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Kojak (2005 TV series)

Kojak is an American television series starring Ving Rhames. It aired on the USA Network cable channel and on ITV4 in the United Kingdom. It was a remake of the 1973–1978 series starring Telly Savalas.

Rhames portrays Lieutenant Theo Kojak of the New York City Police Department, a skilled plain clothes detective with a shaved head and an affinity for jazz, fine clothing, and lollipops. As with the original series, he is fond of the catchphrase "Who loves ya, baby?" The series lasted for one season.



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Pilot" Eric Bross,
Michael Watkins
Tony Piccirillo March 25, 2005 (2005-03-25)
2-hour pilot episode: A serial killer, who targets prostitutes with children, is leaving children without any legal guardians all over town. When Kojak sees those children, he gets angry and makes the hunt to a personal issue.
2 "All That Glitters" Eric Bross Walter Klenhard April 3, 2005 (2005-04-03)
A robbery in a jewelry store escalates and ends with two people taken hostage and one dead. Kojak trades himself for the hostages, only to find out that there's another crime behind this robbery. Kojak tries to help the robber to save his loved ones.
3 "East Sixties" Colin Bucksey Alyson Feltes April 10, 2005 (2005-04-10)
A rich land developer is murdered in one of his buildings, leaving his adopted daughter back with her aunt. Kojak finds out that the biological mother just was released from prison. Shortly after that, the child is taken hostage in her school.
4 "Fathers and Sons" Norberto Barba Larry Brothers April 17, 2005 (2005-04-17)
An armed robbery escalates and the father of a ten-year-old boy gets shot. Kojak remembers the similar death of his own father and starts to work on the old case again. Meanwhile, ADA Stone gets beaten up by a murderer who wants his case closed. Kojak is forced to split his team up to solve all three cases at once.
5 "Hitman" Michael Robison David Black April 24, 2005 (2005-04-24)
A sniper kills for fun and not for the money, which leads Kojak and his team to similar cases in other cities. Kojak can land a breakthrough in the case when he gets information from a prisoner he once put away, but the price for the information would be high.
6 "Kind of Blue" Jerry Levine Natalie Chaidez May 1, 2005 (2005-05-01)
Kojak faces his own past again when he runs into a young student who is thinking of rejoining his old gang to solve his financial problems. Kojak tries to stop the planned robbery and arrest the violent gang leader.
7 "Music of the Night" Jerry Levine Steve Feke May 8, 2005 (2005-05-08)
A jazz singer is being stalked, and Kojak thinks that the stalker is also the bomber who’s keeping him and his team busy. After the club where she performs is blown up as well, Kojak thinks it’s another employee, but soon finds that he made a terrible mistake.
8 "All Bets Off: Part 1" Colin Bucksey Tony Piccirillo May 15, 2005 (2005-05-15)
During the investigation of his latest murder case, Kojak finds out that the dead man had an affair with Captain McNeill's wife. Things heat up when Kojak finds McNeill's fingerprints at the crime scene.
9 "All Bets Off: Part 2" Michael Watkins Tony Piccirillo May 22, 2005 (2005-05-22)
The ongoing investigation of Kate McNeill's murdered lover shows that the case has outstanding similarities to several old cases. Is McNeill a serial killer, or is the reason for this murder something completely different?

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