This show was almost cancelled in its first season. Ratings drastically increased after it was re-scheduled to follow Magnum, P.I. (1980).
You look like a straight-ahead guy, I'll get right to the point. A contract has been taken out on my life.
Lt. M.P. 'Downtown' Brown: Who took it out on you?
Brad Daniels: I did.
Lt. M.P. 'Downtown' Brown: What did you do to get into so much trouble with yourself?
Although the series is set in San Diego, California, it's abundantly clear during many of the outdoor scenes that it was filmed in the Los Angeles metro. In several episodes the San Gabriel Mountains, which are outside of Los Angeles, can be clearly seen in the distance.