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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  • 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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  • In October 1981, two real-life California Highway Patrolmen were injured in the line of duty. The show's cast took time out to donate blood for the two officers. One survived.
  • Baker's partner was originally written as an Italian-American named "Poncherelli". The "i" was changed to an "o" when Erik Estrada was cast.
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