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The Big Easy
Title card
Based onThe Big Easy by Daniel Petrie Jr.
Developed byJacqueline Zambrano
StarringTony Crane
Barry Corbin
Eric George
Susan Walters (season 1)
Leslie Bibb (season 2)
ComposersDavid Torkanowsky
Joseph Vitarelli
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes35 (list of episodes)
Executive producersLarry Jacobson
Sonny Grosso
Daniel Petrie Jr.
Robert De Laurentiis
ProducersBlue André
David Calloway
Production locationsNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Camera setupFilm; Single-camera
Running time60 minutes
Production companiesGrosso-Jacobson Productions
ITC Entertainment
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Original release
NetworkUSA Network
ReleaseAugust 11, 1996 (1996-08-11) –
October 12, 1997 (1997-10-12)

The Big Easy is an American crime drama series that was based on the 1987 film of the same name.[1]

The show premiered on the USA Network on August 11, 1996. Tony Crane played New Orleans police detective lieutenant Remy McSwain, Susan Walters played state district attorney Anne Osbourne, and Barry Corbin played police chief C.D. LeBlanc. It was developed by Jacqueline Zambrano, based on the characters created by Daniel Petrie Jr., who wrote the screenplay to the film and also was the executive producer of the series. Thirty-five episodes were broadcast over two seasons.

The series takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was shot on location.


A male New Orleans detective and a female district attorney investigate crimes for the New Orleans police department.


Main article: List of The Big Easy episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
122August 11, 1996 (1996-08-11)March 9, 1997 (1997-03-09)
213June 22, 1997 (1997-06-22)October 12, 1997 (1997-10-12)



  1. ^ "The Big Easy". Television. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2021.