Dick Wolf created the American police procedural legal drama series ‘Law & Order’ which started the Law & Order franchise. The plot of this series revolves around the teams of detectives and prosecutors in New York City as they investigate serious crimes and evidence together with questioning suspects until someone can be taken into custody. So the complex criminal justice system of New York City struggles to make the place safe and free from criminals.

The long running series first aired on September 13, 1990, on 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.

Following is the list of other crime drama TV series that you should watch if you’re a fan of ‘Law & Order’.

Top 10 TV Series Like Law & Order:

Bosch: Legacy – Number of Seasons: 1

Bosch: Heritage
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The plot of this police procedural series revolves around former private investigator Harry Bosch who started working as a private investigator with his one-time enemy defense lawyer Honey Chandler. Titus Welliver and Mimi Rogers starred as Bosch and Chandler in the series which premiered on May 6, 2022, on Amazon Freevee.

CSI: Vegas – Number of Seasons: 2

CSI: Vegas
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This is an American crime drama series which is the follow up of ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation‘, the series that launched the CSI franchise. The plot revolves around a team of criminologists 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 focuses particularly on Special Agents Omar Adom Zidan and Maggie Bell who work together to protect the city from crimes. Zeeko Zaki and Missy Peregrym Zidan and Bell took part in the series.

The series premiered on September 25, 2018, on CBS.

Cold Case – Number of Seasons: 7

Cold Case
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The plot of this police procedural crime series revolves around a lonely female detective Lilly Rush who works in the Philadelphia murder squad and uses her natural instincts and advanced technologies to solve complex cases and do justice to the victims.

Kathryn Morris she starred as Lilly Rush in the series. It ran from September 28, 2003, to May 2, 2010, on CBS.

Perry Mason – Number of Seasons: 1

Perry Mason

The plot of this American period drama series is set in Los Angeles in 1932 and is adapted from the stories and novels of Erle Stanley Gardner and is based on the same character he created. Welsh actor Matthew Rhys starred as Perry Mason in the series. It was shown on June 21, 2020, on HBO.

The Rookie – Number of Seasons: 5

The Rookie
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Alexi Hawley created the American police procedural drama series whose plot revolves around a forty-year-old man who joins the Los Angeles Police Department as the oldest rookie and is forced to keep up with the young officers and criminal to prove himself.

Nathan Fillion played as the protagonist John Nolan in the series which was released on 16 October 2018, on ABC.

City on a Hill – Number of Seasons: 3

City on a Hill

This American crime drama series is adapted from the story by Ben Affleck and show creator MacLean. The plot revolves around lawyer Decourcy Ward and corrupt FBI veteran Jackie Rohr who build an uncommon bond to defeat a family full of armed car thieves.

The series ran from June 16, 2019, to September 25, 2022, on Showtime.

Mindhunter – Number of Seasons: 2


This is an American psychological crime thriller series that’s 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

The Mentalist

Bruno Heller created this American police procedural crime action thriller drama series. The plot revolves around independent consultant Patrick Jane who uses his keen observation skills and intelligence to solve crimes while working with the CBI or the California Bureau of Investigation.

Simon Baker played as the main character Patrick Jane in the series. The series ran from September 23, 2008, to February 18, 2015, on CBS.

The Good Wife – Number of Seasons: 7

The Good Wife
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The plot of this legal and political drama series revolves around a thirteen-year-old stay-at-home mother named Alicia Florrick. When Peter, her husband who is the previous Attorney of Cook County, Illinois, is imprisoned because of a infamous us*x political corruption scandal, she rejoins her career as a litigator to raise the two kids her

Julianna Margulies portrayed the role of Alicia Florrick in the series. The series ran from September 22, 2009, to May 8, 2016, on CBS.