• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 10, 1979
Season #: 1, 2, 3
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Summary: What kind of trouble can a monkey and a trucker get into? This classic series explores just that! BJ McKay was a good-looking young trucker who traveled around the country in his big red & white rig, with a single companion - his pet chimp, Bear. B.J. was based in rural Georgia and was confronted by a succession of corrupt local sheriffs - Elroy P. Lobo (who was later given his own series, Lobo); Sgt. Wiley of Winslow County and his two fellow lawmen, Sheriffs Cain and Masters. The only honest cop B.J. seemed to encounter was the Fox, who spent much of her time trying to trap the crooked local cops. Tommy was a lady trucker friend and Bullets ran the local hangout, the Country Comfort Truck Stop. In 1981, B.J. settled down to run a trucking business in Los Angeles called Bear Enterprises. His new adversary was Rutherford T. Grant, a corrupt politician who headed the state Special Crimes Action Team. Grant was a silent partner in TransCal, the largest trucking firm in California and stopped at nothing to stomp out potential competition. Because of Grant's intervention, B.J. found it impossible to get regular truck drivers to work for him and had to settle for a crew of 7 young, beautiful lady truckers, including a pair of identical twins and Grant's daughter, Cindy The Theme Song was written by Glen A Larson and sung by Greg Evigan


Network: NBC
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Action & Adventure
Creators: Glen A. Larson, Christopher Crowe
Seasons: 1, 2, 3
Cast Credit
Joshua Shelley Bullets
Ed Lauter Sheriff Cain
Conchata Ferrell Wilhelmina "The Fox" Johnson
Conchata Ferrell Wilhelmina 'The Fox' Johnson
Greg Evigan Billie Joe "B. J." McKay
Richard Deacon Sheriff Masters
Thomas Callaway Star
Janet Louise Johnson Tommy
Otto Felix Deputy Higgins
Slim Pickens Sgt. Beauregard Wiley
Mills Watson Deputy Perkins
Sam the Chimp Bear
Claude Akins Sheriff Elroy P. Lobo
Karen Philipp Emily Bartlett
Jerry Velasco Spanish Man