The Beat

 The Beat Network: UPN
Episodes: 13 but seven did not air (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: March 21, 2000 — April 25, 2000
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: Celeste Holm, David Zayas, Lee Tergesen, Derek Cecil, Mark Ruffalo, Poppy Montgomery, Ami Brabson, and David Laundra

TV show description:      
NYC cops Mike Dorigan (Derek Cecil) and Zane Marinelli (Mark Ruffalo) are best friends who try to juggle their jobs, personal struggles, and their relationships.

AS the series begins, Mike is getting cold feet about marrying medical student Elizabeth Waclawek (Poppy Montgomery) and his extra drinking is causing tension between them. Zane’s loving but unstable girlfriend Beatrice Felsen (Heather Burns) reveals that his father is in jail for the murder of his mother and then burns down his apartment. At work, the partners investigate diverse cases like a pigeon serial killer, a suspected child molester, and a shotgun-toting peeping tom.

The series is unique in that the officers’ personal lives are shot on film while their officer duties are shot on video.

Series Finale:     
Episode 13 — Come As You Are
Mike holds his bachelor party at Dorigan’s Pub and tells the tale of how he proposed to Elizabeth. Meanwhile, Darcy makes a shocking announcement at Elizabeth’s bachelorette party.
First aired: Did not run on UPN.


What happened next?   
There hasn’t been any news of plans to revive the show.

Canceled and renewed TV show

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