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Barney Miller is a comedy television series set in a New York City police station in Greenwich Village that ran from January 23, 1975 to May 20, 1982 on ABC. It was created by Danny Arnold and Theodore J. Flicker. Noam Pitlik directed the majority of the episodes.

Captain Miller tries to remain sane while leading the 12th Precinct's detectives: crochety, nearing-retirement Jewish-American Philip K. Fish, naive but goodhearted Polish-American Stanley "Wojo" Wojciehowicz, ambitious, arrogant African-American Ronald Nathan Harris, philosophical, wisecracking Japanese-American Nick Yemana, and Puerto Rican Chano Amanguale. He also has to deal with his unapologetically old-school superior, Chief Inspector Frank Luger, and diminutive (and obsequious) Officer Carl Levitt, who passive-aggressively badgers Miller constantly about being promoted to detective. Amanguale was replaced by intellectual Arthur P. Dietrich from the third season on.

The show's focus was split between the detectives' interactions with each other and with the suspects and witnesses they detained, processed, and interviewed. Some typical conflicts and long running plotlines included Miller's frustration with red tape and paperwork, his constant efforts to maintain peace, order, and discipline, and his numerous failed attempts to get a promotion; Harris's preoccupation with outside interests, mainly his novel, and his inability to remain focused on his police work; Fish's incontinence and reluctance to retire; Wojciehowicz's impulsive behavior and love life; Luger's nostalgia for the old days with partners Foster, Kleiner and Brown; Levitt's (eventually successful) quest to become a detective; and the rivalry between the precinct's resident intellectuals, Harris and Dietrich.

Cast

* Hal Linden as Captain Barney Miller
* Abe Vigoda as Detective Phil Fish (1975-1977). Fish's wife Bernice (Florence Stanley) made an appearance from time to time. In 1977, the couple was spun off into their own show, Fish.
* Max Gail as Detective Stan "Wojo" Wojciehowicz
* Ron Glass as Detective Ron Harris
* Jack Soo as Detective Sergeant Nick Yemana (1975-1978). Soo died in 1979. A special memorial episode was aired, with the actors breaking character and recalling their favorite Yemana scenes.
* Gregory Sierra as Detective Sergeant Chano Amenguale (1975-1976)
* Steve Landesberg as Detective Arthur Dietrich (1976-1982)
* Ron Carey as Officer Carl Levitt (1976-1982)
* Linda Lavin in a recurring role as Detective Janice Wentworth (1975-1976)
* James Gregory as Chief Inspector Frank Luger, Barney's supervisor
* Barbara Barrie as Elizabeth "Liz" Miller (1975-1978), Barney's wife

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