New Adam-12

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  • 1989
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.4  (195)

The New Adam-12 was a syndicated police procedural that aired in the 1990s and was a modern take on the original Adam-12 series, which ran from 1968 to 1975. Though somewhat different in tone, the new show still focused on the two officers who patrolled the streets of Los Angeles in a car designated as Adam-12. This time around the two officers were Matt Doyle, played by Ethan Wayne, and Gus Grant, portrayed by Peter Parros. Supporting Doyle and Grant were officers Honeycutt and Neville, portrayed by actors Linden Ashby and Harri James. Back at the station, their supervisors were Sergeants Harry Santos (Miquel Fernandes) and Elizabeth Cruz (Alma Martinez). The premise of each 30 minute episode was similar to the format of the original Adam-12, though more emphasis was put on Boyle and Grant's social and family lives. Most installments focused on a mix of serious and humorous encounters taking place in a short period of time. For example, in one episode an actor rides along with the Adam-12 officers and makes a nuisance of himself in order to prepare for a television role, all while Boyle and Grant try to stop a group of violent vigilantes. In another installment of the series the officers investigate a series of wealthy women muggings while they, and the rest of the police station staff, try to raise bail money for the shoe shine man who owes almost $500 in jaywalking fees. During its run the series also focused on current issues such as street gangs, gay bashing, and child molestation. The New Adam-12 was produced by Arthur L. Annecharico, Burton Armus, and John Whitman through The Arthur Company and Universal TV. Syndication distribution was performed by MCA Television. The show premiered on September 24, 1990 and ran for two consecutive 26 episode seasons, ending on September 16, 1991.

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The Fighter
26. The Fighter
September 16, 1991
A former gang member becomes a victim of the violence he was trying to escape.
The Bully
25. The Bully
September 9, 1991
A cop turns vigilante in an attempt to rid the streets of drugs.
Deadly Trade
24. Deadly Trade
September 2, 1991
A psychopathic killer preys on young hookers.
Addictions
23. Addictions
August 26, 1991
Doyle runs into an old friend who is now a homeless alcoholic.
Missing
22. Missing
August 19, 1991
A missing boy is trapped in an abandoned refrigerator.
Anatomy of a Rape
21. Anatomy of a Rape
August 12, 1991
A rape victim struggles to put her life back together.
No Mercy
20. No Mercy
August 5, 1991
A hungry elderly woman dines at a local market.
Homeless in America
19. Homeless in America
July 29, 1991
Beating victims are turned away from a hospital because they are homeless. Ethan Wayne and Peter Parros star.
Drive-By
18. Drive-By
July 22, 1991
Vandalized cars lead rival gangs to the verge of war.
Bad Blood
17. Bad Blood
July 15, 1991
An officer with AIDS takes risks.
Playing with Fire
16. Playing with Fire
July 8, 1991
A bomber targets phone booths; a sexually abused girl runs away from home.
Families
15. Families
July 1, 1991
A drunk misplaces a baby; a battered woman refuses to press charges.
A Coalition of Fear
14. A Coalition of Fear
June 24, 1991
A politician uses racial tension as a campaign vehicle for election.
The Killing
13. The Killing
June 17, 1991
Grant feels guilty when he is forced to shoot a man in self-defense.
Acid Thrower
12. Acid Thrower
June 10, 1991
Robbery victims are maimed by an acid-throwing sadist.
Lock House
11. Lock House
June 3, 1991
A pimp turns young girls into drug-addicted prostitutes.
Dead Delivery
10. Dead Delivery
May 27, 1991
A robber using a motor-scooter steals from mail carriers.
Fear
9. Fear
May 20, 1991
Doyle and Grant bust a drug dealer who threatens to put a contract on them.
211 Weddings
8. 211 Weddings
May 13, 1991
Murderous thieves target weddings for robbery.
211 Bonnie and Clyde
7. 211 Bonnie and Clyde
May 6, 1991
A well-dressed couple steals luxury cars; an animal-rights group becomes violent.
Robber with a Badge
6. Robber with a Badge
April 29, 1991
A phony cop attacks people; a dead man is brought to a football party.
Bump and Rape
5. Bump and Rape
April 22, 1991
A female motorist is raped near a canyon road; an obese man robs a deli.
Trick-or-Treat
4. Trick-or-Treat
April 15, 1991
Convenience stores are robbed and deadly treats are handed out on Halloween.
The Intruders
3. The Intruders
April 8, 1991
A series of burglaries with no apparent point of entry mystifies Doyle and Grant.
Telephone Bandits
2. Telephone Bandits
April 1, 1991
Robbers send false alarms to the police to lead them away from the real crime scene.
Power-Out
1. Power-Out
March 25, 1991
The entire city is in the dark after a power failure.
Description

The New Adam-12 was a syndicated police procedural that aired in the 1990s and was a modern take on the original Adam-12 series, which ran from 1968 to 1975. Though somewhat different in tone, the new show still focused on the two officers who patrolled the streets of Los Angeles in a car designated as Adam-12.

This time around the two officers were Matt Doyle, played by Ethan Wayne, and Gus Grant, portrayed by Peter Parros. Supporting Doyle and Grant were officers Honeycutt and Neville, portrayed by actors Linden Ashby and Harri James. Back at the station, their supervisors were Sergeants Harry Santos (Miquel Fernandes) and Elizabeth Cruz (Alma Martinez).

The premise of each 30 minute episode was similar to the format of the original Adam-12, though more emphasis was put on Boyle and Grant's social and family lives. Most installments focused on a mix of serious and humorous encounters taking place in a short period of time. For example, in one episode an actor rides along with the Adam-12 officers and makes a nuisance of himself in order to prepare for a television role, all while Boyle and Grant try to stop a group of violent vigilantes. In another installment of the series the officers investigate a series of wealthy women muggings while they, and the rest of the police station staff, try to raise bail money for the shoe shine man who owes almost $500 in jaywalking fees. During its run the series also focused on current issues such as street gangs, gay bashing, and child molestation.

The New Adam-12 was produced by Arthur L. Annecharico, Burton Armus, and John Whitman through The Arthur Company and Universal TV. Syndication distribution was performed by MCA Television. The show premiered on September 24, 1990 and ran for two consecutive 26 episode seasons, ending on September 16, 1991.

  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 1989
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (195)