Woody Paris, police captain and loving husband, leads his team of detectives through the black and white and gray that constitutes the world of law and order.

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1980   1979  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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 Detective Capt. Woodrow 'Woody' Paris (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Lee Chamberlin ...
 Barbara Paris (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Deputy Chief Jerome Bench (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Stacey Erickson (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jake Mitchell ...
 Charlie Bogart (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Frank Ramírez ...
 Ernie Villas (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Willie Miller (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
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Captain Woody Paris runs a big-city police department somewhere in Southern California. He commands a squad consisting of four young maverick detectives, and leads a happy home life with wife Barbara. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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James Earl Jones met his future wife Cecilia Hart while working on this show. They married in 1982, three years after the show was cancelled. See more »

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Referenced in Brilliant But Cancelled (2002) See more »

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A brief but magnificent James Earl Jones show
3 July 2016 | by (Zambia) – See all my reviews

Any feature that stars the stellar actor James Earl Jones makes for a great watch, no matter how obscure or brief that feature is. This feature was Jones' first TV show, and it aired around the time he was skyrocketing with the success of Star Wars.

Jones plays police captain Woody Paris, an officer who must tread a razor's edge between pursuing criminals and being tied down by orders from less-than-moral superiors. Jones plays Paris magnificently, bringing out his passion and drive for upholding order, yet also showing his warmth and humanity. While Jones carries the whole show, he is given adequate support from a supporting cast who do well in their roles without getting overshadowed; special mention must be given to Lee Chamberlain, who plays Paris's wife with grace and charm.

The only real issue the show has is that it's too similar to other cop shows. But then, it only lasted one season and never really had a chance to develop its own identity. Still, what basic stories are told are done well with excellent drama and entertainment.

Give this show a view whenever you get the opportunity to do so. It's a great Jones show.


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