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Jessie is an American 1984 ABC television police drama series starring Lindsay Wagner as a psychiatrist. It originated as a 1984 television movie.[1] The series was based in part on the book "Psychologist with a Gun".[2]

Genre Police drama
Starring Lindsay Wagner
Composer(s) John Cacavas
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 11 (4 unaired)
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Lindsay Wagner-David Gerber Productions
MGM/UA Television
Distributor MGM Television
Original network ABC
Original release September 18 (1984-09-18) – November 13, 1984 (1984-11-13)



A woman psychiatrist, Dr. Jessie Hayden, is hired by a California police department to help the department employees and the victims.[2]



No.TitleOriginal air date
1"The Pilot"September 18, 1984 (1984-09-18)
Jessie's assignment: help identify the suspect in a series of grisly murders. Guest stars: Harding: David Marshall Grant. Mary: Lupe Ontiveros.
2"Lady Killer"September 25, 1984 (1984-09-25)
Jessie tries to convince a battered wife (Julie Carmen) that she should press charges against her husband. Meanwhile, Alex is frustrated by a box-office bandit. Guest star: The Streak: James Read.
3"Flesh Wounds"October 9, 1984 (1984-10-09)
Jessie and Ascoli clash over an officer who's burned out from working undercover; and Internal Affairs wants the woman fired after the publication of nude photos that were taken years ago. Guest stars: Kit: Jamie Rose. Nick Morgan: Wings Hauser.
4"The Long Fuse"October 16, 1984 (1984-10-16)
A series of bombings bears the mark of a radical group active in the '60s that comprises Jessie's college acquaintances. Guest stars: Prestwick: Peter Marshall. Gloria: Kitty Winn.
5"McLaughlin's Flame"October 23, 1984 (1984-10-23)
Jessie encourages an officer severely burned in a fire to return to duty, but must discourage his wife from treating him like an invalid. Guest star: McLaughlin: Asher Brauner.
6"King of the Streets"October 30, 1984 (1984-10-30)
Ascoli and Jessie try to get a tough 30-year veteran (Harry Guardino) off the streets and into a less stressful job. Guest stars: Snowden: Ted Gehring. Sheila: Lenore Kasdorf.
7"In the Line of Duty"November 13, 1984 (1984-11-13)
Jessie tries to protect a teen-age prostitute who witnessed the murder of a toy-company executive. Guest stars: April: Jonna Lee. Hodge: Joel Bailey. Paige: Liam Sullivan.
8"Psychic Connection"June 15, 1985 (1985-06-15) (syndication)[citation needed]
The police department resorts to the use of psychics to help catch a serial killer. The main suspect is the nephew of one of the detectives working on the case.
9"Valerie's Turn"June 15, 1985 (1985-06-15) (syndication)[citation needed]
Believing that female recruits at the police academy face unfair disadvantages, Jessie counsels a group of women to help them overcome those disadvantages. In a side plot, Jessie hopes to rekindle an old romance when an old flame comes to visit.
10"Trick of Fate"June 15, 1985 (1985-06-15) (syndication)[citation needed]
Trick of Fate. Despite protection, a teenage prostitute (Jonna Lee) refuses to testify about a killing she witnessed. Guest stars: Joel Bailey, William Bassett, Brooke Bundy, Dennis Lipscomb, Liam Sullivan.
11"Ties That Kill"June 15, 1985 (1985-06-15) (syndication)[citation needed] [3]


  1. ^ John J. O'Connor (September 18, 1984). "TV Review; 'Hunter' and 'Jessie' 2 Shows About Police". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  2. ^ a b Tim Brooks; Earle Marsh (2003). "Jessie (Police Drama)". The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946–Present (8th ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. p. 607. ISBN 978-0-345-45542-0.
  3. ^ "jessie 1984 |Lindsay Wagner, Brief Character History EPISODE GUIDE JESSIE 1984". 1984. Retrieved July 30, 2017.

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