East West 101 is an Australian crime drama television series produced and created by Steven Knapman and Kris Wyld and set around the Major Crime Squad in metropolitan Sydney, which is based upon the experiences of actual detectives in a crime unit in Sydney's western suburbs.
The series aired in Australia on SBS from 6 December, 2007 to 1 June, 2011. There are 20 hour-long episodes in three seasons.
East West 101 premiered in South Africa on DStv's Sony Entertainment Television (SONY) channel on Monday 6 June 2011, at 20h30. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
In Season Two, East West 101 expands to seven episodes as the Major Crime Squad investigate crime and murder in all quarters of multicultural Sydney.
But overarching all, is the quest for Detective Zane Malik to find the truth behind a car bomb attack which kills two men.
The Major Crime Squad form a joint task force with the NSO (National Security Organisation) to deal with the crime. There is paranoia in the city and fallout on the Muslim community.
Malik knows that in order to stop the circle of hate, he must solve the crime. Was the bomb really an act of extremists, as the media suggest, or a sophisticated killing by a career criminal?
Malik doggedly pursues the truth until he, too, becomes a target.
Inspector Patricia Wright questions his motives but her vision is clouded by personal issues she wants to remain hidden from the squad. Crime has touched her own family.
Series exclusive to SONY
Season 1 (6 episodes)
Premiere: 6 June 2011 | Finale: 11 July 2011 | Mondays, 20h30
Season 2 (7 episodes)
Premiere: 25 August 2011 | Finale: 6 October 2011 | Thursdays, 21h25
Season 3 (7 episodes)
Premiere: 13 October 2011 | Finale: 24 November 2011 | Thursdays, 21h20