10 best shows like Police Squad! (1982)

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Police Squad! 1982
Police Squad! is a television comedy series first broadcast in 1982, created by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker, and starring Leslie Nielsen. A spoof of police procedurals, the series featured Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker's usual sight gags, wordplay and non sequiturs. While a parody of many television shows and movies, it bore a particular resemblance to the Lee Marvin cop show, M Squad and the late 1960s series Felony Squad. Although cancelled after only six episodes, the show spawned the successful Naked Gun film series. TV Guide ranked it #7 on their 2013 list of 60 shows that were "Cancelled Too Soon".
List of the best shows and series like Police Squad! (1982): Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Claws, The Finder, L.A.'s Finest, The Mysteries of Laura, The Rookie, Perpetual Grace LTD, Trinkets, Trial & Error, Good Girls.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:23

A single-camera ensemble comedy following the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss.

Claws (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:26

Follow the life and crimes of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures.

The Finder (2012)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Walter Sherman, an Iraq War veteran, has the extraordinary ability to help people find the unfindable.

L.A.'s Finest (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Syd Burnett has left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna, a working mom with an equally complex past, Syd is pushed to examine whether her unapologetic lifestyle might be masking a greater personal secret. These two women don't agree on much, but they find common ground when it comes to taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles.

The Mysteries of Laura (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, crime, detective, military
CountryUSA

Laura Diamond, a brilliant NYPD homicide detective balances her “Columbo” day job with a crazy family life that includes two unruly twin boys and a soon-to-be ex-husband — also a cop — who just can't seem to sign the divorce papers. Between cleaning up after her boys and cleaning up the streets, she’d be the first to admit she has her “hot mess” moments in this hilariously authentic look at what it really means to be a “working mom” today. Somehow, she makes it all work with the help of her sexy and understanding partner, and things becomes even more complicated when her husband, ironically, becomes her boss at the precinct. For Laura, every day is a high-wire balancing act.

The Rookie (2018)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:45

Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis.

Perpetual Grace LTD (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:53

James, a disgraced firefighter turned grifter, seizes a chance, illicit opportunity to reverse his life’s worsening course as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown, who turns out to be far more dangerous than he appears.

Trinkets (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

A grieving teen finds an unexpected connection with two classmates at her new high school after they all land in the same Shoplifters Anonymous group.

Trial & Error (2017)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:35

A bright-eyed New York lawyer takes his first big case defending an eccentric poetry professor accused of murdering his wife.

Good Girls (2018)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

Three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.

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Ghosted (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, comedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration03:19

A skeptic is forced to work with a firm believer of the paranormal on unexplained occurrences in Los Angeles.

The Trial (2017)
Markimdb: 9
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA

Full coverage of The Trial of Tim Heidecker in which Tim Heidecker stood accused of 20 counts of 2nd degree felony murder against The Electric Sun 20.

Common Law (2012)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Common Law is an American comedy-drama television series, which ran on USA Network from May 11 to August 10, 2012, and stars Michael Ealy and Warren Kole as two Los Angeles Police Department detectives who can't stand each other and are ordered to see a couples therapist to remedy the situation. The series was created by Cormac and Marianne Wibberley and was produced by CBS Television Studios and Junction Entertainment. While originally planned to premiere on January 26, 2012, the series was pushed back until summer 2012. The series premiered following Fairly Legal on Friday, May 11, 2012. The show was canceled by the USA Network after one season and 12 episodes on October 31, 2012, due to low ratings.

iZombie (2015)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrehorror, comedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

A medical student who becomes a zombie joins a Coroner's Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. But every brain she eats, she also inherits their memories and must now solve their deaths with help from the Medical examiner and a police detective.

American Vandal (2017)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:02

A true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images.

Franklin & Bash (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:44

When they're not hanging out at their favorite hot dog stand pontificating on what they'd go through to enjoy a night with their favorite female celebrities, Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are chasing down their latest clients...sometimes literally. With business cards in hand, they're ready to nab a client within seconds after a car accident, arrest for solicitation or any other incident where their legal services may be needed. Once in the courtroom, they show their flair for the dramatic and the shocking.

Fastlane (2002)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA

Fastlane is an American action/crime drama series that was broadcast on Fox from September 18, 2002 to April 25, 2003. On August 14, 2005 G4 began rebroadcasting the complete series. After finishing its initial run on the network, Fastlane stopped airing on G4. Fastlane also aired on TVOne sometime around 2006.

Stir Crazy (1985)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA

Stir Crazy is a situation comedy aired in the United States on CBS as part of its 1985 fall lineup. Stir Crazy was based on the hit 1980 film of the same name. The theme song was "Stir It Up" by Patti LaBelle.

Boston Legal (2004)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Boston Legal is an American legal dramedy created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The series aired from October 3, 2004, to December 8, 2008. Boston Legal is a spin-off of long-running Kelley series The Practice, following the exploits of former Practice character Alan Shore at the legal firm of Crane, Poole & Schmidt.

Heathers (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:28

A pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day, as our heroine Veronica Sawyer deals with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers. Based on the 1988 cult classic film.

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2009)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, family, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, South Africa, Botswana

The adventures of Mma Ramotswe, a Motswana woman who starts Botswana's first female-owned detective agency.

The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1985 to 1986, and on the USA Network from 1987 to 1989. The series is an updated re-imagining of the classic 1955 series Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:51

A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.

Monk (2002)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he developed an extreme case of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Now working as a private consultant, Monk continues to investigate cases in the most unconventional ways.

The Huntress (2000)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA

The Huntress is an American TV series that appeared on the USA Network over subsequent summers of the 2000 and 2001 television seasons. It was inspired by a book about the real bounty hunter, Dottie Thorson, and is also a belated sequel to the 1980 Steve McQueen film, The Hunter.

BuzzFeed Unsolved - True Crime (2016)
Markimdb: 8.9
Genrehorror, comedy, documentary, crime, detective
CountryUSA

Hosts Ryan & Shane discuss mysteries surrounding notorious unsolved crimes.

Bones (2005)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification methods are useless.

Backstrom (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:28

Detective Lieutenant Everett Backstrom is a man with no filter. After a five-year exile to the traffic division for offensive behavior, he has returned from disgrace to lead Portland's newly minted S.C.U. Tasked with navigating the city's most sensitive and serious cases, he must solve each crime as he tries, and fails, to change his own self-destructive behavior. Based on renowned Swedish criminologist and novelist Leif G.W. Persson’s hit series of books of the same name.

White Collar (2009)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially captured Caffrey, finds and returns him to prison. This time, Caffrey proposes a deal with the FBI, as part of a work-release program. After some hesitation, Burke agrees, and thus begins this unconventional arrangement where Caffrey helps Burke apprehend white collar criminals.

Barry (2018)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

A hit man from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city's theatre arts scene.




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