Wiseguy


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About

Wiseguy is an American crime drama series that aired on CBS from September 16, 1987 to December 8, 1990 for a total of four seasons. Starring Ken Wahl, the series was produced by Stephen J. Cannell and was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia to avoid the higher studio costs associated with filming in Los Angeles.

The series followed Vincent "Vinnie" Terranova, an undercover agent of the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau), a fictional division of the FBI. The show differed from previous crime dramas in its use of "story arcs" and in its focusing as much on the sometimes unpleasant consequences of the protagonist's actions as on the mechanics of the detective work.

Created by

Stephen J. Cannell

Frank Lupo

Starring Ken Wahl

Jonathan Banks

with Jim Byrnes

as 'Lifeguard'

Composer(s) Mike Post

Country of origin United States

Language(s) English

No. of seasons 4

No. of episodes 75

Production

Executive producer(s) David J. Burke

Producer(s) Stephen J. Cannell

Brent-Karl Clackson

Rod Holcomb

Alfonse Ruggiero

Running time 60 mins. (approx)

Broadcast

Original channel CBS

Original run September 16, 1987 – December 8, 1990

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Who talked about this show

Bonnie Bartlett

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Bonnie Bartlett on guest-starring on Wiseguy
00:48

Stephen J. Cannell

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Stephen J. Cannell on the concept of Wiseguy (and how it was based on an idea sparked by an episode on his earlier series Stone )
08:33
Stephen J. Cannell on the concept of Wiseguy (and how it was based on an idea sparked by an episode on his earlier series Stone )
08:33

Michael Chiklis

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Michael Chiklis on his role in Wiseguy and meeting Stephen Kronish, co-creator of The Commish
02:26
Michael Chiklis on his character arc on Wiseguy and shooting in Vancouver
00:56

Jerry Lewis

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Jerry Lewis on the 5 episodes of Wiseguy he did for CBS
00:23

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