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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Merchandising for the series included a poseable Pepper Anderson action figure, with accessory sets including outfits (diver, flight attendant, etc.) and cartoon storyboards. See more »

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Referenced in Rizzoli & Isles: Virtual Love (2012) See more »

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28 August 2002 | by (Chapel Hill,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

Okay,so I read two comments made about Angie Dickinson's classic 70's show Policewoman. The year this show came on in 1974,I was about nine years old.The year it when off the air I was 13 years old in 1978. I was fascinated by what I saw in the first two seasons of the show since Dickinson's character was always going undercover or in some of the episodes bounded and gagged,drugged or even at times kidnapped and it was always her male counterparts who were cops themselves,one of them played by Earl Holliman to save her but there were times that she mostly caught the bad guy(or in some instances they got away)who was running after them in high heels and those big ass shoes they had back then. The show premiered the same time as James Garner's Rockford Files and another cop show Police Story who were on the same network.This show had a lot going for it since the first two seasons of the show were compelling,but by the time the shows final two seasons came,it lost interest with its audience,and it was taken off the air by the executives at NBC-TV(which ran the series),and almost sent Angie Dickinson into a unknown abyss for more than 20 years after the original broadcast. The last time this show was seen was on New York's WOR-TV back in the 80's,and lost in space ever since.


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