REPORT TO MURPHY (TV series)

4/5-5/31/1982. Monday, 8:30 pm. 1/2 hour
CBS. Season 1 of 1. 6 episodes.
Comedy.
Code: RTM 4/1982

EPISODES

SERIES PLOT

The trials and tribulations of an idealistic young parole officer.

REGULAR CAST

Michael Keaton as Eddie Murphy (Really!)
Olivia Cole as Blanche
Donna Ponterotto as Lucy
Donnelly Rhodes as Charlie
Margot Rose
Ken Foree.
Peter Jurasik as Vernon Culley

GUEST CAST

Jonathan Banks as Vinnie, a parolee in 2 or 3 episodes

COMMENTS

JB's character is not mentioned in any TV Guide listing, so it is not possible to determine how often he appeared. According to Variety, he was cast in the episodes "High Noon" and "Papillion," so it was at least 2. JB recalls 2 or 3 episodes. (MG94)

All other information from printed sources; not seen.

CRITICS

"Report to Murphy… has Michael Keaton, which alone elevates it above the herd of TV sitcoms. … some pretty funny material… style and snap." Howard Rosenberg, Los Angeles Times, 4/5/1982, sec.VI, p.7.

"Moderately funny." Variety, 4/28/1982.

Also New York Times, 4/5/1982, sec.III, p.23.

WORKED WITH

Dan Hedaya (ABB 8/1984; BP 4/1993) (possibly; if they were in the same episode)