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The First 48 

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The series follows detectives during the hours immediately following a homicide.
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Dion Graham ...  Narrator / ... 423 episodes, 2004-2020
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The series follows detectives during the hours immediately following a homicide.

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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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Good reality show about murder cases
22 October 2018 | by m-sutton-496-565See all my reviews

This is a decent reality series about real murder cases. The access given by the various police departments is intriguing and at times confronting. The main problem with this show is the poor editing and chopping in particular the police interviews with suspects. They really should just let the interview play out and not try to over dramatize the situation with music etc. Besides that, good show


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Official Sites:

A&E [United States]

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2004 (USA) See more »

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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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