Detroit 1-8-7: Season 1 (2010 - 2011)


Critic Consensus: Detroit 1-8-7 is a solid throwback to the character-driven cop dramas of the 1990s.


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Air date: Sep 21, 2010
Air date: Sep 28, 2010
Air date: Oct 5, 2010
Air date: Oct 12, 2010
Air date: Oct 19, 2010
Air date: Oct 26, 2010
Air date: Nov 9, 2010
Air date: Nov 16, 2010
Air date: Nov 30, 2010
Air date: Dec 7, 2010
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A group of steel-tough homicide detectives hit the streets of the Motor City for casework, in the gritty crime procedural series "Detroit 1-8-7." The main characters include Detective Louis Fitch (Michael Imperioli), an eccentric who left the NYPD after being marked for death; young Latina detective Ariana Sanchez (Natalie Martinez); Detective Damon Washington (Jon Michael Hill), a rookie newly promoted to homicide after achieving impressive clearance results; and Sgt. Jesse Longford (James McDaniel) a veteran Detroit officer. Over the course of the program's run, stories include Fitch and Washington's investigation of an elderly woman's slaying; a case involving the murder of a collegiate football hero; and a hit on an assistant prosecutor. Later in the season, Fitch himself becomes a suspect in the murder of a local philanthropist and must clear his own name, while attempting to re-establish a paternal relationship with his long-estranged son Bobby (Vadim Imperioli). Meanwhile, Longford begins to consider the possibility of retirement.


Michael Imperioli
as Det. Louis Fitch
Jon Michael Hill
as Det. Damon Washington
James McDaniel
as Sgt. Jesse Longford
Shaun Majumder
as Det. Vikram Mahajan
Aisha Hinds
as Lt. Marsha Mason
Natalie Martinez
as Det. Ariana Sanchez
D.J. Cotrona
as Det. John Stone
Erin Cummings
as Dr. Abbey Ward
Megan Dodds
as Jess Harkins
Rochelle Aytes
as Alice Williams
Erin Way
as Wendy Chapin-Lomeister
Tessa Thompson
as Lauren Washington
Todd Stashwick
as Henry Malloy
Tommy Flanagan
as Albert Stram
J.D. Williams
as Pup Clemons
Kristina Apgar
as Riley Sullivan
Kevin Christy
as Cassius "Cash" Goodwin
Dov Tiefenbach
as JJ Zagorski
Jefferson Mays
as Dr. Roger Kosowski
Joshua Bitton
as James Burke
Lauren Bowles
as Sara Moore
as Russell Pitts
Della Reese
as Lorraine Henderson
Jerry Adler
as Max Elkin
Dee Wallace
as Marni Eckhart
Cyrus Farmer
as Leon Edmonds
Giancarlo Esposito
as Eddie Henderson
Adriane Lenox
as Eva Gibbons
Marcus Giamatti
as Vaughn Prince
Hedy Burress
as Shayna Wilkins
Alicia Coppola
as Linda Garrety
Laurie O'Brien
as Joan Burke
Nicki Micheaux
as Brooke Archer
William Allen Young
as Dr. Jonathan Dozier
Nolan Gerard Funk
as Trevor Elkin
Michael Kenneth Williams
as Clarence Warrenton
Brandon Fobbs
as Terrence Gibbs
Keesha Sharp
as Keri Rader
Jamai Fisher
as Simone Mason
Glynn E. Turman
as Clinton P. Huey
Kenneth Mitchell
as Jeffery Cage
Andrew Caldwell
as Adam Stoltz
Raphael Sbarge
as Marcus Wiler
Johanna Braddy
as Elizabeth Fadden
Michelle Clunie
as Alex Bergman
Todd Weeks
as Clark Wilkins
Helena Mattsson
as Anna Gabov
Montae Russell
as Cliff Robbins
Carl Lumbly
as Vincent Lawrence
Anthony Skordi
as Christof Petros
Albert Hall
as Brent Longford
Kevin Bigley
as Paul Flynn
Deanna Dugan
as Helen Lakeland
Charles Baker (II)
as Marcus Mosier
Evan Jones
as Steven Hayes
Judith Scott
as Jill Simons
Sara Mornell
as Eileen Mitchell
Allen Maldonado
as Paul Osborne
Mike Foy
as Speedy
Kerry O'Malley
as Audrey Wiler
Brian Durkin
as Uniformed Cop
Natalie Avital
as Amara Petros
Rob Brownstein
as Det. Claude Laurent
Chadwick Boseman
as Tommy Westin
as Dwayne Rollins
Gwen McGee
as Marybeth Ellis
Jonno Roberts
as Neill Grantham
Juanita Jennings
as Sally Elliston
Mekenna Melvin
as Karla Lawford
Colleen Porch
as Breanna Rayne
Vickie Eng
as Old Lady Neighbor
Danièle Watts
as Shawna Johnson
Jocko Sims
as Gimel Hooper
Troy Winbush
as Deputy Chief Johnson
Miriam F. Glover
as Zoe Fremont
Jack Yang
as Daniel Park
Brandon Gill
as Bam-Bam
Sterling K. Brown
as Cameron Jones
Nick E. Tarabay
as Amir Sakhani
Matt Knudsen
as Mark Young
Jane Alderman
as Rita Clemons
Rebecca Lowman
as Adrienne Fontaine
Clinton Leupp
as Cherry Pop/Jacob
Clifford McGhee
as Tyrell Hayes
Will Zahrn
as Mr. Borkowski
Lesley Fera
as Dr. Maya Ehrlich
Kara Zediker
as Ms. Weatherly
Robert Bailey Jr.
as Brett McCord
Amari Cheatom
as Jake Silva
Amanda Warren
as Rachel Cook-Jones
Kevin Carroll
as Reuben Davis
Craig Harris
as Rev. James Boone
Matt DeCaro
as Simon Edwards
Joe Adler
as Cliff Rouse
Jai Rodriguez
as Christina Draguilera/Joe
Maria Howell
as Woman Accident Witness
Craig J. Harris
as Rev. James Boone
Jason Wells
as Wendell
Tim Grimm
as Daniel Saunders
Mike Bacarella
as Serge Bostic
Patrick Mulvey
as George Sanford
Steve Coulter
as Hostage Negotiator
Meg Thalken
as Nancy Thomas
LaRoyce Hawkins
as Dorsey Gamble
as Luscious Lana
Jovan Johnson
as "Killa B" James
Karin Anglin
as Dean Pritchard
Hanna Dworkin
as Lydia Cantor
Rey Hernandez
as SWAT Commander
Antoine McKay
as Willie Holland
Ajgie Kirkland
as Toledo Harris
D.J. Pierce
as Drag Club Performer
Shanesia Williams
as Wanda Cofield
Tim Decker
as Kurt Bregman
Rebecca Spence
as Dierdre Spence
Lucas Marx
as Lance Brown
Jake Cohen
as Jason Gabler
Nora Fiffer
as Allegra
Dexter Zollicoffer
as Ethan Cofield
Danny McCarthy
as Spencer Kona
Harrison Knight
as Justin Lawton
Eric Walker
as Remi Delord
as Darren Riggs
Ted Huckabee
as Security Guard
Claire Wellin
as Lindsey Gaye
Ron Ware
as Nate Collins
Julian J. Gant
as Detective No. 1
Randy Wolfe
as Detective No. 2
Brian King
as Commuter Cop
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Critic Reviews for Detroit 1-8-7 Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (15)

For most cop-show fans, this case is probably already closed.

Sep 21, 2010 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Detroit 1-8-7 has enough potential back stories and future stories to sustain a good cop drama.

Sep 21, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Ultimately, Detroit 1-8-7 just may have enough forward thrust and raw emotion to take off.

Sep 21, 2010 | Full Review…

This is the kind of unit, like the ones in Homicide: Life on the Street or CSI or even NCIS, that may slowly lure viewers into the sticky web of its idiosyncrasies and personal lives.

Sep 21, 2010 | Full Review…

Despite a flawed pilot, there's real promise here.

Sep 21, 2010 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's a difference between a show that feels genuinely edgy and one that feels likes it's constantly reminding you just how edgy it's trying to be.

Aug 20, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Fans of police dramas will appreciate the show's various plot twists, which lead to some interesting conclusions.

Sep 21, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Detroit 1-8-7 has nothing that makes it stand out from the many police dramas that have come before it, or are playing alongside it.

Sep 21, 2010 | Rating: 2/10 | Full Review…

Thanks to some strong performances, it's certainly watchable for viewers who are not tired of the genre.

Sep 21, 2010 | Full Review…

Honestly, the best thing about Detroit 1-8-7 is the look of it, and a big part of that comes from the city's landscapes and how effectively they're used.

Sep 21, 2010 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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