There was a time when you knew what to expect from a procedural TV show. Those times have changed.
While some on this list fit the format that viewers became accustomed to many years ago - regular cast of good guys track the bad guys and solve the case... next episode please - they can now follow a format and tell an overarching story.
How do we determine the best? We vote on it!
Flip through the slideshow to get a good perspective on what's out there and then hit the poll to vote.
What is the best procedural on television? Have your say!
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