The script that Hunter S. Thompson and Don Johnson wrote and pitched to NBC was much darker than the series ended up, and wasn't particularly suitable for prime time. In it, Nash was a drug addict who was dating the daughter of a wanted San Francisco, California mafia figure.
In Nash Bridges: Fair Game (2001), the series finale, CBS had announced the show as only the season six finale, but due to budget problems with the show, Don Johnson and CBS pulled the plug on the whole series.
According to the opening credits sequence of the first season, Nash was born on December 7, 1955. It also featured Nash's and Lisa's divorce document, according to which his full name was Nash Nicholas Bridges, and hers was Lisa Crandall Bridges. Lisa was the petitioner of their divorce, and Nash was the respondent.
Don Johnson shared a playful love/hate relationship with Yasmine Bleeth (Caitlin Cross), who played an Internal Affairs Inspector trying to find corruption in the unit. On Miami Vice (1984), Johnson as James "Sonny" Crockett shared an edgier, more intense one with pop star Sheena Easton (Caitlin Davies).