Barney Miller is an American sitcom television series set in a New York City Police Department police station on East 6th St in Greenwich Village . The series was broadcast from January 23, 1975, to May 20, 1982, on ABC . It was created by Danny Arnold and Theodore J. Flicker . Noam Pitlik directed the majority of the episodes. It spawned a spin-off series, Fish , that ran from February 5, 1977 to May 18, 1978, focusing on the character Philip K. Fish .