Before these two women arrested the nation with their grit and glamour, no one had ever seen a show quite like it. How much do you know about, 'Cagney and Lacey'?
What jobs did Cagney and Lacey perform?
- public defenders
- police detectives
Which of the detectives was married with children?
In which city's police department did Cagney and Lacey work?
- New York
One of the show's writers, Barbara Avedon, also wrote for which other TV hit?
- "Charlie's Angels"
- "All in the Family"
What was the last name of the detectives' supervisor?
How many total Emmy nominations did the show earn?
How did Barbara Avedon and Barbara Corday come up with the idea for "Cagney and Lacey"?
- from a book
- from a misogynistic cop movie
- from a newspaper headline
Which word best describes Cagney's personality?
As Barbara Corday and Barbara Avedon wrote "Cagney and Lacey," what happened to their relationship?
- They became best friends.
- They grew to despise each other.
- They became lovers.
What profession did Cagney and Lacey take up as part of their undercover work in the first episode?
- ice cream sales
Why was Meg Foster removed from the show and replaced with Sharon Gless?
- She was too dumb.
- She was too brash.
- She was too timid.
In how many episodes of "Magnum, P.I." did Tyne Daly appear?
Which character did Al Waxman play?
- Michael Lacey
- Bert Samuels
- Ronald Coleman
On which network did the show air?
When did CBS executives decide to cancel the show?
- after six episodes
- after one season
- after three seasons
How was the show saved when executives tried to cancel the show after Season 2?
- letter writing campaign
- violent street protests
- the network president intervened.
Who played Cagney in the original TV movie?
- Loretta Swit
- Meg Foster
- Shelley Hack
When the show was picked up for series production, why was Swit unable to play Cagney?
- She was arrested for prostitution.
- She was accused of nepotism.
- She had a conflicting contract.
For how many seasons did the show air?
How many episodes were there?
In addition to poor ratings, what was another widely publicized reason that the show was canceled early in its run?
- The themes of social repression were overwhelming.
- The women were too brash.
- There were inappropriate sexual overtones.
What was the name of Lacey's husband?
What role did Bill Conti have in the show?
- He was one of the creators.
- He created the theme music.
- He directed several episodes.
To whom is Sharon Gless (Cagney) married to in real life?
- Barney Rosenzweig
- Mel Gibson
- Alan Alda
How many Emmys for Best Lead Actress in a Drama did the series win?
Why did moving the show to a later time slot help it garner better ratings (and avoid premature cancellation)?
- It had almost no competition.
- It appealed to older audiences.
- It was too violent for kids.
In later episodes, with which problem does Cagney struggle?
- respiratory problems
- blood cancer
Why was the part of detective Paul La Gaurdia recast after the fifth season?
- The actor died.
- The actor insisted on more money.
- The actor murdered his girlfriend.
The show achieved its highest ranking in which season?
- Season 3
- Season 4
- Season 5
In which season did detective Manny Esposito first appear?
- Season 2
- Season 4
- Season 6