Riker (TV series)

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Genre Crime drama
Created by David Gerber
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 5 (list of episodes)
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Columbia Pictures Television
David Gerber Productions
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Original network CBS
Original release March 14 – April 11, 1981

Riker is an American crime drama television series that aired from March 14 until April 11, 1981.


A cop is forced to quit after a scandal and takes a job for the Attorney general's office.[1]


  • Josh Taylor as Frank Riker
  • Michael Shannon as Brice Landis


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Honkytonk" Sutton Roley Rogers Turrentine March 14, 1981 (1981-03-14)
Riker investigates extortion threats at a nightclub owned by the family of an old girlfriend.
2 "Sisters" Lewis Teague Robert Crais March 21, 1981 (1981-03-21)
Riker helps a woman locate her sister, who may be working as a prostitute for a pimp.
3 "Gun Run" E. Arthur Kean Will Lorin March 28, 1981 (1981-03-28)
A gang specializing in heisting government munitions hires Riker as a truck driver.
4 "Crime School" Bob Kelljan Sean Baine April 4, 1981 (1981-04-04)
Riker goes undercover in a prison to bust a "school" that teaches criminal techniques to inmates.
5 "Busted Cop" Bob Kelljan Jerry Ludwig April 11, 1981 (1981-04-11)


  1. ^ TV Guide. "Riker Cast and Details". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 

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