In what must have been one of the shortest lived series on network television, "Cop Rock" was part "Real Stories of the Highway Patrol" and part "The Sound of Music". After chasing down a ... See full summary »
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1990  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Anne Bobby ...
 Officer Vicki Quinn (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Mayor Louise Plank (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Officer Andy Campo (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Capt. John Hollander (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Officer Franklin Rose (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Det. Lt. Ralph Ruskin (11 episodes, 1990)
Mick Murray ...
 Det. Joseph Gaines (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Det. Vincent LaRusso (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Chief Roger Kendrick (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Cop (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Cmdr. Warren Osborne (10 episodes, 1990)
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 Det. Bob McIntire (9 episodes, 1990)
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 Trish Vaughn (9 episodes, 1990)
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 Sidney Weitz (8 episodes, 1990)
William Thomas Jr. ...
 Det. William Donald Potts (6 episodes, 1990)
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 Ray Rodbart (5 episodes, 1990)
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Storyline

In what must have been one of the shortest lived series on network television, "Cop Rock" was part "Real Stories of the Highway Patrol" and part "The Sound of Music". After chasing down a criminal, the force would take to the street for an organized dance number, then haul the guy back to HQ. This may have been the only series to have been based on a Broadway musical format. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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Drama | Musical

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26 September 1990 (USA)  »

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(11 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In a May 2009 poll conducted by The O'Reilly Factor (1996), Bill O'Reilly revealed that this short-lived series was voted the 5th worst TV show in broadcast history. Ahead of it were The Gong Show (1976), Friends (1994), "The Jerry Springer Show" (1991)_, and My Mother the Car (1965). See more »

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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Wedding Bell Blues (2005) See more »

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Great Show, Highly Under Appreciated
8 January 2003 | by (Salina, Kansas) – See all my reviews

I liked this show and never did understand why people thought it was stupid for people to be breaking into songs, you never hear that used against other musicals! The songs were good, fit in with the story and expressed a lot of feeling/ideas that couldn't have been told as well by dialogue! The cast was great, both acting and singing, especially since most of the songs were song during the shot instead of dubbing them in later. The final show was great, be nice if more shows let the actors say good-bye when a series was ended. Other people have commented on this show being a head of it's time, and it was. cause there were several subject that "Cop Rock" did that most shows at that time wouldn't have touched! If you get a chance you watch "Cop Rock", do so but with an open mind. If people had given this show it probably would have run a couple season at least, just depending on how long they could keep the songs and stories tied together.


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