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The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series 

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Dick Wolf shows list, ranked best to worst, including images of the shows when available. These TV series made by TV creator Dick Wolf are listed by popularity, so only the best shows will be at the top of the list. This series list includes any shows that Dick Wolf co-created and maybe served as an executive producer on. This list of television shows features programs produced, written, adapted by and helmed primarily by Dick Wolf. This list answers the question, "What shows did Dick Wolf create?"
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Law & Order: Special... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Live action, Legal drama, + more

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, 1999) is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City. In the style of the original Law & Order, ...more

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Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina

Premiered: 1990

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Legal drama, Legal

Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in ...more

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Law & Order: Crimina... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan

Premiered: 2001

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Live action, Legal

This show is an American police procedural television drama series set in New York City, where it was also primarily produced. Created and produced by Dick Wolf and René Balcer, the ...more

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Chicago P.D. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Walter Mulder added Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Crime, Drama

District 21 of the Chicago Police Department is made up of two distinctly different groups. There are the uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head to head with the city's street crimes. And there's the Intelligence Unit, the team that combats the city's major offenses - organized crime, drug trafficking, high profile murders and beyond.

Chicago P.D. (NBC, 2014) is an American police procedural drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. The show follows the Chicago Police Department uniformed cops who patrol ...more

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Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Walter Mulder added Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund

Premiered: 2012

Genres (Tv): Drama

No job is more stressful, dangerous or exhilarating than those of the Firefighters, Rescue Squad and Paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51. These are the courageous men and women who forge headfirst into danger when everyone else is running the other way and whose actions make the difference between life and death.

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Chicago Med is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Walter Mulder added Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Medical drama

An emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's newest state-of-the-art trauma center and into the lives of the courageous doctors, nurses and staff who hold it all together.

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New York Undercover is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Malik Yoba, Michael DeLorenzo, Patti D'Arbanville

Premiered: 1994

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural

New York Undercover is an American police drama that aired on the Fox television network from 1994 to 1998. The series stars Malik Yoba as Detective J.C. Williams and Michael DeLorenzo as ...more

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Chicago Justice is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Walter Mulder added Philip Winchester, Carl Weathers, Jon Seda

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Legal Drama

The State's Attorney's dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators navigates heated city politics and controversy head-on, while fearlessly pursuing justice. As they take on the city's high-stakes and often media-frenzied cases, they must balance public opinion, power struggles within the system, and their unwavering passion for the law.

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Law & Order: LA is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Corey Stoll, Rachel Ticotin, Alfred Molina

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Police procedural, Drama, Live action, Legal drama

Law & Order: LA, originally titled Law & Order: Los Angeles, is an American police procedural and legal drama television series set in Los Angeles, where it was produced. Created and ...more

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Law & Order: Trial b... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Bebe Neuwirth, Amy Carlson, Kirk Acevedo

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama, Live action, Legal drama, Legal

Law & Order: Trial by Jury is an American television drama about criminal trials set in New York City. It was the third spin-off from the long-running Law & Order. The show's almost ...more

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FBI is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Missy Peregrym, Jeremy Sisto, Zeeko Zaki

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Procedural drama

F.B.I. (CBS, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Dick Wolf. The inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Law & Order: UK is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Bradley Walsh, Robert Glenister, Harriet Walter

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Police procedural, Drama, Live action, Legal drama

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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Crime & Punishment (... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Crime & Punishment (1993) Rachel Ticotin, Jon Tenney, Carmen Argenziano

Premiered: 1993

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Nightwatch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Walter Mulder added Nightwatch Holly Monteleone, Nick Manning, Titus Tero

Premiered: 2015

In the City of New Orleans there are as many as one thousand emergency calls every night. These are the stories of the heroes who risk their lives to answer those calls. Police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians. This is Nightwatch.

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Miami Vice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Walter Mulder added Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago

Premiered: 1984

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

The cops. The cars. The clothes. Miami Vice is the explosive, groundbreaking detective show that redefined the word "cool." Set against the seamy and steamy Miami underworld, ride shotgun with suave Vice cops Sonny Crockett and Rico Tubbs as they battle a never-ending gallery of criminals. Set to an electrifying soundtrack of rock legends, including Glenn Frey, Phil Collins, U2 and Peter Gabriel, every episode crackles with excitement and stylish flair.

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Arrest & Trial is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Arrest & Trial Brian Dennehy

Premiered: 2000

Genres (Tv): Docudrama

Arrest & Trial is an American, syndicated nontraditional court show which follows individual criminal cases via a combination of reenactments and real trial footage. Episodes run for 30 ...more
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Conviction is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Hayley Atwell, Eddie Cahill, Shawn Ashmore

Genres (Tv): Legal Drama

Conviction (ABC, 2016) is an American legal drama television series. Former First Daughter Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell) is blackmailed into heading the Conviction Integrity Unit, a department ...more

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Law & Order True Cri... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
onechicagofire added Edie Falco, Anthony Edwards, Josh Charles

Genres (Tv): True crime, Anthology

Law & Order True Crime (NBC, 2017) is an American true crime anthology series created by Dick Wolf as part of the Law & Order franchise. The first season, a dramatization of the trial of ...more
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Swift Justice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Swift Justice Gary Dourdan, Len Cariou, James McCaffrey

Premiered: 1996

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction

Swift Justice is an American television series which aired on UPN from March 13, 1996 to July 31, 1996. The series stars James McCaffrey as a former NYPD detective and Navy SEAL, who after ...more
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FBI: Most Wanted is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Julian McMahon, Alana de la Garza, Keisha Castle-Hughes

Premiered: 2020

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Drama

FBI: Most Wanted (CBS, 2020) is an American crime drama television series created by Dick Wolf and a spin-off of the series FBI. The show is centered on the Fugitive Task Force of the FBI that ...more

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South Beach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Shemar Moore, John Glover, Yancy Butler

Premiered: 1993

Genres (Tv): Drama

South Beach is an American action/adventure series that aired on NBC during the summer of 1993. The series was created by Dick Wolf and Robert DeLaurentis and starred Yancy Butler, who had been ...more
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Murder for Hire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Crime, True crime

Murder for Hire (Oxygen, 2019) is an American crime documentary television series from producer Dick Wolf. The show examines the world of contract killings, with exclusive looks at some of the ...more
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Deadline is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Oliver Platt, Bebe Neuwirth, Lili Taylor

Premiered: 2000

Genres (Tv): Drama

Deadline (NBC, 2000) is an American drama television series. It stars Oliver Platt as Wallace Benton, who works for the fictional New York Ledger, a daily newspaper which was seen in many ...more
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Cold Justice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series
Walter Mulder added Kelly Siegler, Yolanda McClary, Alan Brown

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): True Crime

Kelly Siegler, a Texas prosecutor for 21 years who has successfully tried 68 murder cases, and Yolanda McClary, a crime scene investigator who worked more than 7,000 cases in her 26 years on the Las Vegas Police Department, are putting their vast knowledge and experience to work helping local law-enforcement officers and families of violent-crime victims get to the truth. With a fresh set of eyes on old evidence, superior interrogation skills and access to advanced DNA technology and lab testing, Siegler and McClary are determined to bring about a legal and emotional resolution. Taking on a different unsolved crime each week, they will carefully re-examine evidence, question suspects and witnesses, and chase down leads in order to solve cases that would have otherwise remained cold indefinitely.

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First Responders Live is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Reality television, Documentary

First Responders Live (Fox, 2019) is an American documentary-reality television series created by Dick Wolf. Camera crews follow first response teams in day to day operations and capture what ...more

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