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Lt. Columbo ("Columbo")
"Columbo" broke from cop show tradition by first showing the audience who committed the murder, then bringing on Peter Falk's shambling, rumpled, perpetually underestimated Lt. Columbo to hustle the killers into inadvertently incriminating themselves. It was almost as if he had spent the opening part of the episode watching it on TV like we had, so uncanny was his ability to identify the perpetrators and figure out where they screwed up.