The District

The District

The District is inspired by the real-life experiences of former New York Deputy Police Commissioner Jack Maple, revolves around Jack Mannion (Craig T. Nelson, Coach, The Family Stone), and his new team. Appointed chief of police by the mayor, Mannion works closely at Police Headquarters with Chief of Patrol Joe Noland (Roger Aaron Brown). In his quest to "make crime a thing of the past," Mannion has recruited Temple Page (Sean Patrick Thomas, Save the Last Dance), a young detective on the force who is Mannion's eyes and ears on the most crime-ridden, drug-infested streets in America. Nancy Parras (Elizabeth Marvel), an intuitive officer, rounds out the chief's inner circle. Kevin Debreno (Jonathan LaPaglia, Windfall), the newest member of Mannion's unit after Danny McGregor was murdered, continues to challenge himself and his partner, Temple, at every turn. Together, Mannion and his team form a modern-day "Untouchables," determined to make the District livable for all its citizens. Amazingly, despite Washington D.C. being approximately 70% Afro-American, the criminals were nearly always Russian mobsters who seemed to infest the city.

The District has dealt with a lot of deaths during it's run including creator Jack Maple and cast member Lynne Thigpen, who played Ella Mae Farmer in the first three seasons.

Despite good ratings, after the 2003-2004 season CBS decided to deal away with their Saturday television lineup, thus cancelling The District and fellow Saturday night show, Hack.

The District has since enjoyed a successful stint in syndication on the USA Network and can currently be seen at 7 AM Pacific/Eastern on the A&E Network.

CBS Broadcast History

October 2000 - May 2002 --- Saturdays 10pm/9c
September 2002 - May 2003 --- Saturdays 9pm/8c
September 2003 - May 2004 --- Saturdays 10pm/9c

Episode Info

Final: 4x22 -- Something Borrowed, Something Bruised (May/01/2004)

In The District's Series Finale, ChiefMannion investigates the murder of two young women, one of whom is identified as Debreno's on and off girlfriend, Maria.
Craig T. NelsonCraig T. Nelson
As Chief Jack Mannion
David ODavid O'Hara
As Detective Danny McGregor (S01)
Elizabeth MarvelElizabeth Marvel
As Detective Nancy Parras
Jayne BrookJayne Brook
As Deputy Mayor Mary Ann Mitchell (Episodes 1-13)
Jonathan LaPagliaJonathan LaPaglia
As Detective Kevin Debreno (S02-S02)
Justin TherouxJustin Theroux
As Press Secretary Nick Pierce (Season 1, recurring Season 2)
Lynne ThigpenLynne Thigpen
As Director of Adm. Services Ella Mae Farmer (S01-S01)
Roger Aaron BrownRoger Aaron Brown
As Deputy Chief Joe Noland
Sean Patrick ThomasSean Patrick Thomas
As Detective Temple Page



Reviews: 1
one of the best shows madeRating: 1 likes, 0 dislikes

This show should have never gone off the air. It has a plot of a real life life police Officer and just really has the best cast for the show. by the end of the show. you can really feel the love between fellow Officers and the public in the Washington DC area. Wonderful show. I love it. Read more

Review posted on Monday, February 16th 2009 at 12:06 pm

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Creator: Jack Maple, Terry George
Executive Producer: Terry George

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Recurring Guests

Wayne Duvall as Sgt. Phil Brander (39 eps)
Christopher B. Duncan as Sgt. Raymond Cutter (24 eps)
Rita S. Jett as Sobbing Woman (22 eps)
Jean Smart as Sherry Regan (13 eps)
Gregory Alan Williams as Clive Rogers (13 eps)
Jaclyn Smith as Vanessa Cavanaugh (13 eps)
Scottio Arnold as Scott (13 eps)
John Amos as Mayor Ethan Baker (11 eps)
Richard Burgi as Captain Vincent Hunter (10 eps)
John Valdetero as Sergeant (9 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Saturdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 07, 2000
Ended: May 01, 2004
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