A&E brings the critically acclaimed Real-Life series, THE FIRST 48, one of the most watched non-fiction investigative series on cable and AFTER THE FIRST 48, back for more action-packed drama.
The First 48 takes viewers behind the scenes of real-life investigations as it follows homicide detectives in the critical first 48 hours of murder investigations, giving viewers unprecedented access to crime scenes, interrogations and forensic processing. The series follows the nation's top police departments and this season will include the homicide detectives of New Orleans, LA, who will be joining top detectives from Miami, Louisville, Charlotte, Birmingham, and Harris County, TX.
At the nation's top police departments, The First 48 takes viewers behind the scenes of real-life investigations following homicide detectives in the critical first 48 hours of murder investigations. With unprecedented access, viewers are privy to crime scenes, interrogations and forensic processing. Shop The First 48 DVDs at the A&E Store to unravel these mysteries and see if you can't detect the criminal. Just when you thought you couldn't get enough crime DVDs, A&E has you covered.
Premiere Date : September 4, 2013
In Birmingham Alabama a mother of a two-year-old boy is found stabbed to death in her own bedroom. Investigators have a mystery on their hands when they learn the killer opened the victim's front door with a key and stole her diamond ring. In Cleveland Ohio, two 19 year-old men are shot and killed during a party at an abandoned house. All signs point to a good friend of the victims' as the shooter but no one actually saw him pull the trigger. With no DNA or murder weapon found, the state needs to convince a jury the defendant is a cold-blooded killer.