Joe Forrester (TV series)

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Joe Forrester
Genre Police procedural
Starring Lloyd Bridges
Composer(s) Robert Drasnin
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 23
Executive producer(s) David Gerber
Running time 44 minutes (per episode)
Production company(s) David Gerber Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
Distributor Sony Pictures Television (syndication)
Original network NBC
Original release September 9, 1975 – May 3, 1976

Joe Forrester (1975–1976) is an American crime/drama television series, starring Lloyd Bridges as a uniformed foot patrol officer in a run-down neighborhood of Los Angeles. Patricia Crowley co-starred as Georgia Cameron, Joe's romantic interest. Former NYPD Detective Eddie Egan played Sgt. Bernie Vincent, Joe's supervisor. Dwan Smith played Jolene, a resident of the neighborhood Joe patrolled.


Joe Forrester's character was introduced on the TV series Police Story, in a special 90-minute episode "The Return of Joe Forrester", written by Mark Rodgers and directed by Virgil W. Vogel, later retitled Cop on the Beat (1975), and syndicated as a TV-movie. In this pilot, Forrester, a second generation policeman, is a plainclothes officer in LAPD's Metro Division who convinces his superiors to put him back in uniform, and back on a foot beat, in a neighborhood beset by a series of armed robberies which are invariably followed by a vicious rape. When the case is solved, Forrester elects to stay in uniform, and on his foot beat, leading to the subsequent series.


Forrester is a veteran cop in Los Angeles, assigned to a foot beat. He is a highly respected officer in the community, effectively fighting crime every day because, as a foot patrolman, he is able to keep personal contact with the people he protects, building trust and empathy. Like other cops, he busts thieves, drug dealers, murderers, and other criminals who threaten the residents of his beat.


Episode # Episode Title Original Airdate
1 The Return of Joe Forrester May 6, 1975
2 Stake Out September 9, 1975
3 The Witness September 16, 1975
4 Bus Station September 23, 1975
5 Welcome to the Gardens September 30, 1975
6 Deadly Weekend: Part 1 November 4, 1975
7 Deadly Weekend: Part 2 November 11, 1975
8 Powder Blue October 21, 1975
9 Target: Mexican Syndicate November 25, 1975
10 No Probable Cause December 2, 1975
11 The Best Laid Schemes December 9, 1975
12 The End of Summer December 16, 1975
13 Fashion Mart December 23, 1975
14 Fire Power January 6, 1976
15 An Act of Violence January 13, 1976
16 The Answer February 2, 1976
17 Squeeze Play February 9, 1976
18 A Game of Love February 16, 1976
19 The Invaders February 23, 1976
20 Girl on a String March 1, 1976
21 The Promised Land March 8, 1976
22 Pressure Point March 22, 1976
23 The Boy Next Door May 3, 1976


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