CHiPs is a television drama series produced by MGM Studios that
originally aired on NBC-TV from September 15, 1977, to July 17,
1983 (139 episodes ). Although the show finished production in
1983, many regions did not complete their runs of the series until
the later 1980s, in some cases almost ten years after the show
had first appeared. The show starred Erik Estrada as Officer
Frank “Ponch” Poncherello and Larry Wilcox as his partner,
Officer Jon Baker.