Hooperman

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Hooperman is an American comedy-drama series which aired on ABC from September 23, 1987 until July 26, 1989. The show centered on the professional and personal life of San Francisco police Inspector Harry Hooperman, played by John Ritter. read more

Hooperman is an American comedy-drama series which aired on ABC from September 23, 1987 until July 26, 1989. The show centered on the professional and personal life of San Francisco police Inspector Harry Hooperman, played by John Ritter. The series was created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, who were the team responsible for creating L.A. Law. Though not the first comedy-drama — in fact, the long-running M*A*S*H, which could also be categorized as one, had the highest-rated TV episode of all time with its series finale just four years earlier — Hooperman was considered the vanguard of a new television genre when it premiered, and critics coined the term "dramedy" to describe it.

Original Release

09/23/1987 on ABC

US Release

09/23/1987

Cast

John Ritter Detective Harry Hooperman
Barbara Bosson Captain C.Z. Stern
Alix Elias Betty Bushkin
Joseph Gian Officer Rick Silardi
Clarence Felder Inspector Bobo Pritzger
Felton Perry Inspector Clarence McNeil
Debrah Farentino Susan Smith
Sydney Walsh Officer Mo DeMott
Rod Gist Rudy
Paul Linke T.J.
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Requiem for an S.O.B. Wednesday, 30 November 1988
2 We'll Always Have Paris Wednesday, 07 December 1988
3 Who Do You Truss? Wednesday, 14 December 1988
4 In Search of Bijoux Wednesday, 21 December 1988
5 Look Homeward, Dirtbag Wednesday, 11 January 1989
6 Nightmare in Apartment One Wednesday, 18 January 1989
7 Hooperman Goes to Hell in a Handcart Wednesday, 25 January 1989
8 Rashomanny Wednesday, 01 February 1989
9 In the Still of My Pants Wednesday, 08 February 1989
10 The Dating Game Wednesday, 15 February 1989
11 Intolerance Wednesday, 22 February 1989
12 The Nun and I Wednesday, 01 March 1989
13 The Sure Thing Wednesday, 15 March 1989
14 The Long So Long Wednesday, 22 March 1989
15 Stakeout Wednesday, 14 June 1989
16 Dog Day Afternoon, Morning and Night Wednesday, 21 June 1989
17 Love Bytes Wednesday, 28 June 1989
18 Take My Building, Please Wednesday, 05 July 1989
19 Some of That Jazz Wednesday, 12 July 1989
20 Goodnight, Sweet Hooperman Wednesday, 26 July 1989
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Directors

Michael Zinberg, John Patterson, Kim Friedman, Betty Thomas, Anson Williams, Gregory Hoblit, Ron Lagomarsino, Alan J. Levi, Arlene Sanford, Rick Wallace, Roy Campanella II, Bethany Rooney, Jeff Melman, Max Tash, Nick Havinga, Tom Moore, Win Phelps, Rob Cohen, Paul Lynch, Carl Gottlieb, Jeffrey D. Brown, Neema Barnette, Peter Werner, Eric Laneuville

Writers

Rick Kellard, Steven Bochco, Phil Kellard, Tom Moore, Jill Gordon, Michael I. Wagner, Steven Hollander, Terry Louise Fisher, Leon Tokatyan, Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo, Lydia Woodward, John Schulian, Ed Milkovich, Glen Merzer, Gina Wendkos, Amy Milkovich, Peter Nasco, Douglas Steinberg, Bob Dolan Smith, Robert Rabinowitz, Sam Greenbaum, Terry Hart, Gina Goldman, James Kramer, R.W. Goodwin, Gary Rosen

Creators

Steven Bochco, Terry Louise Fisher

Cast

John Ritter Detective Harry Hooperman
Barbara Bosson Captain C.Z. Stern
Alix Elias Betty Bushkin
Joseph Gian Officer Rick Silardi
Clarence Felder Inspector Bobo Pritzger
Felton Perry Inspector Clarence McNeil
Debrah Farentino Susan Smith
Sydney Walsh Officer Mo DeMott
Rod Gist Rudy
Paul Linke T.J.
Daphne Ashbrook Alex
Laura Bassett Yolanda
Dan Lauria Lou Stern
Lee Garlington Gail
Kevin Scannell Roy Andrews
Michael Scott King Reid
Barbara Rush Mrs. Smith
Jennifer Warren Beverly
Bruce A. Young Sully
Myra Turley Tenant

Producers

Robert M. Myman Executive Producer
Rick Kellard Executive Producer
Leon Tokatyan Executive Producer
Michael I. Wagner Executive Producer
R.W. Goodwin Producer
Ed Milkovich Producer
Tom Moore Producer
Phil Kellard Producer
Randy Zisk Producer
John Farrell Producer
Jolie Shartin Producer
Phillip M. Goldfarb Producer
Steven Bochco Producer

Editors

Ron Spang, Steve Potter, Noelle Imparato, Jonathan Pontell

1988 Golden Globe Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1988 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1988 Emmy Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series Won
1988 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
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