14. 'Law & Order: SVU'
"In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous…[dun dun]." Right from the opening voiceover, it was clear that this addition (the first of many) to the mega-popular police procedural Law & Order franchise was unafraid to tread into salacious, sordid territory. As played by Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay, detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson spend their days chasing sick bastards all over New York City, all of whom have committed crimes that have been torn from today's headlines. Not only has it outlasted the original, but SVU it has a good chance of breaking L&O's two-decade run as it burns through its 16th season with no sign of stopping any time soon. CC