I really love this show, it is one of my favorite Police Drama Shows.
Fisrt telecasted on September 15th, 1977 until July 17th, 1983 for a total of 6 seasons which I hope will be released very shortly.
“CHiPs” was one of the best 30 TV shows by audience size reaching 18th on the Sept/1979 – April/1980 season with a percentage of 21.5% of all homes that had a TV were tuned to this show, and for your information the # 1 TV show was “60 Minutes” which had a percentage of 28.4%, only 6.9% difference.
The cast were:
*Officer Jon Baker(1977-1982)………Larry Wilcox
*Officer Frank “Ponch” Poncherello….Erik Estrada
*Sgt. Joe Getraer…………………Robert Pine
*Officer Gene Fritz(1977-1981)……..Lew Saunders
*Officer Baricza(1977-1982)………..Brodie Greer
*Officer Sindy Cahill(1978-1979)……Brianne Leary
*Officer Grossman…………………Paul Linke
*Officer Bonnie Clark(1979-1982)……Randi Oakes
*Officer Turner(1980-1982)…………Michael Dorn
*Officer Bobby Nelson(1982-1983)……Tom Reilly
*Officer Kathy Linahan(1982-1983)…..Tina Gayle
*Cadet Bruce Nelson(1982-1983)……..Bruce Penhall
*Officer Webster(1982-1983)………..Clarence Gilyard,Jr.
The First season consisted of 22 episodes and they are as follows:
01- Pilot 9/15/1977
02- Undertow 9/22/1977
03- Dog Gone 9/29/1977
04- Moving Violation 10/13/1977
05- Career Day 10/20/1977
06- Baby Food 10/27/1977
07- Taking Its Toll 11/3/1977
08- Green Thumb Burglar 11/10/1977
09- Hustle 11/24/1977
10- Highway Robbery 12/1/1977
11- Name Your Price 12/8/1977
12- Aweigh We Go 12/22/1977
13- One Two Many 1/5/1978
14- Rustling 1/12/1978
15- Surf’s Up 1/19/1978
16- Vintage ’54 1/26/1978
17- Hitch-Hiking Hitch 2/9/1978
18- Cry Wolf 2/16/1978
19- Crash Diet 2/23/1978
20- Rainy Day 3/2/1978
21- Crack-Up 3/9/1978
22- Flashback! 4/1/1978
I think this show deserve to be released season wise do to the fact that it is better than many shows being released.
As the first season is being released soon I hope that all the following 5 seasons will be released shortly after. THANKS
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CHips was one of the coolest shows on tv from the 70′s = it featured, the in vogue chemistry of the time, two good-looking guys=one blond, one brunette, (for reference-look to dukes of hazzard & starskey & hutch) who worked together as cops on motorcycles catching the bad guys and featured another kool thing in 70′s tv shows= awesome car chases!! the stories were good and was fun too watch (can’t say that about the tv that’s on today=where we are saturated with no-shame “reality” tv with no story or originality to back it up to be considered a quality visual artform). With having charlies angels, dukes, wonder woman, the hulk and Starskey & Hutch on dvd==Chips is the final great 70′s tv show to make it to DVD!!!
I am really really hoping that this series comes out on dvd because I enjoyed watching this show because of all the stunts and older cars.The stunts which in my mind,do rival the stunts in Dukes of Hazzard, my other all time favorite. I cannot stress enough that they need to put this series out on dvd! If they can put 4 seasons of the dukes of hazzard out then they should definetly sell this series! After all it was already said that CHiPs was a very popular show!