CTVA US Crime - "The Rookies" (Spelling-Goldberg/ABC) Season 1 (1972-73)

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Starring Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Kate Jackson, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Michael Ontkean
Season 1 (ABC) (1972-73)
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


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ABC Mondays 8:00 pm Eastern

1.01 The Rookies: CONCRETE VALLEY, NEON SKY (Debut)
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.2
11-Sep-1972 ABC Mon (rerun 23Apr73)
Produced by William Blinn
Written by Hal Sitowitz
Directed by Michael Caffey
Director of photography, Arch Dalzell
Guest cast:
Hilly Hicks ........... Benny
Shelly Novack ......... Cody
David Roya ............ Ace
Ian Sander ............ Eric the Red
William Elliott ....... Truck
Damu King ............. Moose
Reid Cruickshanks ..... Officer
Dan Spelling
Jerry Randall
Synopsis:
Rival street gangs on a short fuse create an explosive atmosphere
in this introduction to the series. Men on the spot: three rookie cops. [RF]

1.02 The Rookies: DEAD, LIKE A LOST DREAM
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.5
18-Sep-1972 (rerun 26Mar73)
Produced by Paul Junger Witt
Written by Larry Brody
Directed by Leonard Horn
Guest cast:
Mark Slade ............ Don Richardson
Dane Clark ............ Lieutenant Monroe
Tom Tully ............. Joe Richardson
William Mims .......... Bartender
Sam Edwards ........... Patron
Synopsis:
Cops vs. cops as internal-affairs personnel investigate rumors of
police shakedowns. Prime suspects: Ryker's rookies. [RF]

1.03 The Rookies: THE INFORMANT
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.7
25-Sep-1972 ABC Mon
Produced by Paul Junger Witt
Written by Robert Holt
Directed by Leonard Horn
Guest cast:
Margaret Avery ........ Marly
Henry V. Brown Jr...... Jimmy Carter
Kaz Garas ............. Twofer
Joe Kapp .............. Big John
James Sikking ......... Defense Attorney
Ian Wolfe ............. Calvin Elliott
Sara Seegar ........... Judge
Jim Nolan ............. Watchman

1.04 The Rookies: THE COMMITMENT
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.8
02-Oct-1972 ABC Mon (rerun 02Apr73)
Produced by William Blinn
Written by Hoke Howell, Rance Howard
Directed by Michael Caffey
Guest cast:
Darleen Carr .......... Nancy Leigh
Bo Svenson ............ Bud Reeves
Vic Tayback ........... Caldwell
Dal Jenkins ........... Vester Benson
Virginia Capers ....... Mrs. Gibson
Arlene Golonka ........ Store Clerk

1.05 The Rookies: COVENANT WITH DEATH
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.9
09-Oct-1972 ABC Mon (rerun 11Jun73)
Produced by Paul Junger Witt
Written by David Harman, Skip Webster
Directed by Leonard Horn
Guest cast:
John Randolph ......... Howard Price
Lou Gossett ........... Toby Jones
Hoke Howell ........... Bailey
Terry Lumley .......... Joni
Joan Shawlee .......... Josie
Alan Weeks ............ Craig

1.06 The Rookies: TIME IS THE FIRE
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.10
16-Oct-1972 ABC Mon (rerun 07May73)
Produced by William Blinn
Written by Mark Weingart, William Blinn
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
William Windom ........ Frank Queenlin
Craig Stevens ......... Howard Sloan
Lynne Marta ........... Andrea Sloan
John Kerr ............. Price
Kitty Lester .......... Tina
Joe Maross ............ Gleason
Peggy McCay ........... Mrs. Sloan

1.07 The Rookies: THE BEAR THAT DIDN'T GET UP
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.1
23-Oct-1972 ABC Mon
Produced by William Blinn
Written by Ron Bishop, William Blinn
Directed by Jud Taylor
Guest cast:
Warren Kemmerling ..... Andrew Levitt
Pamela Shoop .......... Patty Lewis
Walter Woolf King ..... Abe Douglas
Simon Scott ........... Palmer
Kenneth Tobey ......... Officer Rankin
David Huddleston ...... Watchman
Shelley Morrison ...... Woman

1.08 The Rookies: DIRGE FOR SUNDAY
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.11
30-Oct-1972 ABC Mon (rerun 30Apr73)
Produced by William Blinn
Written by William Blinn [RF]
written by Jaron Summers & William Blinn (on copyright)
Directed by Leonard Horn
Guest cast:
Vincent Gardenia ...... Saul
Roddy McDowall ........ Fenner
Pat Patterson ......... Jailer
Tom Troupe ............ Parks
Lew Brown ............ Photographer

1.09 The Rookies: THE GOOD DIE YOUNG
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.12
13-Nov-1972 ABC Mon
Produced by Paul Junger Witt
Written by Skip Webster [RF]
written by Hal Sitowitz (on copyright)
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
James Olson ........... Walter Bolton
Cal Bellini ........... Stan Ames
Leslie Charleson ...... Annie Dawson
Gwenn Mitchell ........ Peg Conway
Julie Cobb ............ Carol
Michael Fox ........... Dr. Parkman
Hoke Howell ........... Hoffman
Cheryl Ladd

1.10 The Rookies: TASTE OF TERROR
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.6
20-Nov-1972 ABC Mon (rerun 28May73)
Produced by William Blinn
Written by Richard Landau
Directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest cast:
Lee Farr .............. Dave Borden
Robert Golden ......... Bailiff
Linda Kelsey .......... Lisa
S. John Launer ........ Defense Counsel
Tom Palmer ............ District Attorney
Andy Robinson ......... Lee Borden
Kathy Sims ............ Marty
Amzie Strickland ...... Mrs. Simmons

1.11 The Rookies: A DEADLY VELOCITY
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.13
27-Nov-1972 ABC Mon (rerun 04Jun73)
Produced by William Blinn
Written by Hal Sitowitz
Directed by Jerry Jameson
Guest cast:
Hank Brandt ........... First Reporter
Burr DeBenning ........ Jerry Turner
Belinda Montgomery .... Laurie
Don Porter ............ General Brooker
George C. Sawaya ...... Security Guard
Connie Sawyer ......... Mrs. Alpert
Ron Stokes ............ Officer Marlow
Alan Vint ............. Robert Alpert

1.12 The Rookies: A BLOODY SHADE OF BLUE
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.14
11-Dec-1972 ABC Mon (rerun 27Aug73)
Produced by William Blinn
Written by William Blinn [RF]
Written by Robert Holt (on copyright)
Directed by E.W. Swackhamer
Guest cast:
Hank Brandt ........... Reporter
Brooke Bundy .......... Lynn
Stanley Kamel ......... Lou
Jared Martin .......... Buzz
Pat Stich ............. Shirley
Zack Taylor ........... Karl Miller
Synopsis:
Every cop's a sitting duck for two snipers shooting at anyone in uniform.
Their latest victim is rookie Terry Webster, who's been blinded by the attack. [RF]

1.13 The Rookies: A VERY SPECIAL PIECE OF GROUND
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.3
18-Dec-1972 ABC Mon
Produced by Paul Junger Witt
Written by Skip Webster
Directed by William Claxton
Guest cast:
Paul Bryar ............ Charlie
Charles H. Gray ....... Barnes
Earl Holliman ......... Easy Wyatt
Pippa Scott ........... Claudia Wyatt

1.14 The Rookies: RABBITS ON THE RUNWAY
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.4
25-Dec-1972 ABC Mon
Produced by William Blinn
Written by William Blinn
Directed by Jerry Jameson
Guest cast:
Charles Aidman ........ Sanders
Sheila Bromley ........ Mrs. Astor
Robert Cleaves ........ Clerk
James Luisi ........... Kendell
Michael Pataki ........ Boone
Andy Romano ........... Scuba Instructor
Susan Sennett ......... Christi

1.15 The Rookies: TARNISHED IDOL
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.18
08-Jan-1973 ABC Mon (rerun 03Sep73)
Produced by William Blinn
Written by Skip Webster [RF]
written by Mark Weingart (on copyright)
Directed by Gene Nelson
Guest cast:
Norman Alden .......... Davey Ryan
Lou Antonio ........... Jay Warfield
Jerry Guardino ........ Joe
Radames Pera .......... Mickey
Frank Puglia .......... Uncle Sal
Carmen Zapata

1.16 The Rookies: CROSSFIRE
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.17
15-Jan-1973 ABC Mon (rerun 16Jul73)
Produced by William Blinn
Written by James Basler [RF]
written by Mark Weingart (on copyright)
Directed by Leonard Horn
Guest cast:
Virginia Capers ....... Mrs. Culpepper
Xenia Gratsos ......... Kathy
Kai Hernandez ......... Cindy
Mitzi Hoag ............ Mrs. Reynolds
Clint Howard .......... Dennis
Eric Laneuville ....... Mark
Wayne Maunder ......... Don Pierce
Woodrow Parfrey ....... Maxwell
Percy Rodriguez ....... Officer R. C. Taylor

1.17 The Rookies: SNOW JOB
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.15
29-Jan-1973 ABC Mon
Produced by William Blinn
Written by Robert Holt
Directed by Ralph Senesky
Guest cast:
Martin Sheen .......... Country
Ron Soble ............. Floyd
Suzanne Charney ....... Boat Owner
Don Dubbins ........... Photographer
Adrienne Marden ....... Old Woman

1.18 The Rookies: POINT OF IMPACT
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.20
05-Feb-1973 ABC Mon
Produced by William Blinn
Written by William Douglas Lansford
Directed by Gene Nelson
Guest cast:
Rafael Campos ......... Danny Santos
Victor Campos ......... Frank Ramirez
Tina Cole ............. Janice Stewart
Stella Garcia ......... Eva Santos
Ford Rainey ........... Ellis
Ron Stokes ............ Ron Ellis
Renata Vanni .......... Mrs. Ramirez

1.19 The Rookies: THREE HOURS TO KILL
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.21
12-Feb-1973 ABC Mon
produced by William Blinn
Written by Hal Sitowitz
Directed by Michael Caffey
Guest cast:
William Bryant ........ Claude Samples
Paul Carr ............. Arnie Samples
Beverly Garland ....... Pat Whitfield
Jacqueline Scott ...... Rita King
Bill Williams ......... Captain Fin Whitfield

1.20 The Rookies: THE WHEEL OF DEATH (copyright title)
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.19
19-Feb-1973 ABC Mon (rerun 23Jul73)
Produced by William Blinn
Written by Mark Weingart
Directed by Michael Caffey
Guest cast:
Jas Almanzar
Corinne Camacho ....... Liz Sanders
Bill Campbell ......... Gordan
Mike Farrell .......... Frank Essex
Ross Hagen ............ Pike
Taylor Lacher ......... Collins
Cheryl Ladd ........... Bank Manager
Ken Lynch ............. Evans
Michael-James Wixted... Jimmy

1.21 The Rookies: LIFE ROBBERY (copyright title)
aka "Tribute to a Veteran"
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.22
26-Feb-1973 ABC Mon (rerun 20Aug73)
Produced by William Blinn
Written by Don Stewart
Directed by F.W. Swackhamer
Guest cast:
John Davey ............ Jenks
John Gruber ........... Jerry Bivans
Pat Hingle ............ Al Harris
Mark Lenard ........... Fred Cox
Dick Van Patten ....... Fullmer

1.22 The Rookies: A FAREWELL TREE FROM MARLY
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.23
05-Mar-1973 ABC Mon (rerun 03Aug73 - check? this is a Friday)
Produced by William Blinn
Written by William Blinn
Directed by Harry Falk
Guest cast:
Jean Allison .......... Mrs. Samuels
Tyne Daly ............. Marly
Kirk Mee .............. Ryan
Dennis Patrick ........ Bennett
Phil Proctor .......... Chad Bennett
Logan Ramsey .......... Cain
Paul Stevens .......... Dr. Castle

1.23 The Rookies: EASY MONEY
prod. 16
19-Mar-1973 ABC Mon
Produced by William Blinn
Written by Hoke Howell & Robert Harland
Directed by Louis Antonio
Guest cast:
J. Kenneth Campbell ... Dude
Lonny Chapman ......... Crater
Curt Conway ........... Fisher
Teresa Graves ......... Susan Davis
Hilly Hicks ........... Cal Davis
Jonathan Lippe ........ J.J.

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Summer Reruns: ABC Mondays (26Mar73-03Sep73)
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[--] 26Mar73 rerun of 1.02 "Dead, Like a Lost Dream" (first aired 18Sep72)
[--] 02Apr73 rerun of 1.04 "The Commitment" (first aired 02Oct72)
[--] 09Apr73 - no details
[--] 16Apr73 - no details
[--] 23Apr73 rerun of 1.01 "Concrete Valley, Neon Sky" (first aired 11Sep72)
[--] 30Apr73 rerun of 1.08 "Dirge for Sunday" (first aired 30Oct72)
[--] 07May73 rerun of 1.06 "Time is the Fire" (first aired 16Oct72)
[--] 14May73 - no details
[--] 21May73 - no details
[--] 28May73 rerun of 1.10 "Taste of Terror" (first aired 20Nov72)
[--] 04Jun73 rerun of 1.11 "A Deadly Velocity" (first aired 27Nov72)
[--] 11Jun73 rerun of 1.05 "Covenant with Death" (first aired 09Oct72)
[--] 18Jun73 - no details
[--] 25Jun73 - no details
[--] 02Jul73 - no details
[--] 09Jul73 - no details
[--] 16Jul73 rerun of 1.16 "Crossfire" (first aired 15Jan73)
[--] 23Jul73 rerun of 1.20 "The Wheel of Death" (first aired 19Feb73)
[--] 30Jul73 - no details
[--] 03Aug73 (Friday?) rerun of 1.22 "A Farewell Tree from Marly" (first aired 05Mar73)
[--] 06Aug73 - no details
[--] 13Aug73 - no details
[--] 20Aug73 rerun of 1.21 "Life Robbery" (first aired 26Feb73)
[--] 27Aug73 rerun of 1.12 "A Bloody Shade of Blue" (first aired 11Dec72)
[--] 03Sep73 rerun of 1.15 "Tarnished Idol" (first aired 08Jan73)

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