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A complex, impeccably acted crime drama set in Baltimore that follows the thread of a single police investigation, from the perspectives of both law-enforcement officials and the criminals they're pursuing. The Peabody-winning series was created by David S (more…)

Premiered: June 2, 2002

Rating: TV-MA

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Michael Kenneth Williams, <em style="">The Wire</em>

The Wire's Michael Kenneth Williams Reveals How to Honor the Show's Anniversary

HBO's sprawling drama The Wire -- which TV Guide called the sixth best series of all time in 2013, though this writer disagrees with that placement and would rank The Wire higher -- turns 15 this year. The Wire premiered on June 2nd, 2002, and TV w… Read more

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-30- Season 5, Episode 10 Mar 9, 2008 Subscription

[HBO] In the series finale, Carcetti maps out a damage-control scenario with the police brass in the wake of a startling revelation from Pearlman and Daniels. Their choice: clean up the mess...or hide the dirt.

Late Editions Season 5, Episode 9 Mar 2, 2008 Subscription

[HBO] With Steintorf ordering Rawls to initiate 'creative' remedies for the rising crime rate, Freamon's vigilance pays off with a promising lead, sending Sydnor and the department into overdrive.

Clarifications Season 5, Episode 8 Feb 24, 2008 Subscription

[HBO] Baltimore's renewed police commitment brings fresh recruits to Daniels and McNulty, starting with Carver. Facing a new political challenge, Carcetti is forced to make dangerous political deals.

Took Season 5, Episode 7 Feb 17, 2008 Subscription

[HBO] An unexpected call puts Templeton back in the spotlight--and gets McNulty more attention than he expected. Bunk bucks at Landsman when ordered to help with the force's most recent red ball.

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The Wire Season 3
[HBO] The heat is on in Baltimore. In Season Three of the gritty HBO drama series, the war on crime is being lost...at a highly inconvenient time. It' (more…)
The Wire Season 5
[HBO] In the fifth and final season of this explosive drama series, the show expands its focus into the media--specifically the role of newspapers in (more…)
The Wire Season 3
[HBO] The heat is on in Baltimore. In Season Three of the gritty HBO drama series, the war on crime is being lost...at a highly inconvenient time. It' (more…)
The Wire Season 5
[HBO] In the fifth and final season of this explosive drama series, the show expands its focus into the media--specifically the role of newspapers in (more…)

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  • Premiered: June 2, 2002
  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Premise: A complex, impeccably acted crime drama set in Baltimore that follows the thread of a single police investigation, from the perspectives of both law-enforcement officials and the criminals they're pursuing. The Peabody-winning series was created by David S… (more)

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