The First 48


A&E (US)



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A&E brings the critically acclaimed Real-Life series, THE FIRST 48, one of the most watched non-fiction investigative series on cable and AFTER THE FIRST 48, back for more action-packed drama.

The First 48 takes viewers behind the scenes of real-life investigations as it follows homicide detectives in the critical first 48 hours of murder investigations, giving viewers unprecedented access to crime scenes, interrogations and forensic processing. The series follows the nation's top police departments and this season will include the homicide detectives of New Orleans, LA, who will be joining top detectives from Miami, Louisville, Charlotte, Birmingham, and Harris County, TX.

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S22E23 - Unforgotten: Ben

Retired Detective Ronnie Leatherman hands off a case to Detective Lacey Lansdown who then leads the charge to find justice for a young man's family after he was killed defending his friends during a violent home invasion.

Air Date: 12 Oct 2023 19:00 (CDT)

S22E24 - Little Girl Lost

Detective Angela Carter takes over the case of a missing teenage girl and wonders if the key to her disappearance could like shockingly close to home.

Air Date: 19 Oct 2023 19:00 (CDT)

S22E25 - Cold Fury

In Tulsa, detectives scour the city for a man on the run while trying to uncover the truth behind a woman's mysterious injuries.

Air Date: 30 Nov 2023 19:00 (CDT)