Network: first-run syndication
Episodes: 26 (hour)
TV show dates: September 12, 1997 – April 22, 1998
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Michael Winslow, Matt Borlenghi, Tony Longo, Joe Flaherty, Rod Crawford, Toby Proctor, Jeremiah Birkett, Heather Campbell, and P. J. Ochlan.
TV show description:
Inspired by the films of the same name, this comedy series follows the lives of police cadet hopefuls.
Among them is bad boy Richard “Rich” Casey (Matt Borlenghi), whose been sentenced by a judge to either do community service or attend the police academy. Rebellious Rich chooses the academy and manages to organize late night parties and gambling in the halls of their residence. Sergeant Rusty Ledbetter (Rod Crawford) is ruthless when it comes to his cadets, especially Rich, with whom he continually spars. Though he knows Rich is running amuck at night, he’s never able to catch him in the act.
Rich also catches the eye of sweet and innocent cadet Annie Metford (Heather Campbell), but she’s cautious of his advances. Annie believes she’s jinxed since all of her previous boyfriends have accidents after dating her.
Other cadets include the extreme Tackleberry brothers, Dirk (Toby Proctor) and Dean (Jeremiah Birkett); muscular but dim Luke Kackley (Tony Longo); biker chick Alicia Cervantes (Christine Gonzales) who joins the academy just to get away from her boyfriend; and tattletale and suck up Lester Shane (P.J. Ochlan).
Joining the team in the ribbing of their superiors is Sergeant Larvell Jones (Michael Winslow). Under the watchful eye of Commandant Stuart Hefilfinger (Joe Flaherty) these future crime fighters face no danger greater than themselves.