This was the never say die robot cop show. Two networks, two titles. Sued by Harlan Ellison. Ernest Borgnine, John Amos. ABC 1977. NBC 1978 named Cops and Robin. 8 episodes.


Writers Harlan Ellison and Ben Bova filed a lawsuit against Paramount Television, ex-Paramount exec Terry Keegan, and ABC-TV, alleging that Future Cop was plagiarized from their own pitch for a TV series, which was based on their 1970 short story “Brillo.” The lawsuit was settled in 1980, awarding Ellison and Bova $182,500 in compensatory damages and $154,500 in punitive damages