Barney Miller

1975, TV Show


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Question: What are your thoughts on the selection of Scottish actor Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who's Twelfth Doctor? I have to admit that I had no idea who he was — I assume he's more of a household name in the U.K. I don't want to prematurely bash the selection and I'm willing to see how things work out, but it seems to be a traditional choice and even more so since the modern Doctor Who series has featured younger actors. During the special that announced the selection, the show runner ...
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Night Court Creator Reinhold Weege Dies at 63

Night Court; Reinhold Weege (inset)

Reinhold Weege, who created Night Court and was a writer/producer for Barney Miller, died Dec. 1 of natural causes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 63.

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Dan Frazer, Kojak's Capt. McNeil, Dies at 90

Dan Frazer

Actor Dan Frazer, who was best known for his role as Capt. Frank McNeil on the '70s crime drama Kojak, has died, according to The Associated Press. He was 90.

Frazer died on Friday of cardiac arrest in his Manhattan home, according to his daughter, Susanna Frazer, who described her father as a "very truthful, naturalistic actor".

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The Joy of Sets: A DVD Holiday Gift Guide

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Meet the "Hipster Cop" of the Occupy Wall Street Protests

Rick Lee: Wall Street Protest Hipster Cop

Hipster and cop are two words that don't usually go together. But at the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York, the two words have become synonymous with a plainclothes NYPD detective named Rick Lee.

Why is he known in the blogosphere as "The Hipster Cop" you ask? Because he can be seen sporting fashion brands like Ralph Lauren and J. Crew every day on the protest lines (his best friend works at Ralph Lauren, natch) as part of his style that he... read more

Barney Miller Actor Steve Landesberg Dead at 65

Steve Landesberg

Steve Landesberg, who starred in ABC's Barney Miller, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 65.

Landesberg died Friday morning of cancer. "I'm sorry to report the loss of Steve," Landesberg's agent said in a statement.

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The Nanny and Other Announced Releases

The Nanny

New releases announced today, December 25:

Barney Miller Season 3 will be coming out March 17

Married... with Children Season 10 will be coming out March 17

The Nanny Season 3 will be coming out March 17

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Barney Miller Star Dead at 71

And no, it is not Abe Vigoda, as Raven Snook pointed out in passing this along. As reported by the New York Times:"Ron Carey, the pint-sized, round-faced comic best known as the unjustifiably cocky police officer Carl Levitt on the long-running television situation comedy Barney Miller, died [of a stroke] Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 71."Aww, I loved Levitt. Represented for the little guy so well. Then again, I loved everything about Barney Miller. Terrific show. read more

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Premiered: 1975, on ABC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: New York's finest make for one of sitcom's finest in this Emmy-winning ensemble show. The series was set in the 12th Precinct in Greenwich Village, where a vibe of sometimes edgy, sometimes joyous but always entertaining claustrophobia ruled. Hal Linden's title character, like Andy Griffith's Andy Taylor and Judd Hirsch's Alex Rieger, played the classic straight man amid a host of eccentrics.



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