List of T. J. Hooker episodes

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T. J. Hooker is an American police drama television series starring William Shatner in the title role as a 15-year veteran police sergeant. The series premiered as a mid-season replacement on March 13, 1982, on ABC and ran on the network until May 4, 1985. The show was then picked up for a further single season by CBS.

Shout! Factory acquired the DVD rights and released a box set of all five seasons on July 18, 2017.[1]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
15March 13, 1982 (1982-03-13)April 10, 1982 (1982-04-10)ABC
222September 25, 1982 (1982-09-25)May 7, 1983 (1983-05-07)
322October 1, 1983 (1983-10-01)May 12, 1984 (1984-05-12)
423October 13, 1984 (1984-10-13)May 4, 1985 (1985-05-04)
519September 25, 1985 (1985-09-25)May 28, 1986 (1986-05-28)CBS


Season 1 (1982)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"The Protectors"Cliff BoleRick HuskyMarch 13, 1982 (1982-03-13)
William Shatner is T. J. Hooker, a veteran cop hardened by divorce and the shooting death of his partner. In the opener, Captain Dennis Sheridan (Richard Herd) assigns Hooker to train recruits pending the investigation of a controversial shooting in which he was involved. Hooker is partnered with rookie cop Vincent Romano (Adrian Zmed).
22"The Streets"Cliff BoleRick HuskyMarch 20, 1982 (1982-03-20)
Hooker has to escort an overeager newswoman (Karen Carlson) while hunting for a mugger who leaves a Bible at the scene of his crimes.
33"God Bless the Child"Harry FalkRick HuskyMarch 27, 1982 (1982-03-27)
Hooker doesn't believe a teen-age junkie's fatal fall from a building was suicide.
44"Hooker's War"Charlie PicerniLeo GarenApril 3, 1982 (1982-04-03)
A van stopped for running a red light turns out to be filled with illegal firearms.
55"The Witness"Cliff BoleGerald SanfordApril 10, 1982 (1982-04-10)
Hooker tries to persuade a frightened woman to testify against a psychotic murderer (Jonathan Banks).

Season 2 (1982–83)[edit]

Introduced at the start of the second season was attractive Officer Stacy Sheridan (Heather Locklear), the daughter of Captain Sheridan who attended the police academy and replaced Vicki (April Clough).

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
61"Second Chance"Don WeisMark RodgersSeptember 25, 1982 (1982-09-25)
Hooker links a recent homicide and an unsolved case he investigated eight years earlier. Meanwhile, a new police desk clerk named Stacy Sheridan (Heather Locklear) has caught Romano's attention, unaware that she is the Captain's daughter.
72"King of the Hill"Charlie PicerniStephen DowningOctober 2, 1982 (1982-10-02)
Hooker tries to clear a friend arrested for a series of robberies when custom parts from the getaway cars are traced to his auto-repair shop. Romano takes part in a departmental go-cart race.
83"The Empty Gun"Cliff BolePaul SavageOctober 16, 1982 (1982-10-16)
Fellow officers criticize Romano for not shooting a juvenile (David Michael Elliott) who killed an officer.
94"Blind Justice"
"Blind Watch"
Don ChaffeyWalter Dallenbach, Stephen Downing & Joe ViolaOctober 23, 1982 (1982-10-23)
Hooker tries to protect a frightened robbery witness (played by Shatner's then-wife, Marcy Lafferty) from the culprits — who don't know she's blind. Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys has a cameo as himself.
105"Big Foot"Cliff BoleDallas Barnes & JoAnne BarnesOctober 30, 1982 (1982-10-30)
Hooker and Romano pursue a rapist who's left just one clue: a size 13 footprint.
116"Terror at the Academy"Phil BondelliJack V. Fogarty & Rick HuskyNovember 6, 1982 (1982-11-06)
A vengeful sniper who has been shooting at police cars is planning to attack the police academy.
127"The Survival Syndrome"Charlie PicerniDallas Barnes & JoAnne BarnesNovember 13, 1982 (1982-11-13)
News footage and eyewitness accounts point to the same conclusion: Hooker shot and killed an unarmed youth on a crowded street.
138"Deadly Ambition"Michael PreeceArthur WeingartenNovember 20, 1982 (1982-11-20)
An ambitious detective is out to nail Hooker's friend on a charge of aiding jewel thieves while working as a diamond-exchange guard. Legendary musician Jerry Lee Lewis appears as himself.
149"A Cry for Help"Cliff BoleJack V. FogartyNovember 27, 1982 (1982-11-27)
Hooker helps a hearing-impaired teenager who's been left to take a murder rap by his fellow gang members.
1510"Thieves' Highway"Michael PreeceDevorah Cutler & Roger H. LewisDecember 4, 1982 (1982-12-04)
Hooker tries to avert a war between independent truckers and a produce wholesaler who's been sabotaging their trucks.
1611"The Connection"Corey AllenDonald R. BoyleDecember 18, 1982 (1982-12-18)
Hooker searches for a dealer supplying PCP to high-school students.
1712"The Fast Lane"Don ChaffeyJeffrey M. HayesJanuary 8, 1983 (1983-01-08)
Concern for a teenager in trouble leads Romano and Hooker to a gang of thieves selling stolen liquor to high-school students.
1813"Too Late for Love"Michael PreeceJack V. FogartyJanuary 15, 1983 (1983-01-15)
Romano unwittingly supplies information to fur thieves when he falls for a pretty model who's working for the gang.
1914"The Decoy"Leonard NimoyMark RodgersJanuary 22, 1983 (1983-01-22)
Stacy acts as a decoy to flush out a psychotic who has killed five women — including a cop.
2015"The Mumbler"Don ChaffeyJoe ViolaJanuary 29, 1983 (1983-01-29)
Thieves blow up an armored car and take flight leaving only one clue: a homing pigeon's metal leg band.
2116"Vengeance Is Mine"Phil BondelliAllison HockFebruary 5, 1983 (1983-02-05)
Star Trekkers William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy are reunited in a tale of a detective's quest for revenge against the man who raped his daughter.
2217"Sweet Sixteen and Dead"William ShatnerJoe ViolaFebruary 12, 1983 (1983-02-12)
Hooker's concern for a teenage prostitute leads him to a pimp who's bribing city officials.
2318"Raw Deal"Cliff BoleJack V. Fogarty & Simon MuntnerFebruary 19, 1983 (1983-02-19)
A cocaine dealer recruits couriers from the ranks of compulsive gamblers deeply in debt to his poker club.
2419"Requiem for a Cop"Don ChaffeyGerald SanfordFebruary 26, 1983 (1983-02-26)
A private investigator's murder puts Hooker on the trail of an arsonist (David Caruso) who's torching condemned buildings.
2520"The Hostages"Cliff BoleRobert EarllMarch 3, 1983 (1983-03-03)
Fran Hooker and Stacy are taken hostage in a hospital by robbers who are trying to break out their critically wounded cohort.
2621"Payday Pirates"Sigmund Neufeld Jr.Paul B. MargolisMarch 30, 1983 (1983-03-30)
Hooker's wife Fran is knocked out during a factory-district robbery. Meanwhile, Hooker assigns Stacy to field conditioning, teaming her with no-nonsense training officer Jim Corrigan (James Darren).
2722"Lady in Blue"William ShatnerRick HuskyApril 7, 1983 (1983-04-07)
A rookie cop is wounded by fleeing gun thieves, and Hooker blames himself for teaching her the aggressive style of pursuit that led to the shooting.

Season 3 (1983–84)[edit]

The third season saw a slight revamp (including the theme music being rearranged into a more pop-driven version), with James Darren promoted to series regular in the credits, and Richard Herd appearing as 'Special Guest Star' in just a few third and fourth-season episodes.

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
281"The Return"Sigmund Neufeld Jr.Mark RodgersOctober 1, 1983 (1983-10-01)
Hooker pursues bank robbers who use the same tactics as the gang that wounded him and killed his partner five years earlier.
292"Carnal Express"Sigmund Neufeld Jr.Joe ViolaOctober 8, 1983 (1983-10-08)
Stacy goes undercover as an exotic dancer to crack a white-slavery ring.
303"Chinatown"Don ChaffeyJack V. Fogarty & Simon MuntnerOctober 15, 1983 (1983-10-15)
Chinatown is the scene of a thriving black market in guns and, for Hooker, a place where more than memory links him to the past.
314"The Cheerleader Murder"Cliff BoleGerald SanfordOctober 22, 1983 (1983-10-22)
The murder of a high school cheerleader leads Hooker to an illegal abortion clinic and a pornographic film ring.
325"Shadow of Truth"Cliff BoleRobert ShermanOctober 29, 1983 (1983-10-29)
Two separate murders occur near a muckraking reporter (Helen Shaver), and Hooker suspects that she was the target.
336"Walk a Straight Line"Cliff BoleRick KelbaughNovember 5, 1983 (1983-11-05)
Hooker must decide whether to report a veteran cop's alcoholism after his on-the-job drinking leads to the shooting of the cop's partner.
347"A Child Is Missing"Cliff BoleJack B. SowardsNovember 12, 1983 (1983-11-12)
On a "fishing trip" in Mexico, Hooker trolls for a diamond thief who also kidnapped his own son as an act of revenge against the boy's mother.
358"The Trial"Cliff BoleStephen DowningNovember 19, 1983 (1983-11-19)
Romano feels betrayed when Hooker defends an officer (Lenore Kasdorf) charged with cowardice in an incident that left Romano wounded.
369"Matter of Passion"Sigmund Neufeld Jr.Dick NelsonNovember 26, 1983 (1983-11-26)
A murder investigation leads Hooker to a drug-money laundering ring.
3710"Blue Murder"Don ChaffeyPaul B. MargolisDecember 3, 1983 (1983-12-03)
Pursuing the killers of criminals freed on technicalities is Hooker's unhappy task: the suspects are fellow officers.
3811"Undercover Affair"Charlie PicerniSimon MuntnerDecember 10, 1983 (1983-12-10)
Hooker is suspended when his pursuit of heroin pushers interferes with federal agents who are after the ring's supplier.
3912"Slay Ride"Bruce KesslerRick HuskyDecember 17, 1983 (1983-12-17)
Stacy becomes emotionally attached to a sick baby abandoned by a couple involved in armed robberies.
4013"The Lipstick Killer"Sigmund Neufeld Jr.Robert C. Dennis, Jack V. Fogarty & Ed WatersJanuary 7, 1984 (1984-01-07)
The pattern Hooker detects in the murders of several nurses suggests he has less than 48 hours to prevent the killer from striking again.
4114"The Snow Game"William ShatnerFred McKnightJanuary 14, 1984 (1984-01-14)
Hooker and Corrigan go undercover as drug dealers to nail the kingpins of a cocaine ring.
4215"Exercise in Murder"Phil BondelliJack V. Fogarty, Simon Muntner & Ed WatersJanuary 28, 1984 (1984-01-28)
The pursuit of a gang of diamond thieves leads to a broken romance for Corrigan and tragedy for Hooker after he accidentally shoots a nine-year-old boy.
4316"Hooker's Run"Cliff BoleSimon MuntnerFebruary 4, 1984 (1984-02-04)
A murderer's former girlfriend (Shanna Reed) could send him to prison with her testimony, if Hooker can keep her alive and plug the security leak that led to the death of another witness.
4417"Hot Property"Ric RondellChester KrumholzFebruary 25, 1984 (1984-02-25)
Stacy's future, which includes prospects of marriage, looks bright until she is implicated in the disappearance of two kilograms of heroin from a major bust.
4518"Death on the Line"Cliff BoleJack V. FogartyMarch 3, 1984 (1984-03-03)
Although the man implicated in a series of rapes and robberies is dead, Hooker isn't convinced the case is closed.
4619"Death Strip"Sigmund Neufeld Jr.Patrick MathewsMarch 10, 1984 (1984-03-10)
Romano poses as a stripper in a club where the owner and a dancer are suspects in a cocaine ring.
4720"Psychic Terror"Kenneth R. KochWilliam KelleyMarch 24, 1984 (1984-03-24)
After a girl is kidnapped, a skeptical Hooker is assigned to work with a psychic (Marcy Lafferty-Shatner's former wife), who's been having a recurring dream of Hooker's death.
4821"Gang War"William ShatnerSidney EllisMay 5, 1984 (1984-05-05)
With two barrio gangs threatening to launch an all-out war, Hooker pursues the real cause of unrest — an illegal-arms dealer who would profit handsomely.
4922"Deadlock"Sigmund Neufeld Jr.David Ketchum & Bruce ShellyMay 12, 1984 (1984-05-12)
After interrupting a weapons heist, Romano is wounded and Hooker – who knows his own revolver is empty – is trapped in an elevator in a guns-drawn test of wills with one of the thieves.

Season 4 (1984–85)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
501"Night Vigil"Winrich KolbeFrank TelfordOctober 13, 1984 (1984-10-13)
Hooker puts his career on the line combing the city for a burly robber who shot Stacy and left her with a bullet lodged close to her heart.
512"The Two Faces of Betsy Morgan"Paul KrasnyRobert BielakOctober 20, 1984 (1984-10-20)
A teenaged prostitute (Jill Whitlow) is targeted by a pair of psychotic killers who know she can identify them in the murder of another girl.
"Hot Pursuit"
Sidney HayersPaul SavageOctober 27, 1984 (1984-10-27)
Hooker and the department draw the fire of a city councilman over their use of high-speed pursuit after a bank hold-up hostage loses her unborn child during a chase.
534"Hardcore Connection"Christian I. Nyby IIStephen DowningNovember 3, 1984 (1984-11-03)
Hooker leans on a reluctant ex-prostitute (Heather Thomas) whose ex-roommate could clear the name of a dead vice cop accused of taking a bribe from the head of a porno ring (Dennis Franz).
545"Anatomy of a Killing"Sigmund Neufeld Jr.Stephen DowningNovember 10, 1984 (1984-11-10)
Hooker volunteers to help a colleague (Jim Brown) solve a drug-related murder and finds that the cop's daughter (Penny Johnson) — a heroin addict — is their only hope for convicting the killers.
556"Target: Hooker"Vincent McEveetySimon MuntnerNovember 17, 1984 (1984-11-17)
Romano is temporarily blinded and his girlfriend is killed during two attempts on Hooker's life.
567"Model for Murder"Harry FalkJanis HendlerNovember 24, 1984 (1984-11-24)
Stacy goes undercover to find out who's responsible for the grisly deaths of two fashion models.
578"A Kind of Rage"Winrich KolbeRick KelbaughDecember 1, 1984 (1984-12-01)
A blow to the head precipitates episodes of explosive behavior in Corrigan. Meanwhile, Hooker tries to stop a strangler of skid-row denizens.
589"The Confession"Georg FenadyPaul B. MargolisDecember 15, 1984 (1984-12-15)
Hooker pursues the man who raped a female priest, but he's stymied by the victim, who won't testify after hearing her attacker's confession.
5910"Grand Theft Auto"Sidney HayersB.W. SandefurDecember 29, 1984 (1984-12-29)
Romano's new sports car is stolen, but the 10-year-old Gypsy (Tori Spelling) who witnessed the crime and the subsequent murder of her uncle won't talk to the police. Hooker solicits the help of the girl's sister. (Delta Burke). The name of this episode is an inspiration for a videogame about cars.
6011"Street Bait"Sigmund Neufeld Jr.Judy BurnsJanuary 5, 1985 (1985-01-05)
Stacy poses as bait for a killer of young blonde women and turns up a strong case against a vice cop moonlighting as a security officer.
6112"The Surrogate"Bruce Seth GreenJudy Burns & Joseph GunnJanuary 12, 1985 (1985-01-12)
Hooker tries to persuade a radio sex therapist (Belinda Montgomery) to help him search for the killer of four unfaithful wives — all of whom were callers to her program.
6213"Trackdown"Reza BadiyiMark RodgersJanuary 26, 1985 (1985-01-26)
A colleague from Hooker's detective days needs help tracking down a serial killer who's taken hostages.
6314"Outcall"Larry ElikannDick NelsonFebruary 2, 1985 (1985-02-02)
Stacy poses as a masseuse to find out who's trying to take over massage parlors.
6415"The Bribe"Sigmund Neufeld Jr.Mark RodgersFebruary 9, 1985 (1985-02-09)
Hooker's charged with bribery and corruption, then leaves for Las Vegas to meet with the prostitute accused of paying him off.
6516"Love Story"Ray DantonJudy Burns & Stephen DowningFebruary 16, 1985 (1985-02-16)
Hooker's fierce pursuit of the gang behind a series of rapes and robberies may be motivated more by revenge than duty: a friend was a victim.
6617"Hollywood Starr"Winrich Kolbe & William ShatnerStephen Downing,
Rick Husky
February 23, 1985 (1985-02-23)
Hooker teams with a Hollywood detective (Sharon Stone) in search of a jewel thief (Jonathan Goldsmith) wanted for murder.
6718"Sanctuary"William ShatnerMark RodgersMarch 3, 1985 (1985-03-03)
Stacy and a seriously wounded Corrigan are taken hostage by a murderous trio who take refuge in a church, demanding safe passage to Mexico.
6819"Homecoming"Kenneth R. KochRick HuskyMarch 9, 1985 (1985-03-09)
Hooker's vacation with his children is interrupted by a race-track robbery that leaves an officer dead.
6920"Serial Murders"Michael CaffeyChester Krumholz & Adrian SpiesMarch 16, 1985 (1985-03-16)
An officer's cocaine problem endangers Hooker as they pursue suspects in a string of cross-country serial murders.
7021"Lag Time"Sigmund Neufeld Jr.Rick Kelbaugh & William KeysMarch 23, 1985 (1985-03-23)
Stacy loses her confidence after a procedural lapse with a robbery suspect nearly costs her her life.
7122"The Throwaway"William ShatnerJudy Burns & James J. DochertyApril 6, 1985 (1985-04-06)
Corrigan is accused of planting a "throwaway" gun on a suspect he shot while investigating a series of box-office heists.
7223"The Chicago Connection"Michael LangeSteve Kline & Bernie KukoffMay 5, 1985 (1985-05-05)
A "three hour" extradition trip to Chicago becomes an extended stay for Hooker when he goes undercover to nail a heroin dealer.

Season 5 (1985–86)[edit]

Zmed departed from T. J. Hooker in 1985 when the show moved to CBS, choosing instead to replace Deney Terrio as host of Dance Fever for the final two seasons of the syndicated series' run following Terrio's departure.

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
731"The Ransom"William ShatnerJudy BurnsSeptember 25, 1985 (1985-09-25)
Hooker's daughter is kidnapped by an ex-cop. The ransom: the whereabouts of the guy's own family — relocated by the FBI after he was sentenced to prison.
742"Return of a Cop"Cliff BoleStephen DowningOctober 2, 1985 (1985-10-02)
Hooker's dad (John McLiam), a retired cop, arrives unexpectedly and shows more than a passing interest in Hooker's current case.
753"To Kill a Cop"Chuck BowmanPaul SavageOctober 9, 1985 (1985-10-09)
A cop killer has also targeted the dead man's partner.
764"Death Is a Four-Letter Word"Bruce Seth GreenJames SchmererNovember 6, 1985 (1985-11-06)
The investigation of a 17-year-old porno actress's murder is hampered by her uncle (Christopher Stone), a cop obsessed with nailing the killers himself.
775"The Assassin"Richard ComptonRick HuskyNovember 13, 1985 (1985-11-13)
A man Hooker served with in Vietnam is out to assassinate a Russian trade delegate.
786"Rip-Off"Cliff BoleStephen DowningNovember 20, 1985 (1985-11-20)
Hooker clashes with a Fed out to bust the drug dealer who killed one of Hooker's cops in a bungled sting operation.
797"Funny Money"Michael CaffeyGerald PetievichNovember 27, 1985 (1985-11-27)
Corrigan gives serious consideration to leaving the force after pulling the trigger in two fatal shootings.
808"Night Ripper"Michael CaffeyDon IngallsJanuary 29, 1986 (1986-01-29)
Hooker's under pressure to solve a grisly series of sex murders.
819"The Obsession"Phil BondelliRick Kelbaugh & Karen KleinJanuary 29, 1986 (1986-01-29)
Armed robbers take Stacy hostage, and one of the suspects has personal ties to the mayor.
8210"Taps for Officer Remy"Reza BadiyiChuck BowmanFebruary 19, 1986 (1986-02-19)
Hooker probes the "murder" of an officer who was once his lover.
8311"Nightmare"Reza BadiyiRick HuskyFebruary 19, 1986 (1986-02-19)
Stacy loses her memory following a car accident and is taken in by a motorist who says he's a doctor.
8412"Shootout"William ShatnerMark RodgersFebruary 26, 1986 (1986-02-26)
Stacy's job performance is hampered by the fear that she'll be the next victim of a murderous gang of bank robbers.
8513"Murder by Law"Chuck BowmanRick HuskyApril 30, 1986 (1986-04-30)
Hooker searches for a murderer whose victims all were female lawyers who attended the same law school.
8614"Partners in Death"William ShatnerLisabeth ShatnerMay 7, 1986 (1986-05-07)
Corrigan and Stacy's preoccupation with each other leads to an incident that leaves Hooker wounded.
8715"Death Trip"Chuck BowmanJoe GoresMay 19, 1986 (1986-05-19)
Hooker protects a retired mobster-turned-informant—the latest target of a right-wing paramilitary group.
8816"Blood Sport: Part 1"Vincent McEveety[2]Stan Berkowitz, Rudolph Borchert, Rick Husky, Don Ingalls & Bruce ReismanMay 21, 1986 (1986-05-21)
Hooker, Corrigan and Sheridan travel to Hawaii on special assignment to protect the life of a U.S. Senator and his family who are threatened by terrorists.
8917"Blood Sport: Part 2"Vincent McEveetyStan Berkowitz, Rudolph Borchert, Rick Husky, Don Ingalls & Bruce ReismanMay 21, 1986 (1986-05-21)
See Part 1, above.
9018"Into the Night"James DarrenRick HuskyMay 21, 1986 (1986-05-21)
While off duty, Hooker is forced to shoot a hitman before he can find out who the man was hired to kill.
9119"Deadly Force"Michael HamiltonStephen LordMay 28, 1986 (1986-05-28)
Hooker's pursuit of a murderous jewelry-store robber is impeded by a TV-news reporter.


  1. ^ T. J. Hooker Archived 2015-04-11 at the Wayback Machine at
  2. ^ Goodman, Walter (May 21, 1986). "Shatner in 'Blood Sport'". The New York Times. Retrieved January 21, 2018.

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