CTVA US Crime - "The Rookies" (Spelling-Goldberg/ABC) Season 4 (1975-76)

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Starring Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Kate Jackson, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Bruce Fairbairn
Season 4 (ABC) (1975-76)
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


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ABC Tuesdays 9:00pm Eastern - new day and time slot

4.01 [070] The Rookies: LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.86 (copyright date 6Apr76)
09-Sep-1975 ABC Tue (postponed?/rerun 06Apr76)
Produced by Skip Webster
Written by Skip Webster
Directed by William Crain
Guest cast:
Tom Atkins ............ Brad Gifford
Matthew Laborteaux .... Jody
Jeff David ............ Augie Baker
David Nash ............ P.G. Larkan
Virginia Kiser ........ Case worker
Synopsis:
After Jody's father is arrested, he winds up at Lambert Hall, when his
father escapes custody and is killed, he becomes despondent. [RF]

4.02 [071] The Rookies: READING WRITING AND ANGEL DUST
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.71 (copyright date 16Sep75)
16-Sep-1975 ABC Tue
Produced by Rick Husky
Written by Sean Bain
Directed by Phil Bondelli
Guest cast:
Scott Jacoby .......... Frankie
Mitzi Hoag ............ Marge Johnson
Amy Irving ............ Cindy Mullins
Ty Henderson .......... Andy
Dennis Kort ........... Tim
Beth Howland .......... Mrs. Mullins
Jeane Byron ........... Mrs. Ross
Harold Oblong ......... Doe
Synopsis:
Police are struggling to find the source of drug traffic in a local
high school. But a teenage pusher and his supplier are making the search
even tougher by feeding lethal overdoses to anyone who might provide a lead. [RF]

4.03 [072] The Rookies: ONE-WAY STREET TO NOWHERE
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.69 (copyright date 23Sep75)
23-Sep-1975 ABC Tue
Produced by Hal Sitowitz (on copyright)
Written by Mathias Reitz
Directed by Georg Stanford Brown
Guest cast:
Michael Parks ......... Crilen
Ayn Ruymen ............ Sarah
Lawrence Cook ......... Danner
Steven Keats .......... Comst
Damu King

4.04 [073] The Rookies: SOMEONE WHO CARES
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.76 (copyright date 30Sep75)
30-Sep-1975
Produced by Skip Webster
Written by Robert I. Holt
Directed by Ivan Dixon
Guest cast:
Michael Cristofer ..... Charlie Phillips
Kario Salem ........... Alden Phillips
Jacquelyn Hyde ........ Cissy Austin
Robert Emhardt ........ Tandy
Bryan Englund ......... Mickey
Brit Lind ............. Karen
Bill Zuckert .......... Walt Killy

4.05 [074] The Rookies: LADIES KILL TOO (aka Ladies Day)
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.70 (copyright date 7Oct75)
07-Oct-1975 ABC Tue (rerun 30Mar76)
Produced by Hal Sitowitz (on copyright)
Written by Dan Ullman
Directed by Fernando Lamas
Guest cast:
Dorothy Tristan ....... Maxine
Laurie Walters ........ Callie
Marki Bey ............. Leslie
Della Reese ........... Landers
Barbara Stuart ........ the Superintendent
René Enríquez ......... Dr. Martinez
Richard O'Brien ....... Loud
Anne O'Donnell ........ Louella
Fran Ryan ............. Ma Burker
Steve Tanner .......... Kid
Synopsis:
Infuriated by the cruelty of a matron and panicked by an impending
diphtheria epidemic, a group of women inmates take over their prison. They
also take hostages, including nurse Jill Danko. [RF]

4.06 [075] The Rookies: REIGN OF TERROR
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.74 (copyright date 14Oct75)
14-Oct-1975 ABC Tue (rerun 22Jun76)
Produced by Skip Webster
Written by Skip Webster
Directed by Fernando Lamas
Guest cast:
Raymond St. Jacques ... Hank Brooks
Margaret Avery ........ Stacy Brooks
Ric Mancini ........... Glen Barton
Jared Martin .......... Pat Stevens
Dorothy Meyer ......... Nadine Brooks
Martin Garner ......... Charlie Brooks
Milt Kogan ............ Brewster
Synopsis:
When Chris is critically wounded trying to apprehend an escaping thief,
there is only one witness to the crime, a man who simply doesn't want
to get involved. [RF]

4.07 [076] The Rookies: DEATH LADY
prod .no. 75 (copyright date 21Oct75)
21-Oct-1975 ABC Tue
Produced by Rick Husky
Written by Don Balluck
Directed by Phil Bondelli
Guest cast:
Susanne Benton ........ Nancy Franklin
Alan Feinstein ........ Steve Granger
Katherine Helmond ..... Joyce Lanson
Joseph Hindy .......... Miles Becker
Paul Koslo ............ Joe Shattuck
Pepper Martin ......... Dan Stokley
Dave Shelley

4.08 [077] The Rookies: MEASURE OF MERCY -aka- Black Market in Blood
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.77 (copyright date 28Oct75)
28-Oct-1975 ABC Tue (rerun 29Jun76)
Produced by Rick Husky
Written by Robert I. Holt.
Directed by Phil Bondelli.
Guest cast:
Harold Gould .......... Dr. Asmos
Martin Kove ........... Jimmy Jay
Cleavon Little ........ Cully Ames
George D. Wallace ..... Bracken
Fritzi Burr ........... the Manager

4.09 [078] The Rookies: A TIME TO MOURN
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.78 (copyright date 04Nov75)
04-Nov-1975 ABC Tue (rerun 25May76)
Produced by Skip Webster
Written by Skip Webster
Directed by Gerald S. O'Loughlin
Guest cast:
James Woods ........... Ted Ayres
Season Hubley ......... Kim Owens
Philip Bruns .......... Baxter
Anthony Charnota ...... Russ Morgan
Sarah Cunningham ...... Mother Superior
Richard Stahl

4.10 [079] The Rookies: THE TORCH MAN - aka - The Institutional Man
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.79 (copyright date 6Jan76)
11-Nov-1975 ABC Tue (possibly postponed to 06Jan76)
Produced by Skip Webster
Written by Skip Webster
Directed by Georg Stanford Brown
Guest cast:
Jack DeLeon
Jon Korkes
George Loros
Pepe Serna

4.11 [080] The Rookies: INVITATION TO A RUMBLE
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.80 (copyright date 18Nov75)
18-Nov-1975 ABC Tue
Produced by Hal Sitowitz (on copyright)
Written by Hal Sitowitz
Directed by George McGowan
Guest cast:
Erik Kilpatrick ....... Lee Kirby
John Calvin ........... Wally
Esther Anderson ....... Pamela
Richard Beauchamp ..... Stuch
William Elliot ........ Truck
Ian Sander ............ Eric the Red
Judith Maeve Walker ... Sandy
Faith S. Groom

4.12 [081] The Rookies: RELUCTANT HERO
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.82 (copyright date 23Nov75)
25-Nov-1975 ABC Tue
Produced by Skip Webster
Written by Jock MacKelvie
Directed by Fernando Lamas
Guest cast:
John Ritter ........... Hap Dawson
Bert Remsen ........... Lucas Dawson
Jack Colvin ........... Wolfe Burdett
Tom Lacy .............. Vaughn
Sam De Fazio
Frank Geraci
Wayne Grace

4.13 [082] The Rookies: DEAD HEAT aka - Death at Midnight
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.83 (copyright date 02Dec75)
02-Dec-1975 ABC Tue
Produced by Rick Husky
Written by David Ketchum and Bruce ShelIy.
Directed by Phil Bondelli
Guest cast:
Roger E. Mosley ....... Rawlins
Michael MacRae ........ Dodd
Michael Lembeck ....... Gene
Reni Santoni .......... Martinez
Jerome Guardino ....... Officer Louden
W.K. Stratton ......... Phil
Barry Brooks

4.14 [083] The Rookies: THE VOICE OF THUNDER
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.81 (copyright date 09Dec75)
09-Dec-1975 ABC Tue (rerun 01Jun76)
Produced by Rick Husky
Written by Robert I. Bolt
Directed by Phil Bondelli
Guest cast:
Gail Strickland ....... Beverly Shore
Rene Auberjonois ...... Ron Kelly
John Carradine ........ The Voice
Adrienne Marden ....... Edna Shore
Millie Slavin ......... Meg Poynter
Michael Thomas ........ Det. Sgt Poole
John Zaremba .......... Dr. Scott

4.15 [084] The Rookies: THE CODE FIVE AFFAIR
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.73 (copyright date 16Dec75)
16-Dec-1975 ABC Tue (rerun 15Jun76)
Produced by Rick Husky
Written by Don Balluck
Directed by Phil Bondelli
Guest cast:
Jaclyn Smith .......... Judy March
Anthony Eisley ........ Martin St. John
Gilbert Green ......... Bromm
Tony Young ............ Bolt

4.16 [085] The Rookies: SHADOW OF A MAN
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.84 (copyright date 20Apr76)
23-Dec-1975 ABC Tue (possibly postponed to 20Apr76)
Written by Robert I. Holt
Directed by Fernando Lamas
Guest cast:
John Aprea
Ned Beatty
Patsy Garrett
Linda Marsh

4.17 [086] The Rookies: AN EYE FOR AN EYE
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.72 (copyright date 9Sep75)
30-Dec-1975 ABC Tue rerun/postponed? from 9Sep75)
Produced by Hal Sitowitz
Written by Irv Pearlberg
Directed by William Crain
Guest cast:
Robert Lansing ........ Dave Banner
Antony Carbone ........ Frank Larabee
Inga Swenson .......... Barbara Paige
Bert Freed ............ Capt. Hirshman
Joe La Due ............ Avery
Cliff Osmond
Titos Vandis

[--] 06Jan76 ABC Tue rerun/postponed - "The Torch Man (from 11Nov75)
(copyright date 06Jan76)

4.18 [087] The Rookies: SUDDEN DEATH (copyright title)(aka Return From the Past)
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.85 (copyright date 13Jan76)
06-Jan-1976 possibly postponed (some sources have airdate 13Jan76)
Produced by Rick Husky
Written by Robert I. Bolt
Directed by Phil Bondelli
Guest cast:
Thom Christopher ...... Peter Johnston
Sally Carter-Ihnat .... Audrey Tyson
Ned Wilson ............ Thomas Tyson
Jerome Guardino ....... Sgt. Louden
Jarrod Johnson ........ the Boy
Charles Woolf ......... the Broker
David Limes ........... Sgt. Haley


[--] 13Jan76 - see above

4.19 [088] The Rookies: FROM OUT OF THE DARKNESS
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.87 (copyright date 20Jan76)
20-Jan-1976 ABC Tue
Produced by Rick Husky
Written by Rick Husky
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Guest cast:
Tyne Daly ............. Amy Kennedy
Michael Forrest ....... Novak
Keenan Wynn ........... Dan Kennedy
Sally Kirkland ........ Carol
Fernando Casanova ..... Santos
Craig Richard Nelson .. Vinton

4.20 [089] The Rookies: THE MUGGING
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.88 (copyright date 27Jan76)
27-Jan-1976 ABC Tue
Produced by Rick Husky
Written by Jack V. Fogarty
Directed by Richard Benedict
Guest cast:
John Rubinstein ....... Richard Komansky
Jack Bernardi ......... Max Weisman
Mary Ann Chin ......... Linda
Stephen Davies ........ Parker
André Pavon ........... Molina
Peg Shirley ........... Anna Komansky

[--] 03Feb76 - no details
[--] 10Feb76 - no details
[--] 17Feb76 - no details

4.21 [090] The Rookies: BLUE MOVIE, BLUE DEATH
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.90 (copyright date 24Feb76)
24-Feb-1976 ABC Tue
Produced by Rick Husky
Written by Sean Baine
Directed by Leon Carrere
Guest cast:
Jamie Smith-Jackson ... Nancy Sloan
Edward Walsh .......... Ferrand
William Boyett ........ Dempsey
Joseph R. Sicari ...... Frankie
Jerry Schilling ....... Trinko
Red West .............. Wallace
James Hong
Richard Benedict
George Skaff ?
Synopsis:
The rookies go undercover to smash a syndicate owned porno operation. [RF]

4.22 [091] The Rookies: DELIVER ME FROM INNOCENCE
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.89 (copyright date 2Mar76)
02-Mar-1976 ABC Tue
Produced by Rick Husky
written by Sean Baine
Directed by Richard Benedict
Guest cast:
Kevin Hooks ........... Lonnie Clements
Henry Brown ........... Ralph Denker
Marlene Clark ......... Theresa Clements
Mario Roccuzzo ........ Earl “Roach” Simmons
Hilda Haynes .......... Mrs. Clements
Victor Brandt ......... Townsend
Joseph Mell ........... Leo Morris
Synopsis:
Terry's girlfriend Theresa's son gets mixed up with a junkie and is
blamed for the murder of a policeman. [RF]

[--] 30Mar76 - rerun of "Ladies Kill Too" (first aired 07Oct75)
[--] 06Apr76 - "Lamb to the Slaughter" (postponed?/rerun from 09Sep75)

4.23 [092] The Rookies: JOURNEY TO OBLIVION
Spelling-Goldberg prod. no.91 (copyright date 13Apr76)
30-Mar-1976 ? (orig scheduled airdate) (possibly postponed to 13Apr76)
Produced by Skip Webster
Written by Skip Webster
Directed by Georg Stanford Brown
Guest cast:
Marc Lawrence ......... Roger Marsten
Geoffrey Lewis ........ Richie
Marc Singer ........... Blair
Biff McGuire .......... Rex
Sylvia Soares

[--] 20Apr76 rerun/postponed "Shadow of a Man" (from 23Dec75)
[--] 27Apr76 - no details
[--] 04May76/11May76/18May76 - no details
[--] 25May76 rerun of "A Time to Mourn" (first aired 04Nov75)
[--] 01Jun76 rerun of "The Voice of Thunder" (first aired 09Dec75)
[--] 08Jun76/15Jun76 - no details
[--] 22Jun76 rerun of "Reign of Terror" (first aired 14Oct75)
[--] 29Jun76 rerun of "Measure of Mercy" (first aired 28Oct75) (final rerun)

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