The Shift

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  • 2008
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.2  (160)

The Shift is a television series that follows the Homicide Detectives of the Indianapolis Police Department. A film crew goes out with the detectives whenever there is a homicide that has been reported to the local emergency dispatch. The detectives will often talk to the people in the neighborhood where the homicide took place to find out about any unusual activities going on in the neighborhood before or after the crime was committed. Other times, when a bystander turns out to be missing or might be involved indirectly with the murder victim, the disappearance is investigated as well. The knowledge that a particular witness can be in danger of being killed for what they know about the incident needs to be investigated by the detectives. Later on, at the police department, a person can come in for an interview to tell the investigating detectives about what they know about the victim and possibly the perpetrators. Every lead is checked out to see if they are related to an active investigation into an open homicide. When the detectives feel that they are closing in on a suspect that may have committed the crime or murder, they pull out all the stops to get their man. By the end of each program at least one case is solved after 48 hours of investigation by homicide detectives. The city of Indianapolis can rest easy knowing that the city's police force is on the case of the most brutal crimes that can happen on any given day. A word of warning when thinking about committing murder in Indianapolis, the homicide unit is always watching, so think twice before getting any ideas about trying something that can be considered premeditated.

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Seasons
Where There's Smoke
5. Where There's Smoke
August 4, 2010
Detective Jeff Breedlove investigates the murder of a man who is found wrapped in bloody carpet. Witnesses identify a suspect, who vanishes, along with an 18-year-old female witness.
Family Man
4. Family Man
July 28, 2010
Detective Scott Scheid investigates the murder of a recent immigrant and father of eight, killed during an apparent robbery attempt. Scheid's best lead comes from security cameras that recorded the entire murder on tape.
One Shot Deal
3. One Shot Deal
July 21, 2010
A 24-year-old man is shot dead due to an apparent bad drug deal. With no suspects, will investigators be able to crack the case?
Cold As Ice
2. Cold As Ice
July 14, 2010
A woman is maliciously killed and when detectives arrive at the scene they find blood in every room. Her husband becomes a suspect, but only an autopsy will reveal what happened.
Armed and Dangerous
1. Armed and Dangerous
July 7, 2010
A jewelery store owner is killed with his own gun, but detectives must question family and friends for clues.
Description

The Shift is a television series that follows the Homicide Detectives of the Indianapolis Police Department. A film crew goes out with the detectives whenever there is a homicide that has been reported to the local emergency dispatch. The detectives will often talk to the people in the neighborhood where the homicide took place to find out about any unusual activities going on in the neighborhood before or after the crime was committed. Other times, when a bystander turns out to be missing or might be involved indirectly with the murder victim, the disappearance is investigated as well. The knowledge that a particular witness can be in danger of being killed for what they know about the incident needs to be investigated by the detectives.

Later on, at the police department, a person can come in for an interview to tell the investigating detectives about what they know about the victim and possibly the perpetrators. Every lead is checked out to see if they are related to an active investigation into an open homicide. When the detectives feel that they are closing in on a suspect that may have committed the crime or murder, they pull out all the stops to get their man.

By the end of each program at least one case is solved after 48 hours of investigation by homicide detectives. The city of Indianapolis can rest easy knowing that the city's police force is on the case of the most brutal crimes that can happen on any given day. A word of warning when thinking about committing murder in Indianapolis, the homicide unit is always watching, so think twice before getting any ideas about trying something that can be considered premeditated.

The Shift is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on December 21, 2008.

Where to Watch The Shift

The Shift is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Shift on demand at Hulu and Investigation Discovery.

  • Premiere Date
    December 21, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (160)