Wow it would appear that the police procedural/courtroom drama series are still happening but the spy & assassin type shows are really picking up as the next wave of popuarity.
(Piper Perabo, new USA series
James Cameron 'True Lies' TV series in development
ABC making "Charlie's Angels" reboot
CW is making a pilot for remake of "La Femme Nikita"
ABC Family channels' "Shadows"
also just today it was mentioned
a new CBS spy drama from Anthony Zuicker
Treadstone, which centers on the workings of the Robert Ludlum-created fictional division of the CIA and chronicles how real spies live and operate in today’s world. "We are fascinated by the concept of the citizen spy who lives among us every day," Zuiker said.
Why has this genre come back?
Sure Alias was a good show the first 2 or 3 seasons ending in 2006 which was only 4 years ago.
Was there one show that started it off again in the last year or so, the spy more than the assassin element?