The original CHiPs began in 1977 and revolves around motorcycles cops of the California Highway Patrol. The series made household names of Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox and also featured the talents of Robert Pine, Paul Linke, Brodie Greer, Randi Oakes, Lew Saunders, Lou Wagner, and Michael Dorn.
The series went off the air in 1983 after six seasons and 139 episodes. A TV movie, CHiPs '99, reunited some of the cast for TNT in 1998.
A new version of the series was attempted in 2003 and two scripts were written. NBC ultimately decided against ordering a