This site is about the tv cop show Nash Bridges, starring Don Johnson, which aired on CBS with 122 episodes in 6 seasons. The series is currently syndicated in many television markets and is available on DVD.
Check Out Joe Jankovic's Web Site of his "Window Encounters" (May 24, 1998)
Joe Jankovic's got a nice web site going with lots of pictures of the NB
production. The NB production was on location outside his San Francisco
residence three times, and Joe had cameras ready in what he calls his
"Window Encounters." In addition to excellent still photos of Don and Cheech
in action, Joe's got some animation of Don in motion.
Joe's also got good photos from Florida fan Teresa Rice. Teresa visited
San Francisco and went to the Hyde Street Pier (location of the
fictional SIU headquarters).
23 Episodes This Year - And We're Still Going Strong (May 21, 1998)
There were 23 episodes for this third season of NASH BRIDGES. We annually revise and update our site, adding new sections and features. SO NOW IS THE TIME TO E-MAIL US YOUR SUGGESTIONS, COMMENTS, AND IDEAS.
Thanks to our worldwide readers (on peak nights, we've had triple the hits!). Sometimes we haven't been as immediate as we would have liked, but we try hard. My webmaster and I are often very busy, so please forgive our occasional lateness. Just keep checking back for the highlights of our site - the synopses, commentaries and NashBITS.
Enjoy the summer re-runs and check back here for descriptions and commentaries of your favorite episodes. Thanks everybody, and especially my webmaster Spencer Low.
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT Finally Picks Up on Don's Engagement (May 21, 1998)
The ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT of Monday, May 18th, interviewed Don Johnson about
his engagement to Kelley Phleger. Don revealed the details of the romantic
setting in which he asked the 29 year old Kelley to marry him. There's more
on Don and his family in the ET web site at:
Don Looking to Open Restaurant in Prime Downtown Area (May 21, 1998)
Don is searching for a restaurant with the right location, preferably in the
Union Square area of San Francisco. Don already has a master chef lined up –
Khai Duong, former executive chef of Le Colonial in Los Angeles. The savvy
businessman Don is looking for a restaurant with enough space for 150
people, and access to the hotels and workers in the Financial District as
well as convention goers.
The restaurant may be incorporated into the TV show – how's that for a
business write-off? A new hang-out for the SIU?
Word is that Don has been eyeing a building on California Street, but he may
already have competition. The Le Colonial Restaurant of Los Angeles is
opening an SF version in a week or so, less than one block from Don's
This info comes from GraceAnn Walden's "The Inside Scoop" of the May 13th
Food Section of the SF Chronicle, and from Scott Ostler's May 19th column.
Don Looking for New Home in Pacific Heights, But Bidding War Erupts (May 21, 1998)
Don's bid of 12 million was not enough to buy a 1.1 acre lot in the super swanky Pacific Heights area of San Francisco. The lot went to a developing company for 13.6 million. Neighbors in the super swanky area also tried to buy the lot (names such as Getty and others) to turn the lot into a park, and not just another crass condominium.
Score another scoop for Scott Ostler, from his May 13th column in the SF Chronicle. Scott's headline for this item was "Moguls' Crass Cash Dashes Nash's Love Shack." Say that without wiping spit off your chin.
Don Brings Kelley Back to Missouri to Meet His Dad (May 9, 1998)
Don and Kelley spent the weekend in Missouri visiting with Don's dad.
Kelley's hefty engagement ring is reported to be about six carats, according
to the item in Pat Steger's "The Scene" column in the May 6th SF Chronicle.
Sympathy for Ex-Boyfriend Gavin (May 4, 1998)
The SF columns and high society gossip have been bubbling over with the
engagement and impending October marriage of Don and Kelley. Here's the
latest item in Leah Garchik's "Personals" of the May 4 SF Chronicle:
Ted Herzberg suggests that supervisor Gavin Newsom, whose former girlfriend
just got engaged to Don Johnson, rent the educational movie "Tin Cup," in
which "the local hero" (played by Kevin Costner) "beats out the hot shot
Johnson for the love of the girl. Come on, Gavin, it's not too late."
Check out our newest feature - a list of the local casting agencies which
provide extras for local San Francisco productions. The information will be
a permanent page for all those inquiries we get from our readers on how to
be in NASH BRIDGES.
With the announcement of Don Johnson's engagement to Kelley Phleger, we can
now look back at some interesting side stories which turned up on NASH
Remember Episode #47 "Skin Deep"? That's the one Penny Marshall guest
starred in. The side story in "Skin Deep" was that Nick and Lynnette are
arrested in an altercation over a cab. It seems that the fictional city
manager, Larry Gossett, ungallantly stole Lynnette's cab. Lynnette describes
the city manager as "this obnoxious, chiseling, little weasel." At the end
of the episode, Nash forces Larry Gossett to apologize to Nick and Lynnette.
Guess what Kelley Phleger's long-time former boyfriend's profession was?
Kelley's ex was San Francisco city supervisor Gavin Newsom. That Don has a
wicked sense of humor...
Don Engaged to Kelley Phleger (May 2, 1998)
There's been a lot of SF society gossip and buzz over Kelley Phleger since
she became attached to Don Johnson. She's been a red flag item for weeks,
and now we know why. In Pat Steger's "The Scene" column in the SF Chronicle of April 30, there
came the announcement that the couple was engaged.
The story trail as we know it: with the production season over, Don went to
LA and came back to SF with a giant diamond engagement ring for lovely
Kelley Phleger. A small family wedding is planned for October.
According to the bio info in Steger's column - Kelley Phleger is 29 years
old, attended Urban High School, and graduated from UC Berkeley with a
degree in fine arts. She was a 1986 Cotillion debutante.
More background on Kelley's family according to Steger's column:
Mary Kelley Phleger... is the daughter of Jean Phleger and the late lawyer
and Wells Fargo board member Atherton Macondray Phleger. Kelley's late
grandfather, Herman Phleger, founded the law firm Brobeck, Phleger and
Harrison, and he was prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials and a U.S. delegate
to the United Nations.
This is Don's fourth marriage (if you count his two marriages to actress
Melanie Griffith). Like his fellow actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marrying
Maria Shriver (of the distinguished Kennedy family), Don is also marrying
into a distinguished family that is the cream of the crop of San Francisco high
society. The 48 year old Don brings with him a high profile Hollywood career
full of glamour and some glitches. His other notable TV series was, of
course, MIAMI VICE. He has three handsome children - Dakota, 8; Alexander,
12; and Jesse, 15.