240-ROBERT was a short lived TV series about “L.A. County Sheriff's Elite Emergency Strike Force”. Using helicopters, divers, and climbers, the gang was sent out on different rescue missions each week.
The cast included Joanna Cassidy and Mark Harmon. It was created by Rick Rosner, the man behind CHiPS
This was a show I watched every week. Maybe it had something to do with this promo.
The great Ernie Anderson could always get you watching.
The original series ran from August 28, 1979 to December 3, 1979. After being off the air for over a year, it came back in March of 1981. Only this time, both Cassidy and Harmon were gone. They were replaced by Stephen Burns and Pamela Hensley. After three episodes, the series was cancelled. The final episode aired March 21, 1981.
There is an excellent website devoted to the show, www.240-robert.com
Apparently, a few episodes of the series were released overseas on VHS. It has never made it to DVD.