show_name = Hooperman
runtime = 30 min.
Terry Louise Fisher
country = USA
Robert M. Myman
network = ABC
opentheme = "Hooperman Theme" by
September 23 1987
July 26 1989
num_episodes = 42
num_seasons = 2
tv_com_id = 380
imdb_id = 0092373
"Hooperman" is a U.S. television series starring
John Ritter. It ran for two seasons on ABC, from 1987 to 1989. A comedy-drama, the series was created by Steven Bochcoand Terry Louise Fisherwho were the team responsible for creating " L.A. Law".
Ritter played San Francisco plainclothes police officer "Harry Hooperman". In the first episode, Hooperman inherits the rundown apartment building he lives in when his elderly landlady is killed. He also inherits her temperamental pet
Jack Russell terrier, Bijoux. Due to the demands of his job as a police officer, he hires Susan Smith (played by Debrah Farentino) to be the building manager, and the pair become romantically involved.
Also starring on the show was Alix Elias as the cheerful and bubbly police dispatcher, Betty Bushkin;
Barbara Bossonwas Hooperman's divorced superior, Capt. Celeste "C.Z." Stern; Harry's partner, Inspector Clarence McNeil (Felton Perry); Clarence Felder as redneck inspector Boris "Bobo" Pritzger; Joseph Gianas Rick Silardi, a gay cop, and Sydney Walsh as officer Maureen "Mo" DeMott, his patrol partner intent on "saving" him from being gay by making unwanted passes. Dan Lauria(later of the series, " The Wonder Years") played Celeste's former husband, Lou Stern.
Like Bochco's other hit series' "
Hill Street Blues" and " L.A. Law", the theme music was composed by Mike Postwho would also go on to compose the theme for Bochco's 90s hit series " NYPD Blue".
* [http://hooperman.tvheaven.com Hooperman Page]
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