APB: Season 1 (2017)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

APB's reliance on high-tech gadgets at the expense of high-stakes drama makes it a cutting-edge police procedural not worth pursuing.



Critic Ratings: 20


Audience Score

User Ratings: 111
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Air date: Feb 6, 2017
Air date: Feb 13, 2017
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Air date: Feb 27, 2017
Air date: Mar 6, 2017
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The violent murder of his friend pushes genius tech billionaire Gideon Reeves (Justin Kirk) into taking over Chicago Police 13th District. By equipping the 13th District with advanced tech in solving crimes, Reeves aims to catch his friend's killer. He takes as his partner the newly promoted Detective Theresa Murphy (Natalie Martinez). Not everyone wants Reeves to succeed, however, and these include Chicago mayor Michael Salgado (Nestor Serrano) and Scott Murphy (Daniel MacPherson), Theresa's ex-husband and the man Mayor Salgado tasks to stop Reeves. "APB" also stars Caitlin Stasey as Reeves Industries CTO Ada Hamilton, Taylor Handley as Officer Nicholas Brandt, Tamberla Perry as Officer Tasha Goss, and Ernie Hudson as 13th District's Captain Ned Conrad.


Justin Kirk
as Gideon Reeves
Natalie Martinez
as Det. Theresa Murphy
Taylor Handley
as Off. Nicholas Brandt
Caitlin Stasey
as Ada Hamilton
Ernie Hudson
as Capt. Ned Conrad
Tamberla Perry
as Off. Tasha Goss
Nestor Serrano
as Mayor Michael Salgado
Abraham Benrubi
as Pete McCann
William Smillie
as Officer Cobb
Daniel MacPherson
as Scott Murphy
Bryant Romo
as Off. Jimmy Reyes
Kim Raver
as Lauren Fitch
Kevin Chapman
as Capt. Raymond Hauser
Joseph Kamal
as Jay Galker
Ty Olwin
as Danny
Michael Pearson
as Scott Murphy
Alan Rosenberg
as Dr. Malkova
Vincent Curatola
as Leo Battaglia
Louie Rinaldi
as Evan Finley
Nickola Shreli
as Cal Hatcher
James Farruggio
as Patrick Finley
Tim Griffin
as Issac Hunter
RonReaco Lee
as Charlie Vaughn
Rick Gomez
as Robert Ruiz
Michael Graziadei
as James Kilton
Brian J. White
as Reggie Walker
Alex Henderson
as Marshawn Jackson
Maurice Compte
as Marcos Cruz
Mac Brandt
as Vic Brady
Melanie Loren
as Sheila Jackson
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Critic Reviews for APB Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (10)

APB is as generic as its title, failing to give us characters or stories that feel remotely realistic.

Feb 7, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

A not nearly as bad (as you feared) cop procedural, plus toys that go boom.

Feb 6, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The crime fighting itself gets bogged down with rote action scenes shot mostly in the dark.

Feb 6, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

APB is a fun show, but it missed out being anything more than light escapism.

Feb 8, 2017 | Full Review…

The "good, dumb fun" approach doesn't really work for a series that's so steeped in real-world problems. Subject matter like this demands a more nuanced, thoughtful approach.

Feb 7, 2017 | Rating: 5.2/10 | Full Review…

Unless your show is Knight Rider, a TV series based on technology rarely works -- it needs to be built around human drama, not fancy gadgets.

Feb 6, 2017 | Full Review…

APB never settles its own version of its existential dilemma: man or machine? It argues for both. But as this uninspiring drama proves, sometimes when you split the difference, you end up with nothing.

Feb 6, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

It's another deadly cop drama, yes, loaded down with the kind of fascination with computer screen and gadgetry that sinks most of the fare at rival CBS. But the first episode, at least, works well enough as entertainment.

Feb 6, 2017 | Full Review…

My bleeding heart bias aside APB isn't a bad show, but it's not very good or interesting either. It's a perfectly safe, mediocre, hour of instantly forgettable television.

Feb 5, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

APB is just an empty, run-of-the-mill cop show that separates itself from the hundreds upon hundreds of previous TV cop shows by having an app that citizens of Chicago use, thus circumventing 911. That's not an advancement of the genre - it's just stupid.

Feb 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, the gimmicks and the solid cast aren't enough to elevate the ho-hum storytelling.

Feb 7, 2017 | Full Review…

It's almost like someone remade a Paul Verhoeven movie but didn't understand the satire.

Feb 6, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for APB: Season 1

  • Jan 15, 2019
    Fox should've not cancel this. How can people make Fox uncancel this show?
  • Nov 09, 2017
    high tech humour we love
  • Jun 06, 2017
    Surprised it made it a full season. Terrible is an understatement and I am a fan of Justin Kirk. Hard to see him in such a poor show..
  • Apr 30, 2017
    It is a fantastic show
  • Apr 24, 2017
    From Len Wiseman, the creator of Underworld comes a new show that truly captures the crime-infested streets of Chicago: super fun, slick, polished, and socially relevant Gideon Reeves is a multi-billion dollar tech creator that has devoted himself to protecting the freedoms and security of America by building state-of-the-art machines from drones to cameras to vests etc., things change however, when his business partner is gunned down and from then on he reestablishes a police precinct with all of his inventions to rid the city of drug users, gang violence and every other crime, the most featured item is an APB app that responds immediately to any crime in progress, his partner is Ada who is a technical wizard lends a hand in the digital realm but she has a dark past that comes back, she did something astonishing that even made Gideon interested in recruiting her At first everyone isn’t pleased about some rich guy coming in and showing off his new toys but Gideon assures them that this is a good way to slowly make Chicago a better place for everyone, he doesn’t go without making a few friends as well as some enemies; his cop buddy is Murphy who is divorced and who has a daughter, the chief, Conrad is played by Ernie Hudson who knows the city front and back, two other deputies that have their own crime adventures, as well as Lauren Fitch to handle his shareholders, his enemies include an online user, Danny that feels civil rights are being violated and the mayor who wants to shut him down Gideon even comes across his father who conned a lot of people back in the day, Murphy’s ex is part of the task force that wants to shut Gideon’s operation down, and her old FBI partner returns that also has a connection to her past, it’s also a huge burden on Gideon’s part that his tech is both beneficial but also dangerous, being the best in the tech industry comes with a heavy responsibility especially when deciding on how to do the business the right way as you can tell it’s hard for everyone to be on board with an idea such as this without thinking about the ramifications it makes: should every person have arms in their hands for protection or does it give bad people more access to gun violence?, should the police be privatized, is the city a target now because of an inventor’s success?, is the police force better off without the advancements in protection? The show looks great, is fast-paced, completely socially and politically relevant in the world we live in today as far as law enforcement and crime. Even in a city like Chicago crime can spread anywhere and its citizens need the best to live in safety. What we can learn from this show is that you never underestimate the bad guys, feelings and emotions aren’t the only factors for interrogation, the people that let us down the most is what drives us, and the point of civil rights is to be hard, not easy. A fun show all the way and redefines the whole perspective of the police force. Enjoyed it so much ?
  • Apr 24, 2017
    I like this because I am interested in engineering and technology so this pushes a lot of my buttons, what it also does is pushes the buttons where people are always putting you down just because it suits them and you're not doing what they want you to do, fail! Life lesson.
  • Apr 24, 2017
    This has potential but it's far from where it could be.
  • Apr 12, 2017
    Outstanding series, great to see an alternative to the normal police procedural shows and one which showcases how technology can be harnessed by those who keep us! Well done!
  • Apr 10, 2017
    Natalie Martinez has the acting skills of Marilyn Monroe with none of Marilyn's other assets. She was horrible in Under the Dome and equally as awful here.
  • Apr 09, 2017
    Love the premise of this show...

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