L.A. Dragnet: Despite being written by Law and Order mogul Dick Wolf, this show didn't last.
Prehaps this show would have been taken seriously had they cast anybody except Ed "Al Bundy" O' Neil to play Joe Friday.
When it was announced that Ed O' Neil was to play Joe Friday, the jokes came pouring out. one of the best was "This is the city of Los Angeles California, a place where high heels and low tops meet, when it does it always isn't pretty, my job is to solve the crime that occurs when they meet, my name is Joe Friday and I sell shoes but for one weekend a month, two weeks a year I am a cop."