Created by David E. Kelley
Program creator David E. Kelley
Country of origin United States
Theme song One Way or Another
|Starring Gina GershonPaula MarshallDanny NucciPaula Jai ParkerEdward Kerr|
Opening theme "One Way or Another" by Blondie
Composer(s) Lisa ColemanWendy Melvoin
Network American Broadcasting Company
Cast Gina Gershon, Paula Marshall, Emmy Rossum, Danny Nucci, Jessalyn Gilsig
Snoops 1999 s01e01
Snoops is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC from September 26 to December 19, 1999. Created by David E. Kelley, the show came about during the height of Kelley's fame, with both The Practice and Ally McBeal sustaining large audiences.
Snoops focuses on a less-than-conventional detective agency, Glenn Hall, Inc., headed by Glenn Hall (Gina Gershon). Her staff included Roberta Young (Paula Jai Parker), a detective who goes to great lengths to get the job done; Manny Lott (Danny Nucci), the resident technology wiz; and Dana Plant (Paula Marshall), a former Santa Monica police detective.
Although the series garnered good ratings initially by averaging 11.5 million viewers, tying NBC in the ratings, it soon faltered and was cancelled quickly. Only ten of the thirteen episodes produced aired in the United States, while the final three episodes aired overseas. The final episode, which was rewritten by Kelley after the cancellation announcement, served as a series finale.
After the series was canceled, the character of Glenn Hall would later appear in an episode of the final season of The Practice entitled "The Firm". Series creator David E. Kelley later cast Jessalyn Gilsig on his FOX series Boston Public, and also cast one-time Snoops guest star Emmy Rossum in a multi-episode arc of The Practice.
On December 16, 1998, David E. Kelley began production on the show, which was greenlighted by ABC. Principal photography began on August 15, 1999 in Los Angeles, California.