Battle Creek: Season 1 (2015)

Season 1
Battle Creek

Critics Consensus

Battle Creek doesn't reinvent the wheel as a police procedural, but it distinguishes itself with biting humor and a darker tone than most network shows.



Critic Ratings: 46


Audience Score

User Ratings: 464
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Air date: Mar 1, 2015
Air date: Mar 8, 2015
Air date: Mar 15, 2015
Air date: Mar 22, 2015
Air date: Mar 29, 2015
Air date: Apr 5, 2015
Air date: Apr 12, 2015
Air date: Apr 26, 2015
Air date: May 3, 2015
Air date: May 10, 2015
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This comedy-drama follows the rocky relationship between Russ Agnew (Dean Winters), a police detective in Battle Creek, Mich., and FBI agent Milton Chamberlain (Josh Duhamel), who arrives from Detroit to open a new field office. The pair hit the ground running when a double-homicide connected to a local drug trade rocks the small town. From there, the two encounter cases involving murder and drug trafficking, but find themselves as targets when someone from Chamberlain's past threatens both of their lives.


Josh Duhamel
as Milton Chamberlain
Dean Winters
as Russ Agnew
Janet McTeer
as Commander Guziewicz
Kal Penn
as Det. Fontanelle White
Aubrey Dollar
as Holly Dale
as Det. Aaron Funkhauser
Damon Herriman
as Det. Niblet
Liza Lapira
as Det. Erin Jacocks
David Warshofsky
as Agent Bromberg
Dustin Ybarra
as Teddy the Snitch
Patton Oswalt
as Mayor Hardy
Peter Jacobson
as Darrel Hardy
James Le Gros
as Clint Ford
Karis Campbell
as Dr. Rita Henderson
Chris Mulkey
as Henry Briggs
Michael O'Neill
as Councilman Pritchett
D.C. Pierson
as Bobby D
Ross Partridge
as Dr. Derek Henderson
Amanda Detmer
as Lydia Conrad
Dave Pavinski
as Bennett Kowalski
David Charles
as Administrator
Eddie McClintock
as Phil Dunaway
Shannon McLemore
as Pregnant Woman
Annika Marks
as Dr. Steffi Owens
April Grace
as Dr. Jackson
Paul Diaz
as Officer Murdoch
Mo McCrae
as Darnell
Amy Lawhorn
as Female Reporter
Omar J. Dorsey
as Travis Taylor
Sean T. Krishnan
as Taxi Driver
Louisa Abernathy
as Great Aunt
Karl Herlinger
as Josephy Bartley
Annette O'Toole
as Amelia Zuransky
Jayne Taini
as Mrs. Seymour
John Bobek
as Budtender
Anjul Nigam
as Aadi Patel
Joe Massingill
as Brian Steglitz
David Marciano
as Donny Patton
Julie Pearl
as D.A. Perlmutter
Michael McGrady
as Jack Stanton
Gita Reddy
as Simran Patel
Rene Moran
as Yasiel
Kim Hamilton
as Young Waitress
Ben Bowen
as Nick Shaw
Reiley McClendon
as Wally Stanton
Arielle Vandenberg
as Milt's Assistant
Kim Hamilton
as Young Waitress
Dan Bakkedahl
as Barclay Spades
Robin Bartlett
as Judge Warren
Tom Beyer
as Mr. Pate
Scott Klace
as Warden Daniels
Christopher Wallinger
as Officer Caldwell
Stephen Rider
as Eli Cunningham
Sarah Rosenberg
as Gilroy's Bartender
Lisa Glass
as School Principal
Chase Kim
as Boyfriend #1
Monique Edwards
as Sales Woman
Adalgiza Chermont
as Bank Manager
Emil Beheshti
as Pharmacist
Tony Perez
as Judge Walters
Mark Engelhardt
as FBI Instructor
Jeff Adler
as George
Steven M. Gagnon
as Coach Zuransky
Jos Viramontes
as Boyfriend #2
Evan Helmuth
as Mike Goodman
Brian Konowal
as Gas Station Dad
Carla Houston
as Beautiful Woman
Porter Kelly
as Nurse Kelly
Todd Grinnell
as Max Archer
Henri Lubatti
as Dr. Mayner
Ken Olandt
as Firefighter
Marc Scizak
as Sheriff
Collin McShane
as Handsome Guy
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Critic Reviews for Battle Creek Season 1

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (23)

Battle Creek might be able to survive on the strengths of its two charismatic lead actors, but the perfunctory mystery in the premiere suggests that the lack of creativity will do them in.

Feb 25, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Many a good cop show has started with mismatched partners, and Duhamel and Winters establish their characters smoothly.

Mar 3, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This show fits perfectly into the network's mystery/cop-heavy schedule and audiences should be able to blur right through it comfortably. As comfortable blurs go, Battle Creek is indeed a success.

Mar 2, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Viewers who enjoy lighthearted procedurals on CBS and cable networks like USA should be happy with Battle Creek.

Mar 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Duhamel and Winters were born to share the screen as the odd couple who must solve a seriously strange series of crimes.

Mar 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Battle Creek isn't about to approach the ratings of CBS' three NCIS series or the upcoming CSI: Cyber with new Oscar-winner Patricia Arquette. But maybe it will hang in there as something a little offbeat on a network with little of that going around.

Feb 27, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Future episodes make it clear that Battle Creek is not a one-joke show, and that these characters all are a lot deeper than they initially seem.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

The writers seem to be reaching for the charmingly offbeat than the procedurally groundbreaking. Still, it is a nice addition to a genre that has become all too predictable.

Sep 13, 2016 | Full Review…

While the premise sounds overly familiar, the lead duo, along with a cast that includes Kal Penn and Janet McTeer, brings some offbeat energy and hilarity to the proceedings.

Feb 26, 2015 | Full Review…

Battle Creek is unlikely to inspire the same kind of praise and devotion as Breaking Bad, but it's an entertaining exercise in typical TV crime-solving.

Feb 25, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Battle Creek: Season 1

  • Aug 30, 2018
    I watched the whole series of 13 episodes because Vince Gilligan created it (Breaking Bad's creator). The raging jealousy of detective Russ ruined the show for me, though. He was always heckling and hassling the FBI guy Milt because Milt was so handsome and popular. This was supposed to be comedic, but I found it irritating. The plots were good otherwise.
  • Jun 19, 2018
    another show that was canceled before its time. always such a bummer when you get into a show and they shut it down before it even takes off. wish they would bring it back!
  • Jan 21, 2018
    Great show...they should of kept it going.
  • Dec 01, 2016
    I love and miss it!!!!
  • May 23, 2016
    It's interesting enough for a season, and Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters are good enough together, but I don't think it would have lasted longer, and I'm not surprised it was cancelled.
  • Mar 05, 2016
    Never made it past the Episode 1 office shot showing 12 males in suits and 1 hottie in a mini-skirt. At that point I decided it wasn't intended for any woman with a brain.
  • Feb 05, 2016
    Truly excellent - great character development, interesting relationships, just the right blend of comedy and drama. Really sad this did not go to Season 2, 3, 4 and on.....
  • Feb 02, 2016
    There is no good reason for this show to be canceled by CBS. The writing is great and casting is perfect and the acting is wonderful. Lots of very successful shows had a bumpy first season. (Seinfeld comes to mind)
  • Jan 21, 2016
    What a great series! Thoroughly enjoyed each episode and am very disappointed that there won't be a season 2.
  • Sep 27, 2015
    Battle creek has a lot of charm and is funny, but it's stuck procedural wasteland were it never finds its potential.

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