Bert D'Angelo/Superstar

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Bert D'Angelo/Superstar
Starring Paul Sorvino
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Quinn Martin Productions
Distributor Viacom
Paramount Television
CBS Paramount Television
CBS Television Distribution (current as of 2007)
Release
Original network ABC
Original release February 21 – July 10, 1976

Bert D'Angelo/Superstar (shown as Bert D'Angelo in Britain) is an American police drama that aired on ABC on Saturday Nights from February 21 to July 10, 1976. The series was produced by Quinn Martin.[1]

The series spun off from The Streets of San Francisco, although the episode which introduced the character ("Superstar") had its first airing on March 4, 1976, after the spinoff premiered. It was screened in Britain on BBC1 in the summer of 1976 under the name Superstar (curiously, The Streets of San Francisco was an ITV import).

Premise[edit]

Bert D'Angelo was a ten-year veteran of the New York City Police Department transferred to San Francisco.

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Episodes[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate Episode summary
1-1 "Murder in Velvet" February 21, 1976 After a woman is murdered, D'Angelo discovers evidence that implicates a close friend in the crime.
1-2 "Cops Who Sleep Together" February 28, 1976 An investigation into the death of a newlywed policeman is hampered when his widow, who's also a police officer, seeks revenge.
1-3 "Men With No Past" March 6, 1976 Three seemingly ordinary men are murdered in a professional manner, resulting in the discovery by D'Angelo that the killer is a hit man eliminating former government informants.
1-4 "The Brown Horse Connection" March 13, 1976 D'Angelo receives help from a Mexico City policewoman in the search for a mysterious bomber intent on blowing up a convention of law enforcement officials.
1-5 "The Book of Fear" March 20, 1976 After a young girl is tortured and murdered while trying to escape from a call girl ring, D'Angelo makes an effort to find the mysterious head of the operation.
1-6 "A Noise in the Streets" March 27, 1976 An international hit man and his girlfriend hold a priest hostage while taking refuge in a church.
1-7 "A Concerned Citizen" April 3, 1976 A hijacking ring turns to murder, resulting in D'Angelo being assigned to help break it up before another death occurs.
1-8 "Flannagan's Fleet" June 5, 1976 In order to fund the buying of guns and other war supplies, a mercenary group plots to rob several armored cars.
1-9 "What Kind of Cop Are You?" June 12, 1976 The death of a vagrant becomes a top priority when evidence points to the involvement of organized crime loan sharks.
1-10 "Scag" June 26, 1976 D'Angelo is in a race with a desperate man to be the first to find a cache of heroin worth over $1 million.
1-11 "Serpent's Tooth" July 10, 1976 Two feuding organized crime families are ready to go to war with each other unless D'Angelo can find a way to stop it.

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