Barney Miller

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  • TV-PG
  • 1975
  • 8 Seasons
  • 8.2  (5,048)

Barney Miller is an American TV sitcom based on a fictional New York police captain running a precinct and supervising an array of characters as they deal with a variety of criminal activities. Barney Miller, played by Hal Linden, tries to be the voice of moderation as he copes with a steady stream of offbeat characters that pass through his day. He also deals with a wife who wishes her husband would quit his job and find something much safer to do for a living. Under his command is Philip Fish, played by Abe Vigoda, an aging and often grumpy police officer facing enforced retirement. Wojo Wojciehowicz, played by Max Gail, is a young officer who views Miller as a mentor. Ron Harris, played by Ron Glass, plays a fashionable sergeant interested in acquiring the finer things in life and developing a writing career. Nick Yemana, played by Jack Soo, handles the office work and always expresses the humor in the situation as he struggles to make decent coffee. Arthur Dietrich, played Steve Landesberg, is the very educated and well-read detective whose body of knowledge is a constant source of irritation to Harris. Frank Luger, played by James Gregory, is Miller's superior and represents an older, out-of-fashion view of law enforcement. He likes to spend his day reminiscing with Miller as the captain tries to do his job. Carl Levitt, played by Ron Carey, is a uniformed officer who wants to be promoted to the plain clothes detective division that makes up most of the cast. The show deals with a range of crimes from minor infractions to the more serious without showing the violence of these crimes. Most of the shows are staged in the detective squad room or Miller's office. In these locations, the officers question suspects and witnesses as they deal with the victims. The series has tackled such issues as marital rape and criminal behavior mixed with psychiatric problems.

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Seasons
Landmark (3)
22. Landmark (3)
May 20, 1982
Old faces stop by the 12th precinct to bid farewell to Barney and the squad. Harris decides to resign instead of being reassigned to Flushing Meadow.
Landmark (2)
21. Landmark (2)
May 13, 1982
Dietrich shuts down a school for criminals and a pair of its students. Inspector Luger decides he doesn't want to get married to Perlita. The 12th precinct is sold to a real estate developer.
Landmark (1)
20. Landmark (1)
May 6, 1982
A buyer is interested in purchasing the 12th precinct after Wojo discovers an ancient weapon hidden away. A South American immigrant requests a return home after being released as a political hostage. An unemployed man is robbed while at an ATM machine.
Bones
19. Bones
April 29, 1982
An Indian is arrested after he steals an ancestral bone from a museum exhibit. A Boy Scout master apprehends a mugger. Meanwhile, the 12th precinct's plumbing has once again shut down.
Altercation
18. Altercation
April 9, 1982
When shyster lawyer, Alan Ripkin threatens Harris with a second law suit, he retaliates with physical harm. A mugging victim confesses she has had a romantic spark for Barney the past 25 years.
Old Love
17. Old Love
April 2, 1982
A has-been, former child actor assaults his former agent with a telephone. An old college flame of Dietrich's, spends the day with him.
Inquiry
16. Inquiry
March 26, 1982
When the administrator for an exclusive school denies a child a place in the kindergarten class, the parents retaliate with violence. Wojo is charged with unnecessary violence during an arrest, causing an investigation with Internal Affairs.
Obituary
15. Obituary
March 11, 1982
A citizen is angered when a local newspaper prematurely prints his obituary. A chicken thief models himself as a modern day Robin Hood.
Arrival
14. Arrival
February 25, 1982
Inspector Luger's mail-order bride finally arrives, and will meet for the first time. A man claims he was mugged by an elderly woman. Petty crimes are being committed by a man with a genius IQ.
Hunger Strike
13. Hunger Strike
February 18, 1982
An activist holds a hunger strike as a protest to the nuclear arms race. Dietrich assists a man who is either speaking a foreign language, or is truly psychotic. Barney decides not to accept a nomination for promotion.
Chinatown (2)
12. Chinatown (2)
February 11, 1982
Harris and Dietrich are driving each other insane while watching over an uncooperative witness to a homicide. A wealthy robbery victim charges Lt. Scanlon with harassment.
Chinatown (1)
11. Chinatown (1)
February 4, 1982
A wealthy mugging victim catches Lt. Scanlon's eye. The owner of a restaurant is charged with breaking into his business. Harris and Dietrich are forced to share a hotel room with the only witness to a murder.
The Clown
10. The Clown
January 21, 1982
Street clowns are being single out for a rash of serial muggings. A bureaucrat eases jail overcrowding by releasing the prisoners from Madison Avenue onto the streets during the dark of night.
Examination Day
9. Examination Day
January 14, 1982
Inspector Luger roughs up a suspect, and then chastises Barney for being too soft. Meanwhile, the officers are on the streets in uniform while Levitt and others take a sergeants examination.
The Tontine
8. The Tontine
January 7, 1982
One of the two survivors of a tontine plans to commit suicide so his cousin can enjoy the money he would receive.
Homeless
7. Homeless
December 17, 1981
Christmas eve finds a group of homeless people gathering for shelter at the 12th precinct. An upset greeting card designer loses his job. A merchant is arrested for using a cattle prod on a vagrant.
Games
6. Games
December 10, 1981
An Army WAC is supplementing her income as a prostitute in Greenwich Village. A created of video game chips is accused of being a KGB spy.
Stress Analyzer
5. Stress Analyzer
November 26, 1981
A recruiter for the Peace Corps goes berserk during a job fair. Barney fears Dietrich has been shot when a new stress analyzer sets off a alert.
Possession
4. Possession
November 19, 1981
A man charged with disorderly conduct believes he is possessed by the devil, in which is exercised by a department chaplain. A man is charged with assault after forcing his full figured wife into a pair of designer jeans.
The Car
3. The Car
November 12, 1981
A litterbug is threatened at gunpoint by a sanitation cop. Levitt performs a heroic act concerning a child. A car thief confesses 25 years after the crime, and still has the evidence in mint condition.
Advancement
2. Advancement
November 5, 1981
Inspector Luger asks for Barney's assistance in writing a letter to his mail-order bride. A couple are threatened by the winner of the lottery after losing his winning ticket. Harris signs a deal to pen another novel.
Paternity
1. Paternity
October 29, 1981
A purse is stolen from a beauty queen. A movie goer vandalizes a theater which runs snuff films, and a women charges Wojo with a paternity suit, only to make a upsetting discovery.
Description

Barney Miller is an American TV sitcom based on a fictional New York police captain running a precinct and supervising an array of characters as they deal with a variety of criminal activities. Barney Miller, played by Hal Linden, tries to be the voice of moderation as he copes with a steady stream of offbeat characters that pass through his day. He also deals with a wife who wishes her husband would quit his job and find something much safer to do for a living.

Under his command is Philip Fish, played by Abe Vigoda, an aging and often grumpy police officer facing enforced retirement. Wojo Wojciehowicz, played by Max Gail, is a young officer who views Miller as a mentor. Ron Harris, played by Ron Glass, plays a fashionable sergeant interested in acquiring the finer things in life and developing a writing career. Nick Yemana, played by Jack Soo, handles the office work and always expresses the humor in the situation as he struggles to make decent coffee. Arthur Dietrich, played Steve Landesberg, is the very educated and well-read detective whose body of knowledge is a constant source of irritation to Harris. Frank Luger, played by James Gregory, is Miller's superior and represents an older, out-of-fashion view of law enforcement. He likes to spend his day reminiscing with Miller as the captain tries to do his job. Carl Levitt, played by Ron Carey, is a uniformed officer who wants to be promoted to the plain clothes detective division that makes up most of the cast.

The show deals with a range of crimes from minor infractions to the more serious without showing the violence of these crimes. Most of the shows are staged in the detective squad room or Miller's office. In these locations, the officers question suspects and witnesses as they deal with the victims. The series has tackled such issues as marital rape and criminal behavior mixed with psychiatric problems.

Barney Miller is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (171 episodes). The series first aired on January 23, 1975.

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Barney Miller is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Barney Miller on demand at Amazon, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, The Roku Channel Free, Sling, Apple TV and Crackle.

  • Premiere Date
    January 23, 1975
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (5,048)