Future Cop
Future Cop
Title: Future Cop
Format: Live-action
Running time: 60 min.
country: USA
Network: ABC
Seasons: 1
Episodes: 5
Production company: Paramount Network Television
Executive producers: Unknown
Producers: Unknown
Principal cast: Ernest Borgnine; Michael Shannon; John Amos
Air dates
First aired: May 1st, 1976
Last aired: April 30th, 1977

Future Cop is an American television series of the science fiction and crime drama genres. It was produced by Paramount Network Television and premiered on ABC as a pilot movie on May 1st, 1976. The regular series ran for only five episodes from March until April of 1977. The series starred Ernest Borgnine as Los Angeles Police Department detective Joe Cleaver who worked with a robot partner played by Michael Shannon named Officer John Haven. The series also starred John Amos as Officer Bill Bundy. Recurring co-stars on the series include Herbert Nelson as Captain Skaggs, Irene Tsu as Doctor Tingley and Bill Zuckert as Lieutenant Fisk.


Principal Cast

Actor Role
Ernest Borgnine Officer Joe Cleaver
Michael Shannon Officer John Haven
John Amos Officer Bill Bundy

Guest Stars

Actor Role
Herbert Nelson Captain Skaggs
Irene Tsu Doctor Tingley
Bill Zuckert Lieutenant Fisk


Episode Title Airdate
1x0 Pilot May 1st, 1976
1x1 Fighting O'Haven March 5th, 1977
1x2 The Mad Mad Bomber March 25th, 1977
1x3 Girl on the Ledge April 7th, 1977
1x4 Carlisle Girl April 22nd, 1977
1x5 The Kansas City Kid April 30th, 1977

Production crew



  • Allen S. Epstein
  • Anthony Wilson
  • Harold Livingston
  • Ken Kolb
  • Mann Rubin

Notes & Trivia

  • To date, Future Cop has not been released to the home video market.
  • The 1998 video game Future Cop: LAPD has no connection to the TV series.
  • The Michael Shannon that appears in Future Cop is not to be confused with Michael Shannon, who played General Zod in the 2013 superhero film Man of Steel.
  • The three main characters from the show, Joe Cleaver, John Haven and Bill Bundy all have exactly nine letters in each of their names.

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