The First 48

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  • TV-14
  • 2004
  • 19 Seasons
  • 8.2  (3,056)

In this true crime series, homicide detectives work to solve crimes. The investigation happens under tight time constraints, as investigators try to make substantial progress toward finding a suspect in the crucial two days after the crime is committed.

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Road Rage
51. Road Rage
May 27, 2021
A father of three children confronts a hit-and-run driver and is subsequently shot, so Mobile homicide detectives attempt to track down the killer.
Crossfire Hurricane
50. Crossfire Hurricane
May 20, 2021
Police investigate a shooting that occurred at a crowded park, and they rely on the public to determine what led to the deadly incident.
School's Out
49. School's Out
May 13, 2021
A young man is shot down while walking home and rumors swirl about who could have wanted him dead.
Spellbound
48. Spellbound
May 6, 2021
A young college student's life takes a tragic turn after he falls under the influence of a mysterious friend.
The Abnormals
47. The Abnormals
April 22, 2021
In Mobile, the homicide team takes on a missing persons case when new evidence points to foul play.
Bad Cinderella
46. Bad Cinderella
April 15, 2021
A father of four is gunned down while defending his girlfriend during a brutal home invasion.
End Game
45. End Game
April 8, 2021
In Mobile, a professor of economics is found shot dead outside his bedroom door when he doesn't show up for class.
Thick as Thieves
44. Thick as Thieves
April 1, 2021
In Mobile, Detective Jermaine Rogers hunts for multiple perpetrators of a home invasion that left two dead.
The Devil You Know
43. The Devil You Know
March 25, 2021
Mobile Homicide tracks a killer who shot a man in his home, but they learn not everything is what it seems.
Close to Home
42. Close to Home
March 18, 2021
In Tulsa, a father of three is gunned down after an argument, and the instincts of veteran detective Jason White are put to the test.
Vengeance / Paid In Full
41. Vengeance / Paid In Full
March 11, 2021
In Tulsa, a quadruple shooting leaves two people dead as a vigilante seeks payback for his house being targeted in a drive-by shooting. In Mobile, a man is shot in front of his fiancee as a dispute over money takes a deadly turn.
Inside the Tape Special #9
40. Inside the Tape Special #9
February 25, 2021
In KCK, when a dead body is discovered in a bridge, catching the killer depends on finding the crime scene. In Atlanta, surveillance footage shows a man carrying a box moments before he is shot. Detective Tracy Casey must determine if the box's contents holds the key to determining motive. In Mobile, when a bleeding young father is found by his friends, detectives are surprised to discover who pulled the trigger. A strange series of coincidences elude Tulsa homicide, when two bruised-up homeless men are picked up near a crime scene.
For Love and Honor / The Dark Side of Love
39. For Love and Honor / The Dark Side of Love
February 18, 2021
In Tulsa, a young man stands up for his girlfriend and pays the ultimate price; A man is gunned down in front of his girlfriend after someone from her past goes over the edge.
Easy Mark
38. Easy Mark
February 11, 2021
In Tulsa, detectives investigate the murder of a man with a troubled past, and they uncover a sinister plot.
The Price of Kindness / The Woman at the Door
37. The Price of Kindness / The Woman at the Door
January 28, 2021
Tulsa homicide detectives must find a possible victim by getting her killer to lead the way; A young Mobile man is found shot in a car minutes after another man gets ambushed.
What About Me / Last Round
36. What About Me / Last Round
January 21, 2021
In Tulsa, a mother of five is killed after a roadside argument spins out of control; In Mobile, a security guard tries to keep the peace and ends up brutally murdered.
Truly Lost
35. Truly Lost
January 7, 2021
When two young men are shot and killed in a car, Gwinnett County Homicide must turn to the survivors to learn the truth about what lead to the shooting.
Childhood Friend / Magic Bullet
34. Childhood Friend / Magic Bullet
December 3, 2020
In St. Louis, a man is shot in his apartment with only his girlfriend with hi,, but she claims she had nothing to do with it. In Tulsa, detectives need a childhood friend of the victim to tell the truth about the shooting in front of her home.
Tell No Tales/Unfair Fight
33. Tell No Tales/Unfair Fight
November 19, 2020
In Tulsa, a father of two is gunned down in broad daylight when an attempt to stand up for his cousin backfires. When an unidentified woman found shot and burned resembles a suspect in a recent home invasion, New Orleans detectives suspect a connection.
Death in Desire
32. Death in Desire
November 18, 2020
In New Orleans, a car is set on fire in a desolate area. Inside, detectives make a gruesome discovery. Det. Ryan Vaught hopes the last person who spoke to the victim can lead him to the killer.
Cover Story
31. Cover Story
November 12, 2020
In Tulsa, after a man calls 911 claiming his girlfriend shot and killed herself, detectives discover evidence suggesting foul play.
Skipping School/Gamer
30. Skipping School/Gamer
August 27, 2020
In Atlanta, a 23-year-old man is shot dead in front of his friends after a bad deal. When a 15-year-old high school student is found on the stairs of an apartment filled with kids, witnesses need to tell the truth.
Old Flame; Bad Behavior
29. Old Flame; Bad Behavior
August 20, 2020
The first 48 hours after a crime is committed are key in closing the case.
Death In Desire
28. Death In Desire
August 13, 2020
In New Orleans, a car is set on fire in a desolate area. Inside, detectives make a gruesome discovery. Det. Ryan Vaught hopes the last person who spoke to the victim can lead him to the killer.
Point of No Return
27. Point of No Return
August 6, 2020
In Mobile, when two friends are found executed in a car on a dark dead-end street, the investigation leads detectives to an unlikely suspect.
Night of Lies
26. Night of Lies
July 30, 2020
In Mobile, the search for justice in the shooting death of a young man in a crowded parking lot has unfortunate consequences.
Shooting Blind/Brothers in Arms
25. Shooting Blind/Brothers in Arms
July 23, 2020
In Tulsa, detectives question whether a young woman's death was a tragic mistake or murder. In Mobile, the murder of a young father tests a bond between brothers.
Among Friends
24. Among Friends
July 16, 2020
A young man is shot dead in front of his mother's house. Mobile detectives look to his friends and family to find his killer.
Child's Play / Bad Intentions
22. Child's Play / Bad Intentions
April 30, 2020
A teenager is shot dead in Tulsa, OK and detectives must uncover the truth among his roommates' stories; In Mobile, AL, a young man's murder sets off a retaliatory shooting.
Snatched
21. Snatched
April 28, 2020
When a homeless man is killed after getting run over in a Tulsa, OK parking lot, detectives work to track down the elusive driver.
The Standoff
20. The Standoff
April 23, 2020
Tulsa Homicide responds when a father of three is gunned down at his job by suspects who end up in a standoff with police.
Deadly Triangle
19. Deadly Triangle
April 21, 2020
In Georgia's Gwinnett County, a man is gunned down in the early morning on his front lawn, the engine of his truck is still running behind him. Detective James Lawson unravels a tangled web of jealousy and betrayal in order to find his killer.
Gangland
18. Gangland
April 16, 2020
A young man is gunned down at a troubled apartment complex that comes under federal investigation after a rap video goes viral.
Cruel Intentions
17. Cruel Intentions
April 9, 2020
Mobile, Alabama detectives investigate the murder of a young mother of two and unravel the deadly plot that took her life.
Jackpot
16. Jackpot
April 2, 2020
When a man is shot dead in his driveway, an abandoned truck leads Tulsa Homicide to several potential suspects, but not everything is as it seems.
Life Interrupted / Lucifer
15. Life Interrupted / Lucifer
March 26, 2020
In Atlanta, a young man comes home from lunch and winds up murdered when he catches a brazen thief in the act; An ongoing feud between two gang members in Tulsa leads to a fateful encounter.
Late Night Ambush / Fire & Fury
14. Late Night Ambush / Fire & Fury
March 19, 2020
In Tulsa, a father is gunned down in a parking lot by a killer lying in wait; In Mobile, an elderly man dies from a suspicious fire in his apartment.
Carnage in the Streets
13. Carnage in the Streets
March 12, 2020
In Mobile, AL, two young men are gunned down within the space of 12 hours, and clues point to a feud between rival cliques.
Brothers Down
12. Brothers Down
March 5, 2020
In Tulsa OK, two brothers are shot down after checking on their night cleaning crew. The detectives struggle to find a motive before the killer strikes again.
Triggered
11. Triggered
February 27, 2020
Detective Ronnie Leatherman returns to Tulsa homicide to investigate the death of a man who crashed his car into a shopping center.
Jealous Heart / The Jump
10. Jealous Heart / The Jump
February 20, 2020
In Mobile, a beloved mother of four is killed when she can't escape her past; An Atlanta detective on his first crime scene must find out why the two young friends were gunned down in broad daylight.
The Break Up / No Good Deed
9. The Break Up / No Good Deed
February 13, 2020
A young woman is found dead behind an abandoned building in Mobile, AL and detectives need her boyfriend to help solve the case; A young father's murder case sends Atlanta detectives to the Pocono Mountains in search of his killers.
Devil's Trail
8. Devil's Trail
February 6, 2020
Tulsa detectives have little to go on when they find the naked body of an unknown homeless woman who was raped, strangled to death and thrown in a dumpster.
Bridge of Lies
7. Bridge of Lies
January 30, 2020
In Tulsa, OK, a homeless man is beaten and stabbed to death, leading detectives to witnesses that live under a bridge where he was discovered.
The Invader
6. The Invader
January 23, 2020
In Tulsa, OK, a father of three is gunned down in front of his family during a deadly crime spree; detectives race to track down his killer before anyone else gets hurt.
Dead Stop/Uninvited
5. Dead Stop/Uninvited
January 16, 2020
In Atlanta, when a young father is found dead in his home by his girlfriend, detectives track down the killer and find things that are not as they appear; In Tulsa, a teenager is fatally shot , sending police on a desperate search for the motive.
Tricked/Rogue Gun
4. Tricked/Rogue Gun
January 9, 2020
In Mobile, AL, a 21-year-old woman is shot dead in her hotel room by a mysterious visitor; when a 42-year-ol music producer is found riddled with bullets in his Gwinnett County apartment, clues point toward a madman on a shooting spree.
Down a Dark Hallway
3. Down a Dark Hallway
January 2, 2020
In Tulsa Oklahoma, detectives struggle to find a lead when a beloved grandfather is gunned down in his home.
Taken
2. Taken
January 2, 2020
When a young man and his pregnant fiancee are executed after a failed ransom attempt, Atlanta Homicide will stop at nothing to identify the elusive suspect.
Chain of Death
1. Chain of Death
January 1, 2020
A young mother and her best friend gunned down in broad daylight sets off a chain of events that Tulsa Homicide never could have imagined.
First 48: Disc 2, The
First 48: Disc 2, The

Trailer - 2 min 4 sec

Silenced
Silenced

Trailer - 45 sec

First 48: Disc 1, The
First 48: Disc 1, The

Trailer - 2 min 4 sec

The To Die For-Highway Revenge
The To Die For-Highway Revenge

Trailer - 44 sec

Hard Fall
Hard Fall

Trailer - 46 sec

Stray Bullet-Payback
Stray Bullet-Payback

Trailer - 1 min 6 sec

Description

In this true crime series, homicide detectives work to solve crimes. The investigation happens under tight time constraints, as investigators try to make substantial progress toward finding a suspect in the crucial two days after the crime is committed. The First 48 is a series that is currently running and has 19 seasons (500 episodes). The series first aired on June 3, 2004.

Where to Watch The First 48

The First 48 is available for streaming on the A&E website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The First 48 on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, A&E, The Roku Channel Free, Google Play, Apple TV, Pluto TV, IMDb TV and Peacock.

  • Premiere Date
    June 3, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (3,056)