CTVA US Crime - "Delvecchio" (Universal/CBS)(1976-77) starring Judd Hirsch

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Serpico (Paramount/NBC)(1976-77) David Birney  -  Delvecchio (Universal/CBS)(1976-77) Judd Hirsch
Delvecchio (1976-77)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

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DELVECCHIO
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Universal City Studios, Inc.
for
CBS (Sundays 10:00 PM ET)
Created by Sam Rolfe and Joseph Polizzi
Produced by William Sackheim and Lane Slate

US Police Drama series 1976-77 2hr pilot + 21 episodes x 60 min color
(9Sep76-17Jul77)
starring
Judd Hirsch as Sgt. Dominick Delvecchio
Charles Haid as Sgt. Paul Shonski
Michael Conrad as Lt. Macavan
Mario Gallo as Tomaso Delvecchio
Jay Varela as Sgt. Rivera
George Wyner as Asst. D.A. Dorfman

*NOTE: CBS has stolen the real character Serpico from the show called "Serpico" and named him "Delvecchio."
Tough cops on "Delvecchio" don't say "hide in the back seat of the car," they say: "Bend down, pucker up,
and kiss the floor." That's the kind of show it is.

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DELVECCHIO (2 hr pilot) (1976.09.09)  
 
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CBS Sundays 10:00-11:00 PM Eastern

1.01 Delvecchio:
THE AVENGER
26-Sep-1976 CBS Sun
Written by Sam Rolfe & Joseph Polizzi
Directed by Jerry London
Guest cast:
James J. Sloyan ..... Hank Foster
Henry Brown ......... Ron Turner
George Memmoli ...... Tim Kelly
Bruce Kirby Sr. ..... Moretti
Tony Burton ......... Clarence
Synopsis:
Delvecchio finds the tough narcotics cop investigating an informer's murder with him unethical. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Delvecchio is baffled by the unorthodox behavior of a narcotics division detective with whom he
is investigating a possible homicide. [RF]

1.02 Delvecchio:
A CONTRACT FOR HARRY
03-Oct-1976 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Rene Auberjonois .... Harry Wilson
John Durren ......... O'Brien
Chris Barnes ........ Tommy
Bella Bruck
Don Calfa
Frank Cristi
Sid Haig
Synopsis:
A police informant begs Delvecchio (Judd Hirsch) to help him escape the underworld. [RF]

1.03 Delvecchio:
GOOD COP
10-Oct-1976 CBS Sun (rerun 02Jan77)
Directed by Richard Michaels
Guest cast:
Warren Kemmerling ... Ed McCaffrey
George Loros ........ Joey Scarpino
Stacy Keach Sr. ..... Captain Neiman
Antony Ponzini ...... Anthony Kravens
Frank Maxwell ....... Maury Lolich
Will Hare ........... Dr. Heitzman
Martin Garner ....... Stanley
Maurice Kowalewski .. Pidge
Susan Batson ........ Clerk
Synopsis:
Delvecchio blames himself when his temporary partner, a police veteran who frequently ignores procedure,
is fatally wounded while going after a murder suspect. [RF]

1.04 Delvecchio:
BOARD OF RIGHTS
17-Oct-1976 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Don Gordon .......... Bill Travis
Barbara Bosson ...... Nancy Travis
Synopsis:
A stakeout assignment hampers Delvecchio in his defense of an officer charged with making obscene phone calls.[RF]

1.05 Delvecchio:
WAX JOB
(aka Hot Wax)
24-Oct-1976 CBS Sun
Directed by Richard Michaels
Guest cast:
Herb Jefferson Jr.... Earl Slade
Phylicia Rashad ..... Venita Ray
Philip Bruns ........ Ben
Marla Adams ......... Jan Naylor
Carmen Argenziano ... Arnie
Wayne Wynne ......... Fred Naylor
Michael Mann
Synopsis:
A clever auto thief blunders when he kills an owner during a theft. [RF]

1.06 Delvecchio:
THE SILENT PREY
31-Oct-1976 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Ellen Geer .......... Edie Parker
Alan Fudge .......... Bob Parker
Michael Richardson .. Adams
Mario Gallo ......... Tomaso
Titos Vandis ........ Guido
Jay Varela .......... Rivera
Anne Ramsey ......... Mrs. Bellows
Synopsis:
A housewife traumatized by a rape attempt appears unable or unwilling to identify her attacker. [RF]

1.07 Delvecchio:
THICKER THAN WATER
07-Nov-1976 CBS Sun
Directed by John Peyser
Guest cast:
Vincent Baggetta .... Freddy Kaplan
Alex Rocco .......... Bernie Carrol
Dori Brenner ........ Jean Lazarus
Walter Mathews ...... Kaplan
Gloria Manon ........ Lily McKenzie
James Jeter
Synopsis:
Delvecchio's search for a loan shark whose bodyguards killed a gambler is complicated by the victim's
revenge-seeking brother. [RF]

1.08 Delvecchio:
HOT SPELL
14-Nov-1976 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Philip Abbott ....... Polson
Philip Sterling ..... Bernie Hollan
George Gaynes ....... Commissioner Schaub
Charles Napier ...... Art
Marian Collier ...... Dorothy Polson
Rudy Challenger ..... Dr. Langerman
Jay Varela .......... Rivera
Synopsis:
Delvecchio's investigation of a suspicious death at a retired sheriff's home brings him into conflict with
authorities who belive the death an accident and Del's probe a smear of a respectable criminologist. [RF]

1.09 Delvecchio:
NUMBERS
05-Dec-1976 CBS Sun
Directed by Richard Michaels
Guest cast:
James Wainwright .... McCarty
Roger E. Mosley ..... Boz Hawkins
Christopher Joy ..... Flash
Raymond Singer ...... Harvey
Allan Rich
Pat Corley
Alan Haufrect
Synopsis:
Suspected of being on the take after his raid on a numbers bank fails, Del is after the racketeer who
can clear his name. [RF]

1.10 Delvecchio:
RED IS THE COLOR OF MY TRUE LOVES HAIR
12-Dec-1976 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
George Wyner ........ Dorfman
Kiel Martin ......... Yates
Sean Fallon Walsh ... Harris
Melodie Johnson ..... Jenny Brown
Cassie Yates ........ Vicki
Jack Bannon
Synopsis:
Delvecchio has conflicting evidence about a truck driver suspected of a series of murders. [RF]

1.11 Delvecchio:
APB SANTA CLAUS
26-Dec-197 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
David Wayne ......... Jack Henderson
Mario Gallo ......... Tomaso
Arny Freeman ........ Leo Dubow
George Pentecost .... Jim Rimson
Debra Mooney ........ Dr. Petrie
Synopsis:
Delvecchio trails a bail-jumping Santa Claus, arrested for stealing presents to give to his fellow
residents in a rest home. [RF]

Delvecchio: Good Cop
(02Jan77 rerun from 10Oct76)


1.12 Delvecchio:
DYING CAN BE A PLEASURE
23-Jan-1977 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Mariette Hartley .... Atkins
Terry Kiser ......... Fifth-Street
Robert Mandan ....... Schwartz
Mario Gallo ......... Tomaso
Howard Hessman ...... Goldie
Marjorie Battles .... Bubbles
George Wyner ........ Dorfman
Jay Varela .......... Rivera
Synopsis:
Harassed by a paroled murderer, Delvecchio takes action that may discredit him as a witness in an important case.[RF]

1.13 Delvecchio:
ONE LITTLE INDIAN
30-Jan-1977 CBS Sun (rerun 17Jul77)
Guest cast:
Erik Estrada ........ Sonny Youngfellow
Maureen McCormick ... Lynn
Bill Lucking ........ Jocko
White Eagle ......... Maximillian
Synopsis:
Del and Shonski lock horns with a brutal, prejudiced cop when they travel to a small town in Arizona to
pick up an Indian youth who escaped from prison. [RF]

1.14 Delvecchio:
BAD SHOOT
06-Feb-1977 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Jacques Aubuchon .... Keough
Jason Bernard ....... Gilford
Lawrence Cook ....... Ogden
Stanley Adams ....... Sacula
Albert Reed ......... Officer
Carl Weathers ....... Sgt. Bell
Gloria Manners ...... Alice
Lew Palter .......... Clark
John Harkins
Synopsis:
A bigoted detective is a suspect in the cold-blooded shooting of a black student. [RF]

1.15 Delvecchio:
LICENSED TO KILL
13-Feb-1977 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
John Hillerman ...... Dr. Hamilton
Barney McFadden ..... Patsy
Reni Santoni ........ George
Mario Gallo ......... Tomaso
Milt Kogan .......... Mitchell
John Marley ......... Father Cafarelli
Nick Ferris ......... Vito Coletta
Synopsis:
Delvecchio attempts to prove that responsibility for his goddaughter's suicide lies with a medical charlatan
who led her to believe that she had cancer. [RF]

1.16 Delvecchio:
THE MADNESS WITHIN [Part 1]
20-Feb-1977 CBS Sun
Directed by Richard Michaels
Guest cast:
Tricia O'Neil ....... Sharon Nicholson
Ned Beatty .......... Wakefield
Anthony Caruso ...... Anthony Gritti
Booth Colman ........ Judge Schneider
George E. Carey ..... Warshaw
James B. Sikking .... Wagner
Maurice Hill
Synopsis:
Delvecchio is asked by an old flame for protection the state prosecutor cannot guarantee for her testimony
against a syndicate kingpin. [RF]

1.17 Delvecchio:
THE MADNESS WITHIN [Part 2]
27-Feb-1977 CBS Sun
Directed by Richard Michaels
Guest cast:
Tricia O'Neil ....... Sharon Nicholson
Ned Beatty .......... Wakefield
Anthony Caruso ...... Anthony Gritti
James B. Sikking .... Wagner
Synopsis:
The witness who Delvecchio (Judd Hirsch) illegally removed from protective custody disappears, sparking a
search by people on both sides of the law. [RF]

1.18 Delvecchio:
REQUIEM FOR A LOSER
06-Mar-1977 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Michael Callan ...... Richards
Joshua Shelley ...... Milo
Mario Gallo ......... Tomaso
Danny DeVito ........ Beansie
Ric Mancini
Mel Berger
Synopsis:
A church is burglarized and a priest murdered after a parishioner in debt to a hood reveals the location
of fund-raising proceeds. [RF]

1.19 Delvecchio:
CANCELLED CONTRACT
13-Mar-1977 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Ed Harris ........... Davey Bresnahan
Michael Whitney ..... Shannon
John Milford ........ Dunry
James B. Sikking .... Wagner
Richard Bright ...... Haines
Mario Roccuzzo ...... Vanetto
Mary Carver ......... Della
Carole Mallory ...... Sugar
Jennifer Shaw ....... Marie
Synopsis:
A former leader of a street-gang reassembles his old crew to battle a syndicate lieutenant. [RF]

1.20 Delvecchio:
MY BROTHER'S KEEPER
Unaired
Guest cast:
Vincent Baggetta .... Freddy Kaplan
Alex Rocco .......... Bernie Carrol
Dori Brenner ........ Jean Lazarus
Walter Mathews ...... Kaplan
Gloria Manon ........ Lily McKenzie
Elizabeth Els ....... Sally Heels
Synopsis:
Delvecchio's search for a loan shark whose bodyguards have killed a gambler is complicated by the victim's
revenge-seeking brother. [RF]

1.21 Delvecchio:
THE HIGH PRICE OF JUSTICE
Unaired
Written by Sam Rolfe
Story by Joseph Polizzi
Directed by Jerry London
Guest cast:
Edward James Olmos... Luis Hemenez
Richard Yniguez ..... Chaco Siscoerz
Pepe Serna .......... Mario Benitez
Christine Avila ..... Elena Benitez
Isaac Ruiz .......... Juan Delgado
Hector Elias ........ Trini
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr..... Hererra
Julio Medina ........ Jorge
Pervis Atkins ....... Robbie
Jon Cedar ........... Altman
Hank Stohl .......... Donovan
Emilio Delgado ...... Attorney
Dave Shelley ........ Proprietor
Synopsis:
Using the threat of reimprisonment, Delvecchio persuades a parolee to inform on his old gang. [RF]

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Reruns CBS Sundays (20Mar77-17Jul77)
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[--] 17Jul77 rerun of #1.13 "One Little Indian" (first aired 30Jan77)
(final rerun)


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