25 great Frank Drebin quotes. Police Squad is a television comedy series first broadcast in 1982, starring Leslie Nielsen. A spoof of police procedures, the series featured sight gags and wordplay. It bore a particular resemblance to the Lee Marvin cop show, M Squad and the late 1960s series Felony Squad. Although cancelled after only six episodes, the show spawned the successful Naked Gun film series. TV Guide ranked it #7 on their 2013 list of 60 shows that were "Cancelled Too Soon".