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The Asphalt Jungle is an ABC networ k police drama series inspired by the 1950 film of the same name.

The show aired from April 2 to June 25, 1961, lasting for one season & 13 episodes. It was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television.


The series centered on a squad of detectives targeting organized crime in New York City.


  • Jack Warden as Deputy Police Commissioner Matthew Gower
  • Arch Johnson as Captain Gus Honochek
  • Bill Smith as Sergeant Danny Keller

Broadcast History

"The Asphalt Jungle" premiered on ABC on April 2, 1961. It had mediocre ratings and was cancelled after the broadcast of its thirteenth episode on June 25, 1961.

The show aired on Sundays at 9:30 p.m. throughout its run.

ABC aired reruns of the show in its regular time slot from July 2 to September 24, 1961.