This updated version of Dragnet features a group of detectives in the LAPD Robbery/Homicide Squad investigating crimes that could only take place in Los Angeles, Lieutenant Joe Friday gives insight into the crime investigation process, as well as the honest thoughts of a 21st century cop. Though a veteran, Friday still has the same passion and energy as his younger charges.
Last Episode02x08 Retribution Aired: May. 05, 2004
Detectives suspect an alleged victim of sexual abuse is responsible for decapitating an Orthodox priest.
L.A. Dragnet: Season 2, Episode #5 - Slice of Life
The headless body of a woman who recently had a baby is found offshore by fishermen, yet there’s no sign of the…
L.A. Dragnet: Season 2, Episode #3 - Seventeen in Six
A gang turf war in L.A.'s most crime-ridden precinct ends in tragedy as Friday and his team try to in filtrate…
Series Fun Facts
- After the show was cancelled by ABC in 2003, three of the remaining five unaired episodes premiered on USA Network in 2004.
- Danny Huston was originally cast in the lead role of Joe Friday but was replaced by Ed O'Neill after completing the first episode, entitled "Three Blondes", and his scenes were re-shot.
- Ethan Embry had to temporarily bow out of filming for a few episodes, due to a sports injury. His character (Frank Smith) was said to be away caring for his ailing father.