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04:50

'Car 54' Re-Release Drives An Old Fan To Reminisce.

Car 54, Where Are You?, the TV comedy series about a mythical police station in the Bronx, was created by Nat Hiken in 1961. It's just appeared for the first time on DVD to the delight of fans, including critic Lloyd Schwartz.

05:00

'Chicago Code': This Time The Good Cops Get A Shot

Shawn Ryan's first series, The Shield, starred Michael Chiklis as a corrupt cop. His new series The Chicago Code is also about cops — but this time, they're honest. And TV critic David Bianculli says the heroes (played by Jennifer Beals and Jason Clarke) turn in very strong performances.

05:16

'The Shield,' Back in Action

The gritty cop drama The Shield, starring Michael Chiklis, begins its sixth season tonight on the FX cable network.

It's intense from the start — and it keeps building from there

06:12

A New Chapter for British Crime Series 'Cracker'

David Bianculli reviews a new episode of the popular British crime series, Cracker. The program was originally produced in the 1990s, and Robbie Coltrane returns to star as Edward Fitzgerald, an abrasive criminal psychologist. The new two-hour show, Cracker: A New Terror, airs at 9 p.m. on BBC America.

08:06

TV Review: 'NYPD Blue' and 'Deadwood'

Television critic David Bianculli reviews the final episode of NYPD Blue and previews Deadwood the HBO Western which begins a second season this weekend. Both shows were created by David Milch.

05:41

'The Shield' Bets On Glenn Close

TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new season of The Shield. The critically acclaimed show is adding actress Glen Close to its cast of burly, often violent alpha males.

04:51

"The Beat" is Worth Watching.

TV critic David Bianculli reviews “The Beat” the new cop drama by the Tom Fontana/Barry Levinson team that also created the series “Homicide.” The new show premieres on the UPN network tonight.

05:58

A Fitting Swan-Song.

TV critic David Bianculli comments on tonight's series finale of NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Streets."

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