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!

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  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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Resamh25 9 days ago
Loved these shows ❤
You got 13 out of 13
In this case, the facts are clear. You solved this quiz easily!
MaryBennett 22 days ago
awesome tv programs! Got 13 out of 13
MaryBennett 22 days ago
Awesome programs and still watch some of the reruns! Got 13 out of 13!

Supercat58 23 days ago
12 of 13. Only missed 77 Sunset Strip since I never saw it.
GPopwell 25 days ago
We need Kojak on MeTV!
Tyrell GPopwell 23 days ago
I'm only taking the quiz
John 25 days ago
13/13. Almost missed on Ironside.
CouchPotato19 25 days ago
"Cannon is about a..........." BIG SEXY MAN!!! OOOOHHH YEAH
dphotos 26 days ago
I missed on Ironside. I was never into that show so I just guessed. I got all the others correct.
LarryLeGros 26 days ago
13/13. This one was fairly easy.
marjean 26 days ago
Missed on 77 Sunset Strip. Have never seen an episode.
MikefromJersey marjean 26 days ago
77 Sunset Strip was excellent, hopefully MeTV will bring it back. It's breakout star Kookie
was the basis for Fonzie, Fonzie no where as cool. In fact Kookie, based on fan mail and
magazine covers, was at one point the biggest star in the world. For anyone interested
go to "Magnum Mania: 77 Sunset Strip" for more info. Magnum Mania is the best fan
site I have seen, created for fans of classic Magnum, but it has sections for other TV
series as well.
MikefromJersey 24 days ago
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dodgebob 26 days ago
9/13, It was a long time ago ah.
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