Posted by: Kath Usitalo | March 18, 2011

Detroit 1-8-7: Sending Out The SOS

If you watched Tuesday's episode of Detroit 1-8-7 you caught a glimpse of this bus in scenes shot at the Heidelberg Project

Detroit 1-8-7 is fighting for its life.

The show about Detroit homicide cops that is based (and filmed) in the Motor City is titled after the numerical code for murder. And ABC has not yet announced whether it will kill it or give it a second season.

At first I watched Detroit 1-8-7 because I’m a lifelong resident of the area and it’s fun to see familiar streets and buildings—the good, the bad and the ugly—on the tube. And I missed “Homicide,” the similarly-themed show based in Baltimore.

I’ll admit that during a couple of the earlier episodes of Detroit 1-8-7 I dozed off and missed the last few minutes of those shows. But kept tuning in and it has grown into a terrific TV program worth watching and saving.

The last two shows have been an especially good mix of drama with dashes of humor, a touch of romance and a few surprises. And, of course, murder and mayhem.

Check out the story in “USA Today, Missing Detroit 1-8-7 would be a real crime,” and plan to tune in to the season finale at 10/9c p.m. Sunday on ABC (the show normally ran on Tuesday nights).

Let us hope Sunday’s is not the series’ final episode.

If you’ve not yet seen Detroit 1-8-7 you can catch back episodes online.

If you like it or just want to support the movement to keep this show alive you can:

- Sign the online petition

- Add your voice to support the show on the Keep Detroit 1-8-7 Facebook page
and the general Detroit 1-8-7 Facebook page
(Who knows, the TV honchos might be monitoring them)

- Contact ABC and express support for keeping the show by clicking here

- Tune in and tell your friends and family to watch ABC at 10/9c p.m. on Sunday

Fans have rallied to save many TV shows, from “Star Trek” to “Cagney and Lacey.”

Fitch and Sanchez of Detroit 1-8-7 deserve as much of a shot as Cagney and Lacey got.

The season finale of Detroit 1-8-7 Fitch takes his son, who's visiting from New York, sightseeing at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

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