Delvecchio (TV series)

Delvecchio was an American drama series that aired Sundays at 10:00 pm (EST) on CBS during the 1976-77 season. It starred Judd Hirsch as the title character, Dominick Delvecchio, an Italian-American detective who worked for the LAPD and also studied to become a lawyer.[1]

Delvecchio (TV series).jpg
Created byJoseph Polizzi
Sam Rolfe
StarringJudd Hirsch
Composer(s)Billy Goldenberg
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes22 (2 unaired)
Executive producer(s)William Sackheim
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Crescendo Productions
Universal Television
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 9, 1976 –
March 13, 1977

A writer of eight episodes of the series, Steven Bochco, would later import cast members Charles Haid and Michael Conrad, along with guest-stars James B. Sikking and George Wyner, to Hill Street Blues.



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Delvecchio"TBATBASeptember 9, 1976 (1976-09-09)
2"The Avenger"Jerry LondonJoseph PolizziSeptember 26, 1976 (1976-09-26)
3"Contract for Harry"Walter DonigerJoseph PolizziOctober 3, 1976 (1976-10-03)
4"Good Cop"Richard MichaelsPeter S. FischerOctober 10, 1976 (1976-10-10)
5"Board of Rights"Robert MarkowitzGregory K. ScottOctober 17, 1976 (1976-10-17)
6"Wax Job"Richard MichaelsTeleplay by: Steven Bochco
Story by: Bernard Rollins & Leroy Robinson
October 24, 1976 (1976-10-24)
7"The Silent Prey"Lou AntonioTeleplay by: Nicholas E. Baehr & Steven Bochco
Story by: Nicholas E. Baehr
October 31, 1976 (1976-10-31)
8"Thicker Than Water"John PeyserTeleplay by: Steven Bochco
Story by: William Sackheim & Michael Rhodes & Steven Bochco
November 7, 1976 (1976-11-07)
9"Hot Spell"TBAMichael KozollNovember 14, 1976 (1976-11-14)
10"Numbers"Richard MichaelsLeo GarenDecember 5, 1976 (1976-12-05)
11"Red is the Color of My True Love's Hair"Walter DonigerTeleplay by: Steven Bochco & Michael Kozoll & Gy Waldron
Story by: Gy Waldron
December 12, 1976 (1976-12-12)
12"APB: Santa Claus"Arnold LavenSteven PritzkerDecember 26, 1976 (1976-12-26)
13"Dying Can Be a Pleasure"Walter DonigerTeleplay by: Steven Bochco
Story by: William Sackheim
January 23, 1977 (1977-01-23)
14"One Little Indian"Robert MarkowitzSteven BochcoJanuary 30, 1977 (1977-01-30)
15"Bad Shoot"Ivan DixonMichael KozollFebruary 6, 1977 (1977-02-06)
16"Licensed to Kill"Arnold LavenTeleplay by: Lane Slate & Michael Kozoll
Story by: William Sackheim & John D.F. Black
February 13, 1977 (1977-02-13)
17"The Madness Within: Part 1"Richard MichaelsTeleplay by: Steven Bochco
Story by: William Sackheim & Steven Bochco & Michael Rhodes
February 20, 1977 (1977-02-20)
18"The Madness Within: Part 2"Richard MichaelsTeleplay by: Steven Bochco
Story by: William Sackheim & Steven Bochco & Michael Rhodes
February 27, 1977 (1977-02-27)
19"Requiem for a Loser"Ivan NagyTeleplay by: Burton Armus & Michael Kozoll
Story by: Lou Comici & Burton Armus
March 6, 1977 (1977-03-06)
20"Cancelled Contract"Arnold LavenTeleplay by: Elliot West & Michael Kozoll
Story by: Elliot West
March 13, 1977 (1977-03-13)

Home mediaEdit

One episode of the Delvecchio series (the Feb. 13, 1977 installment, "Licensed to Kill") was made available on the 2006 DVD release Brilliant But Cancelled TV Dramas, along with an episode each of Gideon Oliver, Johnny Staccato, and Touching Evil.


  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 296. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.

External linksEdit