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
Original network 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.


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 (1974-12-01)
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 (1974-12-22)
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 (1975-02-02)
Amy's quarry is a renegade cop who killed a drug dealer and the fellow officer who witnessed his crime.


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