The Beat is an American police procedural series created for UPN. It ran from March 21 to April 25, 2000 for one season with six episodes airing before cancellation.

Series summary Edit

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

  • John Munch from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit appeared in "They Say it's Your Birthday", helping 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.