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87th Precinct

1 9 6 1 – 1 9 6 2 (USA)
29 x 60 minutes episodes

Detective Steve Carella (Robert Lansing) worked at New York’s 87th Precinct, along with a line-up of typical plainclothes police detectives, such as the rookie and the seasoned old-timer.

His deaf wife Teddy (Gena Rowlands) added a personal side to the stories.

The series originally screened between 25 September 1961 and 30 April 1962 on NBC. It was aired on Mondays from 9:00 to 10:00 pm.

The memorable theme tune was by Mort Stevens.

A failed remake with Randy Quaid as Steve Carella made it to pilot stage only in 1995.

Det. Steve Carella 
Robert Lansing
Teddy Carella

Gena Rowlands
Det. Bert Kling

Ron Harper
Det. Meyer Meyer

Norman Fell
Det. Roger Havilland

Gregory Walcott
Sarah Meyer
Ruth Storey
Norma Meyer
Andrea Margolis
Bucky Meyer
Larry Adare


The Floater | Lady in Waiting | Lady Killer | The Modus Man | Line of Duty | Occupation, Citizen | Killer’s Payoff | The Guilt | Empty Hours | My Friend, My Enemy | The Very Hard Sell | Till Death | The Heckler | Run, Rabbit, Run | Main Event | Man in a Jam | Give the Boys a Great Big Hand | Out of Order | A Bullet for Katie | King’s Ransom Feel of the Trigger | Killer’s Choice | Square Cop | Step Forward | Idol in the Dust | Ramon | New Man in the Precinct | The Last Stop | Girl in the Case