An updated edition of the classic police drama, featuring Ed O'Neill as the 2000 version of Joe Friday.

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 Lt. Joe Friday (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Det. Frank Smith (12 episodes, 2003)
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 ADA Sandy Chang (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Det. Jimmy McCarron / ... (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Det. Gloria Duran (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Det. Raymond Cooper / ... (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Sanjay Ramachandran (9 episodes, 2003)
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"Dum-de-dum-dum!" Those four notes signaled the 2003 return of one of TV's all-time classic police dramas, "Dragnet." This time, Ed O'Neill (in a role worlds different from hapless family man Al Bundy of "Married ...With Children") played the hard-nosed Det. Joe Friday. He and partner Frank Smith investigated crimes in Los Angeles, usually homicides or other forms of corruption. As with the Jack Webb-produced predecesors, careful attention was paid to realism as Friday and Smith investigated and pieced the clues together before they made their arrests of the bad guys. Like the earlier shows, the fate of those charged in conenction with said crime was announced at the end of the show. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Trivia

After the show was cancelled by ABC in 2003, three of the remaining five unaired episodes premiered on USA Network in 2004. See more »

Quotes

Det. Frank Smith: Fine, we'll get warrants. But that's gonna take time and really piss us off.
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Jack Webb, creator of the series, does not receive screen credit. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Dragnet #4 (2013) See more »

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Danger Ahead
(Theme From Dragnet)
Composed by Walter Schumann
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17 February 2003 | by (Iowa) – See all my reviews

I've only seen a couple episodes of this new Dragnet, but so far it looks like the show does have promise. I'm particularly impressed with the job Ed O'Neil is doing as Joe Friday. The Friday character is the exact opposite of the Al Bundy character that O'Neil previously played on Married..,With Children, but he manages to give an convincing performance as Friday. It takes a real good actor to play an idiot, then turn around and give a serious performance. This is especially true given the fact that O'Neil has Jack Webb's shoes to fill.


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