Complete list of 2000s American detective shows

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Below is a complete list of American detective/mystery/crime shows from the 2000s, in alphabetical order. This includes shows that started in the 1990s and continued into the 2000s, as well as shows that started in the 2000s and continued into the 2010s. At the turn of the millennium, there was a surge in popularity of reality and true-crime series. However, the list below includes only scripted/fictional shows.

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 links to places where you can watch/stream the show online.




  • Damages (2007-2012) [stream here]
  • Dark Blue (2009-2010) [stream here]
  • Desperate Housewives (2004-2012) [stream here]
  • Dexter (2006-2013) [stream here]
  • Diagnosis: Murder (1991, 1992, 1993-2001, 2002)
  • The District (2000-2004) (comedy)
  • The Division (2001-2004)
  • The Evidence (2006)
  • Eyes (2005)
  • Fastlane (2002-2003) (comedy) [stream here]
  • The Forgotten (2009-2010)
  • The Fugitive (2000-2001)
  • Ghost Whisperer (2005-2010) [stream here]
  • Glory Days, a.k.a. Demontown (2002) (comedy, horror)



  • K-Ville (2007-2008) [stream here]
  • Karen Sisco (2003-2004)
  • Keen Eddie (2003-2004) (comedy)
  • Kidnapped (2006-2007)
  • The Kill Point (2007) [stream here]
  • Killer Instinct (2005-2006)
  • Kingpin (2003)
  • Law & Order (1990-2010) [stream here]
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001-2011) [stream here]
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a.k.a. Law & Order: SVU (1999-present) [stream here]
  • Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005-2006) [stream here]
  • Level 9 (2000-2001) (sci-fi)
  • Leverage (2008-2012) [stream here]
  • Lie to Me (2009-2011) [stream here]
  • Life (2007-2009) [stream here]
  • Life on Mars (2008-2009) [stream here]
  • Line of Fire (2003-2005)
  • Lost (2004-2010) [stream here]





  • Walker, Texas Ranger (1993-2001)
  • Wanted (2005)
  • What’s New, Scooby-Doo? (2002-2006) (cartoon) [stream here]
  • White Collar (2009-2014) [stream here]
  • Wild Card, a.k.a. Zoe Busiek: Wild Card (2003-2005)
  • The Wire (2002-2008) [stream here]
  • Without a Trace, a.k.a. Vanished (2002-2009) [stream here]
  • Women’s Murder Club (2007-2008)
  • The X-Files (1993-2002, 2016-2018) [stream here]

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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