The Division

Lifetime (ended 2004)



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The Division is a drama about a team of Felony Division police officers in the San Francisco Police Department headed by Captain Kate McCafferty (Bonnie Bedelia) that includes glimpses into their personal lives. In the first season of the show, Lela Rochon played Angela Reid, a happily married woman who has trouble getting along with her partner C.D. DeLorenzo, (Tracey Needham), an unhappily married woman with a cheating husband. Also, Lisa Vidal's character, Magda, a single mother, spends the first half of the first season trying to avoid a relationship with her partner Peter. Finally, in the second half of the first season after Peter leaves the Division, Magda teams up with Jinny Exstead (Nancy McKeon), a drug and alcohol addict who is struggling to keep her job, while she deals with an ex-boyfriend (and the father of her son) who wants back into her life. After the first season, Angela left the Division and C.D. got sarcastic and cynical Nate Basso (Jon Hamm) as a new partner. Also, Raina Washington (Taraji Henson) brought new spirit to the Division in season two with her inspiring attitude about the cases they solved. After getting shot in the season three finale, C.D. resigned from the Division because she couldn't handle the job anymore. Through the help of family, friends, and rehab, Jinny was able to end her alcohol and drug addictions in season 3. Stacy Reynolds (Amy Jo Johnson) was hired by Kate to be her police services aid in the season four premiere. The Division is an inspiring and suspenseful show that is fun to watch and keeps you guessing until the very end. Lifetime Broadcast History January 2001-December 2002-Sunday 8P.M. January 2003-May 2004------Sunday 9P.M. June 2004------------------Sunday 10P.M. Note:The Division ran new episodes in an untraditional January-summer format. To help bring The Division to DVD, go to, Register, and vote for The Division to be put on full season DVDs. Send letters to Carol Black, president of Lifetime, or Kelly Goode,vice president of programming, at Lifetime Television, 2049 Century Park E, Ste 840, Los Angeles, California 90067. Be sure to include in your letter: A)Ask that they revoke their cancellation of The Division because if given a chance, its ratings could jump back up. Be sure to say how much you miss new episodes of The Division & why you loved it so much! B)Ask that they release the show on full season DVDs! Be sure to say that you would definitely buy it at any reasonable price and that you would tell all your friends about it! Be sure to tell them that it would be an added bonus to have deleted scenes and interviews with the cast and that you wouldn't mind paying more if it had these features!

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Lela Rochon

Lela Rochon

Inspector Angela Reid [Season 1]

Amy Jo Johnson

Amy Jo Johnson

Stacy Reynolds [Season 4]

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm

Inspector Nate Basso [Seasons 2+]

Nancy McKeon

Nancy McKeon

Inspector Jinny Exstead

Lisa Vidal

Lisa Vidal

Inspector Magdalena "Magda" Ramirez

Bonnie Bedelia

Bonnie Bedelia

Captain Kaitlyn "Kate" McCafferty

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  • A short life for a great show

    What a tragedy that the show had such a short run. Nancy McKeon was terrific as Jinny especially in the episode "The Intervention". I truly pray someone has the good sense to release it on Bleu-ray so we die hards can enjoy the series for years to come.
  • ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!! Let it go way too soon!

    This show was one of the best on Lifetime. I can't believe they let it go! :( My favorite character was of course Jinny. The way she had so many flaws and how she handled them were the best part of the show. Keeping the show strictly about crime but involving their personal lives as much as possible was fantastic! Truely terrific show that ended before it began! :(
  • A show that could have gone on for years...

    The Division was a spectacularly written, directed and acting television show. Many have written it off because of the fact that it aired on a women's channel (Lifetime) and proceeded to believe that it had to be sappy. However, this was not the case at all.

    All of the actors were exceptional and wonderful to watch. With a cast that included Bonnie Bedelia, Nancy McKeon and Lisa Vidal, how could this show have gone wrong? Although, I will say that Jon Hamm sometimes got on my nerves a little, especially during season 4. However, it was clear by watching them that even with cast changes over the years, the actors got along great together and had a pleasant time making this fine show.

    The storylines were great and many of them took turns that I would not have expected, which is something that I love while a show. I also enjoyed the fact that during each episode, we saw a little bit about each character's homelife, which I don't know if we would have seen if this had been a major network series. Personally, I think the show worked out much better on a cable channel as they could focus more on these aspects.

    This show was prematurely taken away and I feel could have easily went on for at least 2 or more seasons, but every show does have to end. Everytime, I see it on though, I have to watch it, even if I have to tape it at night and watch it the next day.moreless
  • The Division is truly the best police show ever brought to television.

    I'm a big fan of the Facts of Life, and I wanted to see what Jo looked like today in real life. I heard that she was in The Division, a late night early 2000s show on Lifetime Channel. So I put it on one night, and ended up falling in absolute love with the show. I just got out of school for summer vacation, and almost never missed a night of watching this show. I look forward to it every night.moreless
  • The Division was the best cop show ever and it is truly a shame that it got cancelled. With its fantastic cast (with the exception of the abominable Jon Hamm) and great writing, it had 4 great seasons.moreless

    I started watching The Division in season 2 and rarely missed an episode from then on, all the way to its final episode. I fell in love with most of the truly amazing characters, lovable and compassionate Raina, intelligent and real Captain Kate, loving Magda, naive but lovable Stacy, and poor, poor Angela, who nobody else seemed to like. I truly disliked others--that horrid Jinny whose behavior sickened me throughout the show's entire run (although I am a huge Nancy McKeon fan and found her acting to be unbelievably amazing) and annoying, arrogant Nate (who I was neutral about during the 2nd and 3rd seasons but his unprofessional "makeover" in both personality and looks made me hate him ever so much in the 4th season). The episodes themselves almost all were fantastic. A few that stand out are the absolutely fantastic series finale that couldn't have been any better, the penultimate episode in which a pregnant woman is killed by her husband, who nearly manages to frame his sister-in-law, the season 2 episode where Raina and other people are being held hostage in a bus, and the season 3 episode where Raina meets her biological mother and learns that she is the daughter of a rapist. The Division changed enough throughout the years that I never got tired of it--even though the departures of Lela Rochon and Tracey Needham upset me. I still record the repeats and enjoy watching the show's run over and over again. Although I now watch many, many shows, The Division is really the one that got me hooked on television. I'm thankful that I've had the chance to see every episode of this underrated and widely unknown gem of a show that would've been another hit crime drama had it aired on CBS.moreless
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  • The Division On DVD
    Anyone know when it's gonna come out on dvd? I stay up til 1:30 in the morning looking at it. That's loss of sleep, but its worth ...

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