Daniella Alonso, Jill Flint

    Premiered2014

    The Night Shift is an American medical drama series that premiered on May 27, 2014, on NBC.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button