Lincoln Heights (2007-2009) is an American drama television series about Eddie Sutton, a Mission Vista police officer who moves his family back to his old neighborhood, Lincoln Heights, to start a new life and to help out his old neighborhood. It is a dangerous place to raise a family, and through the many trials the family goes through, they soon learn that settling in is not as easy as it seems. While Officer Sutton struggles to cope with every day life as a street cop in Los Angeles, his kids try to fit in at their new schools and with their new neighbors.
!!Tropes in Lincoln Heights include:

* {{Adorkable}}: Johnny Nightingale, who's also a LovableNerd. Lizzie too.
--> '''Lizzie''': Knock Knock.\\
'''Nightingale''': Who's there?\\
'''Lizzie''': Police.\\
'''Nightingale''': Police, who?\\
'''Lizzie''': Poleeeeaze give me another chance?
* AffablyEvil:
** Bishop. A baptist minister. The drug money is classified as church donations...
** Also Rev. John Kingston.
* ArchEnemy: Bishop to Eddie Sutton. To a lesser extent Dana to Jenn.
** Charles and his stepfather Mac.
* AscendedExtra: Charles. From season 2 onwards he becomes a major part of the story. The Suttons kids also get more screen time instead of their primarily supporting roles of the first few episodes.
* BadassFamily: The Suttons. They live in Lincoln Heights. Enough said. They are also somehow able to maintain some semblance of a normal family despite weekly episodes of life-threatening situations.
* BigDamnHeroes: You can always count on one of the Sutton kids or some random person getting in a life-threatening situation with Eddie coming in to save them just in time.
* BreakTheCutie:
** All of the Sutton Kids experience this, but Lizzie is the worst case.
** Most of the kids in Lincoln Heights experience this to some degree.
** Sage becoming comatose after a car accident.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Cassie.
* BreakTheHaughty: Anyone stupid enough to join a gang in Lincoln Heights.
* BrokenBird: Sage
* CharacterDevelopment: Everyone, most noticeably the Sutton kids.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Rev. John Kingston turns out to be one...
* CoolBigSis: Cassie. Lizzie may count, but she's less than a year older than Tay.
* DarkerAndEdgier: For a show on a network known for soft-hearted family, teen shows it was pretty dark and gritty in the beginning. The first two seasons alone had robberies, kidnapping of minors, gang violence, prostitution, incest, racial tension, and drug use. Although by season 4 the show had [[LighterAndSofter mellowed out considerably]] and seemed to become more like a typical ABC Family show, it still remains the darkest show the network has aired.
* DemotedToExtra: Sage in season 4.
* DisappearedDad: Charles's farther. Hell, anyone who is not named Eddie Sutton.
* DistressedDamsel: Lizzie in Season 1. Cassie at various times...
* MrFanservice: Charles. The Undercover Cop from season one as well.
* EvilCounterpart: Sage to Cassie. A bit of a subversion since Sage isn't evil, but is the bad girl to Cassie's good girl.
* FauxActionGirl: Cassie.
* FishOutOfWater: The Sutton kids are very much out of their element upon moving to the overwhelmingly black Lincoln Heights area, having lived in a primarily white suburb their entire lives. They adjust quickly though.
* FiveManBand
** TheHero- Eddie
** TheLancer- Jenn, Lund(Seasons 1-3)
** TheSmartGirl- Lizzie
** TheBigGuy- Eddie. Tay to a much lesser degree
** TheChick- Cassie
** SixthRanger: Charles. Later, Nate Ray.
* FreudianExcuse: Sage. Alcoholic, negligent father, and a whorish, druggie mom.
* GoodBadGirl: Sage.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Eddie and Lund.
* IGotBigger: Tay and Lizzie. Especially Tay, who went from being shorter than Lizzie to the same height as Eddie.
* IKnowKarate: In season 2 Cassie demonstrates her new self-defense skills to a would be attacker during the race riots episode. After Lizzie's kidnapping Eddie decides the whole family needs to learn defensive tactics.
--> '''Charles''': Remind me never to mess with you.\\
'''Cassie''': I will do no such thing.
* KidsAreCruel: When Lizzie gets a basketball scholarship to an upper class boarding school the students initially appear to be welcoming, but it later turns out that they are racist, manipulative, elitists who couldn't care less about her as a person and only care about her basketball skills. Basically, they expect her to act like "a girl from the hood". And the adults aren't much better.
* LeftHanging: The series is abruptly canceled after the Cassie and Charles wedding rehearsal.
* MeetCute: Cassie and Charles. And Lizzie and Andrew fit here perfectly.
* MiddleChildSyndrome: Lizzie, although she's typically portrayed as the child with the least amount of issues. Tay seems to fit this role better despite actually being the youngest.
* MsFanservice: Sage wears very skimpy outfits in nearly every episode she's seen. Lizzie has as well. You wouldn't think so until you realize that by season 3 her "tomboy" character had been abandoned and nearly every episode she either wore a mini skirt or short shorts.
* OverprotectiveDad: Eddie. Although he's usually fairly reasonable, is treatment of Charles rarely comes off as reasonable.
* PluckyGirl: Cassie and Lizzie.
* PapaWolf: Eddie Sutton. You do NOT want to mess with his kids.
* ThePowerOfLove: It's a family show after all.
* PutOnABus: Lund after season 3. Charles's mom in general seems to alway be on a LongBusTrip.
* ScaryBlackMan: Eddie. Although while he can be intimidating he is generally a nice guy. Whenever you put his family in danger though...
* ShesGotLegs: Sage, Cassie and Lizzie. Their legs distract you from the fact that they're all pretty short women.
* ShrinkingViolet: Tay, although he begins to stand up for himself and his friends as he grows up.
* TagalongKid: Mostly Tay, although any of the Sutton kids qualify at various times.
* TokenWhite: Lund, Charles. Later Sage.
* TokenMiniMoe: Lizzie in season 1.
* TomBoy: Lizzie. She's also a bit of an UnkemptBeauty.
* TroubledButCute: Charles.
* UncleTomFoolery: Averted. Middle class black family in which NONE of those members fit any black stereotypes. Well Lizzie plays basketball and Tay's an R&B singer, but hey.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Cassie and Sage.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Most notably Sage and Lizzie. Especially Lizzie who's only about 13-16 in the series.