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Police Story
Not Rated
60 minutes
Drama Crime
1973

This anthology series based on the work of ex-cop turned author Joseph Wambaugh became the archetype for many critically acclaimed shows that followed, including HILL STREET BLUES, NYPD BLUE, and HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREETS. With no regular cast, the show's rotating acting ensemble included James Farentino, Tony Lo Bianco, Don Meredith, Ed Asner, Laraine Stephens, Vic Morrow and Glenn Corbett. The series distinguished itself from its predecessors by its multidimensional portrayal of its protagonists; these cops were flawed, not cartoon-like heroes. Its gripping episodes took on difficult issues like police corruption and the stresses that can come with a cop's life. A 1976 Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Drama Series, POLICE STORY also received two Golden Globe nominations for Best TV Show (Drama).

Cast
James Farentino
Charlie Czonka
Tony Lo Bianco
Tony Calabrese
Don Meredith
Bert Jameson
Laraine Stephens
Jenny LaFrieda
Vic Morrow
Sergeant Joe LaFrieda
Glenn Corbett
Det. Pruett
Executive Producer
Joseph Wambaugh (Creator)
Facts
Emmys© Outstanding Drama Series
Country USA
Language English