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CHiPs (Chips) (TV Series)

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Original title
CHiPs (Chips) (TV Series)
Running time
60 min.
United States United States
Rick Rosner, Rudolph Borchert, L. Ford Neale, Rick Mittleman, John Huff, James Doherty
Alan Silvestri, John Carl Parker, Billy May, Luchi De Jesus, Mike Post
Robert F. Sparks, Peter Salim, Jack Swain
MGM Television, Rosner Television
TV Series. Action. Adventure. Drama | Cop Movies. Motorcycle. Crime
Synopsis / Plot
6 Seasons, 139 Episodes (1977-1983). CHiPs was a lightweight action crime drama, which included elements of comedy in every episode (several of the first season episodes play as out-and-out comedies). Over-the-top freeway pileups, which occurred in almost every episode, were a signature of the show. There was little if any actual violence on CHiPs, and the show can be classified as a dramedy.
The show was created by Rick Rosner, and starred Erik Estrada as macho, rambunctious Officer Francis ("Frank") "Ponch" Poncherello and Larry Wilcox as his straight-laced partner, Officer Jonathan "Jon" Baker. With Ponch the more trouble-prone of the pair, and Jon generally the more level-headed one trying to keep him out of trouble with the duo's gruff yet fatherly commanding officer Sergeant Joseph Getraer (Robert Pine), the two were Highway Patrolmen of the Central Los Angeles office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP, hence the name CHiPs). (FILMAFFINITY)
1979: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best TV Actor - Drama (Erik Estrada)
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