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TWO HOMICIDE VICTIMS WITH SECRET LIVES -- A CAR WASH OWNER AND A RISING
HIP-HOP STAR -- DEVELOP INTO EXPLOSIVE CASES, ON ABC'S "DETROIT 1-8-7"
Detroit Native Xzibit Guest Stars as Hustler-Turned-Hip-Hop Record Producer Russell Pitts
"Royal Bubbles/Needle Drop" - Fitch & Washington and Stone & Sanchez are called to a car wash to investigate a brutal homicide, where the owner, Thomas Jackson, is found tortured and shot to death, his business trashed. The case takes a turn when the detectives uncover illegal activities taking place at the car wash, putting the victim's wife in danger. Meanwhile, Longford and Mahajan report to a record store, where an up-and-coming hip-hop star is found dead. Their investigation into the circumstances of his death reveals a secret life, on "Detroit 1-8-7," TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 10/12/10)
Note: This program replaces "Local Hero / Overboard."
"Detroit 1-8-7" stars Michael Imperioli as Detective Louis Fitch, James McDaniel as Sergeant Jesse Longford, Aisha Hinds as Lieutenant Maureen Mason, D.J. Cotrona as Detective John Stone, Jon Michael Hill as Detective Damon Washington, Shaun Majumder as Detective Vikram Mahajan, Natalie Martinez as Detective Ariana Sanchez and Erin Cummings as Dr. Abbey Ward.
Guest starring in "Royal Bubbles/Needle Drop" are Xzibit as Russell Pitts, Nicki Micheaux as Brooke Archer, Keesha Sharp as Keri Rader, Judith Scott as Jill Simons, J.D. Williams as Pup Clemons, Daniel Owen Ross as Mark Deacon, R. Ernie Silva as Chito, Sidi Henderson as Dan and Jovan Johnson as "Killa' B" James.
"Royal Bubbles/Needle Drop" was written by Byron Balasco and directed by Dean White.
"Detroit 1-8-7" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
This episode of "Detroit 1-8-7" will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online. For more information on "Detroit 1-8-7" please visit ABC.com.