Woody Paris, police Captain and loving husband, leads his team of detectives through the black and white and gray that constitutes the world of law and order.

Creator:

Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1980   1979  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bay City Blues (TV Series 1983)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Short-lived ensemble drama which follows a minor league baseball team as they travel from town to town.

Stars: Michael Nouri, Pat Corley, Perry Lang
City of Angels (TV Series 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Hospital drama that takes place in Los Angeles.

Stars: Blair Underwood, Michael Warren, Hill Harper
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A private detective in his early twenties uses his youthful looks to an advantage in his work.

Stars: Dennis Dugan, Robert Hogan, Barbara Bosson
Delvecchio (1976–1977)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The investigations of LAPD detective Dominick Delvecchio, who is also studying to become a lawyer.

Stars: Judd Hirsch, Charles Haid, Michael Conrad
Public Morals (TV Series 1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

This comedy series is about a group of detectives in a city's vice squad. It was canceled soon after it started airing.

Stars: Donal Logue, Julianne Christie, Louis Ferreira
Blind Justice (2005)
Drama | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

NYPD Detective Jim Dunbar returns to work after being blinded in the line of duty.

Stars: Ron Eldard, Marisol Nichols, Reno Wilson
Brooklyn South (1997–1998)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A realistic and gritty police drama centering on the lives of a group of close knit police officers and crime victims at a seedy police station in Brooklyn, New York City.

Stars: Jon Tenney, Michael DeLuise, Gary Basaraba
The Invisible Man (1975–1976)
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The weekly adventures of Dr. Daniel Westin, an invisible scientist working as an agent for a private thinktank.

Stars: David McCallum, Melinda O. Fee, Craig Stevens
Gemini Man (TV Mini-Series 1976)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man has a watch that makes him invisible when pressed. However he can only remain invisible for 15 minutes or else he will stay invisible forever.

Stars: Ben Murphy, Katherine Crawford, William Sylvester
Turnabout (TV Series 1979)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A married couple struggles to cope when a magic statue transfers each of their personalities between them.

Stars: John Schuck, Sharon Gless, Richard Stahl
Vampire (TV Movie 1979)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Vampire Anton Voytek's lair is disturbed by the ground breaking for a new church. Anton attempts to start a modern life using his hoarded wealth, but finds it's been confiscated by the ... See full summary »

Director: E.W. Swackhamer
Stars: Jason Miller, Richard Lynch, E.G. Marshall
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Is there a link between the murder of five foreign sailors from the East whose bodies have been found on the San Pedro waterfront and the issue of one million counterfeit dollars in the USA... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Lejtes
Stars: Jack Lord, Shirley Knight, Jack Weston
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...  Detective Capt. Woodrow 'Woody' Paris 13 episodes, 1979-1980
...  Barbara Paris 13 episodes, 1979-1980
...  Deputy Chief Jerome Bench 13 episodes, 1979-1980
...  Stacey Erickson 13 episodes, 1979-1980
Jake Mitchell ...  Charlie Bogart 13 episodes, 1979-1980
Frank Ramírez ...  Ernie Villas 13 episodes, 1979-1980
...  Willie Miller 13 episodes, 1979-1980
Edit

Storyline

Captain Woody Paris runs a big-city police department somewhere in Southern California. He commands a squad consisting of four young maverick detectives, and leads a happy home life with wife Barbara. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 September 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Captain Paris  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

James Earl Jones met his future wife Cecilia Hart while working on this show. They married in 1982, three years after the show was cancelled. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Brilliant But Cancelled (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A brief but magnificent James Earl Jones show
3 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

Any feature that stars the stellar actor James Earl Jones makes for a great watch, no matter how obscure or brief that feature is. This feature was Jones' first TV show, and it aired around the time he was skyrocketing with the success of Star Wars.

Jones plays police captain Woody Paris, an officer who must tread a razor's edge between pursuing criminals and being tied down by orders from less-than-moral superiors. Jones plays Paris magnificently, bringing out his passion and drive for upholding order, yet also showing his warmth and humanity. While Jones carries the whole show, he is given adequate support from a supporting cast who do well in their roles without getting overshadowed; special mention must be given to Lee Chamberlain, who plays Paris's wife with grace and charm.

The only real issue the show has is that it's too similar to other cop shows. But then, it only lasted one season and never really had a chance to develop its own identity. Still, what basic stories are told are done well with excellent drama and entertainment.

Give this show a view whenever you get the opportunity to do so. It's a great Jones show.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial