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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 : November 7, 2013
In Cleveland, Ohio a grandfather of five is found brutally stabbed to death on a stranger's driveway. Investigators follow a trail that leads to a shocking motive for murder, and ends with a courtroom decision that surprises both defense and prosecution. And in Birmingham Alabama, a man is murdered in front of several witnesses, but for both police and prosecutor the simple case of cold-blooded murder becomes a cat and mouse game between the killer and justice.