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The District
Character: Detective Sherry Regan
Created by: Terry George, Jack Maple
Directed by: Stephen Cragg, Rick Rosenthal, Oz Scott, Rick Rosenthal, Jim Charleston, Craig T. Nelson, Christopher Taylor, Joe Napolitano, Eric Laneuville
Written by: Pam Veasey, Linda Gase, Scott Williams, Hans Beimler, Alan Ormsby, Peter M. Lenkov, David Fallon, Bruce Zimmerman, Jonathan Lisco, Jasmine Love
Produced by: Rob Corn
Other cast: Craig T. Nelson, Roger Aaron Brown, Sean Patrick Thomas
Premiere date: December 9, 2000
Episodes: 1x09, 1x16, 1x19, 1x22, 1x23, 2x01, 2x13, 3x22, 4x03, 4x04, 4x07, 4x15, 4x17, 4x22
Episode title: Pot Scrubbers, A Southern Town, The Agony and the Ecstasy, Fools Russian: Part 1 & Part 2, Lost and Found, This Too Shall Pass, Into the Sunset, Free Byrd, The Kindness of Strangers, A House Divided, D.C. Confidental, Family Values, Something Borrowed, Something Bruised
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Running time: 44min

Despite having over 30 law enforcement agencies, Washington DC still has the highest crime rate in the US. With politics and indifference being a large factor in this, the city hires Newark PD Chief Jack Mannion, a movie-quoting, lounge-singing former NYPD transit cop who claims he can (and has successfully) cut a city's crime rate in half with his get-with-it-or-report-to-meter-maid-duty attitude, to take over as commissioner of the DC Police.