After The First 48

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  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 8 Seasons
  • 7.5  (510)

After The First 48 is a television series that premiered on A&E in 2008. The show follows up on some of the most intense and memorable homicide cases from the network's hit show, The First 48. Each episode of After The First 48 takes a deep dive into the aftermath of a high-stakes investigation, providing insights into the ongoing investigations, courtroom drama, and emotional impact on the families affected.

The show opens with a short clip from the original First 48 episode, reminding viewers of the details of the case. The opening sets the stage for what follows in the After The First 48 episode, which frequently focuses on the legal proceedings that come after a crime has occurred. This can involve anything from the trial of a suspect to the court appearances and statements of family members affected by the crime.

Throughout the show, viewers are introduced to multiple key players in the aftermath of each case. Often, law enforcement officers and detectives appear on the show to provide commentary on the case and the investigation process. Family members of the victim are also frequently interviewed, giving viewers a chance to see how the murder has impacted their lives.

In addition to the interviews, After The First 48 is notable for its access to court footage. The show frequently includes clips from the trials of those accused of the murder, showcasing the legal process and the arguments made by both the prosecution and defense. For viewers who are interested in true crime and the legal system, this behind-the-scenes look at court proceedings is particularly fascinating.

The show's format often reflects the gritty reality of the aftermath of a homicide investigation. There is frequently no resolution to the case by the end of the episode, and many segments conclude with notes indicating that suspects are still at large. This approach highlights the fact that the justice process can be slow, and underscores the stakes involved in homicide investigations.

With dynamic narration from Dion Graham, Dwayne Thompson, and Eddie Lopez, After The First 48 is a must-watch for true crime fans. The show's ability to delve into the ongoing fallout from high-profile homicide cases provides a unique insight into the justice process and its impact on the community.

After The First 48 is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (121 episodes). The series first aired on October 7, 2008.

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Lips are Sealed
12. Lips are Sealed
August 10, 2023
Investigators and the prosecutor fail to find a witness willing to say they saw the shooting that led to a man being gunned down in an after-hours club, so the case hangs in the balance on the defendant's claim of self-defense.
Among Friends
11. Among Friends
August 3, 2023
Detectives theorize that a young victim was murdered by two gunmen after they uncover evidence at the crime scene, but the jurors debate whether one of the suspects should be found not guilty during the high-stakes trial.
One Good Deed
10. One Good Deed
June 27, 2023
Tulsa detectives believe the victim of a shooting was a Good Samaritan who'd been robbed. But at trial, the jury must decide if his killer actually acted in fear of his own life.
9. Bloodline
July 13, 2023
Detectives search for a family of three suspected to be involved in the shooting death of a former Marine, and when the trial arrives, justice hangs on whether the gunman and the victim are actually who they appear to be.
8. Backslide
July 6, 2023
Detectives investigate the shooting death of a father who was shot near his ex-girlfriend's house and decide which person of interest should be charged with his murder, and after the court case is resolved, a conflicting account emerges.
End of the Road
7. End of the Road
April 20, 2023
In Tulsa, a rookie detective is pushed to the brink searching for a beloved man who ultimately turns up brutally murdered. After a grinding two-year investigation, bringing the killer to justice could hang on the testimony of a jailhouse informant.
Mother of Two
6. Mother of Two
April 13, 2023
Detectives turn to the victim's family for help in catching her killer after her sons find their mother's dead body in the back of her car, but the defendant's explosive testimony leaves the prosecution's case hanging on a single piece of evidence.
Close to Home
5. Close to Home
April 6, 2023
Homicide detectives investigate the death of a man who was shot in the head, and they wonder about the neighbor's role in the shooting after they find guns hidden in the garage next door, and they uncover a family connection as well.
Buried Secrets
4. Buried Secrets
March 2, 2023
A Mobile mother goes missing after blowing millions at the casino. At trial, the DA and detective take a gamble of their own to bring her killer to justice.
Escape Plan
3. Escape Plan
February 9, 2023
After detectives find a mother stabbed to death, they turn to her young son to identify the killer, but the prosecutors worry that the child will have a hard time testifying at court, which means that their entire case is in jeopardy.
Out of the Darkness
2. Out of the Darkness
February 2, 2023
Detectives rely on a 12-year-old girl as the only witness to a domestic dispute that escalated to a double homicide, but questions arise as to whether the young girl will be able to withstand the pressure of testifying about the crime.
Chat Trap
1. Chat Trap
January 26, 2023
Gwinnett County detectives investigate the murder of an innocent fifteen-year-old, caught up in a petty crime. But how will the prosecution take on a witness who claims the shooter acted in self-defense?
Where to Watch After The First 48
After The First 48 is available for streaming on the A&E website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch After The First 48 on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Philo, Sling, A&E and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 7, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (510)