Type
Scripted
Premiered
Dec. 16, 1951
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

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Dragnet (1951)

Drama about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show takes its name from an actual police term, a "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects.

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08x39 The Big Red Aired: Aug. 23, 1959

In the series finale, Friday and Smith once again investigate a series of robberies.

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 8 seasons and 276 episodes air between 1951 and 1959.

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  • Joe Friday and his partners in this series and the sequel used the radio call sign 1-K-80. One for Police Headquarters (or Central Division). K or "King" for Investigative Services…
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    Joe Friday and his partners in this series and the sequel used the radio call sign 1-K-80. One for Police Headquarters (or Central Division). K or "King" for Investigative Services (Detectives). And 80 as their unit number.
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  • On 11 August 2009 the US Postal Service issued a pane of twenty 44¢ commemorative postage stamps honoring early USA television programs. A booklet with 20 picture postal cards was also…
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    On 11 August 2009 the US Postal Service issued a pane of twenty 44¢ commemorative postage stamps honoring early USA television programs. A booklet with 20 picture postal cards was also issued. The stamp honoring "Dragnet" has a picture of star Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday. Other shows honored in the Early TV Memories issue were: The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), "The Dinah Shore Show" (1951), "The Ed Sullivan Show" (originally titled The Ed Sullivan Show), The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Hopalong Cassidy, The Honeymooners, "The Howdy Doody Show" (original title: "Puppet Playhouse" (1947)), I Love Lucy, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, Lassie, The Lone Ranger (1949), Perry Mason, The Phil Silvers Show, The Red Skelton Show, "Texaco Star Theater" (titled "Texaco Star Theatre Starring Milton Berle" (1948), 1954-1956), The Tonight Show (which began as "Tonight!" (1953)), The Twilight Zone (1959), and You Bet Your Life (1950).
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  • Much of the series was shot at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, as 'Jack Webb' agreed to finance the construction of live-action sets for Disney's production company in exchange for its…
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    Much of the series was shot at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, as 'Jack Webb' agreed to finance the construction of live-action sets for Disney's production company in exchange for its use.
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