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

Creator:

Reviews
Popularity
1,404 ( 349)

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
1996   1995   1994   1993   1992  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 28 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Sheriff Jimmy Brock (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
...
 Dr. Jill Brock (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
...
 Kenny Lacos (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
...
 Maxine Stewart (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
...
 Kimberly Brock (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
...
 Matthew Brock (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
...
 Zachary Brock (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
...
 Douglas Wambaugh (87 episodes, 1992-1996)
...
 Judge Henry Bone (81 episodes, 1992-1996)
Kelly Connell ...
 Carter Pike (73 episodes, 1992-1996)
...
 Ginny Weedon (44 episodes, 1992-1994)
...
 D.A. John Littleton / ... (39 episodes, 1993-1995)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al otro lado de la cerca  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(87 episodes) | (1 Episode)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

[The day after Kenny and Maxine have slept together]
Maxine: What are you looking at?
Kenny: Leftovers.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mammoth (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not Always a Bed of Roses.
31 October 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sometimes a very intense drama, but sometimes very light-hearted, "Picket Fences" stayed around on CBS from 1992-1996 and stayed under the radar on Friday nights and usually had just enough momentum to win the night. The show took place in a small Wisconsin town that was anything, but normal. Usually one family (led by sheriff Tom Skeritt and doctor Kathy Baker) took center-stage. The children (Holly Marie Combs, Justin Shenkarow and Adam Wylie) also became key elements as problems for under-aged people were explored on several occasions. The townspeople (county judge Ray Walston, lawyers Don Cheadle and Fyvush Finkel, deputies Lauren Holly and Costas Mandylor, secretary Zelda Rubinstein and mayor Marlee Matlin) would end up helping to create some of the strangest situations you could ever imagine. Up and down the whole way, I enjoyed the series for the most part due to its creativity and its black humor. Usually the episodes had something to say, but sometimes they would cover their messages in thick sugar. 4 stars out of 5.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page