Jessie (1984 TV series)

Jessie is an American 1984 ABC television police drama series starring Lindsay Wagner as a psychiatrist. It originated as a 1984 television movie.[1] The series was based in part on the book "Psychologist with a Gun".[2]

GenrePolice drama
StarringLindsay Wagner
Composer(s)John Cacavas
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes11 (4 unaired)
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Lindsay Wagner-David Gerber Productions
MGM/UA Television
DistributorMGM Television
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 18 –
November 13, 1984


A woman psychiatrist, Dr. Jessie Hayden, is hired by a California police department to help the department employees and the victims.[2]



No.TitleOriginal air date
1"The Pilot"September 18, 1984
Jessie's assignment: help identify the suspect in a series of grisly murders. Guest stars: Harding: David Marshall Grant. Mary: Lupe Ontiveros.
2"Lady Killer"September 25, 1984
Jessie tries to convince a battered wife (Julie Carmen) that she should press charges against her husband. Meanwhile, Alex is frustrated by a box-office bandit. Guest star: The Streak: James Read.
3"Flesh Wounds"October 9, 1984
Jessie and Ascoli clash over an officer who's burned out from working undercover; and Internal Affairs wants the woman fired after the publication of nude photos that were taken years ago. Guest stars: Kit: Jamie Rose. Nick Morgan: Wings Hauser.
4"The Long Fuse"October 16, 1984
A series of bombings bears the mark of a radical group active in the '60s that comprises Jessie's college acquaintances. Guest stars: Prestwick: Peter Marshall. Gloria: Kitty Winn.
5"McLaughlin's Flame"October 23, 1984
Jessie encourages an officer severely burned in a fire to return to duty, but must discourage his wife from treating him like an invalid. Guest star: McLaughlin: Asher Brauner.
6"King of the Streets"October 30, 1984
Ascoli and Jessie try to get a tough 30-year veteran (Harry Guardino) off the streets and into a less stressful job. Guest stars: Snowden: Ted Gehring. Sheila: Lenore Kasdorf.
7"In the Line of Duty"November 13, 1984
Jessie tries to protect a teen-age prostitute who witnessed the murder of a toy-company executive. Guest stars: April: Jonna Lee. Hodge: Joel Bailey. Paige: Liam Sullivan.
8"Psychic Connection"June 15, 1985 (syndication)
The police department resorts to the use of psychics to help catch a serial killer. The main suspect is the nephew of one of the detectives working on the case.
9"Valerie's Turn"June 15, 1985 (syndication)
Believing that female recruits at the police academy face unfair disadvantages, Jessie counsels a group of women to help them overcome those disadvantages. In a side plot, Jessie hopes to rekindle an old romance when an old flame comes to visit.
10"Trick of Fate"June 15, 1985 (syndication)
Trick of Fate. Despite protection, a teenage prostitute (Jonna Lee) refuses to testify about a killing she witnessed. Guest stars: Joel Bailey, William Bassett, Brooke Bundy, Dennis Lipscomb, Liam Sullivan.
11"Ties That Kill"June 15, 1985 (syndication) [3]


  1. ^ John J. O'Connor (September 18, 1984). "TV Review; 'Hunter' and 'Jessie' 2 Shows About Police". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  2. ^ a b Tim Brooks; Earle Marsh (2003). "Jessie (Police Drama)". The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946–Present (8th ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. p. 607. ISBN 978-0-345-45542-0.
  3. ^ "jessie 1984 |Lindsay Wagner, Brief Character History EPISODE GUIDE JESSIE 1984". 1984. Retrieved July 30, 2017.

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