List of French television series

A series that takes its audience around the world. Residents try to cope under the new regime. A series of murders follows. Most of the programs on this list are original French creations. A series depicting the daily lives of psychiatrist Isabelle and comedian Nicolas, a married couple and their friends. Her brother Stanislas is obsessed with money, her mother is self obsessed and her father hasn't a clue what is going on. Six episodes of 52 minutes length following a group of adolescent friends.


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The pilot episode's title was Le juge est une femme The judge is a woman. For the first seven seasons the show was named Florence Larrieu, le juge est une femme after the main character Florence Larrieu, played by Florence Pernel. In , when Pernel left the series, the name changed to match that of the new lead character, Alice Nevers, played by Marine Delterme.

Les Petits Meurtres d'Agatha Christie. French adaptations of some of Agatha Christie's mysteries. A group of young cops participate in their first investigations ranging from dog napping to murder. Mostly humorous, but sometimes tragic, as when Laura's refusal to believe a victim ends in suicide. While working at a Paris Commissariat , Marie Lorieux gets tired of her limited assignment of handing out parking tickets. She begins to conduct her own investigations into the city's crimes. Antigone 34 [38] [39].

Set in Antigone , an area in the city of Montpellier. Max Rossi of the SDPJ of Hauts-de-Seine a branch of the criminal investigation division of the Police Nationale commits suicide after being wrongfully accused of criminal negligence. Candice Renoir [40] [41]. After a decade spent raising her four children, Commandant Candice Renoir returns to the police force. Commissaire Cordier [43] [44].

Commissioner Cordier , though the position is not actually identical. After his promotion to Commissaire Principal, Pierre Cordier continues his fight against crime without the aid of his children, who have both left home.

This is a spin-off of the series Les Cordiers: Juge et Flic , which followed Pierre Cordier's adventures with his daughter and son who are an Investigative Journalist and an Examining Magistrate.

Commissioner Moulin , though the position is not actually identical. A long running police series following the adventures of Jean-Paul Moulin, a lighthearted police Commissaire , and his team as they solve crimes.

A young police officer, Marie Kermeur, returns to the island she was born on to marry her childhood sweetheart, Christian. Once there, she is again haunted by nightmares she had as a child. Her brother, Gildas, is found dead at the bottom of a cliff and the menhirs outside of town begin to bleed.

A series of murders follows. Marie decides to investigate with the help of the local police inspector. A twenty-two season series about the adventures of Commissaire Julie Lescaut. Not to be confused with C. A window into the daily lives of the officers of a Paris Commissariat de Police. Created by Sophie Lebarbier and Fanny Robert. Section de Recherches [51] [52].

The Section de recherches SR is a research unit of the Gendarmerie nationale. They regularly handle difficult cases such as disappearances, child abductions and sex crimes and are empowered to extend their investigations beyond French borders. Trois femmes flics [53] [54]. Une femme d'honneur [55] [56]. Isabelle Florent, an Adjudant-chef in France's Gendarmerie nationale , directs criminal investigations while raising her son.

Most seasons begin with a gruesomely realistic corpse or two being found. Then Capitaine Laure Berthaud aggressively investigates these crimes along with Lieutenants "Gilou" and "Tintin" and the rest of her team. Femmes de loi [57] [58] [59]. Juge et Flic [60]. Depicts the crime fighting adventures of the Cordier family. Pierre Cordier is a police Commissaire in Nanterre , a region of Paris.

This series is followed by a spin-off, Commissaire Cordier , which continues Commissaire Pierre Cordier's career after both his children have left. Division of Special Operations , a secret section of the Police Nationale. However, this life and its adventures are kept hidden from her friends and family, all of whom believe her to be a simple police archivist.

Des racines et des ailes. An investigative program that conducts scientific examinations of unexplained phenomena and experiences. French philosopher, Gilles Deleuze , converses with journalist, friend and former student, Claire Parnet , on twenty-five themes in alphabetical order.

Fifteen-year-old Manon is sent to a rehabilitation center after stabbing her mother. She has six months to prove herself. Also known as Trois fois Manon.

It being too late for her to choose, she must carry her son to term. France Germany Czech Republic. Fabien Cosma [70] [71].

Popular show that plays five days a week. It already has over two thousand episodes and five million regular viewers. Sous le soleil de Saint-Tropez. Avec ou Sans Joker.

Des chiffres et des lettres. Originally titled Le Mot le plus long lit. Contestants formed words from seven random letters. The longest words received the most points. Off air from to , the series returned under the current title. Since then it has been in two segments. The first was still the original word game, Le Mot le plus long. In the new segment, Le compte est bon lit. Since the number of letters drawn to form words has increased to ten. The original version of the now international show.

It has been remade in many countries, usually under the same title or one that is similar. Qui chante le plus juste? A karaoke style singing competition that the entire studio audience, about one hundred people, takes part in. In the end there is a showdown between the last two competitors. Finalists win prizes such as mini-PCs and ski trips according to how many points they accumulate.

Tout le monde aime la France [74]. Tout le monde veut prendre sa place. A midday news report that lasts 50 minutes and plays all seven days of the week on France 3. A France 3 program that begins at 7: A Sunday night general news program, made by M6 , that has a run-time of 66 minutes.

A ninety-minute news series on France's channel D8. Harry Roselmack en immersion. La Maison du bluff. A reality show about poker that is sponsored by the online poker room, PokerStars. Former French reality show stars live together in a large villa in a foreign country.

They attempt to break into their chosen field in the entertainment industry with the help of celebrity sponsors. Follows nine to ten candidates from the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France and from Belgium as they travel to a different country in each season.

There are no challenges or eliminations. The focus is on the culture shock exhibited by the participants. Based on Les Ch'tis but with candidates from the French region of Marseille. A handful of mothers try to find wives for their adult sons, who still live with them. Le Jour du Seigneur [86]. The oldest French television series that is still running. Since , it has aired every Sunday morning for an hour and a half. However, Marc, his live-in guest, is immediately attracted to the three of them and is continually hatching plans to seduce them.

Love in Paris lit. The mysteries of love. Claire is in the same apartment but now lives with her sister Karen and her friend Sabine. Marc is still living in Daniel's apartment but Daniel is no longer there. Marc is now obsessed with Adeline. Les vacances de l'amour. Mes pires potes [15]. Simon inherited a house in a Parisian suburb and now lives there with his three friends who crash his car, use his money to buy bad sculptures, have many sexual partners over and so on.

This story follows the romantic adventures of sixteen-year-old Justine Girard, played by Camille Raymond , and her friends. They live together with their friend from the planet Vega, Hilguegue, played by Babsie Steger.

Each episode is approximately two minutes, fifteen seconds long. The two play various women from all walks of life in ordinary circumstances that often turn absurd. Les Beaux Mecs [18]. Old school gangster, Tony Roucas, shares a tiny prison cell with street hoodlum, Kenz, with whom he has next to nothing in common. When Kenz breaks out he tags along.

Betrayed by his old gang, Tony is forced to stay with Kenz. He is appalled yet intrigued by the young crook's cavalier criminal methods as compared to the codes and meticulous planning of his era. Throughout the series, Tony's past is revealed in flashbacks of the s to s. The title is the Italian word for a female mafia member. After her uncle is assassinated, thirty year-old Sandra Paoli inherits his position as the leader of a powerful mafia clan.

Based on the Transporter film series. Frank Martin is a freelancer who will deliver anything to anywhere in Europe for the right price, no questions asked, so long as his three rules are followed. These are that no names are exchanged, the deal never changes and that the package is not opened en route. However, he has a habit of breaking these rules himself.

Le juge est une Femme [19]. The Judge Is a Woman. The investigations of the titular character who is a juge d'instruction examining magistrate. The pilot episode's title was Le juge est une femme The judge is a woman. For the first seven seasons , the show was named Florence Larrieu, le juge est une femme after the main character Florence Larrieu, played by Florence Pernel. In , when Pernel left the series, the name changed to match that of the new lead character, Alice Nevers, played by Marine Delterme.

Les Petits Meurtres d'Agatha Christie. French adaptations of some of Agatha Christie's mysteries. A group of young police officers participate in their first investigations ranging from dog napping to murder. Mostly humorous, but sometimes tragic, as when Laura's refusal to believe a victim ends in suicide. While working at a Paris Commissariat , Marie Lorieux grows tired of her limited assignment of handing out parking tickets.

She begins to conduct her own investigations into the city's crimes. Set in Antigone , an area in the city of Montpellier. Max Rossi of the SDPJ of Hauts-de-Seine a branch of the criminal investigation division of the Police Nationale commits suicide after being wrongfully accused of criminal negligence.

After a decade spent raising her four children, Commandant Candice Renoir returns to the police force. Dedicated police officer Capitaine Kader Cherif lives across the street from the police station. He and partner Capitaine Adeline Briard, both from the Brigade criminelle in Lyon , solve crimes using effective yet unusual methods. Commissioner Cordier , though the position is not actually identical. After his promotion to Commissaire Principal, Pierre Cordier continues his fight against crime without the aid of his children, who have both left home.

This is a spin-off of the series Les Cordiers: Juge et Flic , which followed Pierre Cordier's adventures with his daughter and son who are an investigative journalist and an examining magistrate. Commissioner Moulin , though the position is not actually identical. A long running police series following the adventures of Jean-Paul Moulin, a lighthearted police commissaire , and his team as they solve crimes.

A young police officer, Marie Kermeur, returns to the island she was born on to marry her childhood sweetheart, Christian. Once there, she is again haunted by nightmares she had as a child. Her brother, Gildas, is found dead at the bottom of a cliff and the menhirs outside of town begin to bleed. A series of murders follows. Marie decides to investigate with the help of the local police inspector. A twenty-two season series about the adventures of Commissaire Julie Lescaut. Antoine Navarro, a single father, raises his daughter Yolande and works as a Parisian Commissaire de Police.

Not to be confused with C. A window into the daily lives of the officers of a Paris Commissariat de Police. Created by Sophie Lebarbier and Fanny Robert. Section de Recherches [28]. The Section de recherches SR is a research unit of the Gendarmerie nationale.

They regularly handle difficult cases such as disappearances, child abductions and sex crimes and are empowered to extend their investigations beyond French borders. Trois femmes flics [29]. Une femme d'honneur [30]. Isabelle Florent, an adjudant-chef in France's Gendarmerie nationale , directs criminal investigations while raising her son.

Most seasons begin with a gruesomely realistic corpse or two being found. Then Capitaine Laure Berthaud aggressively investigates these crimes along with Lieutenants "Gilou" and "Tintin" and the rest of her team. Femmes de loi [31]. Juge et Flic [32]. Depicts the crime fighting adventures of the Cordier family. Pierre Cordier is a police commissaire in Nanterre , a region of Paris.

His son, Bruno, is a juge d'instruction examining magistrate and his daughter, Myriam, is an investigative journalist. This series is followed by a spin-off, Commissaire Cordier , which continues Commissaire Pierre Cordier's career after both his children have left. Division of Special Operations , a secret section of the Police Nationale. However, this life and its adventures are kept hidden from her friends and family, all of whom believe her to be a simple police archivist.

Des racines et des ailes. Each week the host tours a country or region, focusing on the sites and interacting with local inhabitants. Near the end of the program there is a short segment that is part of the monthly voyage, entitled Les Routes mythiques lit. An investigative program that conducts scientific examinations of unexplained phenomena and experiences. A series that takes its audience around the world.

Each episode concentrates on a different country, often leaving the beaten track, to take an in-depth look into persons, lifestyles, cultures or occupations. French philosopher Gilles Deleuze converses with journalist, friend and former student, Claire Parnet , on twenty-five themes in alphabetical order. Le Grand Tour [37] [38]. The Grand Tour See: Producer and host, Patrick de Carolis , presents a worldwide cultural and historical exploration. Most episodes cross two or more countries to study the effect that a product, trade or ethnic group from the past has had on global culture.

A recurring theme throughout the series is the influence of France on the world and vice versa. Named for Thalassa , Greek primordial personification of the sea whose name means "Sea". Thalassa focuses on the sea from an ecological, geographical, sporting, transportation and historical point of view. Fifteen-year-old Manon is sent to a rehabilitation center after stabbing her mother. She has six months to prove herself.

Also known as Trois fois Manon. It being too late for her to choose, she must carry her son to term. New town , a fictional French village on the French-Swiss border. Residents try to cope under the new regime. Popular show that plays five days a week. It already has over two thousand episodes and five million regular viewers. Sous le soleil de Saint-Tropez. It already has over two thousand episodes and three million regular viewers. Avec ou Sans Joker.

Des chiffres et des lettres. Originally titled Le Mot le plus long lit. Contestants formed words from seven random letters. The longest words received the most points. Off air from to , the series returned under the current title. Since then it has been in two segments. The first was still the original word game, Le Mot le plus long. In the new segment, Le compte est bon lit.

Since the number of letters drawn to form words has increased to ten. The original version of the now international show. It has been remade by many countries, usually under the same title or one that is similar.

Qui chante le plus juste? A karaoke style singing competition that the entire studio audience, about one hundred people, takes part in. In the end there is a showdown between the last two competitors. Finalists win prizes such as mini-PCs and ski trips depending on how many points they accumulate.

Tout le monde aime la France. Tout le monde veut prendre sa place.