Dick Wolf created the American police procedural legal drama series ‘Law & Order’ which kicked off 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 along with questioning suspects until someone can be taken into custody. Thus the complex criminal justice system of New York City struggles to make the place safe and free from offenders.
The long-running series premiered on September 13, 1990, on NBC and is currently on 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 television series that you should watch if you are a fan of ‘Law & Order’.
Top 10 Television Series Like Law & Order:
Bosch: Legacy – Number of Seasons: 1
The plot of this police procedural series revolves around a former private investigator Harry Bosch who has started working as a private investigator with defense attorney Honey Chandler who is his one-time enemy. Titus Welliver and Mimi Rogers have starred as Bosch and Chandler in the series that premiered on May 6, 2022, on Amazon Freevee.
CSI: Vegas – Number of Seasons: 2
This is an American crime drama series that is the follow-up of ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation‘, the series that launched the CSI franchise. The plot revolves around a team of criminalists 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 of the FBI and especially focuses on Special Agents Omar Adom Zidan and Maggie Bell who work together to protect the city from crimes. Zeeko Zaki and Missy Peregrym have starred as Zidan and Bell in the series.
The series premiered on September 25, 2018, on CBS.
Cold Case – Number of Seasons: 7
The plot of this police procedural crime series revolves around a lone female detective Lilly Rush who works in the Philadelphia homicide squad and uses her natural instincts and advanced technologies to solve complex cases and bring justice to the victims.
Kathryn Morris has 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
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 named character created by him. Welsh actor Matthew Rhys has starred as Perry Mason in the series. It premiered on June 21, 2020, on HBO.
The Rookie – Number of Seasons: 5
Alexi Hawley created the American police procedural drama series the plot of which revolves around a man in his forties who joins the Los Angeles Police Department as the oldest rookie and becomes compelled to cope with the young officers and criminals to prove himself.
Nathan Fillion starred as the protagonist John Nolan in the series that premiered on October 16, 2018, on ABC.
City on a Hill – Number of Seasons: 3
This American crime drama series is adapted from the story of Ben Affleck and show creator MacLean. The plot revolves around attorney Decourcy Ward and corrupt FBI veteran Jackie Rohr who build an unusual bond to defeat a family full of armored car robbers.
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 is 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
Bruno Heller created this American police procedural mystery crime thriller action drama series. The plot revolves around an independent consultant Patrick Jane who uses his sharp observation skill and intelligence to solve crimes while working with the CBI or the California Bureau of Investigation.
Simon Baker has starred as the lead 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 plot of this legal and political drama series revolves around a stay-at-home mother for thirteen years named Alicia Florrick. When Peter, her husband who is the former Attorney of Cook County, Illinois, becomes imprisoned for a notorious political corruption and s*x scandal, she rejoins her career as a litigator to nourish her two children.
Julianna Margulies has portrayed the role of Alicia Florrick in the series. The series ran from September 22, 2009, to May 8, 2016, on CBS.