TV The Best Procedural Dramas Since 2015  

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List Rules Only series that premiered on or after January 1, 2015.

The best new procedural shows zero in on the inner workings of courthouses, hospitals, detective agencies, and more to keep viewers engaged in solving that episode's mystery illness or horrific crime. Since 2015, the genre has boomed with hits like Code Black, American Crime, and CSI: Cyber. Which new procedural shows are the best? Vote below to help decide. 


What shows will you find on this list? There are many good new procedural drama shows to choose from. Chicago Med, set in the fictional Gaffney Chicago Medical Center, follows doctors and nurses as they deal with a variety of health issues. The short-lived series APB attempted to use technology as a way to better fight crime. Other good new procedural shows featured on this list include Chicago Justice, Shades of Blue, and Battle Creek.

Which procedural TV dramas are the best? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good shows we may have missed.

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Code Black is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas Since 2015
Marcia Gay Harden, Raza Jaffrey, Bonnie Somerville Code Black (CBS, 2015) is an American medical drama television series created by Michael Seitzman. The show centers on the fictional Angels Memorial Hospital, where four first-year residents and ...more

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Chicago Med is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas Since 2015
Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto Chicago Med (NBC, 2015) is an American medical drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. Set in Chicago, the show focuses on the emergency department at Gaffney Chicago ...more

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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas Since 2015
Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in 1979, the series ...more

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Chicago Justice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas Since 2015
Carl Weathers, Philip Winchester, John Ceda Chicago Justice (NBC, 2016) follows the State Attorney's team of prosecutors and investigators as they navigate their way through Chicago area politics, the legal arena, and media coverage while ...more

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Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas Since 2015
Gary Sinise, Alana de la Garza, Daniel Henney Tyler Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS, 2016) is an American police procedural series created by Erica Messer. It is the third show in the Criminal Minds franchise. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders ...more

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The Good Doctor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas Since 2015
Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez The Good Doctor (ABC, 2017) is an American medical-drama television series based on the 2013 South Korean series of the same name. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is a young pediatric surgeon ...more

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Shades of Blue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas Since 2015
Jennifer Lopez, Ray Liotta, Drea de Matteo Shades of Blue (NBC, 2016) is an American crime drama television series set in New York City. It stars Jennifer Lopez as the main character Harlee Santos, a single-mother NYPD Detective, who is ...more

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APB is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas Since 2015
Justin Kirk, Natalie Martinez, Caitlyn Stasey (Fox, 2016) A tech billionaire is given control over a Chicago Police district, hoping to close the file of a murder of a loved one. The story is loosely based on the New York Times Magazine ...more

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Battle Creek is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas Since 2015
Josh Duhamel, Dean Winters, Aubrey Dollar Battle Creek (CBS, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by David Shore and Vince Gilligan. Special Agent Milt (Josh Duhamel) and Detective Russ (Dean Winters) are two ...more

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Marcella is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas Since 2015
Anna Friel, Nicholas Pinnock, Ray Panthaki Marcella is a British crime noir detective series produced, written and directed by Hans Rosenfeldt. Former London detective Marcella Backland is devastated when her husband leaves her and their ...more

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CSI: Cyber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas Since 2015
Shad Moss, Hayley Kiyoko, Patricia Arquette CSI: Cyber is an American police procedural drama television series that premiered on March 4, 2015, on CBS during the 2014–15 network television schedule. The series is the third direct ...more

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American Crime is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Procedural Dramas Since 2015
Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Elvis Nolasco American Crime is an American anthology crime drama television series that premiered on ABC on March 5, 2015, airing Thursdays at 10:00 pm. The series was created by John Ridley, and stars ...more