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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In the early stages of development the show was called Security Fences. As the crime aspect grew to become the center focus and Rome became less secure, producers decided that the show should be renamed Picket Fences. See more »

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[The day after Kenny and Maxine have slept together]
Maxine: What are you looking at?
Kenny: Leftovers.
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Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009) See more »

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Awesome thought-provoking show
2 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

With all the pap that's passing for entertainment these days, this show stands out all the more. Week after week this show tossed out thought provoking questions in all areas of our society - medical, criminal, religious, philosophical - any aspect of our society and lives was fair game. And it wrapped these questions around the lives of a hugely talented cast of fully realized characters. The show also had the courage to not play it safe. It routinely tackled "hot button" issues from abortion, to homosexuality, to belief in God, to constitutional protection of rights. Is there ANY show on TV now that comes close to this??

Ironically, I "discovered" this show while on vacation in the Midwest when I came across a full page advertisement by a religious organization, decrying it's blasphemy. The advertisement described some of the situations dealt with in the show - and I knew right away this was a show for me.

Entertaining, intelligent, funny, exciting, involving. If they ever get around to releasing the 5 seasons on DVD - jump on it!


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