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Gang Busters

1 9 5 2 (USA)
49 x 30 minute episodes

This NBC anthology of crime stories taken from actual police and FBI files aired on alternate weeks with Dragnet on Thursday nights. It developed from a popular radio series and was one of the highest-rated television shows at the time NBC decided to cancel it so they could broadcast Dragnet weekly.

Episodes also featured a spot informing viewers of real-life criminals on the loose, encouraging the public to contact the police, the FBI or the show with any information.

New first-run episodes were released in syndication by General Teleradio under the title Captured in 1955.