|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||89|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Surround 2.0|
|Original release||October 7, 2000 -|
May 1, 2004
The District is an American crime drama and police procedural television series which aired on CBS from October 7, 2000, to May 1, 2004. The show followed the work and personal life of the chief of Washington, D.C.'s police department.
Former Newark, New Jersey Police Commissioner and New York Transit police officer Jack Mannion is hired as the commissioner of the bureaucracy-laden Washington, D.C. police force. Together with his detectives and allies he must fight crime as well as internal corruption and the powers of Congress in order to reorganize and renovate the force.
The District was inspired by the real-life experience of former New York City Deputy Police Commissioner Jack Maple. Along with Police Commissioner William Bratton he had reorganized the NYPD and one of the achievements was the CompStat program (comparative statistics); which since 1994 has its own major role in the TV series. After the success in New York the CompStat program has been adapted by other cities. However Jack Maple himself chose to publish his experiences--along with Chris Mitchell he wrote a book (The Crime Fighter, 2000) and along with Terry George he prepared a TV series concept. His impact on the storyline after season 1 was limited as he died of colon cancer on August 4, 2001.
Primary filming was in Los Angeles, with some location shooting in Washington, D.C.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||23||October 7, 2000||May 19, 2001|
|2||22||September 29, 2001||May 18, 2002|
|3||22||September 28, 2002||May 17, 2003|
|4||22||September 27, 2003||May 1, 2004|
|Chief Jack Mannion||Craig T. Nelson||Main|
|Nick Pierce||Justin Theroux||Main||Recurring|
|Deputy Mayor Mary Ann Mitchell||Jayne Brook||Main||Guest|
|Deputy Chief Joe Noland||Roger Aaron Brown||Main|
|Ella Mae Farmer||Lynne Thigpen||Main|
|Detective Danny McGregor||David O'Hara||Main|
|Officer/Detective Temple Page||Sean Patrick Thomas||Main|
|Officer/Detective Nancy Parras||Elizabeth Marvel||Main|
|Detective Kevin Debreno||Jonathan LaPaglia||Main|
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|Character||Season 1||Season 2||Season 3||Season 4|
|Det. Sherry Regan|
|Sgt. Phil Brander|
|U.S. Attorney Bruce Logan|
|Mayor Ethan Baker||N/A|
|Sgt. Ray Cutter||N/A|
|Attorney General Troy Hatch||N/A||N/A|
|Mayor Morgan Douglas||N/A|
Note: Throughout The District's entire run it was aired in a Saturday night timeslot.
It ran for a time on USA Network after cancellation. On February 7, 2020 it joined the day shift in the Friday slot on Heroes & Icons. Without explanation as of Feb. 20, 2020 the program was pulled and Fridays reverted to NUMB3RS. As of mid-2020 it is back on the Heroes and Icons TV schedule weekdays at 11 a.m. (Central Time.)