The District

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The District
Mannion3.jpg
Cast
FormatSerial police drama
Created byTerry George
Jack Maple
StarringCraig T. Nelson
Lynne Thigpen
Jayne Brook
Roger A. Brown
Sean Patrick Thomas
Justin Theroux
David O'Hara
Elizabeth Marvel
Jonathan LaPaglia
Jaclyn Smith
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes89
Production
Running time44 minutes.
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Audio formatDolby Surround 2.0
Original runOctober 7, 2000 (2000-10-07) – May 1, 2004 (2004-05-01)
 
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The District
Mannion3.jpg
Cast
FormatSerial police drama
Created byTerry George
Jack Maple
StarringCraig T. Nelson
Lynne Thigpen
Jayne Brook
Roger A. Brown
Sean Patrick Thomas
Justin Theroux
David O'Hara
Elizabeth Marvel
Jonathan LaPaglia
Jaclyn Smith
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes89
Production
Running time44 minutes.
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Audio formatDolby Surround 2.0
Original runOctober 7, 2000 (2000-10-07) – May 1, 2004 (2004-05-01)

The District is a television police drama which aired on CBS from October 7, 2000 to May 1, 2004. The show followed the work and personal life of the chief of Washington, D.C.'s Police Department (MPDC).

Premise[edit]

Former Newark New Jersey Police Commissioner and New York Transit Police Officer Jack Mannion is hired as the commissioner of the bureaucracy-laden D.C. Police Force. Together with his detectives and allies he must fight crime as well as internal corruption and the powers of Congress in order to reorganize and renovate the force.

The District was inspired by the real-life experience of former New York Deputy Police Commissioner Jack Maple. Along with Police Commissioner William Bratton they had reorganized the NYPD and one of the achievements was the CompStat program (comparative statistics) since 1994 that has its own major role in the TV series. After the success in New York the CompStat program has been adapted by other cities however Jack Maple himself chose to publish his experiences - along with Chris Mitchell he wrote a book (The Crime Fighter, 2000) and along with Terry George he prepared a TV series concept. His impact on the story line was limited as he died of colon cancer on August 4, 2001.

Primary filming was in Los Angeles, with some location shooting in Washington.

Cast and characters[edit]

CastCharacterSeasons
Craig T. NelsonChief Jack Mannion1-4
Lynne ThigpenElla Mae Farmer1-3
Roger Aaron BrownDeputy Chief Joe Noland1-4
Sean Patrick ThomasDet. Temple Page1-4
Elizabeth MarvelOfficer Nancy Parras1-4
Justin TherouxNick Pierce1-2
David O'HaraDet. Danny McGregor1
Jayne BrookDeputy Chief Mayor Mary Ann Mitchell1
Jonathan LaPagliaDet. Kevin Debreno2-4

On March 12, 2003, Thigpen died of a cerebral hemorrhage in her Marina del Rey, California home. The show's third season finale had a tribute to her character.

Recurring guests[edit]

Ratings[edit]

SeasonU.S. ratingsNetworkRank
12000-0112.7 millionCBS#35
22001-0210.3 millionCBS#49
32002-039.8 millionCBS#60
42003-049.0 millionCBS#65

Note: Throughout The District's entire run it was aired in a Saturday night timeslot.

International Broadcasts[edit]

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