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 Chief Amos Burke 27 episodes, 1994-1995
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This brief revival of the 1960s cop thriller continued the adventures of Amos Burke, a senior Los Angeles police officer and millionaire. By now, Burke was a widower with a son, Peter, who was a detective under his command. The revival continued many of the hallmarks of the old show: glamorous backgrounds, convoluted plots and big-name guest stars. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Great Revival Attempt - Wish it had lasted.
17 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

As a child, I remember sitting with the folks and watching the original"Burke's Law" series in the 1960's. I recall being intrigued with the character's signature, "It's Burke's Law" witticisms each episode. Fast forward thirty years, and Gene Barry was every bit as dashing as before, and the witticisms were still pure entertainment.

Watching Amos Burke, now a widower with a grown super handsome son, Peter Burke, allowed the testosterone to flow nicely. I certainly enjoyed watching the show in color, and the story lines, while not always fresh, were certainly engaging. Guest appearances by some top notch actors and actresses kept the episodes fresh. Dom DeLuise in his recurring guest role was the cherry on top.

I truly believe the revival series could've last a couple of more seasons easily. It was a mid-season replacement, premiering on Friday,January 7, 1994, in the 9 p.m., also known as the "Friday Night Death Slot," so the series had two strikes against it going in.


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