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Broadcast History:

First Telecast: February 5, 1977
Last Telecast: June 8, 1978

Feb 1977-May 1977, ABC Sat 8:30-9:00
Jun 1977-Aug 1977, ABC Thu 9:30-10:00
Aug 1977-Nov 1977, ABC Sat 8:00-8:30
Jan 1978-Apr 1978, ABC Thu 8:30-9:00
May 1978-Jun 1978, ABC Thu 9:30-10:00

Total number of episodes: 35


Fish cast

Abe Vigoda as Det. Phil Fish
Florence Stanley
as Bernice Fish
Lenny Bari
as Mike
Todd Bridges
as Loomis
John Cassisi
as Victor Kreutzer
Denise Miller
as Jilly Papalardo
Sarah Natoli
as Diane Pulaski
Barry Gordon
as Charlie Harrison
David Yanez
as Manuel

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Series Summary:


Detective Fish, the dilapidated cop in the hit series Barney Miller, got his own show in 1977. It was unusual in that he not only remained in character, but for several months continued to appear in Barney Miller as well. Fish simply presented the domestic side of his life.

Fish and his wife Bernice had decided to move out of their New York apartment and into a rundown house, in order to become foster parents to five P.I.N.S.--the social workers' term for "Persons in Need of Supervision." The term was an understatement, for the five racially mixed street kids were constantly causing problems. Loomis was the cut-up of the lot, the preteen hipster who befriended the dead cat in Fish's basement. Mike was the oldest, charming but streetwise. Victor was the blustery tough guy. Jilly the angelic con artist, and Diane the young TV addict. Psychologist Charlie Harrison (played by onetime child star Barry Gordon) tended to be too impractical to help very much, leaving huffing, puffing Fish and chattering Bernice to quell each uproar and re-establish normalcy.

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