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B.J. and the Bear
Greg Evigan starred as Billie Joe "B.J." McKay, a professional freelance itinerant trucker who traveled the country's highways in a red and white Kenworth K-100 cab over semi truck with his pet chimpanzee, Bear (named after Bear Bryant, the famed football coach for Alabama, explaining the chimp's choice of headwear). He was constantly harassed by corrupt Sheriff Elroy P. Lobo (who eventually spun off onto his own show, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo).
In 1981, when the show returned from hiatus, B.J. had settled down to run Bear Enterprises, a trucking company based in Los Angeles. His nemesis was Rutherford T. Grant, the corrupt head of the state's Special Crimes Action Team, who was a silent partner in a competing trucking company. Because of Grant's harassment, B.J. was unable to hire experienced truckers, and he was forced to hire seven beautiful young female truckers.
|Greg Evigan||B.J. McKay||*||*||*|
|Candi Brough||Teri Garrison||*|
|Randi Brough||Geri Garrison||*|
|Sheila DeWindt||Angie Cartwright||*|
|Sherilyn Wolter||Cindy Grant||*|
|Murray Hamilton||Capt. Rutherford T. Grant||*|
|Claude Akins||Sheriff Elroy P. Lobo||*|
|Mills Watson||Deputy Perkins||*|
|Ed Lauter||Sheriff Cain||*|
|Richard Deacon||Sheriff Masters||*|
|Slim Pickens||Sgt. Beauregard Wiley||*|
|Conchata Ferrell||Wilhemina "The Fox" Johnson||*|
|Otto Felix||Deputy Higgins||*|
|Janet Louise Johnson||Tommy||*|
|Eric Server||Lt. Jim Steiger||*|
|Season One||February 10, 1979||May 5, 1979||10|
|Season Two||September 29, 1979||March 29, 1980||21|
|Season Three||January 13, 1981||May 9, 1981||15|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
There are no DVD releases for this show.