21 Jump Street is an American police procedural crime drama television series that aired on the Fox Network from April 12, 1987, to April 27, 1991, with a total of 103 episodes. The series focused on a squad of youthful-looking undercover police officers investigating crimes in high schools, colleges, and other teenage venues.
Created by Patrick Hasburgh and Stephen J. Cannell, the series was produced by Stephen J. Cannell Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The show was an early hit for the fledgling Fox Network, and was created to attract a younger audience. The final season aired in first-run syndication mainly on local Fox affiliates. It was later rerun on the FX cable network from 1996 to 1998.
The series provided a spark to Johnny Depp's nascent acting career, garnering him national recognition as a teen idol. Depp found this status irritating, but he continued on the series under his contract and was paid $45,000 per episode. Eventually he was released from his contract after the fourth season. A spin-off series, Booker, was produced for the character of Dennis Booker (Richard Grieco); it ran one season, from September 1989 to June 1990.
An epic double episode as the Jump Street kids crack down on some serious drug activity.
Hoffs enrolls in a teen modeling school after several of its graduates end up appearing in pornography.
Hanson and Penhall go undercover to investigate drug dealers. Hanson is approached by a student requesting that he assassinate someone.
The owner of a 80's nightclub suspected of providing LSD to high school students is the husband of an old flame of Hanson.
Penhall and Hoffs go undercover in a rough school to solve a drive-by shooting and witness the school become a police state at the hands of a bad ass principal.
Hoffs goes undercover in a badass gang of girls.
Hanson becomes trapped in a private drug clinic where he had himself placed in order to investigate claims of patient abuse made by a kid he once busted on drug charges.
Booker is laiden with guilt when after he infiltrates a gang of drug users that kill one of their own whom they suspect is an undercover cop.
Penhall and Ioki go undercover as the "Swark Twins" to get in with teenage boys working for drug smugglers. Meanwhile, Hoffs becomes romantically involved with the head drug smuggler!
Cpt. Fuller becomes the new head of the team and what happens first? Right, a whole damn school gets taken hostage. Now how do you get out of that?