The Blue Knight (TV series)

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The Blue Knight
George Kennedy The Blue Knight 1976.JPG
George Kennedy as Bumper Morgan.
Created by Joseph Wambaugh
Starring George Kennedy
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 24
Running time 60 minutes (per episode)
Production company(s) Lorimar
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network CBS
Original release December 17, 1975 – October 20, 1976

The Blue Knight is an American CBS crime TV series, running in 1975 and 1976, starring George Kennedy as Officer Bumper Morgan. The show was based on the best selling novel by author Joseph Wambaugh (The Blue Knight) and produced by Lorimar Productions. It was also inspired by the 1973 TV film The Blue Knight, starring William Holden, which ran before the TV show premiered.


Bumper Morgan is a veteran police officer in Los Angeles, who continues to patrol the streets in uniform. The series dealt with Morgan's daily dealings with dangerous criminals and drug dealers.

Many actors appeared as guests such as Jim Davis, Robert Hays, Harry Lauter, Gerald McRaney, Bruce Glover, Robert Hoy, and Lee Weaver. After a run of 24 episodes the series was cancelled by CBS.


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