• 1973

A fact-based cop show about maverick Newark, N.J., detective Dave Toma. Star Tony Musante didn't take to the rigors of shooting a weekly series, so he left after one season. ABC planned to continue with Robert Blake, but he suggested a title change and a character rewrite and the show was reborn as `Baretta.' The real David Toma appeared in a number of (more…)

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Blockhouse Breakdown

First Aired: November 8, 1973

Toma (Tony Musante) tests his powers of persuasion against a sniper (Jan-Michael Vincent) atop a downtown office building. Lieutenant: Rudy Solari. Spooner: Simon Oakland. Doris: Joan Pringle.

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