The Blue Knight (TV series)
|The Blue Knight|
George Kennedy as Bumper Morgan.
|Created by||Joseph Wambaugh|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||24|
|Running time||60 minutes (per episode)|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original run||December 17, 1975 – October 20, 1976|
The Blue Knight is an American CBS crime TV series, running in 1975 and 1976, starring George Kennedy as Officer Bumper Morgan. The show was based on the best selling novel by author Joseph Wambaugh (The Blue Knight) and produced by Lorimar Productions. It was also inspired by the 1973 TV film The Blue Knight, starring William Holden, which ran before the TV show premiered.
Bumper Morgan is a veteran police officer in Los Angeles, who continues to patrol the streets in uniform. The series dealt with Morgan's daily dealings with dangerous criminals and drug dealers.
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