Dick Wolf created the American police procedural legal drama series ‘Law & Order’ which started the Law & Order franchise. The plot of the series revolves around a team of detectives and prosecutors in New York City as they investigate serious crimes and evidence together with interrogating suspects until someone can be arrested. Thus the complex criminal justice system in New York City struggles to make the place safe and freed from offenders.
The long-running series premiered on September 13, 1990, at NBC and is currently in its 22nd season which was released on September 22, 2022. The second part of Season 22 was released on January 5, 2023.
Here’s a list of other crime drama television series that you must watch if you’re a fan of ‘Law & Order’.
Top 10 Television Series Like Law & Order:
Bosch: Legacy – Number of Seasons: 1
The plot of this series of police procedurals revolves around former private investigator Harry Bosch who has started working as a private investigator with defense lawyer Honey Chandler who was his former enemy. Titus Welliver And Mimi Rogers has starred as Bosch and Chandler in the series which premiered May 6, 2022, on Amazon Freevee.
CSI: Vegas – Number of Seasons: 2
It is an American crime drama series which is the follow up to ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation‘, the series that launched the CSI franchise. The plot revolves around a team of criminals who work together to solve complex criminal cases through the use of physical evidence. The series premiered on October 6, 2021, on CBS.
FBI – Number of Seasons: 5
The plot of this American crime drama series revolves around the New York branch FBI and mainly focuses on Special Agents Omar Adom Zidan and Maggie Bell who work together to protect the city from evil. Zeeko Zaki And Missy Peregrym has starred as Zidan and Bell in the series.
The series premiered on September 25, 2018, on CBS.
Cold Case – Number of Seasons: 7
The plot of this police procedural crime series revolves around a female detective Lilly Rush who works in the Philadelphia murder squad and uses her natural instincts and advanced technology to solve complicated cases and bring justice to the victims.
Kathryn Morris has starred as Lily Rush in series. It lasted from September 28, 2003, to May 2, 2010, on CBS.
Perry Mason – Number of Seasons: 1
The plot of this American period drama series is set in Los Angeles in 1932 and is adapted from the stories and novels by Erle Stanley Gardner and based on the character of the same name created by him. Welsh actor Matthew Rhys has starred as Perry Mason in the series. It premiered on June 21, 2020, on HBO.
Beginner – Number of Seasons: 5
Alexi Hawley created an American police procedural drama series whose plot revolves around a man in his forties who joins the Los Angeles Police Department as the oldest rookie and is forced to deal with young officers and criminals in order to prove himself.
Nathan Fillion Stars as protagonist John Nolan in the series which premiered on October 16, 2018 A B C.
City on the Hill – Number of Seasons: 3
This American crime drama series is based on the story of Ben Affleck and show creator MacLean. The plot revolves around lawyer Decoucy Ward and corrupt FBI veteran Jackie Rohr who forge an unlikely bond to defeat a family full of armored car robbers.
The series runs from June 16, 2019 to September 25, 2022 on Show time.
Mindhunter – Number of Seasons: 2
It is an American psychological crime thriller series adapted from John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker’s true crime book ‘Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit’. The series ran from October 13, 2017 to August 16, 2019 on Netflix.
The Mentalist – Number of Seasons: 7
Bruno Heller created this American police procedural crime mystery action thriller drama series. The plot revolves around independent consultant Patrick Jane who uses his observational skills and sharp wits to solve crimes while working with the CBI or the California Bureau of Investigation.
Simon Baker has played the lead character Patrick Jane in the series. The series ran from September 23, 2008 to February 18, 2015, on CBS.
A Good Wife – Number of Seasons: 7
The plot of this legal and political drama series revolves around a housewife for thirteen years named Alicia Florrick. When Peter, her husband who is a former Cook County, Illinois Attorney, is jailed for a high-profile political corruption and s*x scandal, she rejoins her career as a litigator to feed her two kids.
Julianna Margulies has portrayed the role of Alicia Florrick in the series. The series ran from September 22, 2009 to May 8, 2016 CBS.