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.

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A drama surrounding the daily lives of two unwilling partners of the Montreal Police Department, Nick Barron and Ben Chartier.

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

After witnessing a violent crime, a tech billionaire purchases a troubled police precinct, rebooting it as a private police force.

Network:
Airdates: 2017

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Great Britain’s police drama series follows the activities in and around Sun Hill, a police station located in the fictional East London borough of Canley.

Network:
Airdates: 1984 - 2010

The Blacklist skull-crossbones

FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her life uprooted when a criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her.

Network:
Airdates: 2013 - current

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Blindspot focuses on a woman with no memory who is found naked in Times Square by the FBI. They discover her tattoos contain clues to crimes.

Network:
Airdates: 2015 - 2020

Blue Bloods

Tom Selleck stars as Frank Reagan, the New York Police Commissioner, and patriarch of the Reagan clan, a multigenerational family of cops.

Network:
Airdates: 2010 - current

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Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders often by examining bones.

Network:
Airdates: 2005 - 2017

Bosch warning

An irreverent homicide detective follows his gut and bends the rules in LA.

Network:
Airdates: 2014 - 2021

The Closer warning

Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style.

Network:
Airdates: 2005 - 2012

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The Philadelphia homicide squad’s lone female detective finds her calling when she’s assigned “cold cases”, older crimes that have never been solved.

Network:
Airdates: 2003 - 2010

Crownies

Five young solicitors fresh out of law school face the pressures of a fast paced workplace highlighting the moral dilemmas and big issues facing an apparently civilised society.

Network:
Airdates: 2011