TV The Best Current Crime Drama Series  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite crime dramas that are on TV or a streaming service right now

In to crime shows? Well, here are the best current crime drama TV shows of 2016-2017, ranked by user votes. From some good current crime drama series that are about cops and criminals, to others that are about the lawyers who put the bad guys away for good! While those are the more "by the book" tropes of crime shows, some of the top current crime shows on this list feature some truly groundbreaking characters, and bar-raising storylines.

What shows will you find on this best current crime drama TV shows list? True Detective revolutionized the TV crime drama by casting new actors to play new roles in each subsequent season. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey were great in season one and Rachel McAdams, Colin Farrell, and Taylor Kitsch continued their intensity in the second season. Homeland is another good crime drama series currently airing.

The inmates of a female prison are the main characters in the great current crime show Orange Is the New Black. Other good shows featured on this top current crime drama TV shows list include NCIS and Better Call Saul.

Do you have a favorite crime show currently on television in 2016-2017? Give the best series a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
Blue Bloods Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
NCIS Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
Criminal Minds Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

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Chicago PD is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
Chicago PD Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush

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Castle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
Castle Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
The Blacklist James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
miskolc added Chicago Fire Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund

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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
Blindspot Kelly P. Williams, Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander

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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
True Detective Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams

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bones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
Bones Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

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Luther is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
ConnorRichardson added Luther Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley

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Elementary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
Elementary Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn

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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
NCIS: Los Angeles Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

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Major Crimes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
LanaYoshii added Major Crimes Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison

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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
LanaYoshii added Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
Hawaii Five-0 Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov

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Broadchurch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
Broadchurch David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker

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NCIS: New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
NCIS: New Orleans Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan

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Limitless is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
LanaYoshii added Limitless Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper

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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
Better Call Saul Bob Odenkirk, Michael Mando, Jonathan Banks

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Leathal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
Quincy added Leathal Weapon

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
LanaYoshii added Lucifer Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

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Banshee is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
LanaYoshii added Banshee Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen

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Quantico is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
Quantico Josh Hopkins, Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin

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Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
Scorpion Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
LanaYoshii added Fargo Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman

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The Fall is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
The Fall Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch

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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
Shades of Blue Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue

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How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch

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Rosewood is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
Rosewood Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Dennis, Jaina Lee Ortiz

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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
iZombie Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli

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CSI: Cyber is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series
CSI: Cyber Shad Moss, Hayley Kiyoko, Patricia Arquette

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Billions is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current Crime Drama Series