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Best NBC TV Shows

All your favorite NBC TV shows, both classic and modern, have found their way on to this master-list, sure to provide something for those with a 'Friends' sized hole in their heart.

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.

Most Popular Current Network Dramas

Unlike HBO, Showtime, or Netflix, the traditional broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox) need to attract advertisers, which means their dramas cannot be too edgy, dark, or explicit, which makes for lighter binging than Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones.

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 Castle: Male Female Cop Partners

A twist on the classic buddy cop trope, where a man and woman team up to catch villains--the biggest mystery in these shows, however, is will they, won't they?

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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