2000 - 2001, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Journalist Wallace Platt reports on crimes throughout the New York area.

Episode Guide

  • Deadline - Red Herring (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Red Herring

    Benton's probe into a stock scam of the Russian Mafia prompts threats against his life.

  • Deadline - Shock (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:


    Beth investigates a drug rehabilitation center that preys off its clientele by selling narcotics and condoning prostitution.

  • Deadline - Just Lie Back (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Just Lie Back

    Benton investigates the possibility that misogynistic comments by a radio disc jockey may have provoked a series of sexual assaults.

  • Deadline - The First Commandment (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    The First Commandment

    Benton is led astray while investigating the murder of a prominent rabbi's wife, causing him to delve into the holy man's background.

  • Deadline - Somebody's Fool (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Somebody's Fool

    Benton investigates when a man is killed after creating a disturbance on a plane.

  • Deadline - The Undesirables (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Undesirables

    Wallace uncovers a politician's plot to sterilize female drug addicts.

  • Deadline - Don't I Know You? (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Don't I Know You?

    When Wallace probes the mob, Nikki's family connections and her past come back to haunt her and she is forced to choose between her father and her career. Abe Vigoda guest stars.

  • Deadline - The Old Ball Game (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Old Ball Game

    A wealthy woman goes missing, and the investigation uncovers more than anyone expected.

  • Deadline - Howl (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:


    Benton becomes a suspect in the murder of a gangster's girlfriend after she spent the night at his place.

  • Deadline - Daniel in the Lion's Den (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Daniel in the Lion's Den

    Benton learns that a candidate for city council is a convicted fugitive living under an assumed name.

  • Deadline - Perception (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:


    Benton uncovers a link between the "accidental" shooting of an off-duty officer and a series of police beatings.

  • Deadline - Lovers & Madmen (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Lovers & Madmen

    Benton investigates a renowned classical pianist who becomes romantically involved with Benton's estranged wife.

  • Deadline - 1st Episode (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    1st Episode

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist (Oliver Platt) recruits college students to assist in uncovering headline stories.