Legal TV Shows (


This is a subgenre of drama and crime fiction. Law enforcement, crime, detective-based mystery solving, lawyer work, civil litigation, etc., are all possible focuses of legal shows. Common subgenres include detective, police, courtroom, legal thrillers, etc.

Legal dramas appear in many forms of media, including novels, plays, television shows, and films. Legal drama sometimes overlap with crime drama, most notably in the case of Law & Order. Most crime drama focus on crime investigation and does not feature the court room.

100 Centre Street

A legal drama showing the friendship behind the robes.

Airdates: 2001 - 2002

All Rise

A look at the personal and professional lives of the judges, lawyers, clerks, bailiffs and cops who work at an L.A. County courthouse.

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Airdates: 2019 - current

Bluff City Law

Lawyers at an elite Memphis law firm specialize in controversial landmark civil rights cases.

Airdates: 2019

Burden of Truth

Big city lawyer Joanna Hanley returns to her hometown to take the case of a group of girls suffering from a mysterious illness.

Airdates: 2018 - 2021

Civil Wars

Eli Levinson and Sydney Guilford are top divorce attorneys in NYC.

Airdates: 1991 - 1993


It takes real conviction to ignore a TV show that involves Hayley Atwell in a suit.

Airdates: 2016 - 2017


A gritty drama with courthouse realism.

Airdates: 1995


Baby lawyers in Australia. One’s gay and got a spinoff.

Airdates: 2011

Daredevil warning

Justice is blind, and so is he.

Airdates: 2015 - 2018

Doubt warning

A soapy legal procedural.

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Airdates: 2017

Drop Dead Diva

It’s a bizarrely Kafka-esque legal story of love and self-acceptance.

Airdates: 2009 - 2014

Eli Stone

Eli’s either dying of a tumor or he’s a prophet. Up to you to decide which.

Airdates: 2008 - 2009