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1. Defying Gravity (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Eight astronauts living aboard an international spacecraft on a mission through the Solar System, as the world watches from billions of kilometers away.

Stars: Ron Livingston, Malik Yoba, Andrew Airlie, Paula Garcés

Votes: 9,473

2. Flashforward (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A special task force in the FBI investigates after every person on Earth simultaneously blacks out and awakens with a short vision of their future.

Stars: Courtney B. Vance, Joseph Fiennes, Jack Davenport, Zachary Knighton

Votes: 57,773

3. Firefly (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 230,303

4. Drive (2007– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A drama about various people competing in an illegal cross-country road race.

Stars: Kristin Lehman, Emma Stone, Rochelle Aytes, Taryn Manning

Votes: 4,708

5. Earth 2 (1994–1995)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Colonists, crash-landed on an alien planet, begin the long trek to their originally designated landing place, facing both alien and human threats.

Stars: Debrah Farentino, Clancy Brown, Sullivan Walker, Jessica Steen

Votes: 4,486

6. Stargate Universe (2009–2011)

Not Rated | 43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Trapped on an Ancient spaceship billions of light-years from home, a group of soldiers and civilians struggle to survive and find their way back to Earth.

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque

Votes: 45,251

7. Strange Luck (1995–1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

A photographer suffers from "strange luck," and is the victim of both good and bad coincidences that involve him in the problems of others.

Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Pamela Gidley, Cynthia Martells, Frances Fisher

Votes: 447

8. The Finder (2012)

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

An Iraq war vet suffers a brain injury that triggers the ability to see connections between seemingly unrelated events, objects or people.

Stars: Geoff Stults, Maddie Hasson, Mercedes Mason, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 14,113

9. Alcatraz (2012)

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

In 1963, all the prisoners and guards mysteriously disappear from Alcatraz. In the present day, they resurface and a secret agency are tasked with re-capturing them.

Stars: Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne, Parminder Nagra

Votes: 37,723

10. The River (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

The crew of a research vessel are on a quest to find a missing TV explorer in the Amazon.

Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson, Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford

Votes: 15,822

11. Sledge Hammer! (1986–1988)

30 min | Action, Comedy

The adventures of a deranged and dumb police detective who always looks for the most violent solution to any problem.

Stars: David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris

Votes: 5,536

12. Happy Town (2010)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A deputy sheriff is confronted with the unsolved mystery of a half-dozen child kidnappings over the past decade in a small town in Minnesota.

Stars: Geoff Stults, Lauren German, Amy Acker, Robert Wisdom

Votes: 3,068

13. Terra Nova (2011)

TV-14 | 46 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

Centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying, who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization.

Stars: Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams, Allison Miller

Votes: 77,439

14. Breaking In (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime

A high-tech security firm takes extreme, and often questionable, measures to sell their protection services.

Stars: Bret Harrison, Alphonso McAuley, Christian Slater, Jennifer Irwin

Votes: 7,163

15. Roar (1997– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A young Irish chieftain fights against Roman encroachment.

Stars: Heath Ledger, Lisa Zane, Sebastian Roché, Vera Farmiga

Votes: 1,055

16. The Unusuals (2009)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

Darkly comedic drama focusing on the dysfunctional cops and staff of an infamous NYPD precinct.

Stars: Amber Tamblyn, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau, Joshua Close

Votes: 4,942

17. Wolf Lake (2001–2002)

60 min | Horror

Set in the Pacific Northwest, this suspense thriller explores what happens when werewolves overtake a small Seattle suburb.

Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Tim Matheson, Paul Wesley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Votes: 1,227

18. Chaos (2011)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Rogue CIA agents battle the bureaucracy.

Stars: Freddy Rodríguez, Eric Close, James Murray, Carmen Ejogo

Votes: 2,432

19. Day Break (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Today Detective Brett Hopper will be accused of shooting state attorney Alberto Garza. He will offer his rock solid alibi. He will realize he's been framed. And he will run. Then he will wake up and start the day over again.

Stars: Taye Diggs, Moon Bloodgood, Victoria Pratt, Meta Golding

Votes: 7,545

20. My Own Worst Enemy (2008)

60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Henry Spivey, an efficiency expert, lives a typical suburban life, right down to the wife, two kids, dog, and minivan. In contrast, Edward Albright is a lethal, multilingual operative. It ... See full summary »

Stars: Christian Slater, Mike O'Malley, Saffron Burrows, Mädchen Amick

Votes: 3,193

21. The Event (2010–2011)

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

When a man goes looking for his missing girlfriend, he stumbles upon a government conspiracy that is bigger than the president himself.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Ian Anthony Dale, Zeljko Ivanek

Votes: 25,015

22. The Unit (2006–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.

Stars: Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson, Robert Patrick

Votes: 19,032

23. Night Stalker (2005– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Investigative reporter Carl Kolchak, who's after his wife's killer, teams up with Perri Reed, Jain McManus, and their boss Tony Vincenzo to investigate strange crimes in Los Angeles that may contain dark supernatural elements.

Stars: Stuart Townsend, Gabrielle Union, Eric Jungmann, Cotter Smith

Votes: 1,292

24. Persons Unknown (2010– )

43 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Several strangers awaken and find themselves imprisoned inside a small ghost town. They quickly search for answers and along the way start to question each other's motives.

Stars: Jason Wiles, Daisy Betts, Chadwick Boseman, Lola Glaudini

Votes: 8,004

25. Last Resort (2012–2013)

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

A US sub picks up Navy SEALs and receives an order for a nuke launch. Due to the circumstances of the order, the Captain refuses to fire. After escaping an attack from another US sub, the crew and SEALs take refuge on a small island.

Stars: Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts, Camille De Pazzis

Votes: 20,573

26. The Goodwin Games (2013)

30 min | Comedy

Three estranged siblings are brought together once again at their father's funeral. His last will states that they must bond as a family via games thought up by their late father or they won't inherit the $23 million he has left them.

Stars: Becki Newton, Scott Foley, T.J. Miller, Melissa Tang

Votes: 2,543

27. Memphis Beat (2010– )

43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Memphis Beat centers on Dwight Hendricks, a quirky Memphis police detective with an intimate connection to the city, a passion for blues music and a close relationship with his mother.

Stars: Jason Lee, Sam Hennings, DJ Qualls, Celia Weston

Votes: 2,291

28. We Are Men (2013)

30 min | Comedy

A young guy finds camaraderie living among the more experienced guys he meets in a short-term rental complex.

Stars: Kal Penn, Jerry O'Connell, Tony Shalhoub, Christopher Nicholas Smith

Votes: 1,195

29. Harper's Island (2009)

40 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Harper's Island was once the scene of a gruesome series of murders. Now, seven years later, family and friends gather on the island for a wedding, but one by one they begin to die.

Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Christopher Gorham, Matt Barr, Gina Holden

Votes: 24,420

30. Jake 2.0 (2003–2004)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Jake Foley is a computer technician for the N.S.A., who secretly longs for a chance to work in the field. Circumstance puts him in a top secret laboratory, in the middle of a shoot-out ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Gorham, Philip Anthony-Rodriguez, Judith Scott, Keegan Connor Tracy

Votes: 3,241

31. Birds of Prey (2002–2003)

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

In the future, long after the Batman has driven himself into exile, his legacy lives on in the form of the Birds of Prey--Black Canary, Oracle, and the Huntress.

Stars: Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore

Votes: 4,163

32. Wing Commander Academy (1996)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The dramatic adventures of a group of space cadets on the Terran carrier Tiger's Claw in total war against a hostile, alien, lion-looking warrior race, the Kilrathi.

Stars: Mark Hamill, Thomas F. Wilson, Malcolm McDowell, Dana Delany

Votes: 131

33. Better Off Ted (2009–2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

In a science-based company, a manager tries to keep control of his scientists while being pressured by his shrewd boss.

Stars: Jay Harrington, Portia de Rossi, Andrea Anders, Jonathan Slavin

Votes: 23,713

34. Vegas (2012–2013)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Ralph Lamb, a former MP for the US Army, becomes sheriff. His brother, Jack, and his son, Dixon, are deputized. Meanwhile, Vincent Savino comes from Chicago to Vegas to run The Savoy hotel and casino.

Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Taylor Handley

Votes: 6,998

35. 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: 31,699

36. Jericho (2006–2008)

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

A small town in Kansas is literally left in the dark after seeing a mushroom cloud over near-by Denver, Colorado. The townspeople struggle to find answers about the blast and solutions on how to survive.

Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Lennie James, Ashley Scott, Kenneth Mitchell

Votes: 52,180

37. Good vs Evil (1999–2000)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Heavenly agents of the "Corps" fight against demonic Morlocks in Hollywood.

Stars: Clayton Rohner, Richard Brooks, Googy Gress, Marshall Bell

Votes: 538

38. Almost Human (2013–2014)

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

In a not-so-distant future, a human cop and an android partner up to protect and serve.

Stars: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook

Votes: 46,008

39. Space: Above and Beyond (1995–1996)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Earth is embroiled in a desperate war against alien invaders, and this series focuses on one squadron of Marine pilots involved in it.

Stars: Morgan Weisser, Kristen Cloke, Rodney Rowland, Joel de la Fuente

Votes: 7,112

40. The Good Guys (2010)

60 min | Action, Comedy

Jack is a by-the-book detective whose habit of undermining himself has resulted in a dead-end position with the Police Dept. His partner Dan, a drunken, lecherous veteran hangs onto his job only because of one heroic act years ago.

Stars: Bradley Whitford, Colin Hanks, Jenny Wade, Diana Maria Riva

Votes: 6,791

41. 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: 8,842

42. 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: 7,782

43. Strange Luck (1995–1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

A photographer suffers from "strange luck," and is the victim of both good and bad coincidences that involve him in the problems of others.

Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Pamela Gidley, Cynthia Martells, Frances Fisher

Votes: 447

44. VR.5 (1995– )

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Young woman Sidney works in a telephone company and she is sure that her father, doctor Bloom, and sister died after an accident. Sidney's hobby is to play with virtual reality. She has ... See full summary »

Stars: Lori Singer, Michael Easton, Anthony Head, David McCallum

Votes: 573

45. Time Trax (1993–1994)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A cop from the future is sent back to contemporary times to track down fugitives hiding in the past.

Stars: Dale Midkiff, Elizabeth Alexander, Peter Donat, Malcolm Cork

Votes: 1,127

46. Witchblade (2001–2002)

60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Based on the comic with the same title, this series follows the adventures of police detective Sara Pezzini, the bearer of the Witchblade. The Witchblade is a powerful gauntlet-like weapon ... See full summary »

Stars: Yancy Butler, David Chokachi, Anthony Cistaro, Will Yun Lee

Votes: 2,100

47. The Dresden Files (2007– )

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A Chicago-based wizard works as a private investigator.

Stars: Paul Blackthorne, Valerie Cruz, Terrence Mann, Raoul Bhaneja

Votes: 8,643

48. APB (2016–2017)

43 min | Crime, Drama

After witnessing a violent crime, a tech billionaire purchases a troubled police precinct, rebooting it as a private police force.

Stars: Justin Kirk, Natalie Martinez, Taylor Handley, Caitlin Stasey

Votes: 5,440

49. The Mysteries of Laura (2014–2016)

42 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A New York City homicide detective cracks case after case while raising wild twin boys and locking horns with her less than helpful police detective ex-husband.

Stars: Debra Messing, Laz Alonso, Josh Lucas, Janina Gavankar

Votes: 8,442



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