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Serpico (NBC 1976 | David Birney, Tom Atkins)

Police drama based on the hit movie of the same name about the adventures of an undercover New York police officer named Frank Serpico. David Birney took over the title role from Al Pacino on the small screen. Unfortunately for NBC, on which Serpico aired, the series was not a hit with viewers the way the movie had been and it was dropped after a half season and only 15 episodes.

A television movie, Serpico: The Deadly Game, served as pilot and aired in April 1976.

cast
David Birney as Officer Frank Serpico
Tom Atkins as Lt. Tom Sullivan
Nicky Corello as The Man (4 eps)

crew
Executive Producer: Emmet Lavery
Associate Producer: Arthur E. McLaird
Based On The Works Of: Peter Maas
Theme Music: Elmer Bernstein
Developer: Robert L. Collins

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC (USA)
Aired: Fridays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 24, 1976
Ended: January 28, 1977

 

 

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