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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 Luther: Life with London's Bobbies

To paraphrase Samuel Johnson, when someone is tired of London crime shows, they are tired of life. That may be a bit of an overstatement, but these police shows set in the Smoke will have you looking for cheap flights to Heathrow.

Shows Like Rake: Barristers in Robes

Don't let their powdered wigs and flowing gowns fool you, these barristers, solicitors, and judges are every bit as clever and ruthless as their American counterparts.

Shows like Broadchurch: Best British Crime

The birthplace of Sherlock Holmes has produced some of the greatest crime and detective series in recent years, including Peaky Blinders, Line of Duty, Happy Valley, Luther, Broadchurch and of course Sherlock--don't forget to check out related lists including British Women on the Case, Grizzled British Detectives, Cracking the (Inspector) Morse Code, and Agatha Christie and her Admirers.

Shows like Law & Order: Dick Wolf's Greatest Hits

You may not recognize the name, but you know the work of prolific producer Dick Wolf including the Law & Order and Chicago (Fire, P.D.) franchises.

Shows like Law and Order: Courtroom Drama

Shows about prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, and juries, ranging from fictional procedurals to re-enactments of real life trials.

Shows like the Night Of: Crime and Punishment from Different Angles

The Night Of is a recent hit in a powerful sub-genre, where a crime and trial are seen from the viewpoint of the police, victims, witnesses, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and suspects (who are often wrongly accused).

Shows like NCIS: Acronym, Colon, City Crime Shows

We're not saying these police procedurals are formulaic, but they do have pretty similar titles and all feature an ensemble cast of suspiciously good looking police officers, a strong emphasis on the process of catching bad guys, and a sense of place.

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