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20 best shows like Thursday (1998)

List of the best shows and series like Thursday (1998): Remington Steele, Person of Interest, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Hunter Street, Nikita, Those Who Kill, FBI, The Firm, How to Get Away with Murder, Covert Affairs.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersPartners
PlotInvestigation, Adventures, Mystery

Laura Holt, a licensed private detective, opens a detective agency but finds that potential clients refuse to hire a woman, however qualified. To solve the problem, Laura invents a fictitious male superior whom she names Remington Steele. Through a series of events that unfold in the first episode, "License to Steele," a former thief and con man, whose real name is never revealed, assumes the identity of Remington Steele. Behind the scenes, Laura remains firmly in charge.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:44
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Geniuses, Heroes, Hired assassins
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Mystery
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special training that Reese has had in Covert Operations and Finch's genius software inventing mind, the two are a perfect match for the job that they have to complete. With the help of surveillance equipment, they work "outside the law" and get the right criminal behind bars. 

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSerial killers, Special agents
PlotMystery
PlaceUSA

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior was a short-lived American police procedural drama that aired on CBS. The show debuted in 2011 as a spin-off from the successful Criminal Minds, which had premiered in 2005. This edition's profiling team also worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico, Virginia. In an April 2010 episode of Criminal Minds, during the show's fifth season, the original team met the new team and worked with them to find a San Francisco serial killer. This episode served as the new series' backdoor pilot. Just like the parent series, CBS owned the underlying North American rights, while ABC owned the international rights. The series premiered on February 16, 2011, and filled the Wednesday 10 pm time slot, airing immediately after the original Criminal Minds. CBS cancelled the series on May 17, 2011. The series ends with a cliffhanger. On September 6, 2011 CBS DVD released the complete series as a 4 disc-set. It is packaged as "The DVD Edition". There are numerous special features and two episode commentaries with the cast and crew. The set includes the backdoor pilot from season five of the original show.

Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, action, thriller, comedy, drama, adventure, family, crime, detective
CountryNetherlands

Sleuthy foster siblings Max, Tess, Sal, Anika, and Daniel Hunter find new quests, more mysteries, and even new Hunter sibs!

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSpy, Killers, Hired assassins
PlotMartial Arts
StyleSpectacular

Nikita will stop at nothing to expose and destroy Division, the secret U.S. agency who trained her as a spy and assassin.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersSerial killers, Teachers, Psychiatrists
PlotMissing people
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, By books, Dark

Those Who Kill is a Danish crime TV series from 2011, which follows a fictitious unit within Copenhagen Police which specialises in investigating serial murders. The series was aired as five two-part stories in Denmark, but has aired as five feature film length episodes in most other countries. A separate 92 minutes feature film, Fortidens skygge, which forms a continuation and ending of the series, premiered in Danish cinemas on 15 March 2012, and is being aired as a final, sixth episode of the series in many other countries, such as the UK and Germany. The series is created and written by Elsebeth Egholm and Stefan Jaworski, with various other screenwriters helping out as episode writers, among them Siv Rajendram, Rikke De Fine Licht and Morten Dragsted. Directors have been Birger Larsen, Niels Nørløv and Kasper Barfoed. The series is a Danish-German-Swedish-Norwegian co-production. Although originally planned to run for several seasons, Danish TV2 announced in October 2011 that there would be no further seasons made, due to falling viewer shares after the first few episodes. TV2 programming manager Keld Reinicke stated that, "We have no plans to continue the series as it never gave us the audience share we expected in Denmark."

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration04:09
CharactersPolice, Special agents, Partners
PlotInvestigation, FBI
StyleSpectacular, Action, Twisted plot

The elite unit of the New York office of the FBI brings to bear all their talents, intellect and technical expertise on major cases in order to keep New York and the country safe.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:43
CharactersJudges, Lawyers
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, By books

As a young associate, Mitchell McDeere brought down the prestigious Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke, which operated as a front for the Chicago mob—and his life was never the same. After a difficult decade, which included a stay in the Federal Witness Protection program, Mitch and his family now emerge from isolation to reclaim their lives and their future—only to find that past dangers are still lurking and new threats are everywhere.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersStudents, Lawyers
PlotRivalry
PlaceCollege
StyleDisturbing ones, Fascinating, Depressive, Serious

A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will shake the entire university and change the course of their lives.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43
CharactersSpy, Blind, CIA
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

A young CIA operative, Annie Walker, is mysteriously summoned to headquarters for duty as a field operative. While Annie believes she's been promoted for her exceptional linguistic skills, there may be something or someone from her past that her CIA bosses are really after. Auggie Anderson is a CIA military intelligence agent who was blinded while on assignment and is Annie's guide in this world of bureaucracy, excitement and intrigue.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes
PlaceSmall towns

Banshee: Origins is a series of webisodes based on the American drama television series produced by Cinemax called Banshee. The series offers flashbacks in-between the time where Lucas Hood was arrested and when Sheriff Lucas Hood first arrived in Banshee.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, comedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
PlotLove, betrayal, Death
PlaceUSA

Corrupt ex-cop turned hitman Nick Sax's life is changed forever by a relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named Happy.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersWitches, Monsters, Horses, Ghosts
PlotTime travel, Supernatural, Investigation, Adventures
StyleAtmospheric

Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:53
CharactersTeenagers, Killers
PlotDeath, Martial Arts, Sects
TimeDark ones
StyleFor men, Atmospheric

Follow a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

The Fugitive Task Force relentlessly tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the Bureau’s Most Wanted list. Seasoned agent Jess LaCroix oversees the highly skilled team that functions as a mobile undercover unit that is always out in the field, pursuing those who are most desperate to elude justice.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration12:54
CharactersPartners, Veterans
PlotLove, betrayal, Investigation, Death
PlaceUSA

What does it take to be a detective in one of America's toughest cities? Follow one homicide unit as Detroit's finest unearth the crisis and revelation, heartbreak and heroism of these inner city cops in Detroit, Michigan.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersPartners
PlotPolitics
StyleSpectacular

Fun-loving San Francisco Police Department investigator Nash Bridges is part of the elite Special Investigations Unit. He tackles crime using his keen sense of humor and charm. Joe Dominguez comes out of retirement to become Bridges' wisecracking yet more rule-abiding partner.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating

In 1950s Spain, a couple summon their son home from Mexico to introduce him to his fiancée, but are shocked when he returns with a ballerino.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada
CharactersSerial killers
PlotMissing people, Cancer
StyleAction, Fancy, Dark, Fascinating

Detective Mike Sweeney has just moved with his wife and daughters from Toronto to his hometown of Durham County after the death of his partner. Hoping to escape the violent world of big city police work, Mike falls into a suburban world besieged by crime, abuse and murder.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersPartners
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43
CharactersPartners
PlotInvestigation

CSI: NY is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004 to February 22, 2013 for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes. The show follows the investigations of a team of NYPD forensic scientists and police officers identified as "Crime Scene Investigators".

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountrySpain
Duration00:56
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation, Death
PlaceSmall towns
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating

The disastrous meltdown of a nuclear power plant in Northern Spain created a contaminated no-go zone and left the nearby provincial city and inhabitants in a state of shock and mourning. Three years later, while the city prepares for the commemoration ceremony, a mutilated body is found in a warehouse. Police inspector Hector Uria's search for the murderer takes him deep into the no-go zone and into his own past.

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve grisly murders. The series mixes deduction, gritty subject matter, and character-driven drama in the same vein as the original series in the CSI franchise, except that the Miami CSIs are cops first, scientists second.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:53
CharactersFamily, Scammers
PlotMoney, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fancy, Twisted plot

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.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersDetectives
PlotDeath, Karate, Adventures
StyleEasy

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.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration09:15
CharactersDogs, Lawyers, Friends, Friends, Partners
PlotInvestigation

Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business. The series is set in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, although it is portrayed as a distinct town, with Dolworth having once been a member of the fictional Ocean Beach Police Department.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersPolice, Partners
PlotRevenge
StyleSpectacular

The story of the Miami Police Department's vice squad and its efforts to end drug trafficking and prostitution, centered on the unlikely partnership of Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs - who first meet when Tubbs is undercover in a drug cartel.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersStrong women, Criminals

Robyn McCall, an enigmatic former CIA operative with a mysterious background, uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:44
CharactersSuperhero, Police, Mafia, Killers, Orphans
PlotLove, Supernatural
StyleSpectacular, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world's most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?





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