"Memphis Beat" (TNT) is an offbeat series starring Jason Lee and Alfre Woodard.

Lee plays Dwight Hendricks, a Memphis police officer who lives with his mother. His intimate connection with the city and its people sets him apart from his fellow officers. Woodard plays Lt. Tanya Rice, a demanding boss determined to keep Dwight on a short leash.

The "Memphis Beat" cast also includes Celia Weston ("Junebug") as Dwight's mother; Sam Hennings as Charlie White, aka Whitehead, his partner; Robyn Lively ("Saving Grace") as Charlene, Dwight's ex-wife; Leonard Earl Howze ("Barbershop") as Reginald Greenback, a detective who works with Dwight and Whitehead; Abraham Benrubi ("ER"), a detective who uses Chickasaw tribal wisdom in his work; and DJ Qualls ("My Name Is Earl") as Sutton, Dwight's protege.

"Memphis Beat" comes to TNT from George Clooney and Grant Heslov's Smokehouse Pictures and Warner Horizon Television. The pilot was directed by Emmy-nominee Clark Johnson ("The Shield") from a script by Liz W. Garcia ("Cold Case") and actor Joshua Harto ("The Dark Knight"). Clooney, Heslov and Garcia serve as executive producers. Henry Bronchtein ("The Sopranos") and Smokehouse's Abby Wolf-Weiss are co-executive producers, and Harto is a producer. In addition, Johnson served as executive-producer on the pilot.


Network: TNT
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: June 22, 2010
Finale Date: August 16, 2011
Seasons: 2
Production Companies:
Smoke House
Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging
Warner Horizon Television

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flyboy454 says:
I think it sucks that the previews showed a '67 chevelle that Dwight was driving, but in the show it is some piece of crap pontiac LeMans. But the show is O.K.
ann says:
I love the music - and would like to find the music in a CD. Is that out there??????
2108888 says:
did not like tues.nite show one scene i didn't like at all, they could have done without that scene, i think you guys know what scene iam talking about.

Got spoilers? What did you think of the last show?

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