|Created by||Francine Carroll|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||3|
|Original release||December 1, 1974 –|
February 2, 1975
Overview of "NBC" article
Amy Prentiss was a spinoff of Ironside (the pilot was a two-hour episode of that show) and like that series was set in San Francisco. NBC executives initially rejected the program as a series, but high ratings for the pilot changed their minds.
Jessica Walter stars as Amy Prentiss, a relatively young investigator who becomes the first female Chief of Detectives for the San Francisco Police Department following the previous chief's death. She is a single mother whose husband died in a plane crash. Prentiss faced opposition from other police officers and from officers' wives.
Helen Hunt, in an early recurring role, plays Prentiss' pre-teen daughter, Jill. Other actors and the characters they portrayed are Steve Sandor as Tony Russell, Arthur Metrano as Rod Pena, Johnny Seven as detective Contreras, and Gwenn Mitchell as Joan Carter.
Amy Prentiss Description articles: 12
In 1975, Walter won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series for her work in Amy Prentiss.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Baptism of Fire"||Jeffrey Hayden||Michael Butler,|
|December 1, 1974|
|Amy assumes her duties as San Francisco's first female police chief. Her first assignment: an old friend is suspected of murder, and a mad bomber is striking the city.|
|2||"The Desperate World of Jane Doe"||Andrew V. McLaglen||Elinor Karpf,|
|December 22, 1974|
|A party host passes out to find a strange, very dead woman in his apartment and himself as the prime suspect. Amy also takes on some phony checks and a cat burglar.|
|3||"Profile in Evil"||Unknown||Unknown||February 2, 1975|
|Amy's quarry is a renegade cop who killed a drug dealer and the fellow officer who witnessed his crime.|
Amy Prentiss Episodes articles: 4
- "Amy Prentiss". The New York Times.
- O’Dell, Cary (2013). June Cleaver Was a Feminist!: Reconsidering the Female Characters of Early Television. McFarland. p. 140. ISBN 9780786471775. Retrieved 22 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Wright, Christopher (December 1, 1974). "Amy Prentiss -- A Capable, Hard-Working (Lady) Cop". The Tampa Tribune. Florida, Tampa. p. 149. Retrieved 22 April 2019 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2009). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Random House Publishing Group. p. 60. ISBN 9780307483201. Retrieved 22 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Smith, Cecil (December 19, 1974). "Amy Breaks Into TV's Big Three". Beckley Post-Herald. West Virginia, Beckley. p. 5. Retrieved 22 April 2019 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Armstrong, Stephen B. (2011). Andrew V. McLaglen: The Life and Hollywood Career. McFarland. p. 219. ISBN 9780786486700. Retrieved 22 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "("Jessica Walter" search results)". Emmy Awards. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Archived from the original on 22 April 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)