T.J. Hooker

Season 1 Episode 1

The Protectors

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Mar 13, 1982 on ABC
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With a crime-wave sweeping the city, a new police program has been formed to fast-track recruits to get them patrolling on the streets, and it's up to tough veteran cop Sergeant T.J. Hooker to bring them up to scratch. Trying to cope with his recent divorce and money problems, Hooker struggles with a job that he can't get away from. Meanwhile, the spate of crimes, including robbery, murder and a sniper is quickly getting out of hand. Only Hooker can train the eager but inexperienced young recruits as he leads them in bringing peace back to the streets, but the pursuit of the two murderous armed robbers at the head of the crime-wave inevitably leads to an explosive confrontation...moreless

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William Shatner

William Shatner

Sgt. Thomas Jefferson "T.J." Hooker

Adrian Zmed

Adrian Zmed

Officer Vince Romano

Richard Herd

Richard Herd

Captain Dennis Sheridan

April Clough

April Clough

Officer Vicki Taylor

Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson

Recruit / Officer David McNeil

Guest Star

Brian Patrick Clarke

Brian Patrick Clarke

Recruit / Officer Jess Canfield

Guest Star

John Gladstein

John Gladstein

Recruit / Officer Granger

Guest Star

Lee Bryant

Lee Bryant

Fran Hooker

Recurring Role

Nicole Eggert

Nicole Eggert

Chrissie Hooker

Recurring Role

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