Top 50 Original Shows on Peacock
It’s always hard to find great shows, we’re luckily spoiled for choice. You can spend all night bombarded with options browsing Peacock, but never end up watching anything!
This is why we’ve curated this top 50 list of the best original shows on Peacock, using the power of Rivr and its users.
This list was last updated on Sep 20, 2021.
47. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.
7.8 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Sep 23, 2021
America's favorite quiz show where contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in question form.
6.9 ⭐ | | Released: Sep 22, 2021
The misadventures of a group of friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan.
8.4 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: May 6, 2004
44. Chicago Fire
An edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America's noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so rewarding and exhilarating. These courageous men and women are among the elite who forge headfirst into danger when everyone else is running the other way and whose actions make the difference between life and death.
8.4 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Sep 22, 2021
43. The Blacklist
Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In the last two decades, he's made a list of criminals and terrorists that matter the most but the FBI cannot find because it does not know they exist. Reddington calls this "The Blacklist". Reddington will co-operate, but insists that he will speak only to Elizabeth Keen, a rookie FBI profiler.
7.5 ⭐ | Drama, Crime, Mystery | Released: Oct 21, 2021
42. The Office
The everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
8.6 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: May 16, 2013
After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a Grimm.
8.2 ⭐ | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Mar 31, 2017
40. Chicago P.D.
A riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. District 21 is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head-to-head with the city's street crimes and the Intelligence Unit that combats the city's major offenses - organized crime, drug trafficking, high profile murders and beyond.
8.4 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Sep 22, 2021
39. Young Rock
As Dwayne Johnson runs for president in 2032, he takes a comedic look back at his extraordinary life through the outrageous stories of his family and youth that shaped him into the man he is today. He explores his childhood years living amid influential wrestling icons while his dad rose to fame in the business, his rebellious teenage years attending high school in Pennsylvania, and his football years teamed up with powerhouse players at the University of Miami. In his telling, Johnson explains that while his experiences have been larger than life, he remains a down-to-earth guy who still relates to the American people.
7.1 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: May 4, 2021
38. Chicago Med
An emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room.
8.3 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Sep 22, 2021
A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there's one tattoo that is impossible to miss: the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller, emblazoned across her back. "Jane," Agent Weller and the rest of the FBI quickly realize that each mark on her body is a crime to solve, leading them closer to the truth about her identity and the mysteries to be revealed.
7.3 ⭐ | Crime, Drama, Action & Adventure | Released: Jul 23, 2020
36. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
A single-camera ensemble comedy following the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss.
8.2 ⭐ | Comedy, Crime | Released: Sep 16, 2021
Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.
7.5 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: Feb 8, 2010
34. New Amsterdam
The new medical director breaks the rules to heal the system at America's oldest public hospital. Max Goodwin sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care, but the doctors and staff are not so sure he can succeed. They've heard this before. Not taking "no" for an answer, Dr. Goodwin's instinctive response to problems large and small is four simple words: "How can I help?" He has to disrupt the status quo and prove he'll stop at nothing to breathe new life into this underfunded and underappreciated hospital, returning it to the glory that put it on the map.
8.5 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Sep 21, 2021
After landing from a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers of Montego Air Flight 828 discover five years have passed in what seemed like a few hours. As their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible.
7.7 ⭐ | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Jun 10, 2021
32. This Is Us
Follows the lives and families of three adults living and growing up in the United States of America in present and past times. As their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways, we find that several of them share the same birthday - and so much more than anyone would expect.
8.2 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Jan 4, 2022
After many years spent at the “Cheers” bar, Frasier moves back home to Seattle to work as a radio psychiatrist after his policeman father gets shot in the hip on duty.
7.7 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: May 13, 2004
A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
7.8 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Feb 13, 2015
29. Knight Rider
Michael Long, an undercover police officer, is shot while investigating a case and left for dead by his assailants. He is rescued by Wilton Knight, a wealthy, dying millionaire and inventor who arranges life-saving surgery, including a new face and a new identity--that of Michael Knight. Michael is then given a special computerized and indestructible car called the Knight Industries Two Thousand (nicknamed KITT), and a mission: apprehend criminals who are beyond the reach of the law. The series depicts Michael's exploits as he and KITT battle the forces of evil on behalf of the Foundation for Law and Government.
7.5 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Apr 4, 1986
28. Parks and Recreation
Hilarious ensemble comedy that follows Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her tireless efforts to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit more fun.
8.0 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Feb 24, 2015
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.
8.3 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: May 14, 1998
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.
8.0 ⭐ | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Released: Jan 30, 2003
In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, John "J.D." Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.
7.9 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Mar 17, 2010
Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him with a highly respected psychiatrist – a man with a taste for the criminal minded – Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
8.2 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Aug 27, 2015
23. The West Wing
The West Wing provides a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. These interesting characters have humor and dedication that touches the heart while the politics that they discuss touch on everyday life.
8.4 ⭐ | Drama | Released: May 14, 2006
22. Law & Order: Criminal Intent
The third installment of the “Law & Order” franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes.
7.6 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Jun 26, 2011
21. Saturday Night Live
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest, who usually delivers an opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast, and features performances by a musical guest.
6.9 ⭐ | Comedy, News | Released: Oct 2, 2021
Follow the lives of a group of students at what is possibly the world’s worst community college in the fictional locale of Greendale, Colorado.
8.0 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jun 2, 2015
ER explores the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital and the critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of its overburdened emergency room.
7.8 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Apr 2, 2009
A hilarious workplace comedy about a unique family of employees at a super-sized mega store. From the bright-eyed newbies and the seen-it-all veterans to the clueless summer hires and the in-it-for-life managers, together they hilariously tackle the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters, riot-causing sales and nap-worthy training sessions.
7.5 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Mar 25, 2021
17. Will & Grace
Will Truman and Grace Adler are best friends living in New York, and when Grace's engagement falls apart, she moves in with Will. Together, along with their friends, they go through the trials of dating, sex, relationships and their careers, butting heads at times but ultimately supporting one another while exchanging plenty of witty banter along the way.
7.0 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: May 18, 2006
When Buy More computer geek Chuck Bartowski unwittingly downloads a database of government information and deadly fighting skills into his head, he becomes the CIA's most vital secret. This sets Chuck on a path to become a full-fledged spy.
7.7 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama | Released: Jan 27, 2012
15. The Good Place
Eleanor Shellstrop, an ordinary woman who, through an extraordinary string of events, enters the afterlife where she comes to realize that she hasn't been a very good person. With the help of her wise afterlife mentor, she's determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome (or at least the pretty good) person within.
7.9 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Comedy | Released: Jan 30, 2020
14. Miami Vice
The story of the Miami Police Department's vice squad and its efforts to end drug trafficking and prostitution, centered on the unlikely partnership of Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs - who first meet when Tubbs is undercover in a drug cartel.
7.3 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Jun 28, 1989
Join the Baywatch lifeguards on their thrilling adventures filled with beautiful beaches and those iconic red swimsuits.
5.6 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Drama | Released: May 14, 2001
12. My Name Is Earl
When petty criminal Earl Hickey wins the lottery, he sets off on a quest to repair his questionable karma.
7.8 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: May 14, 2009
Hunter is an American police drama television series created by Frank Lupo, and starring Fred Dryer as Sgt. Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer as Sgt. Dee Dee McCall, which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1991. However, Kramer left after the sixth season to pursue other acting and musical opportunities. In the seventh season, Hunter partnered with two different women officers. The titular character, Sgt. Rick Hunter, was a wily, physically imposing, and often rule-breaking homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. The show's main characters, Hunter and McCall, resolve many of their cases by shooting dead the perpetrators.
The show's executive producer during the first season was Stephen J. Cannell, whose company produced the series.
7.5 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Drama | Released: Apr 26, 1991
10. 30 Rock
Liz Lemon, the head writer for a late-night TV variety show in New York, tries to juggle all the egos around her while chasing her own dream.
7.4 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jan 31, 2013
9. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is a talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under The Tonight Show franchise from 1962 to 1992. It originally aired during late-night.
For its first ten years, Carson's Tonight Show was based in New York City with occasional trips to Burbank, California; in May 1972, the show moved permanently to Burbank, California.
In 2002, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was ranked #12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
8.0 ⭐ | Talk | Released: May 22, 1992
8. The Rockford Files
Cranky but likable L.A. PI Jim Rockford pulls no punches (but takes plenty of them). An ex-con sent to the slammer for a crime he didn't commit, Rockford takes on cases others don't want, aided by his tough old man, his lawyer girlfriend and some shady associates from his past.
7.8 ⭐ | Crime, Action & Adventure | Released: Jan 10, 1980
A mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, a soldier and a history professor, who must use the machine's prototype to travel back in time to critical events. While they must make every effort not to affect the past themselves, they must also stay one step ahead of this dangerous fugitive. But can this handpicked team uncover the mystery behind it all and end his destruction before it's too late?
7.3 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Dec 20, 2018
6. Freaks and Geeks
High school mathlete Lindsay Weir rebels and begins hanging out with a crowd of burnouts (the "freaks"), while her brother Sam Weir navigates a different part of the social universe with his nerdy friends (the "geeks").
8.1 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Oct 17, 2000
A marine biologist, an insurance salesman and a teenage boy find their lives changed when a new and often dangerous sea life species emerges, while the government tries to keep the affair under wraps.
6.9 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama | Released: Feb 6, 2006
4. Late Night with Seth Meyers
Seth Meyers, who is "Saturday Night Live’s" longest serving anchor on the show’s wildly popular "Weekend Update," takes over as host of NBC’s "Late Night" — home to A-list celebrity guests, memorable comedy and the best in musical talent. As the Emmy Award-winning head writer for "SNL," Meyers has established a reputation for sharp wit and perfectly timed comedy, and has gained fame for his spot-on jokes and satire. Meyers takes his departure from "SNL" to his new post at "Late Night," as Jimmy Fallon moves to "The Tonight Show".
5.2 ⭐ | Talk | Released: Sep 20, 2021
3. WWE Raw
A regularly scheduled, live, year-round program featuring some of the biggest WWE Superstars.
6.3 ⭐ | Reality | Released: Aug 16, 2021
2. Dr. Death
The terrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a flourishing Dallas neurosurgeon whose patients suddenly begin becoming permanently maimed or dead. As victims piled up, two fellow physicians set out to stop him.
7.4 ⭐ | Drama, Crime | Released: Jul 15, 2021
1. Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol
The early adventures of young Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy.
8.4 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery | Released: Sep 16, 2021