Are these TV sleuths police detectives or private investigators?

Do you have an eye for private eyes?

Though most new detective series are about police investigators, many classic programs followed private sleuths solving all kinds of mysteries. Shows like Hawaii Five-O and Magnum, P.I. give it away in the title, but for others, it can be hard to remember which ones are about actual cops.

How well do you know classic TV detectives? Try to guess which of these sleuths are on the force and which ones aren’t!

  1. Is Dragnet's Joe Friday a police detective or private investigator?
  2. Are the women of Charlie's Angels police detectives or private investigators?
  3. Columbo is a...
  4. Is Jessica Fletcher from Murder, She Wrote a police detective?
  5. Is Joe Mannix a police detective or private investigator?
  6. Kojak is a...
  7. Cannon is about a...
  8. Are Cagney and Lacey police detectives or private investigators?
  9. 77 Sunset Strip is about two...
  10. Robert T. Ironside is technically a consultant but for a police department or private clients?
  11. Does Sam McCloud work with a police force or as a private investigator?
  12. Is Jim Rockford a police detective or private investigator?
  13. Peter Gunn is a...

Are these TV sleuths police detectives or private investigators?

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country46 11 months ago
missed ironside didn't remember show that well
DavidBartholomew 12 months ago
Ironside was a tricky question! Robert T. Ironside was San Francisco Police Department Chief of Detectives (pilot). Shot in the back, and paralyzed, he was given Disability pension, but VOLUNTEER as a consultant for SFPD. Thru various scams, he lived at the police HQ, was given a Police Van for a personal vehicle, and his staff were all police employees
Stacy542 13 months ago
Did culumbo ever loose a case???
DavidBartholomew Stacy542 12 months ago
The opening of Columbo showed the murder being committed, and the murderer was clearly identified! You watched the crime being solved, but you already knew Columbo was after the right guy!
Resamh25 14 months ago
Loved these shows ❤
You got 13 out of 13
In this case, the facts are clear. You solved this quiz easily!
MaryBennett 15 months ago
awesome tv programs! Got 13 out of 13
MaryBennett 15 months ago
Awesome programs and still watch some of the reruns! Got 13 out of 13!

Supercat58 15 months ago
12 of 13. Only missed 77 Sunset Strip since I never saw it.
GPopwell 15 months ago
We need Kojak on MeTV!
Tyrell GPopwell 15 months ago
I'm only taking the quiz
John 15 months ago
13/13. Almost missed on Ironside.
CouchPotato19 15 months ago
"Cannon is about a..........." BIG SEXY MAN!!! OOOOHHH YEAH
dphotos 15 months ago
I missed on Ironside. I was never into that show so I just guessed. I got all the others correct.
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