Television/Chronological

The TV Timeline:
TV Series in Chronological Order

“Seeing a murder on television can help work off one’s antagonisms. And if you haven’t any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.”
— Alfred Hitchcock

SEE ALSO:

TV EYES: THE MADE-FOR-THE-TUBE MOVIES & PILOTS

TV SERIES in ALPHABETICAL ORDER

1949

1950

1951

 

1952

1954

  • U.S.
  • Climax! (1954-58, CBS)
  • The Lone Wolf (1954, U.S. Syndicated)
  • The Mask (1954, ABC; the first hour-long mystery show with recurring characters)

1955

1957

 

1958

 

  • U.K.
  • Private Investigator (1958-59, BBC)

1959

 

  • U.K.
  • Dick and the Duchess (1959-60, ITV)
  • International Detective (1959-61, ITV)

1960

 

  • U.K.
  • The Cheaters (1960-62, ITV)
  • Francis Storm Investigates (1960, ITV)

1961

 

  • U.K.
  • Jango (1961, ITV)

1962

  • U.S.
  • Kokonut, Private Eye (1962)
  • U.K.
  • Zero One (1962-64, BBC)
  • The Odd Man (1962-63, ITV)
  • The Third Man (1962)
  • Glynis (1962)

1963

1964

  • U.S.
  • Miss Adventure (1964, ITV)
  • Mr. Broadway (1964)

1965

1966

1967

 

1968

  • U.S.
  • The Outsider (1968-69, NBC)
  • My Friend Tony (1969, NBC)

 

1969

1970

1971

 

1972

 

  • U.K.
  • The Protectors (1972-74, ITV)

1973

1974

1975

1976

1978

 

1979

  • U.S.
  • Big Shamus, Little Shamus (1979, CBS)
  • The Duke (1979, NBC)
  • The Runaways (1979, NBC)

 

1980

 

1981

1982

1983

1984

 

1985

 

1986

 

 

1987

 

1988

 

  • U.K.
  • South of the Border (1988, BBC1)

1989

1990

 

 

  • U.K.
  • Blood Rights (1990, BBC2)
  • TECX (1990, ITV)

 

  • PORTUGAL
  • Claxon (1990, Portugal)

 

1991

 

 

 

1992

1993

 

 

  • SWEDEN
  • Snoken (1993-1997, SVT 1)

 

1994

1995

 

1996

 

1997

 

1998

 

1999

 

2000

 

2001

2002

 

 

 

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

 

2008

 

2009

2010

 

 

 

  • U.K.
  • Dirk Gently (2010-14, BBC4; aka “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency”)

2011

2013

 

2014

 

  • INDIA
  • PI: Private Investigator (2014, Freemantle Media/India)
  • JAPAN
  • The Long Goodbye (2014, NHK)

2015

2016

 

2017

  • U.K.
  • Strike (2017-18, BBC1; aka “C.B. Strike”)

2018


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