The Earnest Ensemble

What it is: Dedicated officers trying to make their city a better place. Dialogue about "doing God's work" and helping people turn their lives around is a plus. Current example: "Southland," which premieres on NBC in April and features a diverse crew of LAPD cops that includes Ben McKenzie and Regina King. Classic: "Adam-12," the Jack Webb-produced show where a veteran cop showed a rookie the ropes on the streets of L.A. Others: "The FBI," "The Rookies," "Third Watch"
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