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[03/17/14 - 03:38 PM]
A&E Pulls "Breaking Boston"; Shifts "The First 48," "Beyond Scared Straight" Back to Thursdays
The newcomer - in which four blue-collar women in their twenties try to break the cycle of their peers - opened to modest results this past Thursday.

[11/26/13 - 07:55 AM]
A&E's "The First 48" Moves to a New Night, Debuts Latest City
Back-to-back episodes will premiere at 9:00/8:00c and 10:00/9:00c beginning Friday, November 29.

[09/24/13 - 01:46 PM]
A&E's Hit Real-Life Crime and Justice Series "Beyond Scared Straight" and "The First 48" Return Thursday, October 3
The former, from Academy Award and multiple Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Arnold Shapiro, will kick off its fifth season.

[07/08/13 - 07:10 PM]
Q2 in Review: How 436 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date through the second quarter of 2013.

[05/21/13 - 12:19 PM]
A&E's Ground-Breaking Crime and Justice Series Return Thursday, May 30
"Beyond Scared Straight" kicks off its fourth season at 10:00/9:00c immediately following the return of new episodes of "The First 48."

[04/02/13 - 06:07 PM]
Q1 in Review: How 280 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date for the first quarter of 2013.

[12/13/12 - 08:57 AM]
A&E to Add "Southie Rules" and "First 48" Spin-Off "The Killer Speaks" in January
They'll premiere on Tuesday, January 29 at 10:00/9:00c and Thursday, January 10 at 9:00/8:00c, respectively.

[04/10/12 - 11:11 PM]
Q1 in Review/Q2 in Preview: A&E, ABC Family, AMC, Animal Planet, BET, Bravo & Cartoon Network
A look at what's ahead on the cable channels, plus a recap of their ratings to date this year.

[03/22/12 - 07:03 AM]
Animal Planet Elevates Charlie Foley to Lead Newly Expanded Development Team at "Surprisingly Human" Entertainment Network
Plus: Kurt Tondorf and Andy Berg have joined the development team as Vice Presidents.

[03/01/12 - 08:02 AM]
A&E Presents "The First 48: The Killer Speaks" - One-Hour Special Premieres Thursday, March 8 at 10PM ET/PT
The special "gives viewers an inside look into the mind of a killer through the perpetrator's first-hand account of one of the show's most notorious cases."

[02/13/12 - 07:02 AM]
A&E's Hit Crime and Justice Program "The First 48: Missing Persons" Returns With All New Episodes on Thursday, March 15 at 10PM ET/PT
The first season averaged 1.7 million total viewers and ranked as a top five crime and justice program on cable.

[12/29/11 - 12:54 PM]
A&E Posts Best Year in Network History
A&E spins the numbers for the year to date.

[11/16/11 - 07:20 AM]
A&E Network's Industry Leading Crime & Justice Programs Are Back for Brand New Seasons
"The First 48" and "Beyond Scared Straight" return Thursday, December 8 while "Dog the Bounty Hunter" and "Steven Seagal Lawman" are back Wednesday, January 4.

[08/30/11 - 12:01 PM]
A&E Finishes Best August in Network History
A&E spins the numbers for the month of August.

[05/04/11 - 06:55 AM]
A&E Network Drives "Real Life. Drama." Brand With Expanded Industry-Leading Original Programming Slate
New pickups include "Coma," a scripted multi-night television event from executive producers Ridley and Tony Scott for Memorial Day 2012.

[04/29/11 - 07:09 AM]
A&E Presents "The First 48: Missing Persons" on Thursday, June 2 at 10PM ET/PT
The spin-off follows the Chicago Police Department's missing persons unit in the first 48 hours of their search for missing loved ones.

[03/29/11 - 08:45 AM]
A&E Scores Best Quarter in Network History
A&E spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2011.

[01/24/11 - 02:09 PM]
2010 Year in Review/2011 Year in Preview: A&E
A look at what's ahead on the cable channel, plus a recap of its 2010 ratings highlights.

[09/29/10 - 07:49 AM]
A&E Hit Real Life Series "The First 48" and "After the First 48" Return for Brand New Seasons
"The First 48" returns for season 11 this Thursday while "After The First 48" returns October 7.

[07/12/10 - 10:08 AM]
Cartoon Network, Discovery, TBS Among Those Making Summer Changes
Plus: updates on TLC, A&E, Spike TV, History, VH1 and Animal Planet.

[06/02/10 - 07:35 AM]
A&E Finishes Best May in Network History Among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
A&E spins the numbers for the month of May.

[05/05/10 - 08:03 AM]
A&E Network Drives 'Real LifE. DramA.' Brand with Industry-Leading Original Programming Slate
A dozen series are due back in 2010-11, including "Paranormal State," "Dog the Bounty Hunter" and "Intervention."

[01/11/10 - 08:38 AM]
A&E Real Life Series - "The First 48" Returns for a Brand New Season
The show's 10th season, due this Thursday, will feature its 150th episode.

[12/23/09 - 09:16 AM]
A&E Posts Best Year in Network History
A&E spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/16/09 - 03:55 PM]
A&E Hires "Paranormal Cops" in January
Also due next month: new seasons of "The First 48" and "Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force."

[06/15/09 - 01:40 PM]
A&E Real Life Series - the First 48 Returns for a Ninth Season
The new season launches tomorrow night at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/27/09 - 08:44 AM]
Granada America Renamed ITV Studios, InC.
The company's U.S. offerings include "Hell's Kitchen," "Kitchen Nightmares," "Nanny 911," "Celebrity Fit Club" and "The First 48."

[05/12/09 - 11:06 AM]
A&E Network Expands on Industry-Leading Original Programming Slate
Reality projects featuring Tony Danza, Bob Saget, Russell Simmons and Shaquille O'Neal are among the network's upcoming plans.

[05/11/09 - 10:08 AM]
Exclusive: "Cleaner," "Hammertime" to Join A&E in June
"The Cleaner" will kick off its second season on Tuesday, June 23 while newcomer "Hammertime" begins on Sunday, June 14.

[01/05/09 - 08:48 AM]
A&E Kicked Off the New Year with the Record Breaking Season Premiere of 'The First 48'
A&E spins the numbers for Thursday, January 1.

[12/17/08 - 06:49 AM]
A&E Real-Life Series 'The First 48' Returns for an Eighth Action Packed Season
The new season kicks off Thursday, January 1 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/11/08 - 01:09 PM]
A&E Mainstays, Sci Fi's "Relicquest" Latest January Entries
"Paranormal State," "The First 48" and "The Beast" will join "Intervention" and "Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force" on A&E next month.

[11/20/08 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 20
Updates include: ABC Family sets "10 Things" cast; Michael Landes sticks with 20th; and Discovery orders "The Detonators" from RDF USA.

[04/29/08 - 08:17 AM]
A&E Network Announces Comprehensive Brand Positioning
The centerpiece of the new brand will be the tagline "Real Life. Drama.," it was announced at the network's upfront presentation by Bob DeBitetto.

[07/20/07 - 06:22 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of July 9-15): 'Monk,' 'Psych' Returns Spark Usa
Compared with their winter bows earlier this year, "Psych" was up 13% while "Monk" was down 8%.

[06/27/07 - 10:12 AM]
A&E Real Life Series - the First 48 & Swat Return for Sixth and Third Seasons Respectively
Season six of "The First 48" and season three of the "SWAT" franchise will both premiere on Thursday, July 12th at 9:00PM and 10:00PM ET/PT respectively.

[01/09/07 - 01:23 PM]
A&E Network Announces New Development Slate of Real-Life and Alternative Series
Also on tap: new seasons of "The First 48," "King of Cars," "Intervention," "Dog The Bounty Hunter," "Gene Simmons' Family Jewels" and "Criss Angel: Mindfreak."

[12/11/06 - 11:05 PM]
A&E Special Presentation: Miami Manhunt
The two-hour special features detectives from A&E's real-life detective series, "The First 48."

[06/13/06 - 12:00 AM]
A&E Network's Critically Acclaimed Series the First 48 (Tm) Returns for a Fourth Season of Riveting New Episodes Beginning Thursday, June 15, 9-10pm Est/Pst

[04/24/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: April 20-24

[09/14/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: September 12-14

[07/15/05 - 12:00 AM]
A&E Reveals Its Latest Original Series and Movies

[06/28/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: June 27-28

[05/27/05 - 12:00 AM]
2005 Summer Programming Preview: Unscripted Series

[12/17/04 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: December 16-17

[07/22/04 - 12:00 AM]
TCA Summer Press Tour: A&e, Showtime

[06/16/04 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: June 14-16

[06/01/04 - 12:00 AM]
2004 Summer Programming Preview: Unscripted Series

[01/08/04 - 12:00 AM]
TCA Winter Press Tour: A&e







FIRST 48, THE (A&E)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/3/04 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2014)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
14 (??? episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
Missed an episode? Been wanting to catch up? This series is also available on:

DESCRIPTION:
(from A&E's press release, November 2013) A&E's long-running, critically acclaimed franchise "The First 48" moves to a new night beginning Friday, November 29. Back-to-back episodes of "The First 48" premiere at 9PM ET/PT and 10PM ET/PT. A special two-hour "After the First 48" episode premieres the following week, Friday, December 6 at 9PM ET/PT. All-new episodes of "The First 48" and "After the First 48" will continue to air Fridays at 9PM ET/PT. The franchise follows real-life homicide investigations and offers viewers unprecedented access to every step of the judicial process from crime scene to courtroom. "The First 48" follows homicide detectives in the critical first 48 hours of their investigations. "After the First 48" takes viewers beyond the investigation to the trial, the verdict and beyond.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alexis Robie as EP
· John X. Kim as EP
· Laura Fleury as EP (A&E)
· Peter Tarshis as EP (A&E)
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ITV Studios