[07/08/13 - 07:10 PM]
Q2 in Review: How 436 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date through the second quarter of 2013.

[04/02/13 - 06:07 PM]
Q1 in Review: How 280 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date for the first quarter of 2013.

[04/10/12 - 11:11 PM]
Q1 in Review/Q2 in Preview: A&E, ABC Family, AMC, Animal Planet, BET, Bravo & Cartoon Network
A look at what's ahead on the cable channels, plus a recap of their ratings to date this year.

[02/13/12 - 07:02 AM]
A&E's Hit Crime and Justice Program "The First 48: Missing Persons" Returns With All New Episodes on Thursday, March 15 at 10PM ET/PT
The first season averaged 1.7 million total viewers and ranked as a top five crime and justice program on cable.

[04/29/11 - 07:09 AM]
A&E Presents "The First 48: Missing Persons" on Thursday, June 2 at 10PM ET/PT
The spin-off follows the Chicago Police Department's missing persons unit in the first 48 hours of their search for missing loved ones.

6/2/11 - 2/7/13
canceled/ended (2012-2013 season)
completed airing its current season
2 (15 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
(from A&E's press release, February 2012) A&E Network's hit series "The First 48: Missing Persons," which follows the critical first 48 hours of missing persons cases with the Chicago Police Department, returns with all new episodes on Thursday, March 15 at 10PM ET/PT. Every 30 minutes, someone in Chicago vanishes. It's the job of the Chicago Police Department's Missing Persons Unit to find them and bring them home safely. Continuing as the first series ever allowed unrestricted access to Chicago police investigations, "The First 48: Missing Persons" tracks this elite, dedicated squad of detectives as they scour the city's streets and alleys. If detectives don't find the missing persons in the first 48 hours, their chances of finding them alive are cut in half. Under intense time pressure, detectives must create a portrait of the missing person -- their habits and tendencies, friends and enemies -- while managing the raw emotions of family conflict. Then detectives hit the streets to run down every lead, interview every witness and follow every hunch. They solve over 95 percent of their cases, the highest closure rate in the nation.
· David McKillop as EP (A&E)
· Gary Sherman as EP
· Laura Fleury as EP (A&E)
· Robert Schneiger as EP
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
· Found Films