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The First 48

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CrimeReality18+2004 - Present19 SeasonsReturning: Date TBA

The First 48 follows detectives from around the country during these first critical hours as they race against time to find the suspect. Gritty and fast-paced, it takes viewers behind the scenes of real-life investigations with unprecedented access to crime scenes, autopsies, forensic processing, and interrogations.

Where to Watch The First 48

13 Free Episodes

Every episode of The First 48 you can watch online for free. Heads up, there will probably be a few ads.

Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Body in the Park; Ruby Street Shooting

S01 E01

Jun 4, 2004
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Body in the Park; Ruby Street Shooting Jun 4, 2004 LOCATION: MIAMI In the opening episode, investigators in Miami attempt to solve two brutal shootings committed at point-blank range. In the first case, GANGS OF LITTLE HAVANA, the team finds a young man lying dead on the sidewalk in Little Havana near an area noted for gangland violence. From the outset the murder appears to be the latest tragedy in the turf war between two gangs. At first the investigating team is hampered by a wall of silence from a frightened community. But hour by hour the full story of what happened begins to emerge. In the second case, EXECUTION IN COCONUT GROVE, it appears that a convenience store owner in Coconut Grove had invited someone she knew into her home and was then shot twice in the head. The detectives quickly discover that the victim also sold jewelry, and a ransacked room suggests that the murder could be the result of a robbery gone wrong. Or is that what the murderer hoped the detectives would think? With no obvious suspects, a major forensic operation gets underway with the house examined inch by inch for fingerprints in the hope of putting a name and a face on the killer.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Overkill; Left for Dead

S01 E03

Jun 18, 2004
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Overkill; Left for Dead Jun 18, 2004 Two murder cases in Kansas: detectives investigate the murder of a woman in a cul-de-sac and a man shot and dumped in a park.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Double Murder on Haskell; Back Alley Revenge

S01 E04

Jun 25, 2004
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Double Murder on Haskell; Back Alley Revenge Jun 25, 2004 In Kansas City, detectives investigate a shooting death and must convince a son to give up his father; and investigate a murder in an area known for its drug problems.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Body in the Park/Ruby Street Shooting

S01 E05

Jul 2, 2004
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Body in the Park/Ruby Street Shooting Jul 2, 2004 In Philadelphia, Sergeant Irma Labrice and Detectives Leon Lubiejewski and Michael Gross don't have much time to find a murder suspect, and they don't have much to go on--the victim's body was burned beyond recognition. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Detective Bill Kelhower and his team must gather enough physical evidence to crack a murder case because the witnesses to the crime aren't talking.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Killing Spree

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Jul 30, 2004
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Killing Spree Jul 30, 2004 Fear has a way of making good people uncooperative. In a neighborhood where a murder is committed, the residents' memories seem to disappear and their mouths become silent. Detectives pursue a serial killer terrorizing residents of a Miami housing project who are too frightened to offer information to help the police.

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Season 7

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Season 07, Episode 09 Dropped Call; Derailed

S07 E09

Mar 28, 2008
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Dropped Call; Derailed Mar 28, 2008 A young man lay shot dead in the middle of a street. Can a cell phone and a pawnshop ticket hold the clues detectives will need? The body of a woman is found dumped on some railroad tracks. Detectives are shocked when a tip comes in that someone may be holding out on them. They are convinced when they learn this person knows things they shouldn't know unless they are the killer.

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