Cast: Timothy Hutton, Christian Kane, Gina Bellman, Beth Riesgraf and Aldis Hodge
Genre: Crime Caper Dramedy
Description: Former insurance investigator Nate Ford and his band of cohorts act as modern-day Robin Hoods, pulling elaborate scams targeted against the greedy and the corrupt.
I've added an extra parameter to the OP - "Watch his if you like..." where you can list shows that are similar to the one you are recommending.
I'll delete this message in a few days..... (and basquille and I will edit some of the posts from the last week)
Cast: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly,Cote de Pablo, Sean Murray, David McCallum, Pauley Perrette + some others.
Genre: Crime police procedural drama
Description: Team of special agents which conducts criminal nvestigations involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. (Basicly a more drama based CSI)
Title: The Mentalist
Cast: Robin Tunney, Simon Baker
Genre: Crime Drama, Light Entertainment
Description: A mentalist (sham medium) turned private investigator uses his skills to help the police
Links: IMDB TVRage
Watch this if you like: Ghost Whisperer, Warehouse 13.
Title: The West Wing
Cast: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff, Janel Moloney, Dulé Hill.
Genre: Political drama, with a good dash of comedy.
Description: A behind-the-scenes look at the goings-on within the White House.
Title: Life On Mars
Cast: Philip Glenister, John Simm, Liz White, Dean Andrews, Marshall Lancaster
Genre: Speculative Fiction, Police procedural
Description: After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler (Simm) wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.
Links: IMDB, Wikipedia, TV.com
Watch this if you like: Ashes to Ashes, The Sweeney
Title: The Corner
Cast: Tk Carter, Khandi Alexander, Sean Nelson, Clarke Peters
Genre: Drama Miniseries
Description: The Corner chronicles the life of a family living in poverty amid the open-air drug markets of West Baltimore.
Links: IMDB, Wikipedia
Watch this if you like: The Wire
Title: Defying Gravity
Cast: Paula Garcés (The Shield), Christina Cox (Chronicles of Riddick), Eyal Podell (24)
Genre: Sci-Fi / Drama
Description: In the near future, eight astronauts from five countries (four women and four men) undertake a mysterious six-year international space mission covering thirteen billion kilometres. With the eyes of the world upon them - everything they do is monitored, and every emotion they feel, scrutinized - they soon discover that their real assignment is not at all what they thought.
Links: IMDB, Wikipedia, ABC
Watch this if you like: 2001 AD, Firefly
Extra Note: Cancelled after 1 season of 13 episodes (as of 22/10/2009). 1-8 shown on BBC (UK) and ABC (US), 9 on CTV (Canada) and 10-13 on SPACE (Canada).
Title: Ashes To Ashes
Cast: Keely Hawes, Philip Glenister, Dean Andrews, Marshall Lancaster Monserrat Lombard
Genre: Police, Time travel, Drama
Description: After being shot DC Alex Drake finds herself in 1982 tryin to find a way to get home and deal with a mostly sexist male police force.
Links: IMDB, Wikipedia, YouTube
Watch this if you like:Life on Mars, Any police series, anything to do with time travel
Cast: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Corbin Bernson
Description:A novice sleuth (Roday) is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers that help solve crimes. With this assistance of his reluctant best friend (Hill) the duo take on a series of complicated cases.
Cast: Ian McShane (worth watching for his performance alone), Timothy Olyphant, Powers Booth, William Sanderson, Molly Parker
Genre: Gritty Western drama
Description: Set in the 1870s, the show charts the growth of Deadwood from camp to town, incorporating a variety of storylines. A truly exceptional tv show.
Watch this if you like: The Sopranos
Title: Pushing Daisies
Cast: Lee Pace, Anna Friel (Brookside), Chi McBride, Kristin Chenoweth
Genre: Black Comedy
Description: This romantic comedy shows us the fairy tale-like world of Ned, a man who can bring dead people back to life through the power of his touch. He teams up with a PI to solve murders
Links: Wikipedia, Tv.com
Watch this if you like: Amelie, Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events, Tim Burton
You should know: This was cancelled at the end of the second season so doesn't have a satisfying ending
Title: Bored To Death
Cast: Ted Danson, Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis (alan from hangover)
Genre: Comedy, Black Comedy
Description: book writer with writers block decides to become a private detective in new jersey, whilst trying to comfort his lonely boss, ted-dan and his best friend zach who smokes lots and lots of weed. or pot as they call ittis only the first season too, so best to jump on board now!
Links: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1255913/ www.torrentz.com
Watch this if you like: weed. ted danson. Zach Galifianakis. black comedy. weed.
Title: Black Books
Cast: Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig
Description: Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers. Next door to Bernard's shop is the Nifty Gifty gift shop run by Fran, probably Bernard's only friend in the world. When Bernard's accountant goes on the run Bernard employs stress victim, Manny to help in his shop. This leads to a series of surreal adventures around the shop
Watch this if you like: to laugh, Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey
Title: Peep Show
Cast: David Mitchell, Robert Webb
Description: Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.
Watch this if you like: That Mitchell & Webb Look, The inbetweeners.