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

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.

Series Fun Facts

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  • Final Season Regular Bruce Penhall had been a Motorcycle World Speedway Champion. His character Bruce Nelson was a World Speedway Champion transitioning to be a Motorcylce Officer with the…
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    Final Season Regular Bruce Penhall had been a Motorcycle World Speedway Champion. His character Bruce Nelson was a World Speedway Champion transitioning to be a Motorcylce Officer with the CHP. Actual footage of Penhall competing in the 1982 World Speedway Championship was used in an episode portraying his character's competing in the event.
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  • Robert Pine is the only actor to appear in every episode.
  • Ponch was among the first leading characters on a dramatic series whose ethnicity was Latino. He's often cited as among the first positive or non stereotypical portrayal of a Hispanic…
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    Ponch was among the first leading characters on a dramatic series whose ethnicity was Latino. He's often cited as among the first positive or non stereotypical portrayal of a Hispanic American on a regular prime time drama series.
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