The Beat (TV Series 2000)
|Genre||Drama, Crime, Mystery|
|Company||The Levinson / Fontana Company, Viacom Productions|
The Beat (TV series)
The Beat is an American drama television series which was produced by Viacom Productions and premiered on UPN on March 21, 2000 and ended after only six episodes a month later on April 25. Seven additional episodes were produced although they have never aired.
The series focuses on the day-to-day experiences of two uniformed police officers, Mike Dorrigan (Derek Cecil) and Zane Marinelli (Mark Ruffalo), of the NYPD and their attempts to deal with day-to-day life and work in New York City.
The series was produced by many people who worked on Homicide: Life on the Street including Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana, Anya Epstein, Eric Overmyer, Irene Burns and Jim Finnerty. Many of the producers also collaborated on Oz including Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana, Irene Burns and Jim Finnerty.
The series is also notable as being one of the many series in which the character Det. John Munch, played by Richard Belzer, has appeared. The others include: Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order, The X-Files, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, Arrested Development, and The Wire.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"The Beat Goes On"||TBA||Tom Fontana||March 21, 2000|
|Beat cops Mike Dorigan and Zane Marinelli juggle a number of cases with their girlfriends.|
|2||"They Say It's Your Birthday"||TBA||Eric Overmyer||March 28, 2000|
|On his 29th birthday, Zane learns that Beatrice torched his apartment and framed his father for it. John Munch, who has transferred to the NYPD's Special Victims Unit, arrives at the scene of a DOA.|
|3||"Three Little Words"||TBA||Sean Whitesell||April 4, 2000|
|Zane insists that Mike drop the idea of arresting Beatrice for arson, while Steve makes plans to throw an engagement party for Mike and Elizabeth.|
|4||"Can I Get a Witness?"||TBA||Anya Epstein||April 11, 2000|
|Zane gets into a fight with Beatrice's new boyfriend.|
|5||"Cueca Solo"||Bruno Kirby||Sunil Nayar||April 18, 2000|
|Zane is assigned to desk duty while Mike is partnered with Officer Skloff.|
|6||"Someone to Watch Over Me"||TBA||Julie Martin||April 25, 2000|
|With the assault charges against him dropped, Zane helps Mike prepare for the wedding.|
|7||"Every Beat of My Heart"||TBA||Bradford Winters||Unaired|
|8||"Get It On"|
"Get It On (Bang the Gong)"
|TBA||Story by : Tom Fontana & Julie Martin|
Teleplay by : Laura Cahill
|9||"Call on Me"||TBA||Story by : Tom Fontana & Anya Epstein|
Teleplay by : Jason Yoshimura
|10||"Dark End of the Street"||TBA||Julie Martin & Sunil Nayar||Unaired|
|11||"Gimme Shelter"||TBA||Anya Epstein & Bradford Winters||Unaired|
|12||"Tangled Up in Blue"||TBA||Sean Whitesell & Jason Yoshimura||Unaired|
|13||"Come as You Are"||TBA||Story by : Tom Fontana & Frank Pugliese|
Teleplay by : Frank Pugliese