Homicide: Life on the Street

Homicide: Life on the Street is an American police procedural television series chronicling the work of a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit. It ran for seven seasons on NBC from 1993 to 1999, and was succeeded by a TV movie, which also acted as the de facto series finale. The series was originally based on David Simon's book Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets. Many of the characters and stories used throughout the show were based on events depicted in the book, which was also part of the basis for Simon's own series, The Wire on HBO. Although Homicide featured an ensemble cast, Andre Braugher emerged as the series' breakout star through his portrayal of Frank Pembleton. The show won Television Critics Association Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Drama in 1996, 1997, and 1998. It also became the first drama ever to win three Peabody Awards for best drama in 1993, 1995, and 1997. In 1997, the episode "Prison Riot" was ranked No. 32 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. In 2007, it was listed as one of Time magazine's "Best TV Shows of All-TIME." In 1996 TV Guide named the series 'The Best Show You're Not Watching'. The show placed #46 on Entertainment Weekly's "New TV Classics" list.

TitleHomicide: Life on the Street
First Air DateJanuary 31st, 1993
Last Air DateMay 21st, 1999
GenresMystery, Drama, Crime
NetworkNBC
Production CompaniesThames Television, Baltimore Pictures, Fatima Productions, MCEG/Sterling Entertainment, NBC Studios, Reeves Entertainment Group
ProducersBarry Levinson, Tom Fontana
Number of Seasons7 Seasons
Number of Episodes122 Episodes
Plot Keywordsbased on novel or book, police, baltimore, murder, police detective, baltimore maryland, homicide detective, police department, police protagonist
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Richard Belzer
John Munch
Giancarlo Esposito
Giancarlo Esposito
Michael Giardello
Peter Gerety
Peter Gerety
Stuart Gharty
Clark Johnson
Clark Johnson
Meldrick Lewis
Yaphet Kotto
Yaphet Kotto
Al Giardello
Michael Michele
Michael Michele
Rene Sheppard
Kyle Secor
Kyle Secor
Tim Bayliss
Jon Seda
Jon Seda
Paul Falsone
Callie Thorne
Callie Thorne
Laura Ballard