The District

CBS (ended 2004)
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  • A drama inspired by the real-life experiences of former New York Deputy Police Commissioner Jack Maple, The District revolves around Jack Mannion (Craig T. Nelson), a tenacious champion of the underdog and an avowed crime-fighter, whose revolutionary tactics have resulted in a 50-percent drop in crime, first in Boston, then in Newark, N.J. His latest challenge is Washington, D.C., which, despite being home to more law enforcement agencies than any other city on the planet, is riddled with crime and has a local police department that is demoralized and ineffective. Appointed Chief of Police by the mayor, Mannion works closely at Police Headquarters with Deputy Chief Joe Noland (Roger Aaron Brown). In his quest to "make crime a thing of the past," Mannion has recruited Temple Page (Sean Patrick Thomas), a young detective on the force who is Mannion's eyes and ears on the most crime-ridden, drug-infested streets in America. Nancy Parras (Elizabeth Marvel), an intuitive officer, rounds out the chief's inner circle. Kevin Debreno Jonathan LaPaglia, the newest member of Mannion's unit, continues to challenge himself and his partner, Temple, at every turn. Together, Mannion and his team form a modern-day "Untouchables," determined to make the District livable for all its citizens. The District premiered in October 2000 and was the most watched show on Saturday nights until May 2004, often managing to reach the top 20 in its first season. Unfortunately the show has suffered many losses in its short history, including creator Jack Maple and actress Lynne Thigpen. In May 2004, CBS decided to scrap their Saturday lineup, cancelling fellow Saturday show Hack. The District lasted 4 successful seasons. CBS Broadcast History October 2000 - May 2002 --- Saturdays 10pm/9c September 2002 - May 2003 --- Saturdays 9pm/8c September 2003 - May 2004 --- Saturdays 10pm/9c USA Network Re-Broadcast History September 2004 - December 2005 ---Weekdays 11 AM/10c & 12 PM/11c (Subject to change without knowing for specials, movies, etc) January 2006 - ---Tuesdays/Wednesdays 3 AM/2c & Weekdays 9 AM/8c (Subject to change without knowing for specials, movies, etc)moreless

  • Episode Guide
  • S 4 : Ep 22

    Something Borrowed, Something Bruised

    Aired 5/1/04

  • S 4 : Ep 21

    Open Season

    Aired 5/1/04

  • S 4 : Ep 20

    Ten Thirty-Three

    Aired 4/24/04

  • S 4 : Ep 19

    Passing Time

    Aired 4/17/04

  • S 4 : Ep 18

    The Black Widow Maker

    Aired 4/2/04

  • Cast & Crew
  • Craig T. Nelson

    Chief Jack Mannion

  • Justin Theroux

    Press Secretary Nick Pierce (Season 1, recurring Season 2)

  • Roger Aaron Brown

    Deputy Chief Joe Noland

  • Lynne Thigpen

    Director of Adm. Services Ella Mae Farmer (Seasons 1-3 )

  • Sean Patrick Thomas

    Detective Temple Page

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (88)

    • Original International Air Dates: Slovakia: April 7, 2010 on JOJ

    • Original International Air Dates: Slovakia: April 8, 2010 on JOJ

    • Original International Air Dates: Slovakia: April 9, 2010 on JOJ

    • Original International Air Dates: Slovakia: April 13, 2010 on JOJ

    • Original International Air Dates: Slovakia: April 14, 2010 on JOJ

    • Original International Air Dates: Slovakia: April 15, 2010 on JOJ

    • Original International Air Dates: Slovakia: April 16, 2010 on JOJ

    • Original International Air Dates: Slovakia: April 20, 2010 on JOJ

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    Trivia (10)

    • Jack does not let his wife live with him because he thinks she is in danger. There is no reason to believe he would let his daughter come visit him.

    • When Mannion is questioning Beth's "boyfriend" the camera is behind him and you can clearly see he is holding a glass of water. When the camera switches to the front he does not have it anymore, but when he gets up he hands the glass off.

    • Nancy got a routine blood test after getting wounded in the line of duty. Later, a doctor comes in and tells Nancy that she has Huntington's Disease. Why in the world would they -- out of the blue -- have tested her for Huntington's, which is a genetic disease, and probably very expensive and involved?

    • Debreno says that he's sad that his ex and the kids couldn't see him. Temple says she's moved on so should him. Have they both forgotten about the female candidate for mayor back in the episode titled Drug money? It would have to be at least 2 months from The Mayoral Race to Christmas if that long.

    • No hospital will arm their security with a revolver or any pistol, especially internal security.

    • The suspect gave a website of Even though the detectives can get into the site, it doesn't exist.

    • C. Thomas Howell appeared in an episode (unbilled) in the first season in a flashback sequence.

    • The nurse, by telling Nancy that a patient was in the advanced stages of Huntington's Disease, was in violation of federal law. The HIPPA Act from April 2003 prohibits any information about any patient being released.

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    Allusions (1)

    • The episode title is a play on the Last two items of a wedding Good Luck Package: Something Borrowed, and Something Blue.

  • Fan Reviews (16)
  • The District

    By kristineolivia, Jul 04, 2012

  • Looking for an episode; might be the District

    By AmethystRuby3, Jun 05, 2012

  • It was an okay show. The first few seasons were great. But then when Ella was gone it went down hill. I loved Jonathan LaPaglia from 7 days, he was great in this!

    By Mew_Mokuba, Mar 17, 2006

  • Excellent drama series> good plot events, multi faceted

    By RobinAsheRoy, Nov 20, 2010

  • Good cop show

    By jeyk1983, May 15, 2008