Detective Fish, the dilapidated cop in the hit
series Barney Miller, got his own show. Fish and
his wife Bernice had decided to move out of
their New York apartment and into a run-down
house, in order to become foster parents to
five racially mixed street kids. Loomis was
the cut-up of the lot, the preteen hipster who
befriended the dead cat in Fish's basement.
Mike was the oldest, charming but streetwise.
Victor was the blustery tough guy, Jilly the
angelic con artist, and Diane the young TV
addict. Psychologist Charlie Harrison tried
to help, but didn't. Fish and the nonstop
talker, Bernice, had to deal with everything.