Cop Rock (1990 - 1990)


Cop Rock

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Series Info

Cops burst into crack houses---and then burst into song---in this experimental police series, an ambitious and definitely odd musical dramedy that blends the sensibilities of Steven Bochco's `Hill Street Blues' and Dennis Potter's `The Singing Detective.' The Bochco-produced series debuted in 1990 amid much fanfare, but audiences weren't ready for the jarring experience of watching crooks and cops crooning. It lasted three months.

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Critics Consensus: Cop Rock's ambition to innovate the police procedural is admirable, but the contrast of grit and glam proves too jarring with unmemorable music throwing the series' more promising dramatic beats askew.

1990, ABC, 11 episodes

Cast

Anne Bobby
as Off. Vicki Quinn
Peter Onorati
as Det. Vincent LaRusso
Barbara Bosson
as Mayor Louise Plank
Ronny Cox
as Chief Roger Kendrick
James McDaniel
as Off. Franklin Rose
Larry Joshua
as Capt. John Hollander
David Gianopoulos
as Off. Andy Campo
Ron McLarty
as Det. Ralph Ruskin
Mick Murray
as Det. Joseph Gaines
Vondie Curtis-Hall
as Cdr. Warren Osborne
Teri Austin
as Trish Vaughn
Paul McCrane
as Det. Bob McIntire
William Thomas Jr.
as Det. William Donald Potts
Dennis Lipscomb
as Sidney Weitz
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Series Details

TV Network: ABC
Premiere Date: Sep 26, 1990
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts
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