WMG / Police Squad!

Mr. V, a.k.a. Veronica Rivers, is the mother of Nick Rivers from Top Secret!.
Police Squad! is from the same trio that created Top Secret!. And not only do the names Veronica Rivers and Nick Rivers sound similar, both characters are in show business in one form or another.

The network cancelled the series because they were worried it would do to the Cop Show exactly the same thing that Airplane! did to the Disaster Movie.
Imagine a world without Law & Order!
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