The brainchild of veteran writer-directors Danny Arnold and
Theodore J. Flicker, the comedy/drama Barney Miller (1975-1982) offered a
very human look at the inner workings of a New York City police precinct; its
wry and observant scripts, aided by a stellar cast, helped earn the series three
Emmy Awards and a devoted fan base. Barney Miller is the kind of cop we'd all like to meet. He
somehow manages to maintain order over a group of inner-city detectives who
gamble for a hobby, get hit on by anything in skirts, go to renaissance
philosophy conventions for fun and would really prefer to be writing.
Additional seasons should be available soon.