Memphis Beat (2010– )
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It's All Right, Mama 

Detective Hendricks investigates a case of abuse involving a legendary D.J. that he idolized in his youth, even after his new police lieutenant gives him a break from the case.

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Dwight Hendricks
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Charlie 'Whitehead' White
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Davey Sutton
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Paula Ann Hendricks
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Sgt. JC Lightfoot
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Reginald Greenback
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Lt. Tanya Rice
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Patrick Collins / Ray Pruitt
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TJ Williams
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Tony Bellew
Mildred Covert ...
Dottie Collins
Angel Campbell ...
Tamara Sully
Jeffrey Friend
Leon Lamar ...
Morris Tisdale (as Leon LaMar)
Darcel White Moreno ...
Sabine Basquie (as Darcel Moreno)
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Detective Dwight Hendricks (Jason Lee) investigates the abuse of elderly woman who happens to be a legendary Memphis disc jockey known as the "First Lady of the Airwaves." But his loose investigative style is cramped by his new by-the-book boss, Lt. Tanya Rice (Alfre Woodard), who brings a den mother approach to her job. Meanwhile, Dwight's mother (Celia Weston) starts dating a charming new neighbor. Written by TNT

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22 June 2010 (USA)  »

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There are a number of references to "Medicare" checks being stolen from the elderly lady. Medicare generally sends checks for drugs and services to doctors and hospitals and pharmacies. They must mean Social Security checks. See more »

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Punk kid: [provoking Detective Sutton and White] Hey five-o. Don't rush your snacks or nothin'. It's only crime calling.
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Really It's Jason Lee, he's great at everything....
27 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

It's was entertaining, my whole family enjoyed it. Jason Lee was serious and funny and I loved his banter back and forth with Alfre Woodard.

I thought it was a great pilot episode and hope that the network doesn't drop it, like they seem to do with every other great show.

While the show is "set in Memphis" and shows some of Memphis, that is not the main topic of the show, it's the southern police drama. Though it does have the southern family roots that are tradition when you grow up in the south.

It's a must watch, regardless of other reviews, give it a try and see for yourselves..


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