A grumpy New York cop and his wife adopt five rowdy foster children.
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1978   1977  
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 Det. Phil Fish (35 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Bernice Fish (35 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Charlie Harrison (35 episodes, 1977-1978)
John Cassisi ...
 Victor Kreutzer (35 episodes, 1977-1978)
Denise Miller ...
 Jilly Papalardo (35 episodes, 1977-1978)
Len Bari ...
 Mike / ... (35 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Loomis (35 episodes, 1977-1978)
Sarah Natoli ...
 Diane Pulaski / ... (35 episodes, 1977-1978)
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Phil Fish is a detective with the New York Police Department who moves into a house with his gravelly-voiced wife Bernice, and adopts five foster children: street-smart Victor, black hipster Loomis, shy Jilly, charmer Mike and youthful Diane. Charlie was the social worker shrink who dropped in from time to time to make sure everything was OK. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Bernice talks Fish into taking in five homeless "wards of the court." Now it's hilarity and heartburn as he tries to lay down the law to them. Abe Vigoda, Florence Stanley star. See more »

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In 2011, Shout Factory released "Barney Miller: The Complete Series" on DVD. Included in the DVD package is the first season of "Fish" (13 episodes). See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Blood Waters of Dr. Z (1999) See more »

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One of the Worst Sitcoms Ever!
20 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

Ok, I liked "Barney Miller" back in the '70s (its pretty dated now though). And the character Fish was an amusing grumpy old man, played by Abe Vigoda. But this spinoff may be the WORST SITCOM EVER! Imagine a '70s era sitcom with all bad clothing, lame jokes and canned laughter and just add in five extremely annoying smart-aleck kids: you get this show. If you ever do see it on TV (although I don't know if any station would broadcast reruns of this show), you are bound to be amazed that such an awful train-wreck of a sitcom not only made it on the air, but lasted for over a year! Avoid unless morbid curiosity draws you to it - in that case just be amazed.


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