Watch New Adam-12
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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.