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All Stephen J. Cannell shows list, featuring TV series created by Stephen J. Cannell, with pictures from the show when available. Series and programs made by TV creator Stephen J. Cannell are listed below alphabetically, with additional information such as when the show first aired and what network it aired on. What are all of the Stephen J. Cannell TV creations? This series list includes any shows that Stephen J. Cannell co-created and maybe served as an executive producer on.

This list contains shows like The A-Team and The Rockford Files.

This list of television shows features programs produced, written, and adapted by Stephen J. Cannell. This list answers the questions, "What shows did Stephen J. Cannell create?" and "How many shows has Stephen J. Cannell created?"

These shows may not have all aired in the same country, but they were all created or co-created by Stephen J. Cannell. (26 items)
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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
Johnny Depp, Dustin Nguyen, Peter Deluise

Premiered: 1987

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Adventure film, Comedy, + more

21 Jump Street is an American police procedural television series that aired on the Fox Network and in first run syndication from April 12, 1987, to April 27, 1991, with a total of 103 episodes. ...more

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Black Sheep Squadron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
Robert Conrad, Simon Oakland, Dana Elcar

Premiered: 1976

Genres (Tv): Drama

Black Sheep Squadron is the 2-hour pilot film for the TV adventure series Baa Baa Black Sheep. Robert Conrad stars as real-life World War II ace Gregory "Pappy" Boyington. Ever at odds ...more

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Baretta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
Robert Blake, Tom Ewell, Michael D. Roberts

Premiered: 1975

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Adventure film, + more

Baretta is an American detective television series which ran on ABC from 1975 to 1978. The show was a milder version of a successful 1973–74 ABC series, Toma, starring Tony Musante as ...more

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Booker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
Richard Grieco, Marcia Strassman, Lori Petty

Premiered: 1989

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama

Booker is an American crime drama series starring Richard Grieco that aired on the Fox Network from September 24, 1989 to May 6, 1990. The series is a spin-off of 21 Jump Street and the second ...more

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Chase is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
Chase Gary Crosby, Mitchell Ryan, Wayne Maunder

Premiered: 1973

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Drama

Chase is an American television series that aired on the NBC network from September 11, 1973 to August 28, 1974. The show was a production of Jack Webb's Mark VII Limited for Universal ...more
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City of Angels is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
Wayne Rogers, Clifton James, Elaine Joyce

Premiered: 1976

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama, Detective fiction

City of Angels is a 1976 television series created by Stephen J. Cannell and Roy Huggins, who had previously worked together on The Rockford Files. American mystery novelist Max Allan Collins ...more

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Cobra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
Constance Marie, Michael Dudikoff, James Tolkan

Premiered: 1993

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction

Cobra is an American television action/adventure series starring Michael Dudikoff. It ran for just one season in syndication.
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Hardcastle and McCormick... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
Brian Keith, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Joe Santos

Premiered: 1983

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action, + more

Hardcastle and McCormick is an American action/drama television series that aired on ABC from September 18, 1983, through May 5, 1986. The series stars Brian Keith as Judge Milton C. Hardcastle ...more
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J.J. Starbuck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
J.J. Starbuck Jimmy Dean, Ben Vereen, Patrick O'Neal

Premiered: 1987

J.J. Starbuck is an American crime drama series that aired on NBC from September 1987 to June 1988. The series follows cornpone-spouting Jerome Jeremiah "J.J." Starbuck, a billionaire ...more
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Palace Guard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
Palace Guard Tony Lo Bianco, D. W. Moffett, Marcy Walker

Premiered: 1991

Genres (Tv): Drama

Palace Guard is a drama series that was briefly broadcast by CBS as part of its 1991 fall lineup. It was produced by Stephen J. Cannell. Palace Guard is the story of a reformed jewel thief and ...more
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Renegade is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
Renegade Lorenzo Lamas, Stephen J. Cannell, Kathleen Kinmont

Premiered: 1992

Genres (Tv): Drama, Action, Action film

Renegade is an American television series that ran for 110 episodes spanning 5 seasons, first broadcast between September 19, 1992 and April 4, 1997. The series was created by Stephen J. ...more

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Riptide is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
Kelly Preston, Anne Francis, Richard Lewis

Premiered: 1983

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Drama, Detective fiction

Riptide is an American TV detective series that ran on NBC from December 3, 1983 to August 22, 1986, starring Perry King, Joe Penny, and Thom Bray. It was created by Frank Lupo and Stephen J. ...more

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Silk Stalkings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
Rob Estes, Mitzi Kapture, Charlie Brill

Premiered: 1991

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Crime, Drama, + more

Silk Stalkings is a drama television series that premiered on CBS on November 7, 1991. The show was creator Stephen J. Cannell's longest running series. Its title is a wordplay on silk

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Sonny Spoon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
Sonny Spoon Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles, Bob Wieland

Premiered: 1988

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural

Sonny Spoon is a detective program aired in the United States on the NBC television network in 1988. The series was created by Michael Daly, Dinah Prince, Stephen J. Cannell, and Randall Wallace ...more
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Stingray is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
Lois Maxwell, Ray Barrett, Robert Easton

Premiered: 1964

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Supermarionation, Children's television series, Adventure film, Action, + more

Stingray is a British children's Supermarionation television series, created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and produced by AP Films for ATV and ITC Entertainment between 1964 and 1965. Its 39 ...more

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Tenspeed and Brown Shoe ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
Jeff Goldblum, Ben Vereen

Premiered: 1980

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Detective fiction

Tenspeed and Brown Shoe is an American detective/comedy series originally broadcast by the ABC network between January and June 1980. The series was created and executive produced by Stephen J. ...more

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The 100 Lives of Black J... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage Tobin Bell, Roma Downey, Daniel Hugh Kelly

Premiered: 1991

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Disney Presents The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage is a television series broadcast in the United States by NBC and produced by Stephen J. Cannell Productions in association with Walt Disney ...more
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The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

Premiered: 1983

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Military, Adventure film, Action, + more

The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series, running from 1983 to 1987, about a fictional group of ex–U.S. Army personnel who escape and, while still on the run from the army, ...more

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The Commish is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
Michael Chiklis, Theresa Saldana, Kaj-Erik Eriksen

Premiered: 1991

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

The Commish is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC in the United States from 1991 to 1996. The series focuses on the work and home life of a suburban police commissioner ...more

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The Greatest American He... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
William Katt, Connie Sellecca, Robert Culp

Premiered: 1981

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Adventure film, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Action, + more

The Greatest American Hero is an American comedy-drama television series that aired for three seasons from 1981 to 1983 on ABC. Created by producer Stephen J. Cannell, it premiered as a two-hour ...more

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The Hat Squad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
James Tolkan, Nestor Serrano, Shirley Douglas

Premiered: 1992

Genres (Tv): Police procedural

The Hat Squad is a crime drama television series that ran for only one season on CBS, during the 1992–1993 season. 13 episodes were made, but only 11 of them aired.
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The Last Precinct is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
James Cromwell, Adam West, Ernie Hudson

Premiered: 1986

The Last Precinct is a crime novel by American author Patricia Cornwell, the eleventh in her Dr. Kay Scarpetta series.
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The Rockford Files is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos

Premiered: 1974

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Crime, Drama, + more

The Rockford Files is an American television drama series starring James Garner that aired on the NBC network between September 13, 1974, and January 10, 1980, and has remained in syndication to ...more

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Toma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
Tony Musante

Premiered: 1973

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural

Toma is an American crime drama series that ran on ABC in 1973 and 1974.
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Traps is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Stephen J. Cannell Shows and TV Series
Traps George C. Scott, Piper Laurie, Bill Nunn

Premiered: 1994

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama

Traps is an American police drama that aired on CBS from March 31, 1994 to April 27, 1994. The series was created by Stephen J. Cannell and produced by Stephen J. Cannell Productions in ...more