Dragnet (2003–2004)

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


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Complete series cast summary:
 Lt. Joe Friday (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
 Det. Frank Smith (12 episodes, 2003)
 ADA Sandy Chang (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
 Det. Jimmy McCarron / ... (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
 Det. Gloria Duran (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
 Det. Raymond Cooper / ... (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
 Sanjay Ramachandran (9 episodes, 2003)


"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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Release Date:

2 February 2003 (USA)  »

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L.A. Dragnet  »

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(22 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Danny Huston was originally cast in the lead role of Joe Friday but was replaced by Ed O'Neill after completing the first episode, entitled "Three Blondes", and his scenes were re-shot. See more »


Det. Frank Smith: Fine, we'll get warrants. But that's gonna take time and really piss us off.
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Crazy Credits

Jack Webb, creator of the series, does not receive screen credit. See more »


Follows Dragnet 1966 (1969) See more »


Danger Ahead
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Composed by Walter Schumann
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Producers should make good TV, not cancel it.
12 December 2003 | by (australia) – See all my reviews

What are the producers doing? They create a show which is good but the characters needed to be given time for viewers to be comfortable with. But in their all the same corporate panic stricken lack of mentality, they change them and when it makes the show worse the cancel it.

Ed O'Neil's Joe Friday was great, viewers needed to let him grow into the role, like Raymond Burr did with Ironside after Perry Mason. Ethan Embrey was more than quite capable as Bill Smith. I am of an older generation and just want to watch shows with good scripts and believable characters.

Some one have sense and bring it back as it was in the first few episodes, and like good wine let it mature.

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