The First 48

The First 48 season 22TV-14 2004 CRIME 22 SEASONS

Returning Series

The First 48 on A&E


8.2 4,239 votes

Current show status: A&E premiered the 22nd season of The First 48 in September. The official release date was Thursday, September 21, 2023.

“The First 48” dives into the tense world of crime-solving, tracking detectives as they tackle the critical first hours after a homicide. It’s gripping. The detectives race against the clock to catch the suspect, providing a real, unfiltered look at the challenges they face.

Time is everything. This show offers a unique peek behind the curtain of real-life police investigations. Starring Dion Graham, Nathan Schilling, and Jason White, the series captures the urgency and intense efforts of law enforcement to solve cases quickly and efficiently.

Now, if you think about it, the pressure these detectives are under is kind of like having to finish your homework on Sunday night, but with much higher stakes! It’s not just about finding clues; it’s about racing against time, which adds a whole layer of suspense.

Plot → The series follows detectives during the hours immediately following a homicide. – via IMDB.

The First 48 is rated TV-14, which means it contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14. Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and letting children under 14 watch unattended. This program may contain intensely suggestive dialogue, strong coarse language, intense sexual situations, or intense violence.

Series Info

The First 48 poster

The First 48 ⭐ 8.2

2004 • 522 Episodes

Production: ITV Entertainment
Network: A&E
Rating: TV-14
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Reality-TV
Region: United States

Status: Returning Series

Check out The First 48’s official website, IMDb page, and watch the trailer and videos on YouTube.

Where to watch

The First 48 season 22 on Amazon The First 48 on Netflix The First 48 season 22 on Prime Video
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Derek Knightly
Derek Knightly
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  1. PLEASE do whatever it takes to renew your contracts with The First 48 !!!

    This show is the absolute best. I honestly love the show and I have anxiously been waiting for
    Season 23.

    Please Do Not Disappoint the viewers of this show!! Do whatever it takes to make it happen!!

  2. Please new episodes of the first 48!! I’ve watched every episode at least twice or more…it’s a popular show so I do not understand why there isn’t a season 23!!!!! Help….

  3. The First 48 show lets the American public know what is going on in different areas of the U.S. and its’ REAL, not a made-up show. I always watch this program, some times 2-3 times each show. I am a person who enjoys real-life programs and The First 48 is my favorite. I sincerely hope that you will decide on Season 23 and beyond! Thanks for great programming!! CJNeedham

  4. Please bring more episodes of The First 48 even if you have to get new contracts with new cities because I know the crime rate has increased especially in the Midwest. Wisconsin, Illinois etc…


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