In 2003 another Dragnet series was produced by Dick Wolf, the producer of NBC's Law & Order series and spinoffs, a series that was strongly influenced by Dragnet. It aired on ABC, and starred Ed O'Neill as Joe Friday and Ethan Embry as Frank Smith. After a 12-episode season that rather closely followed the traditional formula, the format of the series was changed to an ensemble crime drama.
Now titled L.A. Dragnet, Friday was promoted to Lieutenant but received less screen time (Frank Smith was written out entirely) in favor of a group of younger and ethnically-diverse detectives (played by Eva Longoria, Christina Chang, Desmond Harrington and Evan Dexter Parke). With most of the trappings that made Dragnet unique no longer in place (and being one of the final original scripted series to air on ABC's struggling Saturday night schedule), the program had the feel of a generic procedural drama without a defining unique characteristic in the eyes of critics and viewers, and it was canceled only five episodes into its second season. Another three episodes aired on USA Network in early 2004, with the final two of the series' 22 episodes remaining unaired in the U.S. until the launch of the Sleuth channel in 2006. In some places (such as the Netherlands) this show is renamed Murder Investigation instead of Dragnet.
Questa serie è veramente eccezzionale perchè è un crime molto dark e con storie prodonde ( altro che Csi) ed in piu ha lanciato la carriera di diversi attori tra cui EVA LONGORIA.
Ci sono solo 22 episodi.
Ve la consiglio perchè non ho mai visto un crime cosi bello.