Picket Fences

Series Summary
Set in Rome, Wis., this drama/mystery series revolves around a small town where strange things happen. The central focus is the Brock family, headed by Sheriff Jimmy Brock and his wife, Jill, the town doctor. Along for the ride are Kenny and Maxine, the sheriff's trusty deputies.

Air Dates: 1992 - Present

Genres: Drama

Network: CBS

  • Season 1, Ep. 23 : The Lullaby LeagueMay 6, 1993

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    Zach is chosen to play his horn onstage for a legendary blues singer; Max delivers a fugitive's baby and decides to adopt it.

  • Season 1, Ep. 22 : Sugar and SpiceApr 29, 1993

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    Kimberly is confused by her feelings when she experiments by kissing her friend Lisa; Max and Kenny vie for the job of undersheriff.

  • Season 1, Ep. 21 : Rights of PassageApr 15, 1993

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    When an extension to the golf course threatens to destroy an ancient American Indian burial ground, the Chippewa tribe declares war on Rome.

  • Season 1, Ep. 20 : SightingsApr 8, 1993

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    When a corpse is found in the Brocks' trash, coroner Carter Pike identifies him as an Orthodox Jew who disappeared after going in search of a UFO.

  • Season 1, Ep. 19 : Fetal AttractionApr 1, 1993

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    Jill's ex-fiance (Jamey Sheridan), an expert on a controversial treatment for Parkinson's disease, visits.

ratings & reviews

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  • This is the most loathsome, repugnantly ugly piece of television I've seen in a long time - cynical, cheap, tawdry, pretentious and manipulative. [18 Sept 1992, p.E1] Show More

  • Picket Fences clearly aims to be a kinder, gentler [Twin] Peaks, but the goosey, paradoxical mood for which it strives — heartwarming creepiness — is, at this point, more of a turnoff than a turn-on. Show More

  • A rather bent sense of humor -- woven into a nice little whodunit -- is what lifts the flawed-but-engaging premiere of Picket Fences above the ordinary, raising expectations for the future. [18 Sept 1992, p.F1] Show More

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