Comedy Cops

<b>What it is:</b> There have been a number of straight-up comedies featuring police officers and a handful of ostensible dramas populated with a cast of goofy eccentrics.<br>
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<b>Current example:</b> "The Unusuals," which premieres on ABC in April and features a paranoid detective who always wears a Kevlar vest (Harold Perrineau) and another detective with a death wish (Adam Goldberg).<br>
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<b>Classic:</b> "Barney Miller," the underrated 1970s sitcom about the chatty and apparently underworked detectives of the 12th Precinct.<br>
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<b>Others:</b> "The Andy Griffith Show," "The Job," "Reno 911," "Police Squad!"
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What it is: There have been a number of straight-up comedies featuring police officers and a handful of ostensible dramas populated with a cast of goofy eccentrics.

Current example: "The Unusuals," which premieres on ABC in April and features a paranoid detective who always wears a Kevlar vest (Harold Perrineau) and another detective with a death wish (Adam Goldberg).

Classic: "Barney Miller," the underrated 1970s sitcom about the chatty and apparently underworked detectives of the 12th Precinct.

Others: "The Andy Griffith Show," "The Job," "Reno 911," "Police Squad!"

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