TV Series created by Stephen J. Cannell
The series focuses on Richard DeMorra, a man given a strange inheritance from his late father: markers which were given in the past by his father to those who had helped him achieve his success. He receives these once per episode from one of those people, leading him on varied adventures as he tries to follow through on his father's legacy.
"He was a cop and good at his job, but he committed the ultimate sin and testified against other cops gone bad. Cops that tried to kill him but got the woman he loved instead. Framed for murder, now he prowls the badlands, an outlaw hunting outlaws, a bounty hunter, a RENEGADE".
A crime show that aired in the 1990's, featuring homicide detectives who used to be married.
Tony Scali is the police commissioner in a small town, where solutions to difficult situations often require considerable creativity. Tony's easygoing manner and clever intellect are much more useful to him than weapons or brute force in his fight against crime.
Dennis Booker who once worked for the LAPD is now hired by the US office of a large Japanese Company to investigate some suspicious insurance claims. He hates authority and being told what to do, he even goes on his own missions to benefit his friends and family, not the government.
21 Jump Street
"21 Jump Street" is about a group of under-age looking cops who go undercover at high schools to catch young criminals before they become older, more dangerous criminals.
The series followed Vincent "Vinnie" Terranova, an undercover agent of the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau), a fictional division of the FBI. The show differed from previous crime dramas in its use of story arcs and in its focus on both the mechanics of being undercover and the consequences of the protagonist's actions.
Longtime friends Cody Allen and Nick Ryder served together during the Vietnam war. Now that the war had ended, Cody and Nick start their own private investigation business and run it out of Cody's boat, The Riptide. With help from electronics guru Murray "Boz" Bozinsky, the team takes on cases, striving to help those in need. However, their investigations often cross paths with Lieutenant Ted Quinlin, who's often none too happy with the crew.
In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire: THE A-TEAM.
Hardcastle & McCormick
Retired judge Milton "Hardcase" Hardcastle is aided in resolving 200+ cold cases by Mark "Skid" McCormick, who was given the choice of prison or helping Hardcastle.
The Greatest American Hero
This show was first aired in 1981, and was both a comedy and a drama. A special "power suit" that only works on him is given to the teacher by the aliens, and he is paired up with the gumshoe FBI agent who keeps them both busy with his scenarios. The suit of "unearthly powers" gives the power of strength, flight, invisibility, flames, telekinesis, vision of events without being there, protection from bullets and fire.
Tenspeed and Brown Shoe
Jeff Goldblum is Lionel Whitney, an accountant fascinated by the noir detective novels of fictional PI Mark Savage. During the events leading up to his wedding, Lionel crosses paths with E.L. "Tenspeed" Turner (Ben Vereen), a smooth-talking fast-thinking con artist. When Tenspeed needs a job to make parole, Lionel fulfills his life's ambition, start a detective agency, and hires Tenspeed as his partner. Now the two men take on whatever cases come their way.
Black Sheep Squadron
In World War II Marine Corps Major Greg 'Pappy' Boyington commanded a squadron of fighter pilots. They were a collection of misfits and screwballs who became the terrors of the South Pacific. They were known as the Black Sheep.
Tony Baretta is a streetwise and single cop, who lives in a rundown hotel when he was not working. He usually wore a T-Shirt, jeans and a cap while on patrol. He never wanted a partner to work with and always worked alone on cases. Tony also had an unusual pet, Fred the cockatoo, that he took with him on many occasions.
The Rockford Files (1974)
Jim Rockford is a private investigator in Los Angeles recently pardoned for a crime he didn't commit.