The Rookies (1972–1976)

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The trials and adventures of three young police officers.

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 Officer Terry Webster / ... (93 episodes, 1972-1976)
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 Off. Mike Danko / ... (93 episodes, 1972-1976)
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 Jill Danko (92 episodes, 1972-1976)
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...
 Lt. Ryker / ... (92 episodes, 1972-1976)
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 Officer Willie Gillis / ... (47 episodes, 1972-1974)
Bruce Fairbairn ...
 Officer Chris Owens / ... (46 episodes, 1974-1976)
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The exploits of three rookie police officers in a large unnamed Southern California city are followed in this weekly series. Mike Danko is a married former marine, Willie Gillis is a recent college graduate and Terry Webster joined the police as part of a special minority recruitment plan. Their supervisor is Lt. Eddie Riker and Jill is Mike's worried wife who works as a nurse at the local hospital. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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11 September 1972 (USA)  »

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A Tutte le auto della polizia  »

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Sam Melville, who played police officer and husband Mike Danko, to Kate Jackson's wife and nurse Jill Danko on this show, later played ex-husband Joe King to Jackson's title character Mrs. Amanda King on later series Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983). See more »

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Referenced in In Search of Bigfoot (1976) See more »

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Silly premise but fun anyway
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I remember this series with great fondness. I was seriously contemplating a career in law enforcement when I grew up, and this show had great appeal. Three brand-new, fresh-out-of-the-academy police officers were going to clean up the mean streets of Santa Clara, California! They were all "pretty people": Michael Ontkean, Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville and, not to be forgotten, Kate Jackson. The plots were frequently paper thin and the acting was always terribly earnest, but there was still a certain something that made it very watchable. Not the least of these intangibles was Gerald S. O'Loughlin as the supervising (and long-suffering) lieutenant. It does not stand the test of time - I mean, really, who believed that two rookies would be assigned to ride together and a third would be assigned to lone patrol with no senior officer in sight? And while replacing Michael Ontkean with Bruce Fairbairn didn't work for me, it still has the charm of nostalgia.


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