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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  • 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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  • In real life, CHP motorcycle officers do not ride in pairs. In the first two seasons, this was explained away as being because Ponch was on probation and Jon was his mentor. However, the…
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    In real life, CHP motorcycle officers do not ride in pairs. In the first two seasons, this was explained away as being because Ponch was on probation and Jon was his mentor. However, the viewing audience got so used to seeing them working together that it stayed that way for the entire show's run without any further objections.
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  • Larry Wilcox's character, Jon Baker, was named after the nephew of the show's creator, Rick Rosner. The boy had a small role in the first episode as a boy stopped by Ponch and Jon for riding…
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    Larry Wilcox's character, Jon Baker, was named after the nephew of the show's creator, Rick Rosner. The boy had a small role in the first episode as a boy stopped by Ponch and Jon for riding his bike on the highway.
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