The Last Precinct is an American police comedy-drama television series that premiered on NBC January 26, and then aired weekly from April 11 to May 30, 1986, on Friday nights at 9:00pm. The series stars Adam West as Capt. Rick Wright, leading a group of misfit police academy rejects.[1] The pilot for the Stephen J. Cannell series debuted after Super Bowl XX in 1986, but the show was canceled within two months of its April premiere.[2] This was the only sitcom from Stephen J. Cannell Productions.

The Last Precinct
publicity shot of cast
Police procedural
Created byStephen J. Cannell
Frank Lupo
Directed byHy Averback
Michael Lange
Starring(See article)
ComposersMike Post (1.1)
Pete Carpenter (1.1)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Executive producerStephen J. Cannell
Running time60 minutes
Production companyStephen J. Cannell Productions
Original release
ReleaseJanuary 26 (1986-01-26) –
May 30, 1986 (1986-05-30)

Plot edit

An odd mix of cops, including a transgender woman and an Elvis impersonator, are given one final opportunity to distinguish themselves in the field of law enforcement, when they are assigned to the 56th Precinct, Los Angeles' seediest and most woebegone unit. Under the leadership of Capt. Rick Wright, these losers-in-blue attempt possible redemption, if they can make an arrest without killing themselves.[3]

Cast edit

Episodes edit

Title Directed by Written by Air date
TVM"Pilot"Hy AverbackFrank Lupo & Stephen J. CannellJanuary 26, 1986 (1986-01-26)
1"The Gorilla-Gram"Michael LangeFrank LupoApril 11, 1986 (1986-04-11)
2"Mr. Cool"Michael LangeRobert GoethalsApril 18, 1986 (1986-04-18)
3"I Want My Mummy"Bob SweeneyPaul BernbaumApril 25, 1986 (1986-04-25)
4"Never Cross a Vampire"Michael LangePaul BernbaumMay 2, 1986 (1986-05-02)
5"A Ghost of a Chance"Bruce KesslerFrank LupoMay 9, 1986 (1986-05-09)
6"Toehold"David HemmingsJim MulliganMay 16, 1986 (1986-05-16)
7"Three-Ring Circus"Michael LangePaul Bernbaum & Robert Goethals & Jim MulliganMay 30, 1986 (1986-05-30)

References edit

  1. ^ Sonsky, Steve (December 7, 1985). "U.S. networks weed our failures in crucial midseason facelifts". Ottawa Citizen. Knight Ridder. p. C20. Retrieved March 21, 2010.
  2. ^ "Last Precinct". Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]

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