The musical adventures of a police force.




Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »





Complete series cast summary:
Anne Bobby ...  Officer Vicki Quinn 11 episodes, 1990
Barbara Bosson ...  Mayor Louise Plank 11 episodes, 1990
David Gianopoulos ...  Officer Andy Campo 11 episodes, 1990
Larry Joshua ...  Capt. John Hollander 11 episodes, 1990
James McDaniel ...  Officer Franklin Rose 11 episodes, 1990
Ron McLarty ...  Det. Lt. Ralph Ruskin 11 episodes, 1990
Mick Murray Mick Murray ...  Det. Joseph Gaines 11 episodes, 1990
Peter Onorati ...  Det. Vincent LaRusso 11 episodes, 1990
Ronny Cox ...  Chief Roger Kendrick 11 episodes, 1990
Vondie Curtis-Hall ...  Cmdr. Warren Osborne 10 episodes, 1990
Paul McCrane ...  Det. Bob McIntire 9 episodes, 1990
Teri Austin ...  Trish Vaughn 9 episodes, 1990
Jeffrey Alan Chandler ...  Ray Rodbart 9 episodes, 1990
Dennis Lipscomb ...  Sidney Weitz 8 episodes, 1990
Tony A. Angelo ...  Cop 7 episodes, 1990
William Thomas Jr. William Thomas Jr. ...  Det. William Donald Potts / ... 7 episodes, 1990


In what must have been one of the shortest lived series on network television, "Cop Rock" was part "Real Stories of the Highway Patrol" and part "The Sound of Music". After chasing down a criminal, the force would take to the street for an organized dance number, then haul the guy back to HQ. This may have been the only series to have been based on a Broadway musical format. Written by Michael Silva <>

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Before Glee, there was...


Comedy | Drama | Musical


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One of two musical comedy-drama TV series broadcast in 1990, in a failed attempt to create a new TV genre. The other was Hull High (1990). See more »


Referenced in The Ben Stiller Show: Pilot (1992) See more »

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cop rock: extremely underrated
21 July 2005 | by BuckinghamAliceSee all my reviews

this show was actually better than the promos would have made it seem. it was by all means innovative, unlike anything else in the time or since. why this show failed is beyond me. the music was catchy and the characters represented the same caricatures we love to watch in law and order and shows of the like. perhaps the selling point (or point of no return, depending upon how you look at it) was the combination of the two. if this show had been produced as a run of the mill cop show it probably would have been popular, and maybe still airing today. but this was a time when the American viewing audience was not willing to take a chance on something new. while the songs used provided a great insight into the minds of the characters, they were the obvious downfall of a promising drama. please join me in my continued mourning of a show that was never allowed to reach it's potential.

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Release Date:

26 September 1990 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Grantsville, Utah, USA

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(11 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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