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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. (source: www.aetv.com)

Genres: Crime | Drama | Action
Station: A&E (US)
Rating: 9/10 from 3 users
Status: Running
Start: 2004-06-03

The First 48 Season 8 Air Dates

S08E01 - Gone Air Date: 02 January 2009 02:00 -

When Dallas Detective Dwayne Thompson checks out a missing persons apartment and finds it covered in blood, he's launched into one of the strangest cases in his career--a case that he must solve without the victim's body. Chasing a trail of clues, Thompson and the Dallas homicide team are always one step behind their suspect.

S08E02 - Return to Sender / Death Camp Air Date: 09 January 2009 02:00 -

In Dallas, Det. Rick Duggan investigates the murder of a young man shot in the backseat of his friend's car. While scouring the crime scene, Duggan finds an interesting lead--mail. He hopes this clue will lead him to the killer. And in Minneapolis, Sergeants Bruce Folkens and Chris Karakostas must find the person who savagely beat a homeless man to death.

S08E03 - Crashing the Gate / 6000 Motives Air Date: 16 January 2009 02:00 -

In Dallas, Det. Randy Loboda is called in to investigate the murder of two people--gunned down while idling in a car at the entrance gate of an apartment complex. With few leads, a surviving witness may be the only key to solving the case. In Miami, Det. Orlando Silva investigates the brutal stabbing death of an elderly man in his home.

S08E04 - Blood Money / Fifteen Air Date: 23 January 2009 02:00 -

When Tucson Detectives John Dorer and Kathi Kelley arrive at the murder scene of a young man gunned down behind an apartment complex, their investigation is hampered by hostility from the victim s friends. Detectives think the friends know more than they are telling, but will they be able to get the friends to cooperate in order to find the killer?

S08E05 - Out of the Past / Feud Air Date: 30 January 2009 02:00 -

In Dallas, Detectives Randy Loboda and Scott Sayers are investigating the murder of a 54-year-old family man, gunned down in his home in front of his wife and children. Detectives must determine whether he was killed during a robbery gone wrong or if he was the target of a mysterious and sinister plot. And in Cincinnati, a gunfight in broad daylight ends the life of a 23-year-old man.

S08E06 - Devil Inside / Rattlesnake Air Date: 06 February 2009 02:00 -

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In Tucson, Det. John Dorer and his team investigate the gruesome murder of a 58-year-old woman found naked and dead under a highway overpass--a satanic symbol near the body is written in blood. When detectives learn about a similar case, they believe they may have a serial killer on their hands and quickly enlist the help of the entire Tucson PD to track down the killer before he strikes again.

S08E07 - Blame Game / Chasing Shadows Air Date: 20 February 2009 02:00 -

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In Birmingham, a thirty-year-old man is found murdered next to his car in an apparent robbery gone bad. When Detectives Warren Cotton and Cynthia Morrow round up the suspects, they're forced to pit brother against brother to get to the truth. In Louisville, Det. Will Brown and his team investigate the shooting of a thirty-two-year-old family man found dead in a parking lot.

S08E08 - Live Bait / Drama at the Classic Air Date: 06 March 2009 02:00 -

A man meets a young lady on the bus. He gives her his number and later she calls. He and a friend go over to her apt. but are ambushed as they enter. Where they set up, or was this just a coincidence? Were the girls live bait? At an annual celebration that coincides with a football game a man is killed. During the investigation it's learned that the dead man's ex-girlfriend may have something to do with this filling. Is that the case?

S08E09 - Out of Sight / Missing Piece Air Date: 20 March 2009 01:00 -

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In Minneapolis, after a night out with friends, a college student is stabbed to death while getting on his scooter to ride home. During a canvass of the crime scene, lead investigator Sgt. John Holthusen is confronted with the neighborhood's escalating violence when he catches a man being attacked. Holthusen must determine if the assailant is also the killer.

S08E10 - Shattered Dreams / Left to Die Air Date: 27 March 2009 01:00 -

A Somali man who immigrated from Darfur to America and opened a store is murder during an apparent robbery. And a man is shot and killed, and his girl friend is shot and left for dead in what looks like a home invasion.

S08E11 - Up in Flames / Drive-By Air Date: 17 April 2009 01:00 -

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During a family get together in Minnesota a car drives by and gun's down a teen-ager with no known connections to any criminal activity. Police wind up taking more then the usual 48 hours investigating this crime. Meanwhile in Birmingham Alabama firemen are called to a burning house only to find a burning truck in the back yard with a body in the bed of the truck; burned beyond recognition. The investigation leads to yet another house fire and some surprising suspects

S08E12 - One Heart Air Date: 24 April 2009 01:00 -

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Miami Sgt. Armando Aguilar and Det. Leo Tapanes are assigned the homicide case of a 20-year-old Rastafarian, shot and robbed on Christmas Day. Surveillance footage and leads from the Rastafarian community help the detectives identify three potential suspects. But when the suspects start pointing fingers at one another, the detectives try an unusual tactic.

S08E13 - Up in Flames/Drive-By Air Date: 27 March 2009 01:00 -

S08E14 - One Heart Air Date: 24 April 2009 01:00 -

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The First 48 Actors

Dion Graham(Narrator)

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