Long Live the King: TV Shows with Royal Titles
01.10.14 by BJSprecher
The King of police procedural dramas has returned. Jessica "Jess" King (Amy Price-Francis) proved in Season One of King that she has what it takes to lead Toronto's Major Crimes Task Force, taking down murderers, rapists, and drug traffickers. Things will get a bit more challenging for her in Season Two, however, with new team members to break in, crimes that hit a bit too close to home, and plenty of baby-daddy drama. Jess' regal last name is a moniker befitting her attitude and attributes, but she wasn't the first — and she won't be the last — "monarch" on TV. Check out our list of TV shows with royal titles.
One cop. One kingdom.
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Divorced housewife Amanda King (Kate Jackson) has a chance encounter with Agency operative Lee "Scarecrow" Stetson (Bruce Boxleitner) and ends up becoming an operative herself. For four seasons (88 episodes), King kept her family in the dark as she traveled the world with Scarecrow.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
After running afoul of a bully in his violent neighborhood in West Philadelphia, 17-year-old Will Smith (Will Smith) is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in the posh Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel-Air. Over six seasons (148 episodes), Will and his new family members learn to love and respect each other, despite their vastly different lifestyles and perspectives.
The King of Queens
For nine seasons (207 episodes), working-class couple Doug (Kevin James) and Carrie Heffernan (Leah Remini) argued, laughed, cried, shopped and ate (a lot) as they explored the challenges of love, marriage and family in suburban Queens, New York.
The Dukes of Hazzard
Good ol' boys Bo (John Schneider) and Luke Duke (Tom Wopat) devote their time to fighting crime and foiling the schemes of corrupt county commissioner Jefferson Davis "Boss" Hogg (Sorrell Booke) after they are busted for moonshining. For seven seasons (145 episodes), the Dukes, aided by their cousin Daisy (Catherine Bach) — and the surrogate Dukes, Coy and Vance (1982-1983 season) — played the part of local heroes, outpacing inept Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane (James Best) in their modified 1969 Dodge Charger, dubbed "The General Lee."
Royal Pains (2009-present, 75 episodes)
King of the Hill (1997-2010, 258 episodes)
The Adventures of Ellery Queen (1950-1952, 47 episodes)
King of Kensington (1975-1980, 110 episodes)
She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985-1987, 93 episodes)