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    Dateline NBC

    Dateline NBC

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    Dateline NBC, premiered for NBC News in primetime in 1992. Since then, this multi-night franchise has included frequent specials, investigative reporting and uses its news anchors as more than just news-readers. With Stone Phillips and Ann Curry anchoring, the broadcast also features Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric and Maria Shriver, each of whom contributes to and anchors some of the editions. The flexibility of 'Dateline NBC' allows for both multipart features and full hour documentaries devoted to single subjects and reports. Dateline has delivered in-depth coverage of breaking news, including the funeral of Princess Diana, the national manhunt for Andrew Cunanan, the crash of TWA Flight 800, the Unabomber investigation, the Oklahoma City bombing, the O.J. Simpson trials, the Los Angeles earthquake and fires, and the latest floods, hurricanes and worldwide disasters.moreless
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    The Biggest Loser

    The Biggest Loser

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    The biggest winner is "The Biggest Loser" in this compelling new weight-loss reality drama in which two celebrity fitness trainers join with top health experts to help overweight contestants transform their bodies, health and ultimately, their lives. Alison Sweeney ("Days of Our Lives") hosts the unscripted, two-hour series in which two competing teams follow comprehensive diet and exercise plans to undergo radical physical makeovers. Unique physical challenges, surprising alliances and irresistible temptations make the competition even tougher for the contestants, who ultimately have to decide which player gets eliminated each week. In the end, "The Biggest Loser" becomes the biggest winner, walking away with a healthier body - and $250,000. "The Biggest Loser" is a production of NBC Universal Television Studio, Reveille, 25/7 Productions and 3 Ball Productions. Ben Silverman (NBC's "The Restaurant," "The Office (US)"), David Broome ("Jingle Ball Rock"), J.D. Roth ("NBC's "For Love or Money," "Endurance"), John Foy ("For Love or Money," "Endurance") and Todd A. Nelson ("For Love or Money," "Endurance") are the executive producers. After the first Biggest Loser was crowned in January of 2005, a second Biggest Loser began in September, pitting the men versus the women in the ultimate chance of losing weight and feeling good about yourself. With the success of the second season, a special edition version of six episodes started in January 2006, with a third season starting in March 2006. Final Weight Loss of Season One Contestants: This is all of the contestants in the order of most weight lost. It is shown in pounds. 1 (1) Ryan 330 > 208 (122 lost) 37% 18% 55% 2 (2) Gary 227 > 156 (71 lost) 31% 23% 54% 3 (8) Dave 250 > 179 (71 lost) 28% 25% 53% 4 (3) Kelly 242 > 163 (79 lost) 33% 17% 50% 5 (6) Andrea 215 > 156 (59 lost) 27% 21% 48% 6 (7) Kelly 223 > 151 (72 lost) 32% 15% 47% 7 (10) Aaron 261 > 200 (61 lost) 23% 21% 44% 8 (5) Lisa 236 > 179 (57 lost) 24% 7% 31% 9 (9) Matt 310 > 246 (64 lost) 21% 6% 27% 10 (4) Maurice 436 > 365 (71 lost) 16% 8% 24% 11 (11) Lizzeth 167 > 145 (22 lost) 13% 11% 24% 12 (12) Dana 175 > 153 (22 lost) 13% 8% 21% NBC Broadcast History October 2004 - Present: Tuesdays @ 8:00pm EST/PST. January 2005 - February 2005: Wednesdays @ 9:00pm EST/PST (Special Edition version) The Theme Song for the first season of The Biggest Loser is called "Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous," by RuPaul. Seasons two through five featured "Proud" by Heather Small.moreless
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    Fear Factor

    Fear Factor

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    NBC (ended 2012)
    "Imagine a world where your greatest fears become reality." In each pulse-racing "Fear Factor" episode, contestants recruited across the country battle in extreme stunts. These stunts are designed to challenge the contestants both physically and mentally. If a player is too afraid to complete or fails a stunt, the player is eliminated. If they succeed, they are one step closer to the grand prize: $50,000.moreless
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    Las Vegas

    Las Vegas

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    NBC (ended 2008)
    This fast-paced, sexy drama follows the elite Las Vegas surveillance team charged with maintaining the security of one of "Sin City's" largest resorts and casinos. Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee James Caan ("The Godfather", "Misery") stars as Big Ed Deline, the head of the surveillance team for the Montecito Resort & Casino. With his protégé, Danny McCoy (Josh Duhamel, "All My Children") an ex-U.S. Marine and Las Vegas native, they deal with card-counting cheaters, costly streaks of random luck and rival casinos stealing their big-money players. If the typical job-related pressures weren't enough, Big Ed recently found Danny in bed with his only daughter, Delinda (Molly Sims, MTV's "House of Style"). Rounding out this cast of high rollers is Danny McCoy's longtime, savvy friend -- and soon to be director of special events -- Mary Connell (Nikki Cox, "Nikki"), the all-knowing valet Mike Cannon (James Lesure, "For Your Love"), sleek pit boss Nessa Holt a.k.a. "The Ice Queen" (Marsha Thomason, "Black Knight") and elusive former competitor Samantha "Sam" Jane (Vanessa Marcil, "Beverly Hills, 90210").moreless
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    Homicide: Life on the Street

    Homicide: Life on the Street

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    NBC (ended 1999)
    This series was the most reality-based police drama that has ever aired on television. It was shot entirely with handheld cameras on location in the Fells Point Community of Baltimore, MD. One of the series' executive producers, Barry Levinson, is a Baltimore native. He has written and directed at least three films that take place in Baltimore: "Diner", "Tin Men" & "Avalon". Doing this show was a natural for him. The series was based on a book called "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets," by David Simon, a writer who spent a year with the members of Baltimore's homicide unit. Some of the series' characters and cases were based on the book. This series was unlike most cop shows of that time, in that there were almost no car chases, gunfights and etc. This show was about closing cases and the act of the crime was usually never seen. Generally, the viewer first sees the case when the detective(s) arrive on the scene. Open cases are kept track of on a board, open cases under the primary detective's name are shown in red ink, when the case is closed the red is replaced by black ink. During the first season it aired, it didn't have great ratings and the chances for a second season looked bleak. When Steven Bochco's NYPD Blue premiered in the Fall of '93 and got great ratings, police dramas "were in" and the series was given the go-ahead for a second season (the two Emmy Awards probably didn't hurt either). The better ratings of the second season led to a full third and subsequent seasons. When the Lifetime cable channel picked the show up for syndication in 1997 it helped guarantee that there would be a fifth season. Then NBC made it possible for the series to have a sixth and seventh season. With the great cast, acting, writing, and directing the series has won awards including a four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series - Gone for Goode, Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series - Three Men and Adena, Outstanding Casting for a Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Andre Braugher. Writer's Guild Awards and George Foster Peabody Awards. Most of these awards were earned by Tom Fontana, one of the series' executive producers, whose other credits include St. Elsewhere. In the 1995-1996 television season Andre Braugher was finally nominated for Best Actor in a Drama. While he didn't win that year, two years later in the 1997-1998 television season he was again nominated, this time the Television Academy recognized what we already knew, that Andre Braugher was the best actor working in television drama. One of the highlights of the series, starting with the second season was the use of music. All varieties of music have been featured throughout the series, most often it was featured in a montage of the detectives conducting their investigation.moreless
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    Saved by the Bell: The College Years

    Saved by the Bell: The College Years

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    NBC (ended 1994)
    Welcome to the "Saved by the Bell: The College Years" guide at TV.com. "Saved by the Bell: The College Years" was a spin-off show from the Hit Saturday morning show, "Saved by the Bell". However, this series aired during primetime on NBC. Zack, Screech, Slater, and Kelly went off to attend California University. They shared a dorm suite with two more girls, Alex and Leslie. At first Zack liked both Kelly and Leslie, but by the end of the show's run, Zack and Kelly were together again and planning marriage. Slater and Alex were also a couple for much of the show. This show was about their hilarious adventures in college, as they learned to take responsibility and dealt with a bit more grownup issues than in the original series. The show ended with Zack and Kelly planning to go to Las Vegas to get married. There was a TV movie, entitled Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas that was about their adventures on the way to Las Vegas and their actual wedding.moreless
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    Knight Rider

    Knight Rider

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    NBC (ended 2009)
    Mike Traceur is tracked down by his ex-girlfriend, Sarah Graiman after her father, Dr. Charles Graiman, is kidnapped. Mike and Sarah rescue her father and Mike discovers that his father is Michael Knight. Mike decides to stick with Sarah and Dr. Graiman and together with KITT, an artificially intelligent Ford Shelby GT500KR, they fight crime. Also partnered with this trio is Carrie Rivai and Alex Torres, FBI consultants and Billy Morgan and Zoe Chae providing technical support. During their first mission, Mike's past comes back to haunt him and Carrie and Alex decide to fake his death. Mike Traceur ceases to exist and Michael Knight is reborn.moreless
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    The Bob Hope Show

    The Bob Hope Show

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    NBC (ended 1975)
    The Bob Hope Show hosted by Bob Hope, debuted on April 9, 1950. During the 1952-1953 season, NBC rotated with other variety shows in a Sunday night block known as "The Colgate Comedy Hour" (Sept. 1950 to Dec. 1955). Also known as, "The Chevy Show with Bob Hope." When the first special debuted in October of 1950 it was the most expensive television program made up to that point - costing an astronomical $1,500 a minute to produce. Bob Hope had his own television show and radio show at the same time. For the next three seasons, The Bob Hope Show was broadcast once a month on Tuesday nights, giving Milton Berle a week off. Bob ended his radio show in April, 1956. Bob Hope also had another show by a similar name, "The Bob Hope Show (All Star Revue)". In addition, he performed in "Specials" for many years. It is the longest running variety program in television's history with a record of 45 years of televised entertainment.moreless
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    The Red Skelton Show

    The Red Skelton Show

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    NBC (ended 1971)
    Welcome to The Red Skelton Show guide at TV.com. Season 1 and 2 (1951-53) on NBC 30 mins.
    Season 3-18 (1953-70) on CBS 30 mins. (1954 Summer show) Red Skelton Review 60min. (1962-70) Red Skelton Hour Season 19 (1970-71) Monday on NBC 30 mins. (1951-52) Emmy Best Comedy Show. Best Comedian.
    (1958-59) Emmy nom for Best Comedy Series
    (1959-60) Emmy nom for Director in Comedy
    (1959-60) Emmy nom for Program in Humor
    (1960-61) Emmy for Writing in Comedy
    (1961-62) Emmy nom for Director in Comedy
    (1961-62) Emmy nom for Program in Humor
    (1961-62) Emmy nom for Writing in Comedy
    (1962-63) Emmy nom for Program in Comedy
    (1962-63) Emmy nom for Program in Variety
    (1962-63) Emmy nom for Writing in Comedy
    (1964-65) Emmy nom for Entertainment
    (1965-66) Emmy nom for Variety Series
    (1966-67) Emmy nom for Electronic Production.
    (1969-70) Emmy nom for Choreography. Ratings: (1951-52) #5moreless
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    Hunter

    Hunter

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    Former NFL football player, Fred Dryer, stars as Detective Sergeant Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer stars as his partner, Detective Sergeant Dee Dee McCall. Hunter and McCall investigate homicides for the Los Angeles Police Department.moreless
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    L.A. Law

    L.A. Law

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    On this critically acclaimed drama about a top Los Angeles law firm, some of the best battles take place outside of the courtroom. In the bedroom, in the courtroom, or at McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney & Kuzak's staff meetings, the firm's ambitious, competitive attorneys confront conflict between their own desires, their obligations as attorneys, and their principles as human beings. EMMY AWARDS "L.A. Law" won the following 15 Emmy Awards during its run: 1987 Outstanding Drama Series Outstanding Art Direction for a Series - "Pilot" - Jeffrey L. Goldstein, Production Designer; Richard D. Kent, Set Decorator Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series - "Pilot" - Gregory Hoblit Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series - "Pilot" - Alfre Woodard Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series - "The Venus Butterfly" - Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher 1988 Outstanding Editing for a Series (single camera production) - "Full Marital Jacket" - Elodie Keene Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Larry Drake 1989 Outstanding Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Larry Drake 1990 Outstanding Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Jimmy Smits Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series - "Blood, Sweat and Fears" - David E. Kelley 1991 Outstanding Drama Series Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series - "On The Toad Again" - David E. Kelley 1992 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Richard Dysart NIELSEN RATINGS The show was a ratings leader throughout its run: #21 in the 1986- 1987 Season #13 in the 1987- 1988 Season #13 in the 1988- 1989 Season #16 in the 1989- 1990 Season #23 in the 1990- 1991 Season #28 in the 1991- 1992 Season "L.A. Law" ON CABLE "L.A. Law" reruns air on A&E occasionally.moreless
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    My Name Is Earl

    My Name Is Earl

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    NBC (ended 2009)
    Earl Hickey's life has been full of poor choices and mistakes, but after winning a small lottery jackpot he has an epiphany and vows to change his ways. Upon discovering that he is the holder of a winning ticket, Earl is hit by a car and the ticket blows out of his limp hand as he lies unconscious in the street. While recovering in the hospital and watching television, Earl has a karmic epiphany, thanks to Carson Daly, who attributes his success to doing good for others. A light bulb goes off in Earl's dim head and he sets out to right every wrong he has done starting with a grade school geek. The series won 5 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Pilot, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series - Joy's Wedding, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - Pilot and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Jaime Pressly.moreless
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    ALF

    ALF

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    NBC (ended 1990)
    Gordon Shumway, last known survivor from the planet Melmac, crash-lands his spaceship into the Tanner family's suburban garage. Willie dubs him "ALF", short for Alien Life Form. After convincing a military officer that they are not harboring a space creature, the Tanners decide to take ALF in as a member of the family.moreless
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    Knight Rider

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    NBC (ended 1986)
    The adventures of Michael Knight and his incredible super-car K.I.T.T., Knight Industries 2000. Selected by a dying billionaire, Wilton Knight, Michael now works for the Foundation for Law and Government with the job of rooting out evil that is above the law, with only his trusty car!moreless
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    Smash

    Smash

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    NBC (ended 2013)
    Smash is a musical drama on NBC that is set within the world of musical theater and Broadway, that looks at what goes into the making of a stage show and the lives of those involved, as they strive to reach their goals.moreless
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    Crossing Lines

    Crossing Lines

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    After being shot in the line of duty and leaving the NYPD, former detective Carl Hickman is persuaded to join a young crew of talented multinational detectives that pursue crime across European borders.moreless
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    Life

    Life

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    NBC (ended 2009)
    Life is an NBC police drama about a police detective who is released from prison after serving 12 years for a crime he didn't commit. Charlie Crews (Damien Lewis) is released from Pelican Bay State Prison after DNA evidence proves he didn't murder his former business partner Tom Seyboldt and two of his immediate family members. Having lost his wife, job, friends and all contact with the outside world, Crews makes it his mission to solve the murder that cost him 12 years of his life. Crews rejoins the police department, much to the chagrin of his boss Lt. Karen Davis (Robin Weigart), who makes it her business to run him out of the department for good. Crews is partnered with Det. Dani Reese (Sarah Shahi), a recovering drug addict and alcoholic, who is battling her own demons. Crews is forced to confront various people in his past to unravel the mystery behind who framed him and why.moreless
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    Miami Vice

    Miami Vice

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    Miami Vice was one of the most innovative and powerful TV series of all time. Focusing on the Miami Metro-Dade Police "Vice" Department and it's continued battle against the illicit drug, prostitution, and firearms crime underworld of the city of Miami. It used fashion, color, and a varied musical selection in order to accentuate and amplify the emotional undercurrent of the drama it portrayed.moreless
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    In the Heat of the Night

    In the Heat of the Night

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    NBC (ended 1995)
    Based on the critically acclaimed novel of the same name, this series provided a hopeful, yet honest look at life in the new South. Set in the fictional Sparta, Mississippi, the show was a marvelous blend of heartfelt drama and folksy humor. It portrayed both the professional and personal pursuits of Sparta P.D's officers. Series star Carroll O'Connor, in a role far removed from Archie Bunker, served as executive producer. Using the pen name Matt Harris, Mr. O'Connor was also the story editor and wrote many of the episodes.moreless
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    Southland

    Southland

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    Southland has redefined the police drama genre with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops. Shot on location in the streets and neighborhoods of Los Angeles, the series captures a realistic, natural environment where similar situations can and often do occur in real life. Created by Ann Biderman, executive producers are John Wells and Christopher Chulack. Southland is produced by John Wells Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

    Southland was a short midseason replacement series used by NBC to plug the hole at Thursday 10:00 pm left by the end of ER. While its viewership never matched ER’s heyday, the numbers were strong enough to give it a nod for a second 13-episode season that was announced by the network on May 1, 2009, three weeks before the end of the first season. Unfortunately, the show’s fortunes changed over the summer. The transition of the Tonight Show to Conan O’Brien’s hands left Jay Leno as a free agent. NBC President and CEO Jeff Zucker, determined not to lose Leno to a competing network, gave Leno a nightly variety show that would air Monday through Friday at 10:00 pm. This displaced a number of heavy-duty dramas like Law & Order: SVU and Southland which would be moved to 9:00 pm slots – before television’s safe harbor. On August 25, 2009, NBC announced they were pushing back the season two premiere from September 25, 2009, to October 23, 2009 (a Friday at 9:00 pm berth). NBC claimed the move was for the good of the show, taking it out of direct competition with the season premieres of Medium – newly moved to Fridays – and Dollhouse. On October 8, 2009, though, NBC cancelled the show. Press reports at the time said the network felt the show was too "dark and gritty." The decision also left the network with six filmed-but-unaired episodes of season two.

    John Wells and WB Television determined not to give up on the show. After NBC reduced its fees for the unaired episodes, they were free to shop it to other networks. TNT was rumored as the interested network by the end of October 2009, and on November 2, 2009, TNT made it official with a press release. It purchased the rights to the six-episode second season and the previously aired first season for a run in early 2010. A decision on a third season funded by TNT would be ratings dependent. TNT ultimately renewed Southland for three more seasons because of a very loyal fan base and critical acclaim. It announced the show's cancellation on May 10, 2013, three weeks after the fifth season finale.

    Seasons one through three of Southland starred Arija Bareikis as Officer Chickie Brown, Michael Cudlitz as Officer John Cooper, Jenny Gago as Det. Josie Ochoa, Shawn Hatosy as Det. Sammy Bryant, Regina King as Det. Lydia Adams, Michael McGrady as Det. Daniel "Sal" Salinger, Ben McKenzie as Officer Ben Sherman, and Tom Everett Scott as Det. Russell Clarke. Season four starred Michael Cudlitz as Officer John Cooper, Shawn Hatosy as Officer Sammy Bryant, Regina King as Det. Lydia Adams, and Ben McKenzie as Officer Ben Sherman, reflecting a reduced budget. In season five, C. Thomas Howell as Officer Billy "Dewey" Dudek was promoted to regular from recurring cast.


    Broadcast History:

    NBC
    Season 1 – Thursday at 10:00 pm

    TNT
    Seasons 2 - 4 – Tuesday at 10:00 pm
    Season 5 – Wednesday at 10:00 pm


    Awards:

    2013 Critics' Choice Award
    Won – Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Michael Cudlitz
    Nominated – Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Regina King

    2013 Prism Award
    Won – Performance in a Drama Episode: Michael Cudlitz
    Nominated – Drama Episode – Mental Health: "Legacy"

    2013 Peabody Award

    2012 Emmy Award
    Won – Outstanding Stunt Coordination: Peewee Piemonte

    2012 Critics' Choice Awards
    Won – Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Lucy Liu
    Nominated – Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Regina King

    2012 Prism Award
    Won – Drama Series Multi-episode Storyline – Substance Use: “The Winds” / “Failure Drill” / “Graduation Day”
    Nominated – Male Performance in a Drama Series Multi-episode Storyline: Michael Cudlitz
    Nominated – Male Performance in a Drama Series Multi-episode Storyline: Ben McKenzie

    2012 Screen Actors Guild Award
    Nominated – Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

    2011 Emmy Award
    Nominated – Outstanding Stunt Coordination: Peewee Piemonte

    2011 Critics' Choice Award
    Nominated – Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Shawn Hatosy

    2011 Screen Actors Guild Award
    Nominated – Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Seriesmoreless
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