Type: Police Drama
Telecast: September 7, 1995
1991 - January 1995, Saturday 10:00-11:00 on ABC
1994, Thursday 9:00-10:00 on ABC
1995 - April 1995, Thursday 9:00-10:00 on ABC
1995, Saturday 10:00-11:00 on ABC
1995 - September 1995, Thursday 9:00-10:00 on ABC
Tony Scali..... Michael
Irv Wallerstein (1991)..... Alex
Enrico "Ricky" Caruso (1991-1994).....
Carmela Pagan (1991-1993).....
Stan Kelly (1991-1994).....
Cyd Madison (1992-1994).....
Paulie Pentangeli (1991-1992) (1994-1995).....
Mike Rose (1991-1994).....
Jason Scott Schombing
Gordy Tuefel (1991-1993).....
David "Squatch" Ward
Jonathan Papdakis (1992-1994).....
easygoing series about the paunchy, balding top cop in suburban Eastbridge, just
north of New York City. Brooklyn-born
Tony, the "commish" to his officers, was tough on criminals but
ebullient around others, and had a sense of fun that belied his serious
title. His approach to police work was entirely practical - he'd rather eat
lunch than chase a criminal down an alley. "Chases usually lead to friggin'
injuries," he observed, "but no one ever got hurt by a bowl of
addition to busting "perps" (sometimes personally), Tony dealt with a bustling home life
including supportive wife Rachel, impressionable young son David, and
freeloading brother-in-law Arnie. Irv was his longtime friend and
second-in-command at the P.D., and Ricky and Carmela, two squabbling young
patrol car officers. Freddie was the dense maintenance man.
a few officers were seen over the years. Irv was succeeded almost immediately as
Chief of Detectives by Paulie, who gave way to Cyd Madison in 1992. When she
left for a better position in 1994, Paulie returned. Other continuing stories
included the birth of daughter Sarah to the Scalis in 1992 and the assassination
attempt on Tony in 1994, which left him paralyzed and in rehab for a time.
Based on a real-life police
commissioner, Tony Schembri of Rye, New York, who had previously been an advisor
to producer Stephen J. Cannell on other cop shows.
movies aired in late November and early December 1995, after the series had