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PRODUCTION COMPANY

FIRST PREMIERE

June 3, 2004

AIR SCHEDULE

Thursdays at 9PM EST 8PM CST

EPISODE COUNT

20 Seasons / 436 Episodes

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About the The First 48

The First 48 is an American documentary television series on A&E. Filmed in various cities in the United States, the series offers an insider’s look at the real-life world of homicide investigators. While the series often follows the investigations to their end, it usually focuses on their first 48 hours, hence the title. Each episode picks one or more homicides in different cities, covering each alternately, showing how detectives use forensic evidence, witness interviews and other advanced detective skills to identify suspects. While most cases are solved within the first 48 hours, some go on days, weeks, months, or even years after the first 48.