The main character is Janine Starr. She is overly shy, a bookworm, and an extremely religious Christian; however, she is an undercover cop. She works for the New York Police Department. In order for her to be promoted to a “detective” she has to work at a local strip joint, “ChiChi’s,” on West 8th Street. The reason for her to work at ChiChi’s is to bust the city’s top drug tycoon, Miguel Martinez.
Our other main character is Barry Johnson who is senior detective at the station. Starr does not know of Johnson. Johnson’s front is a cage cleaner at The Bronx Zoo. Johnson is keeping an eye on Starr because Johnson works on the side with Martinez; Johnson is betraying the department. Johnson moved next door to Starr and he pretends to be mentally challenged and in love with Starr. He watches her nightly at the club, yet she only notices him around the elevatorhere or there. She has never seen him at the department or at the club.
Starr is very attractive, early to mid-twenties. She has medium brown hair, blue eyes, roughly 5’8″. A Tiffany-Amber Theissan type of look. Starr has the opportunity to be promoted to detective at her age because her father is a retired Commissioner. Starr hates working in the strip joint because she is religious. Our comic relief is a cross made out of black leather that she carries around. They chose Starr because she needed initiation for detective (she needed to do REAL detective work), and she was the best-looking female on the force.
Johnson is also early to mid-twenties. He became senior detective at the department because he is extremely intelligent, a Doogie Howser if you will. Though computers are not big because the year is 1978, he secretly is a computer genius. Johnson is a partner with Martinez; Johnson is not only the brain of the operation, but he is the cover because of the department. The department thinks Johnson is working at the zoo because of some animal-raids that have been going on. People have been breaking into zoos and injecting animals with virulent chemicals. Johnson is really working in the zoo as the cover for Starr, remember that while he is at the zoo he is pretending to be mentally challenged.
Martinez is the biggest drug tycoon in the city. They estimate he deals with approximately $20 million worth of drugs daily. The cops do not know his sources, his whereabouts, his connections or anything else. The only lead was that he had been known to do business with the occasional ChiChi’s visitor.
The show is an hour-long drama. Up beat and witty, the show is aimed at college students/graduates ages 20-30. The show could also work for gifted teenagers, or anyone in the force. Production would be semi-expensive. There is a necessity for a minimum of four sets: the apartment building that Johnson and Starr live in, The Bronx Zoo, ChiChi’s, and the police department.