CTVA US Crime - "The Rookies" (Spelling-Goldberg/ABC) (1972-76)

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The Rookies (1972-76)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

The Rookies (season 1) (ABC) (1972-73)
The Rookies (season 2) (ABC) (1973-74)
The Rookies (season 3) (ABC) (1974-75)
The Rookies (season 4) (ABC) (1975-76)
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THE ROOKIES
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Aaron Spelling-Leonard Goldberg production
for
ABC (Mondays 8:00 pm, season 1-3, 1972-75)
ABC (Tuesdays 9:00pm, season 4, 1975-76)
Executive Producers, Aaron Spelling, Leonard Goldberg
Produced and Developed by William Blinn (most of season 1, first half of season 2)
Produced by Paul Junger Witt  (eps #1.2 #1.3 #1.5 #1.9 #1.13)
Produced by Douglas Benton (second half of season 2)
Produced by Rick Husky / Hal Sitowitz / Skip Webster  (seasons 3 & 4)
Created by Rita Lakin

US Police series 1972-76 90 min pilot + 92 episodes x 60 min color
(4 seasons)
starring
Georg Stanford Brown as Officer Terry Webster (1972-1976)
Michael Ontkean as Officer Willie Gillis (1972-1974)
Sam Melville as Officer Mike Danko (1972-1976)
Kate Jackson as Jill Danko (1972-1976)
Gerald S. O'Loughlin as Lt. Eddie Ryker (1972-1976)
Bruce Fairbairn as Officer Chris Owens (1974-1976)

Premise:
Young Police recruits adjust to life in the big city.
The series featured the pilot for S.W.A.T. - see episode 66

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 THE ROOKIES (90 min pilot TV Film)
07-Mar-1972
Produced by Aaron Spelling
Teleplay by William Blinn / From a story by Rita Lakin
Directed by Jud Taylor
Director of photography, Arch Dalzell
Film Editor, Art Seid
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Cast:
Darren McGavin ........ Sergeant Ryker
Paul Burke ............ Neil Montgomery
Cameron Mitchell ...... Sniper
Georg Stanford Brown .. Webster
Sam Melville .......... Danko
Michael Ontkean ....... Gillis
Robert F. Lyons ....... Jared Whitman
Jeffrey Pomerantz ..... Kevin Lassiter
Jennifer Billingsley .. Jill Danko
Monika Svenson ........ Brigitta Whitman
Logan Ramsey .......... Toby Loomis
Arch Johnson .......... the Instructor
Davey Davison ......... Molly Lassiter
Synopsis:
A deranged sniper is the menace in The rookies, a TV-movie pilot
following the training and first assignments of new policemen. Darren McGavin
stars as the crusty sergeant in charge. Locations include the Los
Angeles Police Academy.

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