An Overview of the The Mod Squad TV Show
The Mod Squad is a television series that ran on the ABC network from September 24, 1968 until August 23, 1973. The television series starred actors Michael Cole, Peggy Lipton, Clarence Williams III and Tige Andrews. The executive producers of the series were the well-known Aaron Spelling and Danny Thomas.
The Mod Squad TV show was a police crime drama that featured three young and hip crime fighters. One White, One Black, One Blonde, was the promotional hype-line. The casting for the Mod Squad television series was intended to appeal to, and draw, a youthful audience. The basic premise of the Mod Squad television show was that the youthful investigators were offered work fighting crime as an alternative to being incarcerated themselves. This was certainly a unique twist for a show in the 70’s.
The TV show’s primary gimmick centered on the three cops using their youthful, hippie personas as a disguise to allow them to get close to the criminals they were investigating – somewhat of an undercover type of operation. The Squad was comprised of one white kid, one black kid, and one blonde girl and it is run by Captain Greer, played by actor Tige Andrews.
The Mod Squad television show was moderately popular during its initial run of five seasons and 123 episodes. The show portrayed a multicultural society and dealt with issues of racial politics, drug culture, and counterculture in a progressive but not “in-your-face” sort of way.
The Mod Squad Television Season Episodes on DVD
- Season 1, Volume 1 on DVD
- Season 2, Volume 1 on DVD
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