Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 15, 1977
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network

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CHiPs

"CHiPS," which stood for California Highway Patrol, followed the daily beats of two state motorcycle patrolmen as they patrolled the freeway system in and around Los Angeles. Officer Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.

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The Real "CHiPs" Aired: Jun. 05, 2007

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The show had 7 seasons and 141 episodes air between 1977 and 1983.

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  • Early in season five, Erik Estrada briefly walked off the show due to contract disputes. He was replaced by Bruce Jenner playing Steve McLeish. During the absence, normal opening credits with…
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    Early in season five, Erik Estrada briefly walked off the show due to contract disputes. He was replaced by Bruce Jenner playing Steve McLeish. During the absence, normal opening credits with Estrada's name and image continued to run, and Bruce Jenner's name was listed among the guest stars.
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  • Erik Estrada suffered a very serious motorcycle accident while filming an episode. Until he recovered, he literally shot scenes from his hospital bed.
  • Jon was among the first characters on a TV series to be identified as a Vietnam Veteran. The portrayal was also among the few at that time to show a Vietnam Veteran in a positive manner.…
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    Jon was among the first characters on a TV series to be identified as a Vietnam Veteran. The portrayal was also among the few at that time to show a Vietnam Veteran in a positive manner. Larry Wilcox who played Jon had actually done service in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine during the Tet Offensive.
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