Crime Dramas canceled before their time

by taxidriver8989 | created - 20 Oct 2011 | updated - 15 May 2018 | Public

A list of crime drama that if lasted could longer could of changed the quality crime drama we have today.

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1. The Chicago Code (2011)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Detective Jarek Wysocki, one of Chicago's toughest cops, struggles to clean up the town's violence and corruption.

Stars: Jason Clarke, Jennifer Beals, Matt Lauria, Devin Kelley

Votes: 7,773

2. Crime Story (1986–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The saga of a Chicago police detective's efforts to stop a young hood's ruthless rise in the ranks of organized crime.

Stars: Dennis Farina, Bill Smitrovich, Steve Ryan, Billy Campbell

Votes: 2,315

3. EZ Streets (1996–1997)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Gritty crime drama set in a corrupt decaying city near the Canada-U.S. border about the leader of a vicious new gang called the EZs, a dedicated cop who's struggling to stop him, and an ex-con forced to work for the gangster.

Stars: Ken Olin, Joe Pantoliano, Jason Gedrick, Mike Starr

Votes: 205

4. Robbery Homicide Division (2002–2003)

60 min | Crime, Drama

Drama centers on Lt. Sam Cole and his team of cops in the elite robbery/homicide division of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Stars: Tom Sizemore, David Cubitt, Klea Scott, Barry Shabaka Henley

Votes: 326

5. Line of Fire (2003–2005)

60 min | Crime, Drama

A "political drama" that juxtaposes the stories of a young female F.B.I. agent (Bibb) and a mobster (Paymer).

Stars: Leslie Bibb, Leslie Hope, Anson Mount, Julie Ann Emery

Votes: 248

6. Boomtown (2002–2003)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Each episode of this series, set in present day Los Angeles, examines one crime from many different viewpoints - uniformed cops, detectives, witnesses, the media, the fire department and ... See full summary »

Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Neal McDonough, Mykelti Williamson, Gary Basaraba

Votes: 1,902

7. Intelligence (2005–2007)

44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Organized crime and the Organized Crime Unit (OCU) work together to achieve the opposing goals of each respective world.

Stars: Ian Tracey, Klea Scott, John Cassini, Matt Frewer

Votes: 1,713

8. Life (I) (2007–2009)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A former police officer returns to the force after having been wrongly imprisoned for years.

Stars: Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Adam Arkin, Brent Sexton

Votes: 31,904

9. Raines (2007– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Los Angeles. Present day. Michael Raines, an eccentric but brilliant cop, solves murders in a very unusual way - he turns the victims into his partners. These visions are figments of Raines... See full summary »

Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Matt Craven, Nicole Sullivan, Linda Park

Votes: 1,936

10. Jonny Zero (2005)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

An ex-con wants to start an honest life. His old crime outfit wants him, as well as an FBI agent who's working on a case against his former partners in crime. All he wants is to regain his family's trust and help those in need.

Stars: Sean Mana, Sean Moran, GQ, Ritchie Coster

Votes: 189

11. Kingpin (2003)

R | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A drug cartel leader and his family try to keep what is "rightfully" theirs.

Stars: Yancey Arias, Brian Benben, Bobby Cannavale, Angela Alvarado

Votes: 1,068

12. The Black Donnellys (2007– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

Four young Irish brothers are caught up in New York's underworld of organized crime.

Stars: Jonathan Tucker, Tom Guiry, Olivia Wilde, Billy Lush

Votes: 13,440

13. Big Apple (2001– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The FBI and the New York Police Department battle to keep the mob from taking a bite out of the Big Apple.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Kim Dickens, Michael Madsen, Jeffrey Pierce

Votes: 101

14. K-Ville (2007– )

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Police officers patrol the streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Stars: Anthony Anderson, Cole Hauser, Blake Shields, Tawny Cypress

Votes: 1,333

15. The Handler (2003–2004)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

FBI agent Joe Renato trains and handles rookie agents who go undercover to solve crimes at all levels of Los Angeles' diverse society, interfacing with government and local law enforcement ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Pantoliano, Anna Belknap, Lola Glaudini, Tanya Wright

Votes: 149

16. Kidnapped (2006–2007)

Crime, Drama

Complex overtones surround the kidnapping of a wealthy New York family's 15-year-old son, leading a specialist and a retiring FBI agent to figure it out.

Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Carmen Ejogo, Delroy Lindo, Linus Roache

Votes: 2,717

17. Heist (2006– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A team of crooks tries to rob three different Beverly Hills jewelers at the same time.

Stars: Marika Dominczyk, Dougray Scott, Steve Harris, Michele Hicks

Votes: 504

18. Karen Sisco (2003–2007)

60 min | Crime, Drama

Smart. Sexy. Tough. Karen Sisco is a United States Marshal on Miami's Gold Coast. In pursuit of dangerous fugitives, Karen must pick her way through the dark underbelly of South Beach ... See full summary »

Stars: Carla Gugino, Bill Duke, Robert Forster, Jeffrey De Serrano

Votes: 748

19. Prime Suspect (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

About Jane Timoney, an iconoclastic female detective who has to make her bones in a tough New York precinct that is dominated by men.

Stars: Maria Bello, Brían F. O'Byrne, Kirk Acevedo, Peter Gerety

Votes: 3,525

20. Thief (2006– )

45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

When it comes to pulling heists, Nick Atwater is a master. But when it comes to his family life he is not as successful. But there are far bigger problems ahead, will he and his team be able to make a clean getaway?

Stars: Andre Braugher, Mae Whitman, Yancey Arias, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 1,070

21. Awake (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

After a car accident takes the life of a family member, a police detective lives two alternating parallel lives, one with his wife and one with his son. Is one of his "realities" merely a dream?

Stars: Jason Isaacs, Laura Allen, Steve Harris, Dylan Minnette

Votes: 20,030

22. Backstrom (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Portland Police Bureau's Elite Special Crimes Unit is led by Det. Lt. Everett Backstrom, an alcoholic and smoker who is in failing health, but takes on cases in special circumstances.

Stars: Rainn Wilson, Genevieve Angelson, Kristoffer Polaha, Page Kennedy

Votes: 8,901

23. Battle Creek (2015)

44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Two detectives with different views on the world team up and using cynicism, guile and deception, they clean up the streets of Battle Creek.

Stars: Josh Duhamel, Dean Winters, Aubrey Dollar, Edward Fordham Jr.

Votes: 7,894

24. Da Vinci's City Hall (2005–2006)

44 min | Drama

Dominic Da Vinci, former Coroner and Police Officer in Vancouver, BC, starts his first term as the newly elected mayor of Vancouver.

Stars: Nicholas Campbell, Mylène Dinh-Robic, Benjamin Ratner, Ian Tracey

Votes: 172

25. Endgame (2011)

60 min | Crime, Drama

Endgame is an original drama series centering on brilliant chess master, Arkady Balagan. Traumatized by the murder of his fiancée, Balagan has become a prisoner in his luxury Vancouver ... See full summary »

Stars: Shawn Doyle, Patrick Gallagher, Katharine Isabelle, Carmen Aguirre

Votes: 3,349



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