CTVA US Crime - "The Rookies" (Spelling-Goldberg/ABC) Season 3 (1974-75)

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Starring Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Kate Jackson, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Bruce Fairbairn
Season 3 (ABC) (1974-75)
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

3.01 [047] The Rookies: AN UGLY WAY TO DIE
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.47
09-Sep-1974 ABC Mon
Produced by Hal Sitowitz
Written by Dan Ullman
Directed by Phil Bondelli [RF]
Directed by Harry Falk (on copyright)
Guest cast:
Lou Antonio ........... Jack Lembo
Claire Brennan ........ Bella
Kim Hamilton .......... Irene
Larry Pennell ......... Henry Glass
Jesse Vint ............ Pete 'Wolf' Gray
Synopsis:
Terry Webster breaks in his new partner, rookie Chris Owens. His first
assignment is looking for an arsonist. [RF]

3.02 [048] The Rookies: KEY WITNESS
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.51
23-Sep-1974 ABC Mon (rerun 07Apr75)
Produced by Rick Husky
Written by James Schmerer
Directed by Phil Bondelli
Guest cast:
Jon Cypher ............ Dr. Stafford
Trish Stewart ......... Kathy
Bill Lucking .......... Ed Kelch
Jared Martin .......... Tom Kelch
Sally Carter-Ihnat .... Mrs. Stafford
Steve Franken ......... Alvin Conrad
Virginia Hawkins ...... Officer Lang
Synopsis:
A respected surgeon witnesses a murder while leacing his paramour's
apartment. But he refuses to contact the police, fearing that his
extramarital affair will be revealed. [RF]

3.03 [049] The Rookies: LEGACY OF DEATH
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.52
30-Sep-1974 ABC Mon (rerun 04Aug75)
Produced by Hal Sitowitz
Written by Skip Webster
Directed by E.W. Swackhamer
Guest cast:
Jeremy Slate .......... Andy Page
Alex Rocco ............ Earl Fisher
Robin Strasser ........ Laura Page
Michael Christian ..... Tom Harper
James Keach ........... Stoney Putnam
Christian Juttner ..... Todd
Synopsis:
A respected police officer is faced with his son's potentially fatal
illness, medical bills that he cannot pay, and temptation in the form of
a bribe offered by a criminal. [RF]

3.04 [050] The Rookies: DEATH AT 6 A.M.
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.49
07-Oct-1974 ABC Mon (rerun 31Mar75)
Produced by Rick Husky
Written by Don Balluck
Directed by Harry Falk
Guest cast:
Bo Hopkins ............ Wayne Shipley
Charles Martin Smith... Bobby Lewis
Christina Hart ........ Lorna Marsh
Herbert Anderson ...... Foster
Janis Hansen .......... Mrs. Harrison
Kenneth Tobey ......... Officer Corbett
John Zaremba .......... Dr. Hawkins
Synopsis:
After his partner is killed by a joy-riding psychopath, Chris is
tormented by doubts about whether he can face the dangers of a police officer's life. [RF]

[--] 14Oct1974 preempted for NFL game

3.05 [051] The Rookies: WALK A TIGHTROPE
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.50
21-Oct-1974 ABC Mon (rerun 24Mar75)
Produced by Hal Sitowitz
Written by Mann Rubin
Directed by Alex Grasshoff
Guest cast:
Kristoffer Tabori ..... Corey Banning
James Carroll Jordan... Ned Weston
Francis De Sales ...... Professor Parmel
Robert Harland ........ Sgt. Older
Mary Jackson .......... Mrs. Callender
Cathy Paine ........... Mrs. Krown
Arthur Hansen?
Synopsis:
Terry becomes the bewildered target of a vengeful law student who
believes that the officer shot his girlfriend during a violent political demonstration. [RF]

3.06 [052] The Rookies: JUDGMENT
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.48
28-Oct-1974 ABC Mon (rerun 16Jun75)
Produced by Hal Sitowitz
Written by Parke Perine
Directed by Phil Bondelli
Guest cast:
Stefanie Powers ....... Edie Falvey
Elliott Street ........ Lou Falvey
Nancy Bell ............ Janice
Eduard Franz .......... Caldwell
Branscombe Richmond
*
Kirk Mee ?
Joseph Perry ?
Robert Harland ?
Synopsis:
A brother and sister are determined to avenge the death of their father
by killing the judges who denied him parole. [RF]

3.07 [053] The Rookies: JOHNNY LOST HIS GUN
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.57
04-Nov-1974 ABC Mon (rerun 21Apr75)
Produced by Hal Sitowitz
Written by lrv Pearlberg
Directed by E.W. Swackhamer
Guest cast:
Fred Williamson ....... Johnny Barrows
Emily Yancy ........... Francie
Gerald Hiken .......... Thaler
Anthony Carbone ....... Gosa
David White ........... Storey
Robert Ellenstein ..... Professor
Frank Farmer .......... Hamil
Synopsis:
Mike is delighted to see his old Air Force buddy, but Terry and Chris
suspect that the man is involved in a narcotics operation. [RF]

3.08 [054] The Rookies: PRELUDE TO VENGEANCE
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.55
11-Nov-1974 ABC Mon
Produced by Rick Husky
Written by Skip Webster
Directed by Phil Bondelli
Guest cast:
Ronne Troup ........... Laurie Scott
Andy Robinson ......... Billy Kempson
Bernie Barrow ......... Scott
Gerrit Graham ......... Eric
Penny Stanton ......... Theresa
Titos Vandis .......... Nick

3.09 [055] The Rookies: VENDETTA
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.56
18-Nov-1974 ABC Mon (rerun 02Jun75)
Produced by Rick Husky
Written by Sean Baine
Directed by Phil Bondelli
Guest cast:
Jerry Douglas ......... Red Tivoli
Laurence Luckinbill ... Pete McCall
Arlene Martel ......... Rita
Paul Pepper ........... Sidney
Fuddle Bagley ......... Robbie
Darwin Joston ......... Ducas
Sharon Smith .......... Judy Thomas

3.10 [056] The Rookies: THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.54
25-Nov-1974 ABC Mon (rerun 30Jun75)
Produced by Hal Sitowitz
Written by Dan Ullman
Directed by E.W. Swackhamer
Guest cast:
Katherine Helmond ..... Molly Phillips
Steven Keats .......... Mac Corlan
Arthur Franz .......... Vic Phillips
William Katt .......... Jimmy Phillips
Lance Taylor Sr. ...... Sam
Ned Glass ............. Stein
Luke Andreas .......... Joe
John Davey ............ Roy
Synopsis:
On duty in the neighborhood where he grew up, Ryker is horrified to
find the entire area controlled by criminals operating a protection racket. [RF]

3.11 [057] The Rookies: A TEST OF COURAGE
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.57
02-Dec-1974 ABC Mon (rerun 26May75)
Produced by Rick Husky
Written by Rick Husky
Directed by William Crain
Guest cast:
David Soul ............ Johnny Dane
Arthur Adams .......... Sonny West
Laurie Burton ......... Lisa Dane
David Canary .......... Espositos
David Huddleston ...... Kavanaugh
Victor Mohica ......... Schilling
Peter Carew ........... Dr. Davidson
Synopsis:
Someone is holding up all the gun shops. [RF]

3.12 [058] The Rookies: THE ASSASSIN
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.59
09-Dec-1974 ABC Mon (rerun 07Jul75)
Produced by Hal Sitowitz
Written by Frank Telford
Directed by Phil Bondelli
Guest cast:
Darleen Carr .......... Jobina
Eric Braeden .......... Jurzyck
Frank Baxter .......... Captain Martin
Frank Lugo ............ Sergeant Pilar
Harlan Warde .......... Hummel
Clint Young ........... Sergeant Wilson
Synopsis:
A hit man becomes professionally interested in a photojournalist when
she unintentionally captures him on film. [RF]

3.13 [059] The Rookies: BLUE CHRISTMAS (Christmas Episode)
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.60
16-Dec-1974 ABC Mon (rerun 28Jul75)
Written by Aaron Spelling
Directed by Bruce Bilson
Guest cast:
Elinor Donahue ........ Amanda
Kamme Hartling ........ Tori
Lou Krugman ........... Ben Rabin
Charles Lampkin ....... Sam Reese
Ruth McDevitt ......... Mrs. Lockett
Barbara Nichols ....... Marie Antionette
Bert Remsen
Synopsis:
The Dankos try to make Christmas brighter for their niece, who is
despondent over her parents' separation. [RF]

3.14 [060] The Rookies: TAKE OVER
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.61
30-Dec-1974 ABC Mon
Produced by Hal Sitowitz
Written by Bruce Shelly, David Ketchum
Directed by E.W. Swackhamer
Guest cast:
Harold J. Stone ....... Al Steinman
Ray Walston ........... Melrose
Barbara Baxley ........ Clara
Vic Tayback ........... Brakow
Vince Baggetta ........ Dr. Marco
Joe Bernard ........... Ellis
Sandy Kenyon

3.15 [061] The Rookies: THE SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.53
13-Jan-1975 ABC Mon
Produced by Rick Husky
Written by Robert I. Holt
Directed by Phil Bondelli
Guest cast:
Don Stroud ............ Grange
Ty Henderson .......... Meade
Lenka Peterson ........ Phyllis Wirl
John Carter ........... John Wirl
Rose Gregorio ......... Millie
Eric Laneuville ....... Billy

3.16 [062] The Rookies: THE HUNTING GROUND
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.62
20-Jan-1975 ABC Mon (rerun 28Apr75)
Produced by Hal Sitowitz
Written by Don Balluck
Directed by Bruce Bilson
Guest cast:
William Shatner ....... Luke Harris
Anthony James ......... Massler
Linda Foster .......... Helen
Richard O'Brien ....... Stark
Stack Pierce .......... Sammy
Chris Holter .......... Marisa
Michael Lembeck ....... Maury
Maurice Sherbanee ..... Shackner
Bob Hechtman .......... Marks
Synopsis:
An overzealous policeman jeopardizes his career by spending his
off-duty time tracking a drug pusher, even after he is ordered to stop. [RF]

3.17 [063] The Rookies: SOLOMON'S DILEMMA
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.63
27-Jan-1975 ABC Mon (rerun 23Jun75)
Produced by Rick Husky
Written by Don Carlos Dunaway
Directed by E. W. Swackhamer
Guest cast:
Shelley Fabares ....... Ann McNeal
Peter Coffield ........ Paul Stocker
Kathy Lloyd ........... Jenny Stocker
Edward Andrews ........ Jerome Lyles
John S. Ragin ......... Bryan McNeal
Bettye Ackerman ....... Judge
Synopsis:
Because they obtained their son through an illegal adoption agency, a
couple are afraid to inform the police that the child has been kidnaped
by its natural parents. [RF]

3.18 [064] The Rookies: ANGEL
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.64
03-Feb-1975 ABC Mon
Produced by Hal Sitowitz
Written by Don Balluck
(copyright says: Written by Day, Leslie, and Bulluck)
Directed by Bruce Bilson
Guest cast:
Susan Dey ............. Angel
Dack Rambo ............ Tommy Locke
Suzanne Charney ....... Linda
Charles Drake ......... Bailey
Maria Grimm ........... Consuela
Dave Morick ........... Thurston
Woodrow Parfrey ....... Colby
Synopsis:
After luring young girls to the street, Pimp Tommy Locke is sought by the rookies. [RF]

3.19 [065] The Rookies: THE SHIELD
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.65
10-Feb-1975 ABC Mon (rerun 18Aug75)
Produced by Hal Sitowitz
Written by Richard Danus
Directed by Fernando Lamas
Guest cast:
Ralph Meeker .......... Menteer
Jonathan Lippe ........ Como
Donald Barry .......... Logan
Frank Lugo ............ Pilar
Barbara Rucker ........ Sharon Carpenter
Michael Ashe .......... Carl Carpenter
Montana Smoyer ........ Tarot Card Fortune Teller
Parke Perine
Synopsis:
Terry becomes a pariah on the police force after he insists that his
colleagues have apprehended the wrong man for the slaying of another officer. [RF]

3.20 [066] The Rookies: S.W.A.T. . (2hr Pilot)
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.92 (copyright date 17Feb75)
17Feb75 ABC Mon 8PM - Pt 1 on "The Rookies"
17Feb75 ABC Mon 9PM - Pt 2 on S.W.A.T.
(rerun 16Aug75)
Spelling-Goldberg production
Created by Rita Lakin
Executive producers, Aaron Spelling, Leonard Goldberg
Produced by Rick Husky
Directed by E.W. Swackhamer
Written by Robert Hamner
Director of photography, Dennis Dalzell
Music, George Romanis
Theme music by Elmer Bernstein
Cast:
Georg Stanford Brown .. Officer Terry Webster
Sam Melville .......... Officer Mike Danko
Kate Jackson .......... Jill Danko
Gerald S. O’Loughlin .. Lt. Eddie Ryker
Bruce Fairbairn ....... Chris Owens
Guest cast:
Steve Forrest ......... Lieutenant Dan "Hondo" Harrelson
Donna Mills ........... Gwen DeWitt
Leslie Nielsen ........ Larry Neal
Jaime Lyn Bauer ....... Susan
Lloyd Bochner ......... Giraud
Dick Van Patten ....... Waldon
Robert Walden ......... Kevin
Arte Johnson .......... Justin
Synopsis:
The Special Weapons and Tactics team is the subject of this two-hour
episode. Steve Forrest portrays Hondo Harrelson, head of a unit trained
to handle unusually volatile situations, whose hard-nosed attitude about
police work irks rookie Terry Webster. [RF]

3.21 [067] The Rookies: A DEADLY IMAGE
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.66
24-Feb-1975 ABC Mon (rerun 14Jul75)
Produced by Rick Husky
Written by Mann Rubin
Directed by Phill Bondelli
Guest cast:
Richard Hatch ......... Vic Dorsey
Jane Actman ........... Laurie Phillips
Anthony Eisley ........ John Cortney
George Wallace ........ Floyd Conroy
Frank Lugo ............ Sergeant Pilar
Karen Anders .......... Matron

3.22 [068] The Rookies: CLIFFY
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.67
03-Mar-1975 ABC Mon (rerun 01Sep75)
Produced by Hal Sitowitz
Written by Mark Slade
Directed by Georg Stanford Brown
Guest cast:
Mark Slade ............ Cliffy
Glynnis O'Connor ...... Ellen
Tyne Daly ............. Mary
Norman Alden .......... Dennis Brody
Lonny Chapman ......... Arnie Brody
Paul Cavonis .......... Louis
Alan Fudge ............ Erle
Bill Erwin ............ Cook
Synopsis:
A retarded young man witnesses a murder, but is not articulate enough
to tell his story to the police. [RF]

[-] 10Mar1975 preempted for "An Evening with John Denver" Special

3.23 [069] The Rookies: NIGHTMARE
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.68
17-Mar-1975 ABC Mon (rerun 21Jul75)
Produced by Rick Husky
Written by Rick Husky
Directed by Phil Bondelli
Guest cast:
Edward Albert ......... Edward Milland
William Mims .......... Dr. Perry
Rance Howard .......... Truck Driver
Alan Hunt ............. Young Man
Synopsis:
Injured in a car accident on a lonely road, Jill is rescued by a man
who claims to be a doctor, but is actually a dangerous, escaped mental  patient. [RF]

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Summer Reruns: ABC Mondays (24Mar75-01Sep75)
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[--] 24Mar75 rerun of 3.05 "Walk a Tightrope" (first aired 21Oct74)
[--] 31Mar75 rerun of 3.04 "Death at 6 A.M." (first aired 07Oct74)
[--] 07Apr75 rerun of 3.02 "Key Witness" (first aired 23Sep74)
[--] 14Apr75 - no details
[--] 21Apr75 rerun of 3.07 "Johnny Lost his Gun" (first aired 04Nov74)
[--] 28Apr75 rerun of 3.16 "The Hunting Ground" (first aired 20Jan75)
[--] 05May75 - no details
[--] 12May75 - no details
[--] 19May75 - no details
[--] 26May75 rerun of 3.11 "A Test of Courage" (first aired 02Dec74)
[--] 02Jun75 rerun of 3.09 "Vendetta" (first aired 18Nov74)
[--] 09Jun75 - no details
[--] 16Jun75 rerun of 3.06 "Judgment" (first aired 28Oct74)
[--] 23Jun75 rerun of 3.17 "Solomon's Dilemma" (first aired 27Jan75)
[--] 30Jun75 rerun of 3.10 "The Old Neighborhood" (first aired 25Nov74)
[--] 07Jul75 rerun of 3.12 "The Assassin" (first aired 09Dec74)
[--] 14Jul75 rerun of 3.21 "A Deadly Image" (first aired 24Feb75)
[--] 21Jul75 rerun of 3.23 "Nightmare" (first aired 17Mar75)
[--] 28Jul75 rerun of 3.13 "Blue Christmas" (first aired 16Dec74)
[--] 04Aug75 rerun of 3.03 Legacy of Death" (first aired 30Sep74)
[--] 11Aug75 - - no details
[--] 16Aug75 (Saturday) rerun of 3.20 "S.W.A.T." (first aired 17Feb75)
[--] 18Aug75 - - no details
[--] 25Aug75 - - no details
[--] 01Sep75 rerun of 3.22 "Cliffy" (first aired 03Mar75)

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