Police Squad!

(1982)
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Police Squad! is a television comedy series first broadcast in 1982, created by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker, and starring Leslie Nielsen. A spoof of police procedurals, the series featured Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker's usual sight gags, wordplay and non sequiturs. While a parody of many television shows and movies, it bore a particular resemblance to the Lee Marvin cop show, M Squad and the late 1960s series Felony Squad. Although cancelled after only six episodes, the show spawned the successful Naked Gun film series. TV Guide ranked it #7 on their 2013 list of 60 shows that were "Cancelled Too Soon".

  1. Jerry Zucker

    Creator

  2. David Zucker

    Creator

  3. Jim Abrahams

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Leslie Nielsen

    Leslie Nielsen

    Lt. Frank Drebin

    6 Episodes

  2. Alan North

    Alan North

    Captain Ed Hocken

    6 Episodes

  3. Peter Lupus

    Peter Lupus

    Officer Norberg, Norberg

    6 Episodes

  4. Ed Williams

    Ed Williams

    Ted Olson

    6 Episodes

  5. William Duell

    William Duell

    Johnny the Snitch, Johnny

    6 Episodes

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Last Season

Police Squad!

Season 1

1982 | 6 Episodes

Season 1 of Police Squad! premiered on March 4, 1982.

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Status Canceled

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Certification

  • TV-PG

    Meaning

    This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 30m, 25m

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