2019 tv The Best Current True Crime Series  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite true crime series that are currently airing new episodes on TV or a streaming service.

Among every genre of TV shows, there is just something about true crime series that make for the perfect binge watch. Whether you have heard of the case in question before, you will find yourself encapsulated by these shows that string you along from one episode to the next, each one ending in a cliffhanger. You watch, hoping to solve the mystery before the narrator gets there. The time just flies by as you watch some of the best current true crime shows. Can you figure out who the true culprit is?

One of the most riveting true crime shows to come on the air recently was The Act, which aired on Hulu in 2019. The show follows what led Gypsy Blanchard to take her own mother's life. The show was met with critical acclaim and shined a light on what led to the events that transpired on that fateful day in 2015. Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes is another chilling show about another dark chapter in the American midwest. The show strings together interviews with people who knew Bundy and helps show how he committed such heinous acts.

This list contains the best current true crime television series that had new episodes air in 2019. Which ones have you binged?

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Making a Murderer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
Steven Avery, Brendan Dassey, Dean Strang
This series is an American documentary television series that premiered on Netflix in 2015. The ten-episode first season, written and directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, explores the ...more
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Cold Justice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
Kelly Siegler, Yolanda McClary, Alan Brown
Cold Justice (TNT, 2013) is an American unscripted true crime television series produced by Dick Wolf. The show follows former Harris County, Texas prosecutor Kelly Siegler and a team of ...more
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Snapped is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
Laura San Giacomo
Snapped is a British narrated American true crime television series that airs on the Oxygen Network. Snapped debuted on August 6, 2004, and is produced by Jupiter Entertainment.
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The Act is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
Patricia Arquette, Joey King, Chloë Sevigny
The Act (Hulu, 2019) is an American true crime anthology drama web television series. A girl's (Joey King) quest for independence from the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective ...more
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Evil Genius: the True Story of... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
Judy Ho
Evil Genius is a 2018 crime docuseries directed by Trey Borzillieri and Barbara Schroeder. The baffling true crime story starts with the grisly death of a pizza man who robs a bank with a bomb ...more
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Conversations with a Killer: T... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix, 2019) is an American four-part documentary television series created by Joe Berlinger. The series examines Ted Bundy's character and ...more
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Homicide Hunter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
Josh Casaubon, Joe Kenda, Carl Marino
Homicide Hunter is an American documentary television series showcasing the career of retired Colorado Springs police detective Joseph Kenda. It debuted October 25, 2011 on Investigation ...more
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The Innocent Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
The Innocent Man (Netflix, 2018) is an American true crime documentary television series based on John Grisham's 2006 book The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town. Like Grisham's ...more
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Deadly Women is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
Lynnanne Zager
Deadly Women is a television series first aired in 2005 on the Discovery Channel, focusing on female killers. It was originally a mini-series consisting of three episodes: "Obsession", ...more
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Disappeared is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
Christopher Crutchfield Walker, David Van Norman, Heather Ashley Chase
Disappeared is an American documentary television series on Investigation Discovery which debuted on January 11, 2010. The series contains interviews and commentary by people involved in various ...more
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Nightmare Next Door is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
Nightmare Next Door
Nightmare Next Door (Investigation Discovery, 2011) is an American true crime documentary television series. Each episode follows reenactments of murders that rocked small-town America.
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Murder Mountain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
Murder Mountain (Netflix, 2018) is an American true crime documentary television miniseries. The 6-part limited series covers an area of Northern California's Humboldt County, including the ...more
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Dateline NBC is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
Lester Holt, Ann Curry, Keith Morrison
Dateline NBC, or simply Dateline, is a weekly American television newsmagazine/reality legal show that is broadcast on NBC. It was previously the network's flagship news magazine, but now ...more
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20/20 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
Elizabeth Vargas, David Muir, Barbara Walters
20/20 is an American television newsmagazine that has been broadcast on ABC since June 6, 1978. Created by ABC News executive Roone Arledge, the show was designed similarly to CBS's 60 Minutes ...more
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Your Worst Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
Your Worst Nightmare Eric Abraham, Clark Sarullo, Kevin Todde Coughlin
Your Worst Nightmare (Investigation Discovery, 2014) is an American true crime documentary television series. Narration guides each episode, blending reenactments of key events with commentary ...more
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The Investigators (US) is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
The Investigators (US)
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Cops is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
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 First 48 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
Dion Graham, Caroline Mason, Tony Mullins
The First 48 (A&E, 2004) is an American documentary television series that offers an insider's look at the real-life world of homicide investigators.
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License to Kill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
Terry Dubrow
License to Kill (Oxygen, 2019) is an American true crime documentary television series. The show chronicles accounts of patients put into jeopardy by medical professionals.
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Injustice With Nancy Grace is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
Nancy Grace
Injustice With Nancy Grace (Oxygen, 2019) is a true crime television series. The show exposes stories involving unclear motives, botched investigations, wrongful accusations, unjust sentencing ...more
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Killer Kids is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
Killer Kids Misty Lee, John S. Howell Sr., Lisa Cole
Killer Kids provides an in-depth profile of the lives of kids who kill. What can possibly motivate kids to commit criminal acts and even murder? From hate crimes to gang initiations, murders of ...more
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True Crime with Aphrodite Jone... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current True Crime Series
Aphrodite Jones, Randy Thomas, Jonathan Brown-Tea
True Crime with Aphrodite Jones is an American documentary television series airing on Investigation Discovery, hosted by Aphrodite Jones. The show is very similar in format to On the Case with ...more