10-8: Officers on Duty

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10-8: Officers on Duty
Series stars Ernie Hudson (left) and Danny Nucci
Genre Police drama
Created by Louis St. Clair
Jorge Zamacona
Directed by Jeff Bleckner
Martin Campbell
Perry Lang
Tawnia McKiernan
Jay Tobias
James Whitmore, Jr.
Thomas J. Wright
Alex Zakrzewski
Starring Ernie Hudson
Danny Nucci
Composer(s) Danny Lux
Greg O'Connor
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 15 (3 unaired)
Executive producer(s) Aaron Spelling
E. Duke Vincent
Running time 45–48 minutes
Production company(s) Spine Films
Badlands Entertainment
Spelling Television
Original network ABC
Original release September 28, 2003 (2003-09-28) – January 11, 2004 (2004-01-11)

10-8: Officers on Duty is an American police drama television series. The series aired on ABC from September 28, 2003 to January 11, 2004. The title is in reference to the ten-code for "officer in service and available for calls."


Rico Amonte, a rookie deputy sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, fresh from the police academy is assigned to Senior Deputy John Barnes for his probationary period where he learns the ropes and puts his training into practice.

While he makes his share of rookie mistakes, including being responsible for having a squad car stolen, he also has a keen eye for details exemplified when he is not fooled by a "homeowner" who says he accidentally tripped his home security alarm (the man, who was actually a burglar, had a tattoo of a cross on his arm, but Amonte noticed a mezuzah on the doorpost).

While he passed his initial evaluation, the show was canceled before his final evaluation was completed.


Production notes

10-8: Officers on Duty was created by Louis St. Clair and Jorge Zamacona, who also served as writers. The series was executive produced by Aaron Spelling and E. Duke Vincent.


Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "Brothers in Arms" September 28, 2003
1-2 "Hard Day's Night" October 5, 2003
1-3 "Gun of a Son" October 12, 2003
1-4 "Badlands" October 19, 2003
1-5 "Blood, Sugar, Sex Magik" October 25, 2003
1-6 "Mercy, Mercy Me" November 2, 2003
1-7 "Late for School" November 9, 2003
1-8 "Gimme Shelter" November 23, 2003
1-9 "Let It Bleed" November 30, 2003
1-10 "The Wild Bunch" December 7, 2003
1-11 "Lucy in the Sky" December 21, 2003
1-12 "Flirtin' with Disaster" January 11, 2004
1-13 "Gypsy Road" Never aired
1-14 "Love Don't Love Nobody" Never aired
1-15 "The Wild and the Innocent" Never aired

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