Joe Forrester

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Joe Forrester is an American crime/drama television series, starring Lloyd Bridges as a uniformed foot patrol officer in a run-down neighborhood of Los Angeles. Patricia Crowley co-starred as Georgia Cameron, Joe's romantic interest. Former NYPD Detective Eddie Egan played Sgt. Bernie Vincent, Joe's supervisor. Dwan Smith played Jolene, a resident of the neighborhood Joe patrolled.

Joe Forrester
GenrePolice procedural
StarringLloyd Bridges
ComposerRobert Drasnin
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes23
Executive producerDavid Gerber
Running time44 minutes (per episode)
Production companiesDavid Gerber Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
DistributorColex Enterprises
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 9, 1975 (1975-09-09) –
May 3, 1976 (1976-05-03)


Joe Forrester's character was introduced on the TV series Police Story, in a special 90-minute episode "The Return of Joe Forrester", written by Mark Rodgers and directed by Virgil W. Vogel, later retitled Cop on the Beat (1975), and syndicated as a TV-movie. In this pilot, Forrester, a second generation policeman, is a plainclothes officer in LAPD's Metro Division who convinces his superiors to put him back in uniform, and back on a foot beat, in a neighborhood beset by a series of armed robberies which are invariably followed by a vicious rape. When the case is solved, Forrester elects to stay in uniform, and on his foot beat, leading to the subsequent series.


Forrester is a veteran cop in Los Angeles, assigned to a foot beat. He is a highly respected officer in the community, effectively fighting crime every day because, as a foot patrolman, he is able to keep personal contact with the people he protects, building trust and empathy. Like other cops, he busts thieves, drug dealers, murderers, and other criminals who threaten the residents of his beat.


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
0"The Return of Joe Forrester"Virgil W. VogelMark RodgersMay 6, 1975 (1975-05-06)
1"Stakeout"TBATBASeptember 9, 1975 (1975-09-09)
2"The Witness"TBATBASeptember 16, 1975 (1975-09-16)
3"Bus Station"TBATBASeptember 23, 1975 (1975-09-23)
4"Welcome to the Gardens"TBATBASeptember 30, 1975 (1975-09-30)
5"Deadly Weekend: Part 1"TBATBANovember 4, 1975 (1975-11-04)
6"Deadly Weekend: Part 2"TBATBANovember 11, 1975 (1975-11-11)
7"Powder Blue"TBATBANovember 18, 1975 (1975-11-18)
8"Target: Mexican Syndicate"TBATBANovember 25, 1975 (1975-11-25)
9"No Probable Cause"TBATBADecember 2, 1975 (1975-12-02)
10"The Best Laid Schemes"TBATBADecember 9, 1975 (1975-12-09)
11"The End of Summer"TBATBADecember 16, 1975 (1975-12-16)
12"Fashion Mart"TBATBADecember 23, 1975 (1975-12-23)
13"Fire Power"TBATBAJanuary 6, 1976 (1976-01-06)
14"An Act of Violence"TBATBAJanuary 13, 1976 (1976-01-13)
15"The Answer"TBATBAFebruary 2, 1976 (1976-02-02)
16"Squeeze Play"TBATBAFebruary 9, 1976 (1976-02-09)
17"A Game of Love"TBATBAFebruary 16, 1976 (1976-02-16)
18"The Invaders"TBATBAFebruary 23, 1976 (1976-02-23)
19"Girl on a String"TBATBAMarch 1, 1976 (1976-03-01)
20"The Promised Land"TBATBAMarch 8, 1976 (1976-03-08)
21"Pressure Point"TBATBAMarch 22, 1976 (1976-03-22)
22"The Boy Next Door"TBATBAMay 3, 1976 (1976-05-03)


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