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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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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22 February 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I used to watch "The Rookies" as a kid and out of nostalgia's sake, I decided to try watching the old episodes now that they are out on DVD...big mistake. I was appalled at how badly written the show was--but it's not the sort of thing an 8-11 year-old would notice (and that's how old I was when the show aired). I have now noticed several things about the show that all contribute to its sucking badly: the cops are really not cops but social workers, Kate Jackson is NOT one of these rookies but ends up in the show for no apparent reason (any time anyone goes to the hospital, Kate is THE nurse on duty who treats them), plot holes big enough to drive the USS Enterprise through and the ability to take a good plot idea and completely ruin it. Yup...this show sucks. If it hadn't eventually resulted in a good spin-off series ("S.W.A.T."), I would have nothing positive to say about the show other than it gave folks like Georg Stanford Brown and Gerald O'Laughlin work--and it did have a really cool 70s theme song.


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