- Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Roger Aaron Brown, Lynne Thigpen
A drama inspired by the real-life experiences of former New York Deputy Police Commissioner Jack Maple, The District revolves around Jack Mannion (Craig T. Nelson), a tenacious champion of the underdog and an avowed crime-fighter, whose revolutionary tactics have resulted in a 50-percentA drama inspired by the real-life experiences of former New York Deputy Police Commissioner Jack Maple, The District revolves around Jack Mannion (Craig T. Nelson), a tenacious champion of the underdog and an avowed crime-fighter, whose revolutionary tactics have resulted in a 50-percent drop in crime, first in Boston, then in Newark, N.J. His latest challenge is Washington, D.C., which, despite being home to more law enforcement agencies than any other city on the planet, is riddled with crime and has a local police department that is demoralized and ineffective. Appointed Chief of Police by the mayor, Mannion works closely at Police Headquarters with Deputy Chief Joe Noland (Roger Aaron Brown). In his quest to "make crime a thing of the past," Mannion has recruited Temple Page (Sean Patrick Thomas), a young detective on the force who is Mannion's eyes and ears on the most crime-ridden, drug-infested streets in America. Nancy Parras (Elizabeth Marvel), an intuitive officer, rounds out the chief's inner circle. Kevin Debreno Jonathan LaPaglia, the newest member of Mannion's unit, continues to challenge himself and his partner, Temple, at every turn. Together, Mannion and his team form a modern-day "Untouchables," determined to make the District livable for all its citizens. The District premiered in October 2000 and was the most watched show on Saturday nights until May 2004, often managing to reach the top 20 in its first season. Unfortunately the show has suffered many losses in its short history, including creator Jack Maple and actress Lynne Thigpen.
In May 2004, CBS decided to scrap their Saturday lineup, cancelling fellow Saturday show Hack. The District lasted 4 successful seasons.
CBS Broadcast History
October 2000 - May 2002 --- Saturdays 10pm/9c
September 2002 - May 2003 --- Saturdays 9pm/8c
September 2003 - May 2004 --- Saturdays 10pm/9c
USA Network Re-Broadcast History
September 2004 - December 2005 ---Weekdays 11 AM/10c & 12 PM/11c (Subject to change without knowing for specials, movies, etc)
January 2006 - ---Tuesdays/Wednesdays 3 AM/2c & Weekdays 9 AM/8c (Subject to change without knowing for specials, movies, etc)… Expand
- Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Suspense
- Season 3 premiere date: Sep 28, 2002
- Episode Length: 60
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