A former police officer returns to the force after having been wrongly imprisoned for years.

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 Charlie Crews (32 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Dani Reese (32 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Ted Earley (32 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Robert Stark / ... (22 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Captain Kevin Tidwell (21 episodes, 2008-2009)
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Brilliant LAPD detective Charlie Crews has survived the extreme abuse befalling an innocent cop in prison, and was exonerated for the murders and released after 12 years of hell in jail. He could retire on his settlement, but chooses to resume police work. Nevertheless, the grim experience has made him more philosophical and tempted to put justice - especially for the innocent - above chasing the presumably guilty and legally by-the-book, as his new partner Dani Reese must experience and learn to cope with. Written by KGF Vissers

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Life was what they took from him. Life is what he got back. See more »

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The background story is that Charlie Crews, while an LAPD officer, had been part-owner of a bar. In California, Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) laws prohibit a peace officer or spouse of a peace officer from having a liquor license. See more »

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Fellow Cop: As a cop all you have is other cops. But we all walked away.
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12 years in prison for a crime you didn't commit...what does that do to a man?
15 September 2007 | by (Calgary, Canada) – See all my reviews

Charlie Crews is a former cop turned inmate who has just gotten out of jail after 12 years for a crime he didn't commit. He becomes a detective again upon his release as part of a settlement with the city. I just watched the pilot, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's not some dumb action piece with big car chases and naked women. It also has a great relationship between the two lead characters, a man and a woman. They're detective partners, but there isn't any forced chemistry tacked on. You know, the whole they hate each other, but you can't deny the attraction...uggh. This avoids that perfectly. It also has some great actors, Damian Lewis is always great, since "Band of Brothers" he's displayed a remarkable talent for character roles. And this is most certainly a character drama. But unlike Shark or Monk or something where the character is the whole plot, there's also a great deal of other fantastic elements. The man was in jail from 1995-2007, so there's cute scenes about a sort of culture shock, mostly pertaining to technological advances. But there's also a darker side, as Crews was brutalized in prison (as a former cop) and has a vendetta against those who conspired to put him in jail. This is the overarching arc of the series, but smaller cases worked with his partner form the bulk of the story lines. I was really impressed and look forward to further episodes. I just hope that NBC manages to get this show enough ratings to keep it on the air. Kudos on a job well done. J.


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