19+ Best TV Shows Like Columbo (1971)


If you are wondering, what to watch next after Columbo , then you will love our list of 21 TV Shows like Columbo . The recommendation list is the result of multiple factors such as its origin country, language, genre, and storyline.

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: Crime  Drama  Mystery 
Release Date: September 15, 1971
Current Status: Ended
Country: United States
Total Seasons / Episodes: 10 / 67
Story Line:

Columbo is a friendly, verbose, disheveled-looking police detective who is consistently underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all evidence needed for indictment. His formidable eye for detail and meticulously dedicated approach often become clear to the killer only late in the storyline.

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TV Shows Like Columbo (1971)

Most relevent tv shows recommendation for Columbo are Диверсант, Monk, Everybody Loves Raymond, Seinfeld, Baywatch, Agatha Christie's Poirot, Married... with Children, Matlock, MacGyver, Murder, She Wrote, The A-Team, Cheers, Late Night with David Letterman, Magnum, P.I., The Love Boat, Kojak, Семнадцать мгновений весны, The Streets of San Francisco, M*A*S*H, Star Trek, The Andy Griffith Show, .


Диверсант (2004)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: War & Politics  Drama 
Release Year: 2004
Current Status: Ended
Country: Russian Federation
Total Seasons / Episodes: 1 / 4
  6.4
  13

Story Line:

Monk (2002)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: Drama  Mystery  Crime  Comedy 
Release Year: 2002
Current Status: Ended
Country: United States
Total Seasons / Episodes: 8 / 125
  7.9
  680

Story Line: Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he developed an extreme case of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Now working as a private consultant, Monk continues to investigate cases in the most unconventional ways.

Monk available online on OTT Platforms such as: Amazon Prime Video, fuboTV, DIRECTV, and Spectrum On Demand . Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Amazon Video, Vudu, and Microsoft Store.

Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: Comedy 
Release Year: 1996
Current Status: Ended
Country: United States
Total Seasons / Episodes: 9 / 210
  6.8
  384

Story Line: Ray Barone is a successful sportswriter living on Long Island with his wife Debra, daughter Ally, and twin sons, Geoffrey and Michael. That's the good news. The bad news? Ray's meddling parents, Frank and Marie, live directly across the street and embrace the motto "Su casa es mi casa," infiltrating their son's home to an extent unparalleled in television history.

Everybody Loves Raymond available online on OTT Platforms such as: fuboTV, Peacock Premium, DIRECTV, Sling TV, and Spectrum On Demand . Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Amazon Video, Vudu, and Microsoft Store.

Seinfeld (1989)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: Comedy 
Release Year: 1989
Current Status: Ended
Country: United States
Total Seasons / Episodes: 9 / 180
  8.3
  1305

Story Line: A stand-up comedian and his three offbeat friends weather the pitfalls and payoffs of life in New York City in the '90s. It's a show about nothing.

Seinfeld available online on OTT Platforms such as: Netflix, DIRECTV . Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Amazon Video, Vudu, and Microsoft Store.

Baywatch (1989)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: Action & Adventure  Drama 
Release Year: 1989
Current Status: Ended
Country: United States
Total Seasons / Episodes: 11 / 242
  5.7
  276

Story Line: Join the Baywatch lifeguards on their thrilling adventures filled with beautiful beaches and those iconic red swimsuits.

Baywatch available online on OTT Platforms such as: Amazon Prime Video, Hulu .

Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: Crime  Drama  Mystery 
Release Year: 1989
Current Status: Ended
Country: United Kingdom
Total Seasons / Episodes: 13 / 70
  8.1
  299

Story Line: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Agatha Christie's Poirot available online on OTT Platforms such as: Sky Go, ITV Hub, BritBox, Virgin TV Go, ITV Amazon Channel, and BritBox Amazon Channel . Apple iTunes, Amazon Video.

Married... with Children (1987)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: Comedy  Drama 
Release Year: 1987
Current Status: Ended
Country: United States
Total Seasons / Episodes: 11 / 258
  7.6
  652

Story Line: Al Bundy is an unsuccessful middle aged shoe salesman with a miserable life and an equally dysfunctional family. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.

Married... with Children available online on OTT Platforms such as: fuboTV, Hulu, Peacock Premium, and DIRECTV . Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Amazon Video, Vudu, and Microsoft Store.

Matlock (1986)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: Crime  Drama 
Release Year: 1986
Current Status: Ended
Country: United States
Total Seasons / Episodes: 9 / 195
  7.4
  62

Story Line: Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Productions, Viacom Productions and Paramount Television originally aired from September 23, 1986 to May 8, 1992 on NBC; and from November 5, 1992 until May 7, 1995 on ABC. The show's format is similar to that of CBS's Perry Mason, with Matlock identifying the perpetrators and then confronting them in dramatic courtroom scenes. One difference, however, was that whereas Mason usually exculpated his clients at a pretrial hearing, Matlock usually secured an acquittal at trial, from the jury.

Matlock available online on OTT Platforms such as: DIRECTV . Amazon Video.

MacGyver (1985)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: Action & Adventure 
Release Year: 1985
Current Status: Ended
Country: Canada
Total Seasons / Episodes: 7 / 139
  7.8
  580

Story Line: Angus MacGyver works as a troubleshooter for the Phoenix Foundation in Los Angeles and as an agent for a United States government agency, the Department of External Services. Educated as a scientist, MacGyer served as a Bomb Team Technician/EOD during the Vietnam War. Resourceful and possessed of an encyclopedic knowledge of the physical sciences, he solves complex problems with everyday materials he finds at hand, along with his ever-present duct tape and Swiss Army knife. He prefers non-violent resolutions and prefers not to handle a gun, but will if necessary.

MacGyver available online on OTT Platforms such as: CBS . Apple iTunes.

Murder, She Wrote (1984)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: Mystery  Crime  Drama 
Release Year: 1984
Current Status: Ended
Country: United States
Total Seasons / Episodes: 12 / 264
  7.6
  217

Story Line: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.

Murder, She Wrote available online on OTT Platforms such as: DIRECTV .

The A-Team (1983)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: Action & Adventure 
Release Year: 1983
Current Status: Ended
Country: United States
Total Seasons / Episodes: 5 / 98
  7.5
  687

Story Line: A fictional group of ex-United States Army Special Forces personnel work as soldiers of fortune while on the run from the Army after being branded as war criminals for a "crime they didn't commit".

Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Amazon Video, and Vudu.

Cheers (1982)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: Comedy 
Release Year: 1982
Current Status: Ended
Country: United States
Total Seasons / Episodes: 11 / 273
  7.6
  384

Story Line: The story about a blue-collar Boston bar run by former sports star Sam Malone and the quirky and wonderful people who worked and drank there.

Cheers available online on OTT Platforms such as: Hulu, Paramount Plus, Peacock Premium, Paramount+ Amazon Channel, CBS, and DIRECTV . Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Amazon Video, and Vudu.

Late Night with David Letterman (1982)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: Comedy  Talk 
Release Year: 1982
Current Status: Ended
Country: United States
Total Seasons / Episodes: 12 / 1377
  5.9
  33

Story Line: Late Night with David Letterman is a nightly hour-long comedy talk show on NBC that was created and hosted by David Letterman. It premiered in 1982 as the first incarnation of the Late Night franchise and went off the air in 1993, after Letterman left NBC and moved to Late Show on CBS. Late Night with Conan O'Brien then filled the time slot. As of March 2, 2009, the slot has been filled by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. It will be filled by Seth Meyers in the spring of 2014, after Fallon becomes host of The Tonight Show.

Magnum, P.I. (1980)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: Drama  Action & Adventure 
Release Year: 1980
Current Status: Ended
Country: United States
Total Seasons / Episodes: 8 / 162
  7.2
  208

Story Line: A private investigator who works when he wants, lives in a beachfront estate in Hawaii, drives a posh Ferrari, runs up an unlimited tab at a swank bar, and charms attractive women in peril - that's the lifestyle of Thomas Magnum, aka Magnum, P.I.

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The Love Boat (1977)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: Drama  Comedy 
Release Year: 1977
Current Status: Ended
Country: United States
Total Seasons / Episodes: 10 / 251
  6.4
  95

Story Line: Passengers who search for romantic nights aboard a beautiful ship travelling to tropical or mysterious countries, decide to pass their vacation aboard the "Love Boat", where Gopher, Dr. Bricker, Isaac, Julie, and Captain Stubing try their best to please them, and sometimes help them fall in love. Things are not always so easy, but in the end, love wins.

The Love Boat available online on OTT Platforms such as: Paramount Plus, Paramount+ Amazon Channel, and CBS .

Kojak (1973)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: Drama  Action & Adventure 
Release Year: 1973
Current Status: Ended
Country: United States
Total Seasons / Episodes: 5 / 118
  7.0
  59

Story Line: Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak investigates crimes in New York City.

Google Play Movies, Amazon Video.

Семнадцать мгновений весны (1973)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: Action & Adventure  Drama  War & Politics 
Release Year: 1973
Current Status: Ended
Country: None
Total Seasons / Episodes: 1 / 12
  7.9
  51

Story Line: A Soviet spy is tasked with disrupting the negotiations between Karl Wolff and Allen Dulles taking place in Switzerland, aimed at forging a separate peace between Germany and the Western Allies.

The Streets of San Francisco (1972)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: Crime  Drama  Action & Adventure 
Release Year: 1972
Current Status: Ended
Country: United States
Total Seasons / Episodes: 5 / 119
  7.1
  48

Story Line: Two police officers, the older Lt. Stone and the young upstart Inspector Keller, investigate murders and other serious crimes in San Francisco. Stone would become a second father to Keller as he learned the rigors and procedures of detective work.

M*A*S*H (1972)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: War & Politics  Drama  Comedy 
Release Year: 1972
Current Status: Ended
Country: United States
Total Seasons / Episodes: 11 / 251
  8.0
  451

Story Line: The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers often find ways of making wartime life bearable.

M*A*S*H available online on OTT Platforms such as: Hulu, DIRECTV . Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, and Amazon Video.

Star Trek (1966)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Drama 
Release Year: 1966
Current Status: Ended
Country: United States
Total Seasons / Episodes: 3 / 79
  8.1
  879

Story Line: Space. The Final Frontier. The U.S.S. Enterprise embarks on a five year mission to explore the galaxy. The Enterprise is under the command of Captain James T. Kirk with First Officer Mr. Spock, from the planet Vulcan. With a determined crew, the Enterprise encounters Klingons, Romulans, time paradoxes, tribbles and genetic supermen led by Khan Noonian Singh. Their mission is to explore strange new worlds, to seek new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Star Trek available online on OTT Platforms such as: Paramount Plus, Paramount+ Amazon Channel, and CBS . Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Amazon Video, Vudu, and Microsoft Store.

The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

TV Shows Like Columbo
Genre: Comedy 
Release Year: 1960
Current Status: Ended
Country: United States
Total Seasons / Episodes: 8 / 249
  7.7
  92

Story Line: The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. Andy Griffith portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife, a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee, and a precocious young son, Opie. Local ne'er-do-wells, bumbling pals, and temperamental girlfriends further complicate his life. Andy Griffith stated in a Today Show interview, with respect to the time period of the show: "Well, though we never said it, and though it was shot in the '60s, it had a feeling of the '30s. It was when we were doing it, of a time gone by." The series never placed lower than seventh in the Nielsen ratings and ended its final season at number one. It has been ranked by TV Guide as the 9th-best show in American television history. Though neither Griffith nor the show won awards during its eight-season run, series co-stars Knotts and Bavier accumulated a combined total of six Emmy Awards. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show titled "Danny Meets Andy Griffith", spawned its own spin-off series, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., a sequel series, Mayberry R.F.D., and a reunion telemovie, Return to Mayberry. The show's enduring popularity has generated a good deal of show-related merchandise. Reruns currently air on TV Land, and the complete series is available on DVD. All eight seasons are also now available by streaming video services such as Netflix.

The Andy Griffith Show available online on OTT Platforms such as: Amazon Prime Video, fuboTV, DIRECTV, Classix, FlixFling, and Spectrum On Demand . Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, and FlixFling.

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