Best Undercover Cops TV Shows

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1. Stingers (1998–2004)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Stingers reveals the shadowy and ambiguous world of undercover cops - people with covert lives and constantly changing identities. They are the police who defeat crime from within the criminal world.

Stars: Peter Phelps, Kate Kendall, Anita Hegh, Ian Stenlake

Votes: 501

10*

2. Graceland (2013–2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A rookie FBI agent is sent to a house for undercover agents in Southern California, where he is trained by a former legend FBI agent.

Stars: Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Ferlito, Manny Montana

Votes: 16,509

9*

3. Murphy's Law (2003–2007)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

As a maverick cop with a dark past, DS Tommy Murphy fails a psychiatric assessment but is given one last chance by his boss and given a dangerous undercover assignment.

Stars: James Nesbitt, Del Synnott, Claudia Harrison, Mark Benton

Votes: 1,216

9*

4. In Deep (2001–2003)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

Liam Ketman (Nick Berry) and Garth O'Hanlon (Stephen Tompkinson) are two undercover detectives who do whatever it takes to gather evidence against various criminal targets.

Stars: Nick Berry, Stephen Tompkinson, Karianne Henderson, Buster Reece

Votes: 141

5. UC: Undercover (2001–2002)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Action

As a federal team, the group responds to emergencies all over the country: taking down elite bank robbers, drug kingpins, domestic terrorists, spies, jewel thieves, and corrupt cops. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Oded Fehr, Jon Seda, Vera Farmiga, Bruklin Harris

Votes: 284

6. Dark Blue (2009–2010)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Officer Carter Shaw and his team go undercover - sometimes too deep, among the criminals of modern-day Los Angeles.

Stars: Dylan McDermott, Omari Hardwick, Logan Marshall-Green, Nicki Aycox

Votes: 3,989

7. Sleeper Cell (2005–2006)

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

An American undercover FBI agent is assigned to infiltrate a terrorist sleeper cell that is planning an attack in Los Angeles.

Stars: Michael Ealy, Oded Fehr, Henri Lubatti, Melissa Sagemiller

Votes: 6,154

8* The Wiseguy post 9/11 version with a terrorist cell instead of organized crime, amazing show !

8. The Beast (2009)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A veteran F.B.I. Agent is assigned a new partner, unaware that he was recruited as a double agent to investigate his activities.

Stars: Patrick Swayze, Travis Fimmel, Lindsay Pulsipher, Kevin J. O'Connor

Votes: 2,818

9. Fastlane (2002–2003)

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

Two hotshot undercover cops and their equally tough female handler take down the highest and lowest criminals in L.A. in this pop-culture-heavy, dark, flashy, over-the-top action crime dramedy inspired by Bad Boys and Miami Vice.

Stars: Peter Facinelli, Bill Bellamy, Tiffani Thiessen, Big Boy

Votes: 3,478

10. Wiseguy (1987–1990)

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

Vincenzo Terranova is an Italian undercover agent for the Organized Crime Bureau who goes from one assignment to the next, busting dangerous criminals while putting himself in great danger.

Stars: Jonathan Banks, Jim Byrnes, Ken Wahl, Dwight Koss

Votes: 2,388

11. MI-5 (2002–2011)

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

The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 15,274

12. New York Undercover (1994–1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama

Drugs, robbery, corruption, rape, murder. Cops versus criminals. The undercover war has started. Welcome to New York City.

Stars: Malik Yoba, Michael DeLorenzo, Patti D'Arbanville, Luna Lauren Velez

Votes: 2,143

13. The Ghost Squad (2005)

60 min | Crime, Drama

Ghost Squad is an unofficial top secret Internal Affairs unit that recruits former police officers who've proved their honesty during their service and sends them undercover to investigate and root out corruption within the police.

Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Emma Fielding, Jonas Armstrong, James Weber Brown

Votes: 423

14. Miami Vice (1984–1989)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Resplendent with authentic 1980s music, fashion, and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami, Florida.

Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

Votes: 24,607

15. Played (2013–2014)

43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A special police unit goes undercover to infiltrate criminal organizations.

Stars: Lisa Marcos, Vincent Walsh, Chandra West, Dwain Murphy

Votes: 328

16. 21 Jump Street (1987–1991)

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

The cases of an undercover police unit composed of young-looking officers specializing in youth crime.

Stars: Johnny Depp, Dustin Nguyen, Peter DeLuise, Holly Robinson Peete

Votes: 11,644

17. By Any Means (2013)

60 min | Crime, Drama

By Any Means follows a clandestine unit living on the edge and playing the criminal elite at their own game, existing in the grey area between the letter of the law and true justice.

Stars: Warren Brown, Shelley Conn, Elliot Knight, Gina McKee

Votes: 1,224

18. The Handler (2003–2004)

60 min | Crime, Drama, 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: 185

19. True Justice (2010–2012)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Elijah Kane, an ex-special forces operative and martial arts expert, is part of an undercover police team that carry out an often brutal style of law enforcement on the streets, similar to what Casey Ryback does on a boat.

Stars: Steven Seagal, Sarah Lind, William 'Big Sleeps' Stewart, Meghan Ory

Votes: 2,215



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