"The First 48" takes viewers behind the scenes of real-life investigations as it follows homicide detectives in the critical first 48 hours of murder investigations, giving viewers unprecedented access to crime scenes, interrogations and forensic processing. The series follows the nation's top police departments and this season will include the homicide detectives from Miami, Dallas, Birmingham, Harris County, Texas, and DeKalb County, Georage, as they race to find leads, witnesses, and evidence — before they disappear. And the clock is ticking.
"The First 48" is produced by ITV Studios America for A&E Network. The executive producer for ITV Studios America is John X. Kim; co-executive producer is Lorna Thomas. Executive producers for A&E are Peter Tarshis, Laura Fleury and David McKillop.