The Best Detective TV Shows

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Vote up the shows and series with the best detectives on the case.

Ready to solve the cipher of what mystery series are the very best detective TV shows? This detective tv series list has all the clues you need to vote on the best detective shows, ranked from best to worst. Private eye shows have been a staple of television for years, starring amateur sleuths, professional private investigators, and hard-boiled old detectives, all solving a multitude of mysteries, so there's often debate about what the best detective fiction show of all time is. Don't let your favorite detective fiction television programs in history become a cold case - be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top. The list of detective fiction television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

From shows like Sherlock to True Detective, this list has all the best detective TV shows featuring sleuths who almost always solve the case. Maybe you want a more regular guy, like Columbo or Longmire, or detectives with unique quirks like Monk.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best detective fiction show of all time?" and "What are the greatest detective fiction shows?" Just one more thing, don't forget to vote up the best detective TV series!


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