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The Best New Procedural Dramas of the Last Few Years  

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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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The Rookie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Procedural Dramas of the Last Few Years
Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson, Eric Winter
The Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley, based on true events. With dreams of being a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department, ...more
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The Good Doctor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Procedural Dramas of the Last Few Years
The Good Doctor 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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Code Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Procedural Dramas of the Last Few Years
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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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Procedural Dramas of the Last Few Years
Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv
Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in the late '70s and early '80s, the series revolves around two FBI ...more
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Chicago Med is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Procedural Dramas of the Last Few Years
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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New Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Procedural Dramas of the Last Few Years
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Zuleikha Robinson, Alexie Gilmore
New Amsterdam is an American television drama which aired for eight episodes in 2008 on Fox. The series starred Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as "John Amsterdam", an immortal Dutch man born in ...more
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Chicago Justice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Procedural Dramas of the Last Few Years
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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Shades of Blue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Procedural Dramas of the Last Few Years
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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CSI: Cyber is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Procedural Dramas of the Last Few Years
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.
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Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Procedural Dramas of the Last Few Years
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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American Crime is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Procedural Dramas of the Last Few Years
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
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APB is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Procedural Dramas of the Last Few Years
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) 13 on the list The Best New Procedural Dramas of the Last Few Years
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) 14 on the list The Best New Procedural Dramas of the Last Few Years
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