Future Cop (TV series)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Future Cop
Genre Science fiction
Written by Allen S. Epstein
Anthony Wilson
Directed by Jud Taylor
Starring Ernest Borgnine
Michael Shannon
John Amos
James Daughton
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8 (list of episodes)
Production company(s) Tavern Productions
The Culzean Corporation
Paramount Television
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Original network ABC
Original release 5 March – 30 April 1977

Future Cop is an American science fiction television series which starred Ernest Borgnine and Michael Shannon. It was based on the TV movie of the same name and predated RoboCop by ten years. The series was aired on ABC in 1977 and was re-piloted as "Cops and Robin" on NBC in 1978.[clarification needed] A veteran street cop gets an experimental android that has been programmed by the police lab for his new partner.

List of Future Cop episodes with airdates[edit]

  1. "Future Cop" (May 1, 1976)
  2. "Fighting O'Haven" (March 5, 1977)
  3. "The Mad Mad Bomber, Part I" (March 25, 1977)
  4. "The Mad Mad Bomber, Part II" (March 25, 1977)
  5. "Girl on the Ledge" (April 7, 1977)
  6. "The Carlisle Girl" (April 22, 1977)
  7. "The Kansas City Kid" (April 30, 1977)
  8. "Cops and Robin" (March 28, 1978)

DVD release[edit]

On March 1, 2016, Mill Creek Entertainment released the complete series on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time.[1]

See also[edit]

To date, there have been four other short-lived American TV series with identical premises:


  1. ^ 'The Complete Series' of the Mid-'70s Show Pre-Dating 'RoboCop'

External links[edit]