Barney Miller. Many police officers maintain that the most realistic police show in the history of television was the sitcom "Barney Miller," far more so than that father of reality TV, "Cops." NYTimes
Barney Miller (January 23, 1975 to May 20, 1982, ABC) — (left to right): Max Gail (Det. Stanley "Wojo" Wojciehowicz), Hal Linden (Captain Barney Miller), Ron Glass (Sgt. Ron Harris), Abe Vigoda (Sgt. Philip Fish), Gregory Sierra (Sgt. Miguel Amangua), & Jack Soo (Sgt. Nick Yemanao)
Ron Glass -- (7/10/1945-11/25/2016).American Film & Television Actor. He portrayed Detective Ron Harris on TV Series "Barney Miller", Ronald Felcher on "Mr. Rhodes". Movies -- "Lakeview Terrace" as Harold Perreau, "Death at a Funeral" as Duncan. He died of Respiratory Failure, age 71.
Tonight 1-22 in 1975, ABC debuted their new series - Barney Miller -- it ran from 1975-1982 -- this is part of the 1975 cast -- top l-r Ron Glass, Jack Soo, Gregory Sierra, bottom l-r Max Gill, Hal Linden and Abe Vigoda - Loved it!
Barney Miller was one of the funniest shows on TV. Every cast change was brilliant, there were no clinker episodes, and it NEVER jumped the shark! Remember when middle-aged Det. Fish accidentally ate the hash-laden brownies and started chasing "perps" across the New York rooftops? I miss the days when there were GOOD shows on TV.