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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Al otro lado de la cerca  »

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(87 episodes) | (1 Episode)

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The courthouse was actually the building of the Methodist Church in Monrovia CA. Much if not all of the religious symbolism was digitally erased by early CGI. See more »

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[Watching a car of murder suspects drive by slowly]
Kenny: They were speeding.
Maxine: What are you talking about? They weren't speeding!
Kenny: Sure they were. You just can't tell.
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Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

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too preachy, hasn't aged well...

I used to enjoy this show when it first aired.

Watching it decades later I feel that it hasn't aged well. I also find it too preachy, the writers really shove their opinions down the viewers throats. A lot of the subject matters seem silly today, at least to me as a Scandinavian. (but judging by the comments here it seems that this show is still controversial to some people).

Some of the stuff still works, the small absurd things, but all the politics really date the show.

Perhaps interesting as a time document, but to a modern viewer a lot of the show feels awkward.


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