Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jan. 31, 1993
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

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Homicide: Life on the Street

A one-hour drama inspired by David Simon's acclaimed non-fiction book "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets." It is at once a mundane yet compelling look in and around a Homicide unit of the Baltimore Police Department, a group of determined individuals who are committed to their grim job at hand.

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Last Episode

TV Movie: Homicide: The Movie Aired: Feb. 13, 2000

Former Homicide Shift Commander Al Giardello is now the leading candidate for Mayor of Baltimore. As he walks toward the platform to do a political …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 7 seasons and 123 episodes air between 1993 and 1999.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • Richard Belzer (John Munch), Kyle Secor (Tim Bayliss), Yaphet Kotto (Lt. Al Giardello), Clark Johnson (Meldrick Lewis) and Sharon Ziman (Naomi) are the only actors to appear in both the first…
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    Richard Belzer (John Munch), Kyle Secor (Tim Bayliss), Yaphet Kotto (Lt. Al Giardello), Clark Johnson (Meldrick Lewis) and Sharon Ziman (Naomi) are the only actors to appear in both the first and last episodes of the series: "Homicide: Life on the Street" (1993) {Gone for Goode (#1.1)} and "Homicide: Life on the Street" (1993) {Forgive Us Our Trespasses (#7.22)}.
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  • Producers insisted that staff writers live in the Balitmore area whenever possible.
  • Al Giardello is based on 'Gary DAddario, a real-life Baltimore police homicide detective. D'Addario appears as a recurring character, Lt. Jasper. Giardello was written to be of…
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    Al Giardello is based on 'Gary DAddario, a real-life Baltimore police homicide detective. D'Addario appears as a recurring character, Lt. Jasper. Giardello was written to be of Italian-American heritage like D'Addario but after Yaphet Kotto was cast, Giardello's heritage was changed to part-Italian and part-African-American. Giancarlo Esposito, who joined the cast as Giardello's son in season seven, is of Italian/African-American heritage in real-life.
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