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

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  • Randi Oakes played a car thief in a second season episode. The following season, she joined the cast as Bonnie Clark.
  • 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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  • Midway through the final season, Tom Reilly was arrested for drug possession. This resulted in his character Bobby having his role reduced, with Bruce Penhall having his role as Bobby's…
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    Midway through the final season, Tom Reilly was arrested for drug possession. This resulted in his character Bobby having his role reduced, with Bruce Penhall having his role as Bobby's brother Bruce being elevated. The CHP also threatened to revoke the show's use of their badge and related imagery over the bad publicity due to the arrest.
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