Basic premise: Because not everyone is always a detective.
Why it’s here: Kent McCord. This is probably a little bit of Farscape spill-over, but I’ve always liked him. Also, I really give them credit for showing the day-to-day stuff and keeping it interesting. If you ever wondered what COPS would be like if the average American wasn’t such a horrible person, Adam-12 is it.
Why it isn’t higher: It was a good solid show, but nothing ground-breaking.