On the Rocks (TV series)

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On the Rocks
Genre Sitcom
Based on Porridge by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Starring Rick Hurst
Tom Poston
Composer(s) Jerry Fielding
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 23
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) John Rich Productions
Original network ABC
Original release September 11, 1975 – May 17, 1976

On the Rocks is an American television sitcom that aired on ABC from September 11, 1975 to May 17, 1976. Originally telecast after Barney Miller, ABC promoted the two shows with the tagline "Funny cops, and funny robbers". Based on the British series Porridge.[1]


The series centered on the inmates of Alomesa Minimum Security prison. The main setting was usually the cell block containing Hector Fuentes, Lester DeMott, and Nicky Palik.




  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 880. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 

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