Procedural TV Shows (
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Shows that focuses on how crimes are solved or some other aspect of a law enforcement agency, legislative body, or court of law. Some dramas include a lab or conference room with high-tech or state-of-the-art equipment where the main characters meet to work out the problem. Shows usually have an episodic format that does not require the viewer to have seen previous episodes. Episodes typically have a self-contained, also referred to as stand-alone, plot that is introduced and resolved within the same episode.

19-2

Because doing the show once wasn’t enough, Canada did it twice.

Network:
Airdates: 2014 - 2017

21 Jump Street skull-crossbones

Your friends will be there when your back is to the wall.

Network:
Airdates: 1987 - 1991

APB

The best way to solve crime is money, apparently.

Network:
Airdates: 2017

The Bill skull-crossbones

A British police procedural, it’s no surprise people died.

Network:
Airdates: 1984 - 2010

The Blacklist skull-crossbones

It’s like silence of the lambs, only longer, less gory, and less interesting.

Network:
Airdates: 2013 - current

Blindspot skull-crossbones

It’s like a less fun version of Memento.

Network:
Airdates: 2015 - 2020

Blue Bloods

The regal Reagans of NYC.

Network:
Airdates: 2010 - current

Bones skull-crossbones

Digging up them bones!

Network:
Airdates: 2005 - 2017

The Closer warning

Brenda is a pocket powerhouse of chocolate loving drama.

Network:
Airdates: 2005 - 2012

Cold Case skull-crossbones

The least plausible part of the show was the idea of only one female homicide detective in Philly.

Network:
Airdates: 2003 - 2010

Crownies

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

Network:
Airdates: 2011

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation warning skull-crossbones

Who are you? Anyone and anything.

Network:
Airdates: 2000 - 2016