ABC (ended 2004)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 15

    The Wild and the Innocent


  • S 1 : Ep 14

    Love Don't Love Nobody

    Aired 1/25/04

  • S 1 : Ep 13

    Gypsy Road

    Aired 1/18/04

  • S 1 : Ep 12

    Flirtin' with Disaster

    Aired 1/11/04

  • S 1 : Ep 11

    Lucy in the Sky

    Aired 12/21/03

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ernie Hudson

    Senior Deputy John Henry Barnes

  • Miguel Sandoval

    Captain Otis Briggs

  • Danny Nucci

    Deputy Rico Amonte

  • Jamie Luner

    Senior Deputy Ryan Layne

  • Christina Vidal

    Deputy Gabriela Lopez

  • show Description
  • When a sheriff's squad rolls out each day and the deputies begin their shifts, they call in to dispatch, "10-8… We are now in service." 10-8 explores the LA Sheriffs from the front lines – the patrol car – in the course of the officers' shifts, which can range from the mundane to the dangerous, and everything in between. Rico Amonte was brought out to LA by his older brother Angelo, a detective in the LAPD Robbery/Homicide Division. He is now in his first year, learning to become a professional police officer, and it's up to Senior Deputy Barnes to teach him the ropes. Their vastly different backgrounds give them opposing points of view on how to police the streets. Amonte's irreverent style can get the job done, but usually not in the way Barnes would call standard procedure. The other training officers are Senior Deputy Matt Jablonski and Senior Deputy Ryan Layne. Jablonski is partnered with Trainee Gabriella Lopez, a young Latina from East LA. Layne's partner is Trainee Chase Williams, a recent law school grad eager to acquire street experience before he becomes a D.A. Captain Otis Briggs fights to keep his station running smoothly and by the book. In Los Angeles County, which has the largest sheriff's jurisdiction in the country, it's a daunting task. (Simulcast in HDTV) 10-8 Show Fan Mail Management 1122 S. Robertson Blvd. #15 Los Angeles, CA 90035moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (9)

    • Replaced the originally scheduled "Badlands".

    • Originally scheduled for October 5/03, but replaced with "Hard Day's Night".

    • First appearance by Toni Lewis.

    • Lopez did not appear in this episode. She was said to be on a driver training course.

    • Top 3 of apperances: 1) Danny Nucci, Ernie Hudson, Jamie Luner, Michael Doston, Miguel Sandoval, Scott William Winters, & Travis Schuldt: 15 episodes. 2) Christina Vidal: 14 episodes. 3) Charlie Shanian: 13 episodes.

    • Danny Nucci, Ernie Hudson, Jamie Luner, Miguel Sandoval, Scott William Winters, & Travis Schuldt appeared on every episode.

    • ABC originally planned on running this episode right after "Love Don't Love Nobody" on January 25, 2004. They were to run in a continuous matter, running "Love Don't Love Nobody" without end credits, then airing this episode without opening credits, with just a bumper in between episodes (ie: "here's another episode of 10-8"). This plan was dropped within a week of the airdate, and only "Love Don't Love Nobody" aired.

    • Aired in the UK.

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    Trivia (3)

    • When Amonte and Barnes were chasing the guy that stole their car, a few seconds before he hits a gate open, you can see the driver of the stolen squad car is not the same as the teenager that was suppose to be driving it. This is probably because it was driven by a professional driver.

    • At the end, after the shooting we see a channel 12 news van sitting in front of the house. There is no channel 12 news in Los Angeles. (Channel 12 is considered a cable channel not a local channel)

    • Paul Anthony Scott's character's name (Josh Randall) is the same than the actor that played one of Elliot boyfriends in "Scrubs", where Travis Schuldt played the next boyfriend.

    Allusions (13)

    • Episode Title: Brothers in Arms Brothers in Arms is a song by Dire Straits.

    • Episode Title: A Hard Day's Night A Hard Day's Night is a song/movie by The Beatles.

    • Episode title: "Gun of a Son"
      Part of a line from the Guns N' Roses song "Dead Horse."

    • Episode title: "Badlands" This is also the name of a Bruce Springsteen song.

    • Episode title: Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik
      "BloodSugarSexMagic" comes from the 1991 Red Hot Chili Peppers album of the same name.

    • Episode title: Mercy, Mercy Me
      Marvin Gaye song.

    • Episode title: Gimme Shelter
      Rolling Stones song

    • Episode title: "Let it Bleed"
      Rolling Stones song

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  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Why would anyone cancel this?

    By kila177anja12o, Mar 15, 2006

  • show stinks

    By Nick1978, Mar 10, 2007

  • Good show

    By Wendy_Salas, Aug 19, 2005

  • Loveable!!

    By bjdguy, Jun 16, 2005