Complete list of 1990s American detective shows

Below is a list of American detective shows from the 1990s. This includes shows that started in the 1980s and continued into the 90s, as well as shows that started in the 1990s and continued into the 2000s.

Eventually, I hope to reorganize this list more chronologically rather than alphabetically, and to add more details about each show.

If you are interested in reading more about detective shows of the 1990s, you might enjoy reading: my blog post about detective TV show revivals in the 1990s; and detective cartoons of the 1990s.

  • 21 Jump Street
  • Adam-12
  • Angel Street
  • Baywatch Nights
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Big Easy
  • Black Tie Affair
  • Booker
  • Brooklyn South
  • Buddy Faro
  • Burke’s Law
  • C-16: FBI
  • Charlie Grace
  • Christine Cromwell
  • Columbo [I’ve written about it here]
  • The Commish [I’ve written about it here]
  • Cop Rock
  • Cracker
  • Dark Justice
  • Dellaventura
  • Diagnosis: Murder
  • EZ Streets
  • Father Dowling Mysteries [I’ve written about it here]
  • FBI: The Untold Stories
  • Gabriel’s Fire
  • Hardball (1989 TV series)
  • The Hat Squad
  • High Incident
  • Homicide: Life on the Street
  • Hunter
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • JAG
  • Jake and the Fatman [I’ve written about it here]
  • Kojak [I’ve written about it here]
  • L.A. Heat
  • Land’s End
  • Law & Order
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Likely Suspects
  • Michael Hayes
  • Mike Hammer, Private Eye [I’ve written about it here]
  • Millennium
  • Moloney
  • Moon Over Miami
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith
  • Murder, She Wrote [see my complete Murder, She Wrote guide here]
  • Nash Bridges
  • New York Undercover
  • NYPD Blue
  • One West Waikiki
  • Over My Dead Body
  • Oz
  • P.S. I Luv U
  • Pacific Blue
  • Players
  • Profiler
  • Pros and Cons
  • Reasonable Doubts
  • Renegade
  • Ryan Caulfield: Year One
  • Secret Service
  • The Sentinel
  • Silk Stalkings [I’ve written about it here]
  • Sirens
  • Snoops
  • The Sopranos
  • Street Justice
  • Swift Justice
  • Third Watch
  • True Blue
  • Turks
  • Twin Peaks
  • Under Suspicion
  • The Untouchables
  • Vengeance Unlimited
  • Veronica Clare
  • Walker, Texas Ranger
  • Wiseguy
  • Wolf

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 23rd, 2020.]

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