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

Ed O'Neill and Ethan Embry first starred together in the film Dutch (1991) when Embry was only 13 years old. See more »

Quotes

Det. Joe Friday: There's a word for that woman. Unfortunately, that word is not in my vocabulary.
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Jack Webb, creator of the series, does not receive screen credit. See more »

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Follows Dragnet (1954) See more »

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Danger Ahead
(Theme From Dragnet)
Composed by Walter Schumann
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Tinkering?
7 October 2003 | by (Tampa, FL) – See all my reviews

Well, I liked this show from it's initial outing on Sunday nights on ABC Television. It was in a great time slot, and I liked the chemistry on the show. Plus, the Dick Wolf factor is there. Gritty, ripped from the headlines sort of stories.

But, ABC has decided to tinker with the formula. Change the title of the show, move it to Saturday nights, and remove one of the leads. I liked Ethan Embry, a lot. I'd love to know why he was dropped from the show.

I will continue to watch, as I like Ed O'Neill, and the whole concept of the show. I'd like to see a tie in, perhaps with some of the other Dick Wolf family of shows, like what was done with "Law & Order/Homicide" in the 90's. Tie all four of the Wolf shows together in a week long plot.

Might be fun to see Katey Sagal turn up on a show, too. "Awwww, Pegggggg!" But that might be just too much.

Watch It!


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