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E364703 04: Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow star in Friends during year 6. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.)
E364703 04: Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow star in Friends during year 6. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.) /
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22. NCIS

Seasons: 15 (and counting)

Starring: Mark Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum, Sean Murray, Cote de Pablo, Lauren Holly, Rocky Carroll, Brian Dietzen, Emily Wickersham, Wilmer Valderrama, Jennifer Esposito, Duane Henry, Maria Bello, Diona Reasonover

For some people, procedural dramas aren’t palatable entertainment. They need full serialization to keep them fully engaged with a season of television. But for others, procedural dramas are just the ticket for a perfect binge-watch on Netflix. While you can find many procedurals on the streamer, like Criminal Minds and Person of Interest, nothing can quite top one of television’s consistently highest-rated dramas. That would be none other than NCIS.

A spin-off of JAG, the police procedural premiered in 2003 but wasn’t the breakout ratings smash you would have expected. But once NCIS hit its groove and founds it audience, there was no turning back. The series follows a team of Naval Criminal Investigative Services special agents based in Washington D.C. as they investigate crimes committed that involved the Navy or Marines. NCIS is the second-longest-running scripted, non-animated American series on the air behind Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

The unprecedented success of NCIS has led CBS to renew the series for a seventeenth season, and surely more will follow. Not to mention, the series has also spawned two equally successful spin-offs, NCIS: Los Angeles (which goes into its eleventh season) and NCIS: New Orleans (which goes into its sixth season). Even though the spin-offs, each of which has well over 100 episodes, aren’t currently available to stream on Netflix, the original and enduring classic and its nearly 400 episodes will have you on the edge of your seat for the longest binge ever.