• Publication date: May 3, 2009

In "Kojak" He Works the Hard Streets of New York to Solve the Worst Crimes

Screened on "mbc Action" from Saturday to Wednesday at 16:00 GMT (19:00 KSA), "Kojak" is an American television series that combines the elements of action, crime, drama and adventure. The TV series is written by Abby Mann and Tony Piccirillo and directed by Michael W. Watkins. It is a reimagined version of the 1973-1978 series starring Telly Savalas

Screened on "mbc Action" from Saturday to Wednesday at 16:00 GMT (19:00 KSA), "Kojak" is an American television series that combines the elements of action, crime, drama and adventure. The TV series is written by Abby Mann and Tony Piccirillo and directed by Michael W. Watkins. It is a reimagined version of the 1973-1978 series starring Telly Savalas.

The TV show, the runtime of which is 60 minutes per episode, stars Ving Rhames as Lieutenant Theo Kojak, Roselyn Sanchez as ADA Carmen Warrick, Michael Kelly as Detective Bobby Crocker, Chuck Shamata as Detective Henry Messina, Dean McDermott as Detective Dan Riggins, Demetrius Joyette as Darryl Harris, Peter MacNeill as Colonel Vincent Barnett, Tom Rooney as Howard Fletcher, and Chazz Palminteri as Captain Frank McNeil.

New York's most famous police lieutenant from the 70's is back! The candy eating, jazz and fashion loving bald guy hunts criminals again.

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. The series lasted for one season, including 10 episodes.

This time, Kojak doesn't do the police work after the book; he follows his heart while he searches for the bad guys. His methods are successful, but he needs protection by his old friend and boss Captain Frank McNeil.

While out of duty, Kojak enjoys his life listening and playing jazz, other than that he loves to dress up in the latest fashion clothes.

Although the series was very successful on its cable network, it didn't manage to survive longer than one season.

It is a remake of the 1973 classic series of the same name, starring Telly Savalas in the title role.

Using tough street tactics and bending the law to suit his style, Lieutenant Theo Kojak works the hard streets of New York City's 13th Precinct, solving the worst of the worst crimes.

Two relics of the original series have remained intact in the 2005 remake: Kojak's penchant for red lollipops and his catchphrase: "Who loves ya, baby?"

"Kojak" was nominated for Black Reel Award for Best Actor � Television (Ving Rhames) and Best Actress � Television (Roselyn Sanchez) in 2006.