1990s American detective show database

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Below is a complete list of American detective/mystery/crime shows from the 1990s, in alphabetical order. 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. Interestingly, many of the shows produced in the 90s were reboots of earlier series.

Clicking on a title link in the list below will take you to my post about that specific show (if I have created one). Additionally, the list also includes information on where you can watch/stream the show online or whether you can purchase it on DVD. The final column also includes any additional notes and comments about the show.

#-A

Show TitleAir DatesAvailable to stream?Available on DVD?Other notes
21 Jump Street1987-1991[stream on Amazon][complete series DVD set]
Adam-12, a.k.a. The New Adam-121990-1991
Angel Street1992
Archie’s Weird Mysteries1999-2000[stream here or here or here]cartoon, humor

B

Show TitleAir DatesAvailable to stream?Available on DVD?Other notes
B. L. Stryker1989-1990[Season 1 DVD] [Season 2 DVD]
Baywatch Nights1995-1997spin-off of Baywatch
Beauty and the Beast1987-1990[stream here][complete DVD set]
The Big Easy1996-1997[stream here]
Black Tie Affair1993spoof
Booker 1989-1990[stream here][complete DVD set]
Brooklyn South1997-1998[complete DVD set]
Buddy Faro1998
Burke’s Law1963-1966, 1994-1995reboot of the 1960s show starring Gene Barry

C

Show TitleAir DatesAvailable to stream?Available on DVD?Other notes
C-16: FBI, a.k.a. C-161997-1998
Charlie Grace1995
Christine Cromwell1989-1990watch the first episode on YouTube
Columbo1968, 1971-1978, 1989-1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003[stream here][Complete DVD Set]
The Commish1991-1996[stream here]
Cold Squad1998-2005[stream here][Season 1 DVD]
Cop Rock1990[Complete series DVD set]
Cracker1997-1999[stream here]Based on the UK series of the same name.

D

Show TitleAir DatesAvailable to stream?Available on DVD?Other notes
Dark Justice1991-1993
Dellaventura 1997-1998
Diagnosis: Murder1991, 1992, 1993-2001, 2002[Complete Bluray set]
Dragnet, a.k.a. The New Dragnet1989-1990A reboot of the original series created by Jack Webb

E-G

Show TitleAir DatesAvailable to stream?Available on DVD?Other notes
EZ Streets1996-1997
Father Dowling Mysteries1989-1991[complete DVD set]
Gabriel’s Fire1990-1991

H

Show TitleAir DatesAvailable to stream?Available on DVD?Other notes
Hardball1989-1990
Hart to Hart1979-1984, 1993-1994[stream here][Complete DVD set]
The Hat Squad1992-1993
High Incident1996-1997
High Tide1994-1997
Homicide: Life on the Street1993-1999[Complete DVD set]
Hunter1984-1991[stream here] [complete series DVD set]

I-K

Show TitleAir DatesAvailable to stream?Available on DVD?Other notes
In the Heat of the Night1988-1995[stream here]All seasons have been released individually, starting with [Season 1] and ending with [Season 8].Based on the 1967 film of the same name starring Sidney Poitier.
JAG1995-2005[stream on Paramount+ via Amazon][Complete DVD set]
Jake and the Fatman1987-1992[Complete DVD set]
Kojak1973-1978, 1985, 1987, 1989-1990[stream here]All seasons have been released individually, starting with [Season 1] and ending with the [TV Movies]

L

Show TitleAir DatesAvailable to stream?Available on DVD?Other notes
L.A. Heat1996-1999[stream here][Season 1 DVD]
Land’s End1995-1996
Law & Order1990-2010[stream here][Complete DVD set]
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a.k.a. Law & Order: SVU1999-present[stream here]
Likely Suspects1992-1993(comedy/spoof)

M

Show TitleAir DatesAvailable to stream?Available on DVD?Other notes
MacGyver1985-1992[stream here][Complete series DVD set]
Mancuso, FBI1989-1990
Matlock1986-1995[stream here][Complete series DVD set]
Martial Law1998-2000[Complete DVD set]
Michael Hayes1997-1998
Midnight Caller1988-1991
Mike Hammer, Private Eye1997-1998[stream here]Based on the novels by Mickey Spillane.
Millennium 1996-1999[Complete DVD set]
Mission: Impossible1966-1973, 1988-1990[stream here] OR [stream here][Original series DVD set]
[Original series Blu-ray set]
[80s revival DVD set]
Moloney1996-1997
Moon Over Miami1993
Mr. & Mrs. Smith1996-1997
Murder, She Wrote1984-1996Visit my “Where to watch Murder, She Wrote” page for more information.[Complete series DVD set] [DVD set of the movie sequels]

N

Show TitleAir DatesAvailable to stream?Available on DVD?Other notes
Nash Bridges1996-2001[stream here][Complete DVD set] [Complete Bluray set]
New York Undercover1994-1999
Night Court1984-1992[stream here][Complete series DVD set](comedy)
NYPD Blue1993-2005[stream here]Individual seasons are available on DVD, starting with Season 1 and ending with the final season.

O

Show TitleAir DatesAvailable to stream?Available on DVD?Other notes
One West Waikiki1994-1996
Over My Dead Body1990-1991
Oz1997-2003[stream here][Complete series DVD set]

P

Show TitleAir DatesAvailable to stream?Available on DVD?Other notes
P.S. I Luv U1991-1992
Pacific Blue1996-2000[stream here or here][Complete series DVD set]
Players1997-1998
The Pretender1996-2000[stream here]Individual seasons are available on DVD, starting with Season 1 and ending with Season 4.
Profiler1996-2000Individual seasons were released on DVD, starting with Season 1 and ending with Season 4.
Pros and Cons1991-1992

R

Show TitleAir DatesAvailable to stream?Available on DVD?Other notes
Reasonable Doubts1991-1993
Renegade1992-1997[stream here][Complete DVD set]
Ryan Caulfield: Year One1999

S

Show TitleAir DatesAvailable to stream?Available on DVD?Other notes
The Sentinel1996-1999[Complete DVD collection]
Silk Stalkings1991-1999[stream here][Season 1-5 DVD set] [Season 6-8 DVD set]
Sirens1993-1995
Snoops1989-1990comedy
The Sopranos1999-2007[stream here][Complete DVD set] [Complete Bluray set]
Street Justice1991-1993[Complete DVD set]
Swift Justice1996

T

Show TitleAir DatesAvailable to stream?Available on DVD?Other notes
Third Watch1999-2005[stream here]Only [Season 1] and [Season 2] were released on DVD.
Tropical Heat, a.k.a. Sweating Bullets1991-1993[Complete series DVD set]
True Blue1989-1990
Turks1999
Twin Peaks1990-1991[stream here][Television collection on DVD] [Television collection on Bluray]

U-V

Show TitleAir DatesAvailable to stream?Available on DVD?Other notes
Under Suspicion1994-1995
The Untouchables1993-1994[Complete DVD collection] [Complete Bluray collection]
Vengeance Unlimited1998-1999
Veronica Clare1991

W-Z

Show TitleAir DatesAvailable to stream?Available on DVD?Other notes
Walker, Texas Ranger1993-2001[Complete DVD collection]
Wiseguy1987-1990[stream here][Seasons 1-4 DVD set]
Wolf1989-1990
The X-Files1993-2002, 2016-2018[stream here]Individual seasons have been released on DVD and Bluray, starting with [Season 1]

If you know of a show that is missing from the list above, or if you have any other additions or corrections, please let me know in the comments!

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