CID is an Indian detective television anthology series about Indias Crime Investigation Department, created by B. P. Singh for Sony Entertainment Television India and Sony Entertainment Television Asia. The series stars Shivaji Satam as ACP Pradyuman, Aditya Srivastava as Senior Inspector Abhijeet, Dayanand Shetty as Senior Inspector Daya, Dinesh Phadnis as Inspector Fredricks and Narendra Gupta as Dr. R. P. Salunkhe. These 5 main characters of the show also share a long-lasting bond by working in the series for almost the same period since its inception on Sony Entertainment Television. The location of the series is set in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Following a pilot episode on 29 April 1997, the series premiered on 21 January 1998 and is the longest running television series in India, having completed 19 years in January 2017 and entering the 20th year of its run. The show airs on Saturday and Sunday nights at 10:30 pm IST. The series aired its 1,000th episode on 27 September 2013.
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