Scientist and engineer heroes abound in TV shows, but given the ever-changing lineup, it is difficult to maintain an up-to-date list. However, here are some of the latest, and greatest, shows that feature scientists and engineers, with notes where the heroes might not be obvious.
- Alias -- Geeky-but-brilliant engineer Marshall Flinkman (Kevin Weisman) was in every episode.
- The Big Bang Theory -- Three scientists and a blonde. And one of the scientists gets the girl.
- Bones -- Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brenan ( Emily Deschanel) leads a team of forensic anthropologists.
- Criminal Minds -- FBI profilers apply their science to catching evildoers.
- CSI series (Las Vegas, Miami, New York) -- Forensic scientists are the stars.
- Eureka -- A whole town full of scientist-heroes
Friends -- Ross Geller was a paleontologist and romantic lead.
- Fringe -- Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble)
- Heroes -- Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) is a hero-scientist.
- Law & Order (and Law & Order SVU) -- Where would be the cops be without the forensic scientists?
- House M.D. -- the irascible but heroic Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) leads a pack of diagnosticians
- Numb3rs -- Math whizzes help FBI agents solve crimes
- NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service). a group of forensic scientists led by Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon).
- Prison Break -- Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) in a breakout role as an engineer.
- Star Trek TV series and movies -- All the Enterprises had a science officer and an engineer, from Spock to Data, from Scotty to Geordi,
- The Simpsons -- Professor Frink
- X Files -- Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) is a physician.