Three young outsiders fight crime as undercover agents for the police.
Reviews
Popularity
1,931 ( 37)

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1  
1973   1972   1971   1970   1969   1968  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Rookies (1972–1976)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The trials and adventures of three young police officers.

Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Gerald S. O'Loughlin
S.W.A.T. (1975–1976)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The missions of a major city's police department's Special Weapons and Tactics unit.

Stars: Steve Forrest, Robert Urich, Rod Perry
Comedy | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi
Baretta (1975–1978)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The cases of maverick undercover New York detective Tony Baretta.

Stars: Robert Blake, Tom Ewell, Michael D. Roberts
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster
The Untouchables (1959–1963)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade
McCloud (1970–1977)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Sam McCloud is a Marshal from a Taos, New Mexico, who takes a temporary assignment in the New York City Police. His keen sense of detail and detecting subtle clues, learned from his experience, enable him to nab unsuspecting criminals despite his unbelieving boss.

Stars: Dennis Weaver, J.D. Cannon, Terry Carter
It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government.

Stars: Robert Wagner, Fred Astaire, Malachi Throne
The F.B.I. (1965–1974)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The cases of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, Marvin Miller
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A veteran cop with more than 20 years of experience is teamed with a young Inspector to solve crimes in San Francisco.

Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Reuben Collins
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety that would become notorious for its topical satirical humor.

Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen
Adam-12 (1968–1975)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles.

Stars: Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Shaaron Claridge
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Pete Cochran (123 episodes, 1968-1973)
...
 Linc Hayes (123 episodes, 1968-1973)
...
 Julie Barnes (123 episodes, 1968-1973)
...
 Capt. Adam Greer (123 episodes, 1968-1973)
Edit

Storyline

Young people in trouble with the law (wealthy Pete stole a car; Linc arrested during Watts riots; Julie ran away from her San Francisco prostitute mother) can avoid jail by infiltrating the counter culture and exposing badguys who prey on other kids. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

One White, One Black, One Blonde

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 September 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mod Squad  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(123 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Series creator Buddy Ruskin, a former Los Angeles police officer, used his experiences with a special L.A.P.D. youth squad as the basis for this show. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Red Zone Cuba (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Precursor to Jumpstreet
27 September 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

When this show first premiered in 1968, little did anyone know that over the next three decades that there would be several youth oriented shows. Shows like "21 Jumpstreet", "Starsky and Hutch" and "David Cassidy-Man Undercover" were all cop shows aimed at the youth market, but this was the granddaddy of them all. Michael Cole, Peggy Lipton and Clarence Williams III were perfectly cast and this show will always come to represent the era that it was produced in.


19 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What was edited out? geo1284060
Why not much discussion for Mod Squad?? buddhabelly3000
Tyne Daly + Clarence Williams III bd18packer
Linc Rules TVadic73
Decades TV binge broadcast Aug 15 1pm EST jameselliot-1
All 3 Dealt with Someone with Blindness eveningstarz
Discuss Mod Squad (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page