is an American television police drama
starring Angie Dickinson
that ran on NBC
for four seasons, from September 13, 1974 to March 29, 1978.
The show revolves around Sgt.
"Pepper" Anderson (Angie Dickinson
), an undercover police officer working for the Criminal Conspiracy Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department
. Sergeant William "Bill" Crowley (Earl Holliman
) was her immediate superior, and Pete Royster (Charles Dierkop
) and Joe Styles (Ed Bernard) were the other half of the undercover team that investigated everything from murders to rape and drug crimes
. In many episodes, Pepper went undercover (as a prostitute, nurse, teacher, flight attendant, prison inmate, dancer, waitress, etc.) in order to get close enough to the suspects to gain valuable information that would lead to their arrest.
Although Dickinson's character was called Pepper, sources differ as to the legal given name of the character. Most sources give the characters legal name as Suzanne. Others give it as Leanne or Lee Ann. The Police Story episode entitled "The Gamble, which serves as a pilot for
Police Woman, gives Dickinson's character's name as "Lisa Beaumont". On the Season 1 DVD release of
Police Woman, Dickinson states that she and producers decided not to go with the name Lisa Beaumont when the series first went into production and came up with the name Suzanne.
"Flowers of Evil"...