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"I don't think you can really make television based on what you think audiences want. You can only make stories that you like, because you have to watch it so many times." - Dick Wolf

The term Wolf Universe is commonly used to describe American television programs created and/or produced by Dick Wolf.

Crime and first responders are the connecting links between the shows, as well as executive producers like Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski, Arthur W. Forney, Tom Thayer and other production staff. For example Steve Zirnkilton has narrated many of the shows, both scripted and reality. Many other crew members have also worked on these shows, some share Mike Post as a common theme writer.

Wolf Universe ShowsEdit

L.A. DragnetEdit

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L.A. Dragnet Modern-day take on the classic police drama, with Ed O'Neill as the hard-nosed Sergeant Friday and Ethan Embry as a new man, Detective Smith investigating crimes that could only take place in Los Angeles.

New York UndercoverEdit

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New York Undercover New York Undercover follows detectives Nat Gilmore and Melissa Ortiz as they investigate the city’s most dangerous criminals from Harlem to Battery Park.

Inside the FBI: New YorkEdit

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Inside the FBI: New York Inside the FBI: New York is a gripping series that pulls back the curtain on the Bureau’s flagship office to meet the men and women whose mission is to keep Americans safe.

Cold JusticeEdit

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Cold Justice Follows veteran prosecutor Kelly Siegler, who gets help from seasoned detectives as they dig into small town murder cases that have lingered for years without answers or justice for the victims.

Cold Justice: Sex CrimesEdit

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Cold Justice: Sex Crimes Former Harris County, Texas, prosecutors Casey Garrett and Alicia O'Neill are traveling to small towns around the country to help local law enforcement close cases that have sat dormant for years.

Criminal ConfessionsEdit

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Criminal Confessions Delves into the psychological showdown that transpires inside actual police interrogation rooms between investigators and suspects and dissects what it takes to yield a confession.


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Nightwatch Nightwatch follows multiple sets of partners in the New Orleans Emergency Medical Services unit who cover the intense and unpredictable period from 8 PM to 4 AM as they battle time and circumstance to save lives.

Nightwatch NationEdit

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Nightwatch Nation Follows EMTs in Yonkers, New York; Austin, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana as these real-life heroes risk their lives to work the busiest and most unnerving shift of the day, the overnight.

Dead AgainEdit

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Dead Again In Dead Again, an elite team of detectives will re-examine controversial murder cases in which unresolved questions linger long after the verdict has been determined.

Arrest & TrialEdit

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Arrest & Trial Arrest & Trial is an American, syndicated non-traditional court show which follows individual criminal cases (commission, police investigation, and actual trial) via a combination of reenactments and real trial footage.