The Inspectors (TV series)

The Inspectors
The inspectors poster.jpg
GenreCrime-Drama
Educational television
Created byDave Morgan
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes85
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • David Morgan
  • Peter Sniderman
Producer(s)
  • Bryan Curb
  • Rick Kellard
  • Grant Fitch
  • Kent Archer
  • Sebastian Mazzola
Production location(s)Charleston, South Carolina
Editor(s)DeWitt Patterson
DistributorLitton Entertainment
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseOctober 3, 2015 (2015-10-03) – present

The Inspectors is an American crime drama television series, created by Dave Morgan.[1] and produced by Litton Entertainment. Centering on the criminal investigations of postal inspectors, it is the only show on commercial television paid for by a governmental agency, its funding coming from the United States Postal Service asset forfeiture and consumer fraud awareness funds. The half-hour series premiered October 3, 2015, and airs on Saturday mornings on CBS as part of the network's "Dream Team" Saturday morning three-hour block of children's programming.[1]

Premise[]

The series stars Jessica Lundy as a Postal Inspector who investigates crimes relating to U.S. Postal Service mail.[2] The show also focuses on her personal life as a single mom with a son who became a paraplegic in the same crash that killed his father, also a postal inspector. At the end of each episode, Lundy and the Chief U.S. Postal Inspector, Guy Cottrell, give viewers tips on how to avoid being a victim of a scam similar to the episode.

Cast[]

In addition, Charmin Lee has played the recurring role of Georgia Darby throughout the run of the series.

In the season one episode "Jersey Blues", Dan Marino makes a cameo appearance.[4]

Production and broadcast[]

The Inspectors is filmed largely in and around Charleston, South Carolina.[5] The second season of the series premiered on October 1, 2016 and concluded on May 27, 2017. The series was renewed for a third season, which began on September 30, 2017.

Episodes[]

Series overview[]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
126October 3, 2015 (2015-10-03)June 11, 2016 (2016-06-11)
226October 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)May 27, 2017 (2017-05-27)
326September 30, 2017 (2017-09-30)May 26, 2018 (2018-05-26)

Season 1 (2015–16)[]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date [6]
11"Pilot"October 3, 2015 (2015-10-03)
22"Elephant in the Room"October 10, 2015 (2015-10-10)
33"The Long Shot"October 17, 2015 (2015-10-17)
44"Final Distraction"October 24, 2015 (2015-10-24)
55"The Slow and the Furious"October 31, 2015 (2015-10-31)
66"Semper Phi"November 7, 2015 (2015-11-07)
77"The Heart Is a Lonely Scammer"November 14, 2015 (2015-11-14)
88"We Take Care of Our Own"November 21, 2015 (2015-11-21)
99"Threatening Letters"January 16, 2016 (2016-01-16)
1010"Arrivederci Milo's"January 23, 2016 (2016-01-23)
1111"Jersey Blues"January 30, 2016 (2016-01-30)
1212"Noah's Story Arc"February 6, 2016 (2016-02-06)
1313"Fast Tracking"February 13, 2016 (2016-02-13)
1414"Storm Chasers"February 20, 2016 (2016-02-20)
1515"30 Days"February 27, 2016 (2016-02-27)
1616"Too Good to Be True"March 5, 2016 (2016-03-05)
1717"Identity"March 12, 2016 (2016-03-12)
1818"The Imitation Games"April 16, 2016 (2016-04-16)
1919"The Great Pretenders"April 23, 2016 (2016-04-23)
2020"Gone Phishing"April 30, 2016 (2016-04-30)
2121"Psychic Rabbit"May 7, 2016 (2016-05-07)
2222"No Good Deed"May 14, 2016 (2016-05-14)
2323"Jamaican Lottery"May 21, 2016 (2016-05-21)
2424"More than a Feeling"May 28, 2016 (2016-05-28)
2525"Tussles and Threats"June 4, 2016 (2016-06-04)
2626"The Impostors"June 11, 2016 (2016-06-11)

Season 2 (2016–17)[]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date [6]
271"Veronica Returns"October 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)
282"Casey Gets Pinned"October 8, 2016 (2016-10-08)
293"Sweater for Phil"October 15, 2016 (2016-10-15)
304"The Art of Stand-Up"October 22, 2016 (2016-10-22)
315"The One That Got Away"October 29, 2016 (2016-10-29)
326"The Great Postal Truck Robbery"November 12, 2016 (2016-11-12)
337"Dangerous Delivery"November 19, 2016 (2016-11-19)
348"The Return of Ronnie"November 26, 2016 (2016-11-26)
359"Wedding Bell Blues"January 14, 2017 (2017-01-14)
3610"Faking It"January 21, 2017 (2017-01-21)
3711"Mistaken Identities"January 28, 2017 (2017-01-28)
3812"Man Overboard"February 4, 2017 (2017-02-04)
3913"The Bus Stops Here"February 11, 2017 (2017-02-11)
4014"Bribe and Prejudice"February 18, 2017 (2017-02-18)
4115"For Whom The Bell Tolls"February 25, 2017 (2017-02-25)
4216"Spring Break"March 4, 2017 (2017-03-04)
4317"Birds Eye View"March 11, 2017 (2017-03-11)
4418"It's a Wash"April 1, 2017 (2017-04-01)
4519"Trial by Error"April 8, 2017 (2017-04-08)
4620"Meds in the Mail"April 15, 2017 (2017-04-15)
4721"Failure to Render"April 22, 2017 (2017-04-22)
4822"A Friend You Know"April 29, 2017 (2017-04-29)
4923"Major Decisions"May 6, 2017 (2017-05-06)
5024"It's Complicated"May 13, 2017 (2017-05-13)
5125"Stolen Identities"May 20, 2017 (2017-05-20)
5226"Inspectors: Undercover"May 27, 2017 (2017-05-27)

Season 3 (2017–18)[]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date [6]
531"Welcome Back"September 30, 2017 (2017-09-30)
542"Teacher’s Pet"October 7, 2017 (2017-10-07)
553"Hospital Hack"October 14, 2017 (2017-10-14)
564"Surveillance 101"October 21, 2017 (2017-10-21)
575"The Initiation"October 28, 2017 (2017-10-28)
586"Meet Sam"November 4, 2017 (2017-11-04)
597"Grandpa’s Gumbo"November 11, 2017 (2017-11-11)
608"The Christmas Special"November 18, 2017 (2017-11-18)
619"Mitch Knows Best"January 13, 2018 (2018-01-13)
6210"The Henry Wainwright Foundation"January 20, 2018 (2018-01-20)
6311"That Moment When..."January 27, 2018 (2018-01-27)
6412"Curtain Call"February 3, 2018 (2018-02-03)
6513"Jamai-Can"February 10, 2018 (2018-02-10)
6614"Noah's Near Miss"February 17, 2018 (2018-02-17)
6715"Window Washers"February 24, 2018 (2018-02-24)
6816"All About V"March 3, 2018 (2018-03-03)
6917"Cat in a Coal Mine"March 10, 2018 (2018-03-10)
7018"Stop the Presses"March 31, 2018 (2018-03-31)
7119"Witness Intimidation"April 7, 2018 (2018-04-07)
7220"Counterfeit Culture"April 14, 2018 (2018-04-14)
7321"Internet Connections"April 21, 2018 (2018-04-21)
7422"Blast Off"April 28, 2018 (2018-04-28)
7523"Family Reunion: Part One"May 5, 2018 (2018-05-05)
7624"Family Reunion: Part Two"May 12, 2018 (2018-05-12)
7725"Foreign Lottery Scams and Their Victims"May 19, 2018 (2018-05-19)
7826"Hazardous Epidemic"May 26, 2018 (2018-05-26)

Reception[]

The Inspectors was the subject of the final segment of the November 5, 2017 episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In the segment, Oliver criticized the show's writing as well as its approach to the subject matter and target demographic, but noted the importance of what the postal service was trying to do.[7]

Awards and nominations[]

The Inspectors was nominated for six Daytime Emmy Awards for the 2015–16 season.[8]

References[]

  1. ^ a b "Video: Meet 'The Inspectors'- catch a sneak peek of new postal-themed TV series". postalnews.com. August 6, 2015. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "CBS show 'The Inspectors' announces extras online registration". wtoc.com. April 8, 2015. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e "The Inspectors – Cast". CBS. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  4. ^ "Jersey Blues" with Dan Marino as guest star
  5. ^ "CBS The Inspectors Casting Call - Self Response - Charleston, SC". exploretalent.com. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "The Inspectors – Episode Guide". TV Guide. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  7. ^ "'This Is Us' and 'OITNB' help Postal Service get popular on 'Last Week Tonight'". Yahoo! Entertainment. November 6, 2017.
  8. ^ "No Televised Awards Ceremony for Daytime Emmys". Broadcasting & Cable. March 24, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2016. Litton Entertainment also scored 22 nominations for its kids’ programs, which air on broadcast networks on Saturday mornings. In particular, The Inspectors, which airs on CBS, grabbed 6 mentions...

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