About the TV Show
77 Sunset Strip
First Air Date: October 10, 1958
|First Aired on||:||1958|
|Created By||:||Roy Huggins|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||206 episodes in 6 Seasons|
77 Sunset Strip is an hour-length American television private detective series created by Roy Huggins and starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Roger Smith, and Edd Byrnes. The show was the subject of an ownership battle between Roy Huggins and Warner Brothers, which was the proximate cause of Huggins' departure from the studio. The series was based on novels and short stories written by Huggins prior to his arrival at Warner, but, as a matter of legal record, derived from a brief Caribbean theatrical release of its pilot, Girl on the Run. The show ran from 1958 to 1964.