Amy Prentiss

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Amy Prentiss
Genre Drama
Created by Francine Carroll
Starring Jessica Walter
Johnny Seven
Helen Hunt
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 3
Release
Original channel NBC
Original release December 1, 1974 (1974-12-01) – February 2, 1975 (1975-02-02)

Amy Prentiss is an American police drama television series which aired on NBC.[1] It is a spinoff of Ironside, and aired as part of the NBC Mystery Movie from 1974-1975.

Jessica Walter stars as Amy Prentiss, a relatively young investigator who becomes the first female Chief of Detectives for the San Francisco Police Department. Helen Hunt, in an early role, played Prentiss' pre-teen daughter, Jill. Three 2-hour episodes were aired.

Guest stars in the series' brief run included William Shatner, Cameron Mitchell, Ron Thompson, Don Murray, Joyce Van Patten and Jamie Farr.

Episodes[edit]

The pilot for this series was the two-part Ironside episode "Amy Prentiss," a.k.a. "The Chief" (23 May 1974).

Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
1 "Baptism of Fire" Jeffrey Hayden Michael Butler,
Christopher Trumbo
1 December 1974
Amy assumes her duties as San Francisco's first female police chief. Her first assignment: an old friend is suspected of murder, and a mad bomber is striking the city.
2 "The Desperate World of Jane Doe" Andrew V. McLaglen Elinor Karpf,
Steven Karpf
22 December 1974
A party host passes out to find a strange, very dead woman in his apartment and himself as the prime suspect. Amy also takes on some phony checks and a cat burglar.
3 "Profile in Evil" Unknown Unknown 2 February 1975
Amy's quarry is a renegade cop who killed a drug dealer and the fellow officer who witnessed his crime.

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