An aging sheriff tries to keep the peace in a small town plagued by bizarre and violent crimes.

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 28 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »
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 Sheriff Jimmy Brock (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
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 Dr. Jill Brock (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
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 Kenny Lacos (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
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 Maxine Stewart (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
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 Kimberly Brock (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
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 Matthew Brock (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
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 Zachary Brock (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
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 Douglas Wambaugh / ... (87 episodes, 1992-1996)
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 Judge Henry Bone / ... (81 episodes, 1992-1996)
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 Carter Pike (73 episodes, 1992-1996)
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 Ginny Weedon (44 episodes, 1992-1994)
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 D.A. John Littleton / ... (39 episodes, 1993-1995)
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Picket Fences deals with life in a small town - in this case the town of Rome, Wisconsin; it centers around the Brock Family. Jimmy Brock is the Sheriff of the town and likes to think he's the center of attention. His wife Jill is the town doctor; they have three children: Kimberly, 18, Matthew, 13 and Zachary, 10. A lot happens in this small town from bizarre murders to rape, assault, drunk driving, kidnapping & spontaneous human combustion. It seems that all the crimes that have occurred in the whole of the United States have at one point or another happened in Rome and they have to deal with it in their own quirky way. Written by dirk-79

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18 September 1992 (USA)  »

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(87 episodes) | (1 Episode)

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Christopher Reeve was originally offered the leading role of Sheriff Brock but turned it down. See more »

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Jill: We killed him, Jimmy. He pulled the trigger, but this town killed Adam Wood.
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Referenced in Mammoth (2006) See more »

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Picket Fences- Climb This Fence to Success ****
24 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Outstanding television show where plenty was going on in that Wisconsin town.

What an assortment of characters. From Fyvush Finkel to the late Ray Walston, they totally etched unforgettable characters. Kathy Baker and Tom Skerritt were wonderful as the town marshal and his doctor wife. Their children, the precocious Adam Wylie and Holly Marie Combs, gave us plenty of room to think. Then there was Ginnie, the Switchboard Operator, played with relish by Poltergeist's the late Zelda Rubinstein.

Different situations were acted out each week with irony resulting at the end of each show. It gave one lots of cause to think rationally in a sometimes irrational world.


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