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The Best Neo-noir TV Shows  

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List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Neo-noir TV series.

Neo-noir shows feature action, adventure, and intrigue. Popular neo-noir TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining neo-noir show of all time is. Don't let your favorite neo-noir television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. Popular shows like True Detective, Fargo, Veronica Mars, and more are included on this list. 

This list answers the questions, "What is the best neo-noir show of all time?" and "What are the greatest neo-noir shows?" Vote your favorites to the top! 

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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Teddy Dunn
Veronica Mars (UPN, The CW, 2004) is an American teen noir mystery drama television series created by screenwriter Rob Thomas. After her best friend (Amanda Seyfried) is murdered, and her father ...more
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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
hani-hariprabowo added Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan
True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic Pizzolatto. Each season focuses on detectives investigating violent offences.
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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
hani-hariprabowo added Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks
Fargo (FX, 2014) is an American black comedy drama anthology television series created by Noah Hawley, and inspired by the 1996 film. Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and wrong doings ...more
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Marvel's Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
hani-hariprabowo added Marvel's Jessica Jones
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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
hani-hariprabowo added Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Sherilyn Fenn
Twin Peaks (Showtime, 2017) is a miniseries that follows FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in a continuation of the original 1990 series, created by David Lynch.
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Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
hani-hariprabowo added Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara
Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 Japanese anime series developed by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro ...more
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The Killing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
hani-hariprabowo added 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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Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
TomahawkChunker added Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on the Fox Network ...more
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Bosch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
gerard flynn added Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino
Bosch is an American police procedural web television series created by Michael Connelly. An LAPD homicide detective (Titus Welliver) works to solve the murder of a 13-year-old boy while ...more
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Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza
Boardwalk Empire is an American period drama television series created by Terence Winter. Airing on premium cable channel HBO, the series is set in Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the ...more
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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
Tanya Malik added Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday
Mr. Robot (USA Network, 2015) is an American drama–thriller television series created by Sam Esmail. Elliot (Rami Malek), a cybersecurity engineer and hacker who suffers from social anxiety ...more
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Miami Vice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago
Miami Vice is an American television drama series created by Anthony Yerkovich and produced by Michael Mann for NBC. The series starred Don Johnson as James "Sonny" Crockett and Philip ...more
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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn
Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of lawyer, Jimmy ...more
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Hap and Leonard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
James Purefoy, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jimmi Simpson
Hap and Leonard (Sundance, 2016) is an TV drama series adapted from Joe R. Lansdale's series of novels of the same name. In 1980s East Texas, Hap Collins (James Purefoy) is a white working class ...more
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Terriers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
hani-hariprabowo added Donal Logue, Michael Raymond-James, Laura Allen
Terriers is an American crime comedy-drama television series created by Ted Griffin that aired on FX from September 8 to December 1, 2010. The show was canceled by FX on December 6, 2010 after ...more
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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy
Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. In a future where human minds are digitized and downloaded ...more
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Bored to Death is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson
This series was an American comedy series that ran on HBO from September 20, 2009 to November 28, 2011. The show was created by author Jonathan Ames, and stars Jason Schwartzman as a fictional ...more
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Fallen Angels is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
Fallen Angels is an American neo-noir anthology television series that ran from 1993 to 1995 on the Showtime pay cable station and was produced by Propaganda Films. No first-run episodes were ...more
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Ringer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kristoffer Polaha, Ioan Gruffudd
Ringer is an American television series that initially aired on The CW from September 13, 2011 to April 17, 2012. The series stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, who plays twin sisters Bridget Kelly and ...more
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Carnival Row is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Waj Ali
Carnival Row (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American neo-noir fantasy web television series created by René Echevarria and Travis Beacham. As a serial killer preys on mystical creatures in a ...more
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What/If is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
Renée Zellweger, Dave Annable, Juan Castano
What/If (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Mike Kelley. Each season will tackle a different morality tale inspired by culturally consequential source material ...more
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Mob City is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
Jon Bernthal, Milo Ventimiglia, Neal McDonough
Mob City is an American neo-noir crime drama television series created by Frank Darabont, based on real-life accounts of the L.A.P.D. and gangsters in 1940s Los Angeles as chronicled in John ...more
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Perpetual Grace, LTD is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
Jimmi Simpson, Ben Kingsley, Jackie Weaver
Perpetual Grace LTD (Epix, 2019), formerly named "Our Lady, LTD," is an American neo-noir thriller television series created by Steve Conrad and Bruce Terris. James (Jimmi Simpson), a ...more
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Angel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof
Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was created by Buffy's creator, Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David ...more
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The Big O is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Neo-noir TV Shows
Mitsuru Miyamoto, Steve Blum, Akiko Yajima
The Big O is a Japanese animated television series created by designer Keiichi Sato and director Kazuyoshi Katayama for Sunrise. The writing staff was assembled by the series' head writer, ...more