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)
David Gianopoulos ...
 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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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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(11 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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One of two musical drama TV series broadcast in 1990, in a failed attempt to create a new TV genre. The other was Hull High (1990). See more »

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Spoofed in The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield (1997) See more »

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Deeply Silly
2 August 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This deservedly short-lived series was actually a pretty good cop show. Bochco regular Peter Onorati was suitably chilling as a corrupt detective, and Barbara Bosson was impressive as always. But someone had the ridiculous idea to have the characters continually burst into song, repeatedly destroying any dramatic momentum and making it impossible to take any of it at all seriously. It really is amazing this ever got onto network TV, even briefly.

To be fair, had the songs been spectacular, this may have had a shred of a chance of working. But they were the usual pop hackwork, and that killed any chance for "Cop Rock" to have been at least an interesting failure instead of an absurdity.


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