On the Rocks (TV series)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
On the Rocks (TV series)
Genre Sitcom
Starring Rick Hurst
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel ABC
Original run September 11, 1975 – May 17, 1976

On the Rocks is an American television sitcom that aired on ABC from September 11, 1975 to May 17, 1976. Originally telecast after Barney Miller, ABC promoted the two shows with the tagline "Funny cops, and funny robbers". Based on the British series Porridge.[1]


The series centered around the inmates of Alomesa Minimum Security prison. The main setting was usually the cell block containing Hector Fuentes, Lester DeMott, and Nicky Palik.



  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 880. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.