B.A.D. Cats

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B.A.D. Cats
Genre Action
Crime drama
Written by Al Martinez
David Harmon
Shorty Rogers
Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski
Sutton Roley
Ted Post
Starring Asher Brauner
Steve Hanks
Michelle Pfeiffer
Vic Morrow
LaWanda Page
Jimmie Walker
Composer(s) Barry De Vorzon
Andrew Kulberg
Mundell Lowe
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (6 aired)
Executive producer(s) Douglas S. Cramer
Aaron Spelling
Producer(s) Everett Chambers
Cinematography Archie R. Dalzell
Editor(s) Michael F. Anderson
Terence Anderson
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 45–48 minutes
Production company(s) Aaron Spelling Productions
Original network ABC
Audio format Monaural
Original release January 4 (1980-01-04) – February 8, 1980 (1980-02-08)

B.A.D. Cats is an American action/police drama that aired on ABC from January until February 1980 on Friday nights at 8 PM Eastern time. The series stars Asher Brauner, Steve Hanks, and Michelle Pfeiffer in one of her first major acting roles.

The acronym B.A.D Cats stood for 'Burglary Auto Detail, Commercial Auto Thefts'.


Nick Donovan (Brauner) and Ocee James (Hanks) were two former race car drivers who joined the LAPD as part of the B.A.D. C.A.T. squad (which stood for Burglary Auto Detail Commercial Auto Thefts). Using their superior driving skills, the two mainly saw fit to run the bad guys off the road rather than question them. Their superior, Captain Nathan (Vic Morrow) publicly chastised the two, but privately encouraged their "loose cannon" style. Officer Samantha Jensen (Pfeiffer) would occasionally lend a hand when a more feminine approach was called for. Also seen were Ma (LaWanda Page), who owned a bar which the boys frequented, and Rodney (Jimmie Walker), a former car thief trying to get on the straight and narrow.



Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 Pilot January 4, 1980
1-2 "The Good-Time Girls" January 11, 1980
1-3 "I Want It or You" January 18, 1980
1-4 "Life and Death of a Beauty Queen" January 25, 1980
1-5 "Semi-Paradise" February 1, 1980
1-6 "Let's Put Sam Away" February 8, 1980
1-7 "Bomb!" Never aired
1-8 "Die, Cheerleader, Die" Never aired
1-9 "Death Car" Never aired
1-10 "Running Home" Never aired

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