[photogallerylink id=26100 align=left]A city councilman will host a focus group and viewing party for the debut of the network television crime drama “Detroit 1-8-7.”

Councilman Andre Spivey says he hopes Tuesday’s event will spur candid talk about the show, which has some concerned it will play on Detroit’s already poor national image.

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Students at Central High School also will view the ABC show for homework and discuss it Wednesday with Spivey in class. The viewing party is planned at a Detroit home.

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“Detroit 1-8-7” debuts at 10 p.m. EDT, and the production crew has set up shop full-time in Detroit. It features fictional members of a Detroit homicide squad. Actors and creators say they’ll show the city’s grit as well as its heart.

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