10 Best Shows Like Suits for Legal Drama Diehards

10 Best Shows Like Suits for Legal Drama Diehards

Pearson (2019)

This show is the official Suits spinoff, and it follows Gina Torres’ Jessica Pearson as she enters the corrupt world of Chicago politics. The spinoff has a darker tone than its predecessor, and while it only aired for one season, it’s still a great pick to watch after you’re done with Suits.

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The Good Wife (2009 – 2016)

This legal and political drama is critically acclaimed, and won five Emmy Awards over the course of its seven-season run. It focuses on mother and wife Alicia Florrick, played by Julianna Margulies, who returns to her law career after a sex and corruption scandal leads to her husband resigning from his position as Cook County State’s Attorney.

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The Good Fight (2017 – 2022)

One of the best things about great TV shows is that they often lead to great spinoffs. The Good Fight is a standalone followup to The Good Wife, and the series follows Christine Baranski’s Diane Lockhart moving on after she’s forced to rebuild her life and finances after she loses her savings in a Ponzi scheme.

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The Lincoln Lawyer (2022 – )

White Collar (2009 – 2014)

If you’re looking for a show that’ll portray both sides of the legal world, look no further. The USA Network original features Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey, a con artist and thief that proposes a deal to become an informant and FBI consultant in exchange for his early release from prison.

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Better Call Saul (2015 – 2022)

Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman was one of the best parts of Breaking Bad, and this spinoff goes deeper into what happened to the lawyer both before and after the events of the previous series. Expect suspenseful close calls with new enemies, heartbreaking turns of events, and of course, plenty of Saul’s trademark wit.

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Scandal (2012 – 2018)

While Scandal focuses on the political world of Washington D.C., Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope is a former lawyer. She’s now a fixer and runs a crisis management firm, and the show follows her firm, as well as the goings on of the White House.

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Mad Men (2007 – 2015)

This AMC favorite is just as slick and enthralling as Suits. The main character is Don Draper (Jon Hamm), an elusive ad man that has great success at work, while his personal life is a mess of his own making. The standout cast, writers, and directors made this show critically acclaimed, and it snagged five Golden Globes and 16 Emmys.

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Billions (2016 – 2023)

Billions pits hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) against United States Attorney Chuck Rhoades as the latter, played by Paul Giamatti, tries to catch Axelrod for financial crimes like insider trading and bribery. The series’ seventh and final season is currently airing.

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Psych (2006 – 2014, and three sequel movies)

Much like Suits, this series involves a main character with a penchant for deception. Shawn Spencer, played by James Roday Rodriguez, is a crime consultant for the Santa Barbara Police Department, but he allows people to believe he solves cases because he’s psychic–when in reality he’s just super observant.

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Temi Adebowale

Temi Adebowale was previously an Editorial Assistant at Men’s Health, covering shows like Survivor, Peaky Blinders, and Tiger King. Prior to her entertainment work at MH, she was Newsroom Fellow, writing news stories across Hearst Digital Media’s brands. Temi likes Rihanna, the StairMaster, and tacos.

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