Complete list of 1950s American detective shows

Below is a list of American detective/mystery/crime shows from the 1950s. This includes shows that started in the 1950s and continued into the 60s.

Eventually, I hope to expand this and add more details about each show.

  • 77 Sunset Strip
  • The Adventures of Ellery Queen
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  • The Best in Mystery
  • Casey, Crime Photographer
  • Dragnet
  • The Edge of Night
  • Gang Busters
  • Hawaiian Eye
  • Highway Patrol
  • Lock-Up
  • Markham
  • Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer
  • Perry Mason
  • Peter Gunn
  • Public Prosecutor
  • Sheriff of Cochise
  • Special Agent 7
  • The Thin Man

If you believe that there are any shows that are missing from this list, please let me know in the comments.

[This page was last updated on May 9th, 2020.]

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