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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  • The freeway chases and crash scenes were filmed on nearly-finished stretches of Southern California freeways. For the first season, the Glendale Freeway (Highway 2) in Montrose, California…
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    The freeway chases and crash scenes were filmed on nearly-finished stretches of Southern California freeways. For the first season, the Glendale Freeway (Highway 2) in Montrose, California was used. For the second and subsequent seasons, the intersection of the Foothill Freeway (Interstate 210) and the Simi Valley Freeway (Highway 118) in Sylmar, California were used. These sections of freeway were under construction for many years, allowing producers about a mile of finished freeway section to use for the show. The 210 and 118 were opened in the early-1980s forcing the freeway scenes for the last season to be shot in Long Beach, California.
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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.
  • Aside from Larry Wilcox's well publicized departure from the series prior to the final season, a number of other cast changes were made for that season as well. The characters played by…
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    Aside from Larry Wilcox's well publicized departure from the series prior to the final season, a number of other cast changes were made for that season as well. The characters played by Michael Dorn, Brodie Greer and Randi Oakes (Turner, Baricza and Bonnie) were written off and replaced with no explanation.
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