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The series follows detectives during the hours immediately following a homicide.
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Dion Graham ...  Narrator / ... 410 episodes, 2004-2020
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The series follows detectives during the hours immediately following a homicide.

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Real-life crime, real-life drama. See more »


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Official Sites:

A&E [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The First 48 See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Granada Entertainment See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The rap trio "Migos" created a song titled "First 48" based on this show. See more »

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Referenced in Psych: Autopsy Turvy (2012) See more »

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My favorite show
25 February 2017 | by ElaineratratSee all my reviews

I watch The First 48 every day (old and new episodes). I have been addicted to this show from the very beginning. I'm surprised to learn that the popularity is declining. This is surprising given that the Tulsa crew (added more recently) is so awesome! They work together and seem to solve most of their cases. Of all the cities added in recent years, Tulsa has been the one to watch. I'm not taking anything away from Charlotte, Atlanta, Rochester or any of the others, but that Tulsa crew is dynamic!! I will always be a First 48 fan (13 years and I'm still hooked). The First 48 is my #1 show!!!


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