The District

This article is about a television program. For the place, see Washington, D.C. For all other uses, see The District (disambiguation).
The District

Created by Terry George
Jack Maple
Starring Craig T. Nelson
Lynne Thigpen
Jayne Brook
Roger A. Brown
Sean Patrick Thomas
Justin Theroux
David O'Hara
Elizabeth Marvel
Jonathan LaPaglia
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 89 (list of episodes)
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Di Novi Pictures
Studios USA (2000-2002) (seasons 1-2)
Universal Network Television (2002-2004) (seasons 3-4)
CBS Productions
Original network CBS
Picture format 4:3
Audio format Dolby Surround 2.0
Original release October 7, 2000 (2000-10-07) – May 1, 2004 (2004-05-01)

The District is a television police drama which aired on CBS from October 7, 2000 to May 1, 2004. The show followed the work and personal life of the chief of Washington, D.C.'s Police Department (MPDC).


Former Newark, New Jersey Police Commissioner and New York Transit Police Officer Jack Mannion is hired as the commissioner of the bureaucracy-laden D.C. Police Force. Together with his detectives and allies he must fight crime as well as internal corruption and the powers of Congress in order to reorganize and renovate the force.

The District was inspired by the real-life experience of former New York City Deputy Police Commissioner Jack Maple. Along with Police Commissioner William Bratton they had reorganized the NYPD and one of the achievements was the CompStat program (comparative statistics) since 1994 that has its own major role in the TV series. After the success in New York the CompStat program has been adapted by other cities however Jack Maple himself chose to publish his experiences - along with Chris Mitchell he wrote a book (The Crime Fighter, 2000) and along with Terry George he prepared a TV series concept. His impact on the story line was limited as he died of colon cancer on August 4, 2001.

Primary filming was in Los Angeles, with some location shooting in Washington.

Cast and characters

Character Actor Seasons
1 2 3 4
Chief Jack Mannion Craig T. Nelson Main
Nick Pierce Justin Theroux Main Recurring
Deputy Chief Mayor Mary Ann Mitchell Jayne Brook Main
Deputy Chief Joe Noland Roger Aaron Brown Main
Ella Mae Farmer Lynne Thigpen Main
Detective Danny McGregor David O'Hara Main
Officer/Detective Temple Page Sean Patrick Thomas Main
Officer/Detective Nancy Parras Elizabeth Marvel Main
Detective Kevin Debreno Jonathan LaPaglia Main

Recurring cast

Character Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
Det. Sherry Regan
Jean Smart
Sgt. Phil Brander
Wayne Duvall
U.S. Attorney Bruce Logan
Richard Fancy
Ricky Alvarez
Segun Ajaga
William Turner
Helen York
Michelle Forbes
Mayor Ethan Baker
John Amos
Kendall Truman
Kristen Wilson
Sgt. Ray Cutter N/A
Christopher B. Duncan
Clive Rodgers N/A
Gregory Alan Williams
Ferris Gluck N/A
Rita S. Jett
Attorney General Troy Hatch N/A
Ving Rhames
Melinda Lockhart N/A
Kelly Rutherford
Carol Bodine N/A
Carol Bodine
Mayor Morgan Douglas N/A
Joseph C. Phillips
Vanessa Cavanaugh N/A
Jaclyn Smith
Maria Rodriguez N/A
Alexandra Barreto
Gwen Hendrix N/A
Vanessa Bell Callaway

Cast notes


Season U.S. ratings Network Rank
1 2000-01 12.7 million CBS #35
2 2001-02 10.3 million CBS #49
3 2002-03 9.8 million CBS #60
4 2003-04 9.0 million CBS #65

Note: Throughout The District's entire run it was aired in a Saturday night timeslot.

International broadcasts


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