10-8: Officers on Duty

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10-8: Officers on Duty
10-8 Officers on Duty, series lead actors.jpg
Series stars Ernie Hudson (left) and Danny Nucci
GenrePolice drama
Created byLouis St. Clair
Jorge Zamacona
Directed byJeff Bleckner
Martin Campbell
Perry Lang
Tawnia McKiernan
Jay Tobias
James Whitmore, Jr.
Thomas J. Wright
Alex Zakrzewski
StarringErnie Hudson
Danny Nucci
Composer(s)Danny Lux
Greg O'Connor
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes15 (1 unaired)
Executive producer(s)Aaron Spelling
E. Duke Vincent
Running time45–48 minutes
Production company(s)Spelling Television
Badlands Entertainment
Touchstone Television
Original networkABC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 28, 2003 (2003-09-28) –
January 25, 2004 (2004-01-25)

10-8: Officers on Duty is an American police drama television series. The series aired on ABC from September 28, 2003 to January 25, 2004. The title is in reference to the ten-code for "officer in service and available for calls."


Rico Amonte, a rookie deputy sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, fresh from the police academy is assigned to Senior Deputy John Barnes for his probationary period where he learns the ropes and puts his training into practice.

While he makes his share of rookie mistakes, including being responsible for having a squad car stolen, he also has a keen eye for details exemplified when he is not fooled by a "homeowner" who says he accidentally tripped his home security alarm (the man, who was actually a burglar, had a tattoo of a cross on his arm, but Amonte noticed a mezuzah on the doorpost).

While he passed his initial evaluation, the show was canceled before his final evaluation was completed.



10-8: Officers on Duty was created by Louis St. Clair and Jorge Zamacona, who also served as writers. The series was executive produced by Aaron Spelling and E. Duke Vincent.


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Brothers in Arms"Martin CampbellS : Louis St. Clair;
S/T : Jorge Zamacona
September 28, 2003 (2003-09-28)
2"Hard Day's Night"Alex ZakrzewskiS : Jorge Zamacona,
Louis St. Clair;
T : Denitria Harris-Lawrence
October 5, 2003 (2003-10-05)
3"Gun of a Son"Jeff BlecknerS : Jorge Zamacona,
Louis St. Clair;
T : Frank Renzulli
October 12, 2003 (2003-10-12)
4"Badlands"James Whitmore Jr.S : Louis St. Clair;
S/T : Jorge Zamacona
October 19, 2003 (2003-10-19)
5"Blood, Sugar, Sex Magik"Thomas J. WrightS : Louis St. Clair;
S/T : Jorge Zamacona
October 26, 2003 (2003-10-26)
6"Mercy, Mercy Me"Jeff BlecknerS : Jorge Zamacona;
T : Louis St. Clair,
Denitria Harris-Lawrence
November 2, 2003 (2003-11-02)
7"Late for School"Jim CharlestonJorge Zamacona,
Frank Renzulli
November 9, 2003 (2003-11-09)
8"Gimme Shelter"Jay TobiasJorge Zamacona,
Frank Renzulli
November 23, 2003 (2003-11-23)
9"Let It Bleed"Tawnia McKiernanS : Frank Renzulli,
Louis St. Clair;
T : Charles Renee Johnson
November 30, 2003 (2003-11-30)
10"The Wild Bunch"James Whitmore Jr.S : Louis St. Clair;
S/T : Jorge Zamacona
December 7, 2003 (2003-12-07)
11"Lucy in the Sky"Alex ZakrzewskiS : Denitria Harris-Lawrence,
Louis St. Clair;
T : Angel Dean Lopez
December 21, 2003 (2003-12-21)
12"Flirtin' with Disaster"Perry LangS : Jorge Zamacona,
Louis St. Clair;
T : Bradford Winters
January 11, 2004 (2004-01-11)
13"Gypsy Road"Jeff BlecknerJorge ZamaconaJanuary 18, 2004 (2004-01-18)
14"Love Don't Love Nobody"Thomas J. WrightS : Jorge Zamacona,
Louis St. Clair;
T : Denitria Harris-Lawrence
January 25, 2004 (2004-01-25)
15"The Wild and the Innocent"Martin CampbellS : Louis St. Clair;
S/T : Jorge Zamacona

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