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Cagney And Lacey


Cagney And Lacey Cast

Series Description

The Cagney And Lacey TV show was a 60 minute police drama series on CBS about a two female detective team. One had a firm approach to their jobs and the other was more calm and understanding. This made it possible for them to help each other in the various situations they encountered on the job and in their personal lives.

Cagney And Lacey Cast

Tyne Daly ........... Detective Mary Beth Lacey
Sharon Gless ........ Detective Christine Cagney
Al Waxman ........... Lieutenant Bert Samuels
Martin Kove ......... Detective Victor Isbecki
Carl Lumbly ......... Detective Mark Petrie
Harvey Atkin ........ Sergeant Ronald Coleman
John Karlen ......... Harvey Lacey

Cagney And Lacey Trivia

    

Sharon Gless was not the first Detective Christine Cagney. Loretta Swit played the role in the TV pilot movie and Meg Foster was Cagney in the first regular episodes. Sharon Gless replaced Foster after the first few episodes.

The Cagney And Lacey pilot got huge ratings when it aired so CBS rushed it into production in time to air in mid-season. The ratings were very poor and CBS decided that the two main characters (Daly and Foster) were too "hard"; in other words, too "women's lib" and not feminine enough. When Meg Foster was replaced with the very feminine Sharon Gless ratings improved slightly. The show also got a lot of attention over the anti "women's lib" casting decision. CBS decided that it wasn't enough improvement and canceled Cagney And Lacey. There were so many complaint letters from hard-core fans that CBS changed their minds and the show went on to become a hit and aired for 5 more seasons!

The women's lib contraversy was well deserved. While explaining the reason for hiring Sharon Gless, an unnamed CBS executive said the following in an interview with TV guide, "They were too harshly women's lib, too tough, too hard and not feminine. The American public doesn't respond to the bra burners, the fighters, the women who insist on calling manhole covers - people hole covers. We perceived them as dykes."

Tyne Daly's brother is Timothy Daly ("Wings" and "Private Practice")! She is also the granddaughter of former Supreme Court Chief Justice, "Earl Warren"! Then years later, Tyne starred on the series, "Judging Amy (1999)" as the mother of a Judge.

Sharon Gless and the producer of Cagney And Lacey, Barney Rosenzweig married in 1991. Sharon's grandfather, Neil McCarthy, was an entertainment lawyer who represented Louis B. Mayer, Cecil B. DeMille and Howard Hughes! Sharon has the distinction of being the last performer to work under a standard studio contract! She signed a 10-year contract in 1974 and eight years later in 1982, all others had expired.

For every single one of the full seasons on the air, one of the Cagney And Lacey lead actresses won the Emmy for Best Actress in a drama series! Tyne Daly won four times and Sharon Gless won twice!

Episodes List With Original Air Dates

TV Pilot Movie

Cagney And Lacey (10/8/1981)

The First Season

  1. Bang, Bang, You're Dead (3/25/1982)
  2. Pop Used to Work Chinatown (4/1/1982)
  3. Beyond the Golden Door (4/8/1982)
  4. Street Scene (4/15/1982)
  5. Suffer the Children (4/22/1982)
  6. Better Than Equal (4/29/1982)

The Second Season

  1. Witness to An Incident (10/25/1982)
  2. One of Our Own (11/1/1982)
  3. Beauty Burglars (11/8/1982)
  4. High Steel (11/15/1982)
  5. Hot Line (11/22/1982)
  6. Internal Affairs (11/29/1982)
  7. Mr. Lonelyhearts (12/6/1982)
  8. Conduct Unbecoming (12/13/1982)
  9. I'll Be Home for Christmas (12/20/1982)
  10. Recreational Use (12/27/1982)
  11. Hopes and Dreams (1/10/1983)
  12. The Grandest Jewel Thief of Them All (1/17/1983)
  13. Affirmative Action (1/24/1983)
  14. Open and Shut Case (1/31/1983)
  15. Jane Doe #37 (2/14/1983)
  16. Date Rape (2/21/1983)
  17. Burn Out (3/7/1983)
  18. Chop Shop (3/14/1983)
  19. Let Them Eat Pretzels (3/21/1983)
  20. The Gang's All Here (3/28/1983)
  21. A Cry for Help (5/2/1983)
  22. The Informant (5/9/1983)

The Third Season

  1. Matinee (3/19/1984)
  2. A Killer's Dozen (3/26/1984)
  3. Victimless Crime (4/16/1984)
  4. The Bounty Hunter (4/23/1984)
  5. Baby Broker (4/30/1984)
  6. Partners (5/7/1984)
  7. Choices (5/14/1984)

The Fourth Season

  1. Child Witness (10/15/1984)
  2. Heat (10/22/1984)
  3. Insubordination (10/29/1984)
  4. Old Debts (11/5/1984)
  5. Fathes and Daughters (11/12/1984)
  6. Taxicab Murders (11/19/1984)
  7. Unusual Occurence (11/26/1984)
  8. Thank God It's Monday (12/3/1984)
  9. Hooked (12/10/1984)
  10. Lady Luck (12/17/1984)
  11. Out of Control (12/31/1984)
  12. American Dream (1/7/1985)
  13. Happily Ever After (1/14/1985)
  14. Rules of the Game (1/28/1985)
  15. Stress (2/4/1985)
  16. Who Says It's Fair - Part 1 (2/11/1985)
  17. Who Says It's Fair - Part 2 (2/18/1985)
  18. Lost and Found (2/25/1985)
  19. Two Grand (3/4/1985)
  20. Con Games (3/11/1985)
  21. Violation (3/18/1985)
  22. Organized Crime (4/8/1985)

The Fifth Season

  1. On the Street (9/30/1985)
  2. Ordinary Hero (10/7/1985)
  3. The Psychic (10/21/1985)
  4. Lottery (10/28/1985)
  5. Entrapment (11/4/1985)
  6. The Clinic (11/11/1985)
  7. Mothers & Sons (11/25/1985)
  8. Filial Duty (12/2/1985)
  9. Old Ghosts (12/9/1985)
  10. Power (12/16/1985)
  11. Play It Again, Santa (12/23/1985)
  12. Rebukes (1/6/1986)
  13. Act of Conscience (1/13/1986)
  14. DWI (1/20/1986)
  15. The Gimp (1/27/1986)
  16. Family Connections (2/10/1986)
  17. Post Partum (2/17/1986)
  18. The Man Who Shot Trotsky (3/3/1986)
  19. Exit Stage Centre (3/10/1986)
  20. Capitalism (4/7/1986)
  21. Extradition (5/5/1986)
  22. A Safe Place (5/12/1986)
  23. Model Citizen (5/25/1986)
  24. Parting Shots (5/26/1986)

The Sixth Season

  1. Schedule One (9/29/1986)
  2. Culture Clash (10/6/1986)
  3. Sorry, Right Number (10/20/1986)
  4. Disenfranchised (10/27/1986)
  5. Role Call (11/3/1986)
  6. The Zealot (11/10/1986)
  7. The Marathon (11/24/1986)
  8. Rites of Passage (12/1/1986)
  9. Revenge (12/8/1986)
  10. To Thine Own Self Be True (12/15/1986)
  11. Cost of Living (1/12/1987)
  12. Waste Deep (1/19/1987)
  13. Favours (1/26/1987)
  14. Ahead of the Game (2/2/1987)
  15. Easy Does It (2/9/1987)
  16. To Sir, With Love (2/16/1987)
  17. Divine Couriers (2/23/1987)
  18. Right to Remain Silent (3/9/1987)
  19. Special Treatment (3/16/1987)
  20. Happiness is a Warm Gun (3/23/1987)
  21. Turn, Turn, Turn - Part 1 (3/30/1987)
  22. Turn, Turn, Turn - Part 2 (3/30/1987)

The Seventh Season

  1. No Vacancy (9/21/1987)
  2. The City is Burning (9/28/1987)
  3. Loves Me Not (10/5/1987)
  4. Different Drummer (10/19/1987)
  5. You've Come a Long Way, Baby (10/26/1987)
  6. Video Verite (11/9/1987)
  7. Greed (11/16/1987)
  8. Secrets (11/23/1987)
  9. Do I Know You? (1/5/1988)
  10. Old Flames (1/12/1988)
  11. Trading Places (1/19/1988)
  12. Shadow of a Doubt (1/26/1988)
  13. Hello Goodbye (2/9/1988)
  14. School Daze (2/16/1988)
  15. Land of the Free (2/23/1988)
  16. A Class Act (3/15/1988)
  17. Button, Button (3/22/1988)
  18. Amends (3/29/1988)
  19. Friendly Fire (4/5/1988)
  20. Yup (5/2/1988)
  21. A Fair Shake - Part 1 (5/16/1988)
  22. A Fair Shake - Part 2 (5/16/1988)

TV Movies

Cagney And Lacey: The Return (11/6/1994)
Cagney And Lacey: Together Again (5/2/1995)
Cagney And Lacey: The View Through the Grass Ceiling (10/25/1995)
Cagney And Lacey: True Convictions (1/29/1996)

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