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Shows like NCIS: The Police Procedural Parade

The list of police procedurals out there can seem endless, but if you're feeling overwhelmed just think of all the police officers who not only have to solve these crimes, but fill out the paperwork as well.

Shows Like True Detective: Two Cops are Better than One

If you're a lawbreaker, then these cop partnerships were made in hell. Twice the efficiency, twice the force, and more than twice the banter.

Shows like Southland: Realistic Cop Shows

Forget eccentric genius detectives and coroners who speak to the dead, the stars of these shows are cops doing the hard work of catching criminals.

Shows Like The Shield: Good Cop, Crooked Cop

Some of these cops live to protect and serve--themselves. Thank God for the upright few who risk their jobs to bring about justice.

Shows like The Wire: Gritty Crime Shows

These series feature crooked cops and ruthless criminals who mix it up on the garbage-strewn streets of big cities. Pioneering shows like NYPD Blue and the Shield focused on cops in US cities, but the best of the current batch are anchored in the lives of gang members on the mean streets of Birmingham, Rome, Paris and Dublin.

Shows Like The Slap: Drama Series from Down Under

Although not as well known as its US and UK counterparts, the Australian television industry has produced some gems, including the dramas on this list.

Shows like Southland: Big City Cops on the Street

Not your standard network police procedurals--these shows depict law enforcement officials on the front lines, working the mean streets of Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Toronto and other big cities.

Shows Like Janet King: Crime from Down Under

Considering how many came over on convict ships, it's unsurprising the Ozzies have a fascination with crime, spawning some incredible crime-drama series.

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