This was the first TV cop show to feature a female lead - Sergeant "Pepper" Anderson, an undercover cop for the Criminal Conspiracy Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department.
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 Sgt. Suzanne 'Pepper' Anderson (91 episodes, 1974-1978)
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 Lt. Bill Crowley / ... (91 episodes, 1974-1978)
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 Det. Pete Royster / ... (91 episodes, 1974-1978)
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 Det. Joe Styles / ... (91 episodes, 1974-1978)
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This was the first TV cop show to feature a female lead - Sergeant "Pepper" Anderson, an undercover cop for the Criminal Conspiracy Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department.

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13 September 1974 (USA)  »

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Make-Up und Pistolen  »

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The Original Girl Power Show
7 July 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This definitely was the first cop show to feature a female in the lead. Angie Dickinson was quite convincing as the tough no nonsense Pepper Anderson and Earl Holliman was great as her fellow officer Bill Crowley. Within a few years, however, this show would later be upstaged by the more light-hearted "Charlie's Angels" and would later inspire that other female cop show "Cagney and Lacey". Too bad they don't show this on television anymore. It is definitely a lost classic.


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