21 Jump Street


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About

21 Jump Street is an hour-long police drama television series that aired on the FOX Network from April 12, 1987 to April 27, 1991, with a total of 103 episodes. The crime drama focused on a squad of youthful-looking undercover police officers investigating crimes in high schools and other teenage venues.

Created by Patrick Hasburgh and Stephen J. Cannell, the series was produced by the studio Stephen J. Cannell Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The show was an early hit for the fledgling FOX Network, and was created to attract a younger audience. The final season aired in first-run syndication mainly on local FOX affiliates. It was later completed in rerun syndication on the FX cable network (a sister company to FOX) from 1996 to 1998.

The series provided a spark to Johnny Depp's nascent acting career, garnering him national recognition as a teen idol. Depp found this status an irritant, but he continued on the series under his contract, from which he was released after the fourth season.

A spin-off series, Booker, was produced for the character of Dennis Booker (Richard Grieco); it ran one season, from September 1989 to June 1990.

Created by

Patrick Hasburgh

Stephen J. Cannell

Starring

Johnny Depp

Holly Robinson

Peter DeLuise

Dustin Nguyen

Steven Williams

Michael Bendetti

Country of origin Canada

United States

No. of seasons 5

No. of episodes 103

Production

Running time approx. 44 minutes

Broadcast

Original channel FOX (seasons 1-4)

Syndication (season 5)

Original run April 12, 1987 – April 27, 1991

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Stephen J. Cannell

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Stephen J. Cannell on the genesis of 21 Jump Street  and working with a newly created Fox network
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Stephen J. Cannell on the genesis of 21 Jump Street  and working with a newly created Fox network
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Geri Jewell

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Geri Jewell on writing a treatment for 21 Jump Street and appearing on the episode
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