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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(92 episodes)

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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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Featured in Starsky and Hutch: Class in Crime (1978) See more »

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Fun to watch again once or twice
23 August 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with the reviewer who said "It doesn't hold up." Very true - it is dated. I loved this series when it was on so when I saw that TVLand was airing it again I had to watch a couple of episodes. It's an enjoyable look back but that's about it. The stories don't hold up and this notion that 3 young officers and one young nurse can crack and solve all the crimes in their metropolis is pure folly. It shows us where we were as a society in the early 70s and makes me happy that we have moved beyond that! It is still better than any of the garbage that network TV has offered in the 80s and beyond. Check out the December 1974 issue of MAD magazine for a great spoof on this series! I reread that issue of MAD again after watching TVLand and it hits the nail right on the head regarding several aspects of this show!


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