About the TV Show
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First Air Date: December 16, 1951
|First Aired on||:||1951|
|Created By||:||Jack Webb|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||276 episodes in 8 Seasons|
Dragnet is a radio, television and motion picture series, enacting the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show takes its name from the police term "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects.