The Last Precinct

For the crime novel by Patricia Cornwell, see The Last Precinct (novel).
The Last Precinct

publicity shot of cast
Genre Comedy
Created by Stephen J. Cannell
Frank Lupo
Directed by Hy Averback
Michael Lange
Starring (See article)
Composer(s) Mike Post (1.1)
Pete Carpenter (1.1)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Executive producer(s) Stephen J. Cannell
Running time 60 min.
Production company(s) Stephen J. Cannell Productions
Distributor 20th Television
Original network NBC
Original release January 26 (1986-01-26) – May 30, 1986 (1986-05-30)

The Last Precinct is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from January 26 to May 30, 1986 on Friday nights at 9:00pm. The series stars Adam West as Capt. Rick Wright, leading a group of misfit police academy rejects.[1] The pilot for the Stephen J. Cannell series debuted after Super Bowl XX in 1986, but the show was canceled within two months of its April premiere.[2] This was the only sitcom from Stephen J. Cannell Productions.


An odd mix of cops, including a transsexual and an Elvis impersonator, are given one final opportunity to distinguish themselves in the field of law enforcement, when they are assigned to the 56th Precinct, LA's seediest and most woebegone unit. Under the leadership of Capt. Rick Wright, these losers-in-blue attempt possible redemption, if they can make an arrest without killing themselves.[3]



Title Air date
1"The Last Precinct"January 26, 1986 (1986-01-26)
Pilot episode.
2"The Gorilla-Gram"April 11, 1986 (1986-04-11)
3"Mr. Cool"April 18, 1986 (1986-04-18)
4"I Want My Mummy"April 25, 1986 (1986-04-25)
5"Never Cross a Vampire"May 2, 1986 (1986-05-02)
6"A Ghost of a Chance"May 9, 1986 (1986-05-09)
7"Toehold"May 16, 1986 (1986-05-16)
8"Three-Ring Circus"May 30, 1986 (1986-05-30)


  1. Sonsky, Steve (December 7, 1985). "U.S. networks weed our failures in crucial midseason facelifts". Ottawa Citizen. Knight Ridder. p. C20. Retrieved March 21, 2010.
  2. "Last Precinct". Retrieved 31 October 2016.
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