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Homeland Security USA
Format Reality
Created by Arnold Shapiro
Starring Various
Narrated by Phil Crowley
Country of origin  United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (2 unaired)
Executive producer(s) Arnold Shapiro
Running time 44 min.
Original channel ABC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original airing January 6, 2009 (2009-01-06)
Related shows Border Security: Australia's Front Line
External links
Official website

Homeland Security USA portrays members of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security performing their day-to-day duties. It is the American version of the Australian reality show Border Security.

The show premiered on January 6, 2009 on ABC. The hour-long show aired once a week on Tuesdays at 8:00PM Eastern/7:00PM Central for 8 episodes. However, due to low ratings, the last 5 episodes will be aired during the summer season. [1]

The program aired in Australia under the name Border Security USA. It will be edited to half hour episodes, and be narrated by Grant Bowler, to be in line with the Australian version.


# Episode Premiere Rating (millions of viewers)
1 "This is Your Car on Drugs" January 6, 2009 (2009-01-06) 7.77
Begins with a search for undocumented immigrants along the U.S.-Mexican border and smugglers' attempts to sneak in drugs from Canada inside of baby diapers. 
2 "Looks Like It's Been Through an Autopsy" January 13, 2009 (2009-01-13) 6.04
Homeland Security USA spotlights a man traveling with a skull in his van, and a drunken woman on the Canada border posing some problems. 
3 "It's Not A Cow. It's A Guinea Pig" January 27, 2009 (2009-01-27) 5.60
Illegal cargo in Miami has agents baffled, and a high tech latrine at JFK International helps solve a case. 
4 "These Are Human Skulls So They Had to Belong to Somebody" February 3, 2009 (2009-02-03) 5.61
Officers make a grisly discovery when x-raying a package mailed from China. 
5 "I Did One Stupid Mistake. It Cost My Whole Life." February 17, 2009 (2009-02-17) 4.71
An M.I.T. student puts the TSA to the test with his knowledge of passenger rights, and a car with a family of four sets off a canine alert. 
6 "Manatees? Y'know. Whatever. They're Cool." February 24, 2009 (2009-02-24) 6.14
Puerto Rican border patrol chase a boat filled with suspicious packages. 
7 "There Could Be a Tiger in There" March 3, 2009 (2009-03-03) 5.68
Officers detain a woman flying to Cuba with large sums of cash. 
8 "They Call Me the Rottweiler" March 10, 2009 (2009-03-10) 5.15
A woman claiming to be the mother of a young girl arrives at the airport to pick her up, and the girl fails to recognize her. 
9 "What Kind of Grades Did You Get in Recess?" August 10, 2009 (2009-08-10)
A convicted sex offender with an outstanding warrant is arrested at an airport. The U.S. Coast Guard saved many lives in New Orleans when hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc. 
10 "We're a Nation of Immigrants. All of Us." August 16, 2009 (2009-08-16)
A canine alerts officers to the presence of narcotics in a trailer, obscured by unions. A woman enters the United States with 2,034 pieces of counterfeit clothing, with a street value of over a quarter of a million dollars, claiming it is for her friends. In Boston, 417 applicants from 75 countries gather for a naturalization ceremony. 
11 "There Goes Another Broken Heart Thanks to CBP" August 23, 2009 (2009-08-23)
A visit to a Customs and Border Protection facility in Virginia that trains canines to detect illegal cargo. Included: a look at how the dogs aid in truck inspection at the California-Mexico border in Calexico. 
12 "Were You Actually on The Bachelor?" August 30, 2009 (2009-08-30)
13 "Strip Clubs. Open on Thursday. Hmmm." September 6, 2009 (2009-09-06)


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