Homicide: Life on the Street

Homicide: Life on the Street

Jan. 31, 1993
Duration: 60 min/episode
Rated: TV-14
Status: Ended

Seasons and episodes

7Season 7Sep. 25, 1998
6Season 6Oct. 17, 1997
5Season 5Sep. 20, 1996
4Season 4Oct. 20, 1995
3Season 3Oct. 14, 1994
2Season 2Jan. 06, 1994
1Season 1Jan. 31, 1993



Clark Johnson
Meldrick Lewis
Yaphet Kotto
Al Giardello
Kyle Secor
Tim Bayliss
Callie Thorne
Laura Ballard
Giancarlo Esposito
Michael Giardello
Michael Michele
Rene Sheppard
Richard Belzer
John Munch
Peter Gerety
Stuart Gharty
Toni Lewis
Terri Stivers
Jon Seda
Paul Falsone


Homicide: Life on the Street is an American police procedural television series chronicling the work of a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit. It ran for seven seasons on NBC from 1993 to 1999, and was succeeded by a TV movie, which also acted as the de facto series finale. The series was originally based on David Simon's book Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets. Many of the characters and stories used throughout the show were based on events depicted in the book, which was also part of the basis for Simon's own series, The Wire on HBO. Although Homicide featured an ensemble cast, Andre Braugher emerged as the series' breakout star through his portrayal of Frank Pembleton. The show won Television Critics Association Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Drama in 1996, 1997, and 1998. It also became the first drama ever to win three Peabody Awards for best drama in 1993, 1995, and 1997. In 1997, the episode "Prison Riot" was ranked No. 32 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. In 2007, it was listed as one of Time magazine's "Best TV Shows of All-TIME." In 1996 TV Guide named the series 'The Best Show You're Not Watching'. The show placed #46 on Entertainment Weekly's "New TV Classics" list.

Homicide: Life on the Street
Original titleHomicide: Life on the Street
First air dateJan. 31, 1993
Last air dateMay. 21, 1999
IMDb Rating8.511 519 votes
TMDb Rating871 votes

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