Entertainment The Best Current Legal TV Shows  

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These are the best current legal TV shows of 2016-2017, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best current legal TV shows find drama in a variety of legal cases as well as through the main characters' personal lives. Some great current legal series follow the story from the lawyer's point of view while others give the judge's perspective. There are even some good current legal TV shows that tell their stories by incorporating the Detectives working he case.

What are some of the shows that appear on this best current legal TV series list? Since premiering in 1996, Judge Judy has become must-see television for any fan of reality law shows. Judge Judith Sheindlin's no-nonsense approach to justice has helped her to become a worldwide celebrity. The Good Wife is another good legal showing currently airing on television.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit follows every aspect of the legal proceedings from the investigation to the arrest to the courtroom. Other good shows that are featured on this top current legal TV series list include The People's Court, How to Get Away with Murder and Accused.

Do you have a favorite current legal show? Give the best series a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Suits is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Legal TV Shows
Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Suits is a USA Network legal drama created by Aaron Korsh that stars Patrick J. Adams as Michael "Mike" Ross and Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter. The first episode debuted on June 23, ...more
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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Legal TV Shows
Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the ...more
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How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Legal TV Shows
Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch
This television show is an American drama television series created by Peter Nowalk. A law professor (Viola Davis) at a prestigious Philadelphia university and five of her students become ...more
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Judge Judy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Legal TV Shows
Judy Sheindlin, Petri Hawkins-Byrd, Jerry Bishop
Judge Judy is an American arbitration-based reality court show presided over by retired Manhattan Family Court Judge Judith Sheindlin. The show features Sheindlin adjudicating real-life small ...more
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Law & Order: UK is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Legal TV Shows
Bradley Walsh, Robert Glenister, Harriet Walter
Law & Order: UK is a British police procedural and legal television programme, adapted from the American series Law & Order. The programme is financed by the production companies Kudos ...more
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Bull is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Legal TV Shows
Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodriguez, Geneva Carr
Bull (CBS, 2016) is an American drama television series created by Phil McGraw and Paul Attanasio, based on the early days of talk show host Dr. Phil. Psychologist and trial science expert Dr. ...more
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Cops is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Legal TV Shows
Andrew Fincher, Joe Guay, Wayne Anderson
Cops is an American documentary/reality legal series that follows police officers, constables, sheriff's deputies, and federal agents during patrols and other police activities including vice ...more
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The People's Court is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Legal TV Shows
Davy Jones, Ed Koch, Harvey Levin
The People's Court is an American arbitration-based reality court show currently presided over by retired Florida State Circuit Court Judge Marilyn Milian. Milian, the show's longest-reigning ...more
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Accused is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Legal TV Shows
Sean Bean, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris
Accused is a British television anthology series created by Jimmy McGovern. The drama series first aired on 15 November 2010 on BBC One and has run for two series. Each episode follows a ...more