The Beat
The Beat
Derek Cecil, Mark Ruffalo, Poppy Montgomery, Tom Noonan, Lea DeLaria
Tom Fontana
Country of origin
Original channel
Police procedural
Years on air
No. of seasons
No. of episodes
Related Westphall shows

The Beat was an American police procedural series created for UPN. It ran for just one season, with only six episodes airing before cancellation.

Series summaryEdit

The series revolved around the day-to-day experiences of two uniformed New York patrolmen, Mike Dorrigan (Derek Cecil) and Zane Marinelli (Mark Ruffalo). It is one of many series that features a guest appearance by Richard Belzer as NYPD detective John Munch.

Westphall connections in The BeatEdit

  • In "They Say it's Your Birthday", John Munch - then a regular character on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - helps out Dorigan and Marinelli.
  • 'Miss Sally's Schoolyard', a fictional show-within-a-show frequently seen on Oz, is seen on a TV in The Beat.

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