my top 20 tv cop series.

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1.
Columbo (1971 TV Series)
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes. (100 mins.)
 
2.
Quincy M.E. (1976 TV Series)
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The cases of a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder. (60 mins.)
 
3.
Kojak (1973 TV Series)
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A bald, lollipop sucking police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city. (60 mins.)
 
4.
The Streets of San Francisco (1972 TV Series)
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A veteran cop with more than 20 years of experience is teamed with a young Inspector to solve crimes in San Francisco. (60 mins.)
 
5.
Hawaii Five-O (1968 TV Series)
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The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett. (60 mins.)
 
6.
Cannon (1971 TV Series)
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Frank Cannon is an overweight, balding ex-cop with a deep voice and expensive tastes in culinary pleasures; he becomes a high-priced private investigator. (60 mins.)
 
7.
Starsky and Hutch (1975 TV Series)
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Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino, with the help of police snitch, Huggy Bear. (60 mins.)
 
8.
Mannix (1967 TV Series)
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Mannix worked originally for Wickersham at Intertect and then struck out on his own, assisted by Peggy Fair (whose cop-husband had been killed) and police department contact Tobias. (60 mins.)
 
9.
McCloud (1970 TV Series)
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Sam McCloud is a Marshal from a Taos, New Mexico, who takes a temporary assignment in the New York City Police. His keen sense of detail and detecting subtle clues, learned from his experience, enable him to nab unsuspecting criminals despite his unbelieving boss. (120 mins.)
 
10.
Ironside (1967 TV Series)
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Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco. (60 mins.)
 
11.
Banacek (1972 TV Series)
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The adventures of proud Polish-American detective Thomas Banacek. (90 mins.)
 
12.
McMillan & Wife (1971 TV Series)
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San Francisco Police Commissioner Stewart "Mac" McMillan and his amateur detective wife keep their marriage unpredictable while solving the city's most baffling crimes. (120 mins.)
 
13.
Z Cars (1962 TV Series)
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A gritty drama which follows the work of the police force in the fictional northern English town of Newtown. (50 mins.)
 
14.
The Sweeney (1975 TV Series)
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British police TV series which revolutionized the genre on UK television in the mid-1970s starring John Thaw as a hard-edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police. (60 mins.)
 
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The Professionals (1977 TV Series)
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This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5)... (50 mins.)
 
16.
Minder (1979 TV Series)
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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other... (60 mins.)
 
17.
The Rockford Files (1974 TV Series)
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The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator. (60 mins.)
 
18.
Jake and the Fatman (1987 TV Series)
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Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles. (120 mins.)
Director: Chuck Bowman
 
19.
Police Woman (1974 TV Series)
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This was the first TV cop show to feature a female lead - Sergeant "Pepper" Anderson, an undercover cop for the Criminal Conspiracy Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. (60 mins.)
 
20.
Matlock (1986 TV Series)
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Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer. (60 mins.)
 
21.
Harry O (1973 TV Series)
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Harry Orwell is a world-weary private investigator who was forced to leave the San Diego Police Department after a bullet became lodged near his spine... (60 mins.)
 
22.
Petrocelli (1974 TV Series)
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Tony Petrocelli is an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer who gave up the big money and frenetic... (60 mins.)