American Gangster (TV series)

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American Gangster
American Gangster TV logo.jpg
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 26
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Release
Original channel BET
Original release November 28, 2006 (2006-11-28) – present
External links
Website

American Gangster is a documentary television series, which airs on BET. The show features some of black America's most infamous and powerful gangsters and is narrated by Ving Rhames. The series premiere, on November 28, 2006, amassed around one million viewers. The first season ended on January 9, 2007, and comprised 6 episodes; a season 1 DVD was released on October 23, 2007. The second season aired October 3, 2007; a season 2 DVD was released on June 10, 2008. In April 2009, A&E Networks purchased the rights to air seasons 1–3 on their networks. They can be seen primarily on the Bio Channel and the flagship A&E Channel. They can also be seen on A&E's Crime and Investigation Network.[1]

Gangsters featured in series[edit]

  • Shower Posse - Jamaican posse involved with drug and arms smuggling in Jamaica, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
  • Chaz Williams - Queens bank robber

Cast[edit]

  • Alex Alonso ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006, 2008)
  • Chico Brown ... Himself (1 episode, 2006)
  • Antoine Clark ... Himself (1 episode, 2006)
  • Bernard Parks ... Himself (1 episode, 2006)
  • Charles Pitchford ... Himself (1 episode, 2006)
  • Fred Shaw Jr. ... Himself (1 episode, 2006)
  • Maxine Waters ... Herself (1 episode, 2006)
  • John W. King ... Himself (1 episode, 2007)
  • Sean Lorenzo ... Himself (1 episode 2006)

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Kurtz, Alan (2012). BET American Gangster: Big Ratings by Any Means Necessary (Kindle ed.).  Independent reviews of all three seasons (26 episodes).

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