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Matlock

Don't be fooled by his down-home demeanor and country-boy ways; criminal defense lawyer Ben Matlock is worth every penny of his fee. Count on Matlock to visit the crime scene, scope out the clues everyone else missed, and dramatically reveal the real criminal (usually a killer) during a climactic trial sequence.

Premiere:
Sep 20, 1986
Original Network:
ABC
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The Witness

S04, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 2, 1990)
Michelle agrees to defend Ben's pal, framed for murder, until she learns her old law-school friend is also suspect.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 117
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The Student

S04, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 9, 1990)
Ben gets involved in the case of a coed (Debbie Barker) accused of murdering her professor lover.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 117
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The Talk Show

S04, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 16, 1990)
Ben and Michelle defend a TV producer (Teri Austin) accused of murdering an obnoxious talk-show host.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 117
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The Nurse

S01, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 3, 1987)
Matlock is hired to defend a live-in nurse (Lise Cutter) charged with the killing of her multimillionaire patient (Ed Quinlan).
  • Mon 1/23
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 19
  • WBME

The Victim

S04, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 23, 1990)
The adulterous wife of a businessman is murdered, and an associate finds himself framed for the crime.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 117
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The Game Show

S06, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 1991)
Defending a game-show host (Peter Haskell) accused of killing his producer, Ben learns others had motives.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 387
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The Foursome

S06, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 20, 1991)
Matlock risks being disbarred when he accuses the deputy district attorney of misconduct in her case against his client.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 387
  • INSP

The Kidnapper

S04, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 6, 1990)
Michelle and Conrad search for Ben, who may have been kidnapped by vengeful ex-convicts.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 117
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The Pro

S04, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 13, 1990)
A hotheaded professional tennis player (Vincent Van Patten) is accused of murdering his primary rival.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 117
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The D.A.

S04, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 20, 1990)
Conrad swings into action to determine who is harassing District Attorney March.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 117
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The Convict

S01, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 10, 1987)
Matlock gets a second chance at justice when a former client, convicted of murder, kills an inmate in self-defense.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 19
  • WBME

The Blackmailer

S04, E23  (First Aired: May. 1, 1990)
Ben defends a politician (Peter Haskell) framed for murdering a cartoonist (Ray Buktenica) who knew about his affair.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 117
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The Picture

S06, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 17, 1992)
Ben finds a photo that may solve a murder while looking for his cousin's (Christina Pickles) philandering husband.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 387
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The Picture

S06, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 24, 1992)
Ben uses evidence in an altered photo to uncover a murder plot designed to conceal a counterfeiting operation.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 387
  • INSP

The Billionaire

S02, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 22, 1987)
Matlock travels to London to conduct a mock retrial for a man convicted of killing his millionaire father.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 984
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The Billionaire

S02, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 22, 1987)
In London to investigate the murder of a millionaire, Matlock discovers several people who had reasonable motives for committing the crime.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 984
  • WDJTDT4

Blind Justice

S02, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 29, 1987)
A sculptor (David Ogden Stiers) frames Michelle's friend for the murder of the man responsible for his blindness.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 984
  • WDJTDT4

The Husband

S02, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 20, 1987)
Ben tackles a case in which a murdered man's three wives are suspects in the killing.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • 984
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The Power Brokers

S02, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 27, 1987)
Matlock defends a columnist implicated in the murder of a source.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • 984
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The Power Brokers

S02, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 3, 1987)
Matlock's client confesses to a murder and then recants, claiming federal agents coerced it.
  • Wed 1/25
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
  • 984
  • WDJTDT4

The Cookie Monster

S04, E24  (First Aired: May. 8, 1990)
A baker friend (John Hancock) of Ben's is framed for the poisoning death of a rival bakery owner.
  • Wed 1/25
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 117
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The Mother

S05, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 18, 1990)
A legal secretary (Shirley Knight) is accused of murdering her boss, who was having an affair with her daughter.
  • Wed 1/25
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 117
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The Madam

S05, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 2, 1990)
A madam (Maureen Arthur) is accused of killing a former employee who was blackmailing famous clients.
  • Wed 1/25
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 117
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The Court Martial

S01, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 17, 1987)
Ben defends a rebellious young soldier framed in the murder of his sadistic lieutenant.
  • Wed 1/25
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 19
  • WBME

The Personal Trainer

S05, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 9, 1990)
A roofing contractor (George DiCenzo) is charged with murdering his wife's philandering personal-fitness trainer.
  • Wed 1/25
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 117
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The Outcast

S06, E14  (First Aired: Feb. 7, 1992)
``Retired'' Ben returns from fishing to find a young immigrant farmhand dead and a town unfriendly to questions.
  • Wed 1/25
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 387
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The Outcast

S06, E15  (First Aired: Feb. 7, 1992)
``Retired'' Ben returns from fishing to find a young immigrant farmhand dead and a town unfriendly to questions.
  • Wed 1/25
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 387
  • INSP

The Narc

S05, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 23, 1990)
A narcotics officer (Titus Welliver) faces charges of murdering a fellow cop to cover up department corruption.
  • Thu 1/26
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 117
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The Brothers

S05, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 13, 1990)
A plastic surgeon is charged with the murder of his partner, but evidence later shows the doctor's twin brother may be the culprit.
  • Thu 1/26
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 117
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The Cover Girl

S05, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 20, 1990)
Conrad and his fashion-model girlfriend ask Ben to defend a photographer who is accused of murdering a modeling agent.
  • Thu 1/26
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 117
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The Court Martial

S01, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 24, 1987)
While defending Private Hughes (Tony Becker), Matlock uncovers a scandal that could ruin four officers.
  • Thu 1/26
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 19
  • WBME

The Biker

S05, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 27, 1990)
A movie star's former bodyguard, now a rebellious biker, is the primary suspect in the actor's murder.
  • Thu 1/26
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 117
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The Big Payoff

S06, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 28, 1992)
Frugal Ben hires a hitchhiker (Randy Travis) to paint his home; Michelle and an insurance adjuster pursue an ad producer's murderer.
  • Thu 1/26
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 387
  • INSP

The Abduction

S06, E17  (First Aired: Mar. 6, 1992)
Michelle is kidnapped by mobsters who offer her release in exchange for evidence Ben was given prior to a mob lawyer's murder.
  • Thu 1/26
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 387
  • INSP

The Broker

S05, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 4, 1990)
Julie suspects that a murder and the perpetrator's apparent suicide are really a double homicide and pursues her own investigation.
  • Fri 1/27
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 117
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The Fighter

S05, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 11, 1990)
A boxing champ (Ken Foree) is accused of murdering a journalist (Christopher Allport) who wrote an unfavorable article about him.
  • Fri 1/27
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 117
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The Critic

S05, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 8, 1991)
The composer (Geoffrey Blake) of a Broadway-bound musical is accused of murdering its powerful critic (Tony Jay).
  • Fri 1/27
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 117
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The Therapist

S01, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 3, 1987)
A movie idol (Steve Bond) is accused of murdering the sex therapist who went public with his problems.
  • Fri 1/27
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 19
  • WBME

The Parents

S05, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 15, 1991)
Matlock defends a couple accused of murdering a new mother who changed her mind about giving up her baby for adoption.
  • Fri 1/27
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 117
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The Evening News

S06, E19  (First Aired: Apr. 24, 1992)
A TV reporter is framed for his producer's murder, a smoke screen for a real estate scam and fictitious news story.
  • Fri 1/27
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 387
  • INSP

The Evening News

S06, E20  (First Aired: May. 1, 1992)
Conrad makes a surprising discovery relating to a real estate scam after he infiltrates a street gang.
  • Fri 1/27
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 387
  • INSP

The Man of the Year

S05, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 29, 1991)
On his way to a luncheon where he is to be honored as ``Man of the Year,'' Ben and his housekeeper have car trouble, are robbed and then arrested.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 117
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The Arsonist

S05, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 5, 1991)
Ben defends a man accused of murdering his business partner during a fight about hiring an arsonist to burn down their failing store.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 117
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The Formula

S05, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 12, 1991)
Ben seeks the truth on behalf of a chemist accused of stealing a hair growth formula and murdering its inventor.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 117
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The People vs. Matlock

S01, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 24, 1987)
Matlock is tried for jury tampering when a mild-mannered juror claims the attorney offered him a bribe.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 19
  • WBME

The Accident

S05, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 26, 1991)
Matlock defends a man charged with killing an ambulance-chasing lawyer who specialized in personal injury claims against a local water-slide park.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 117
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The Vacation

S07, E01  (First Aired: Nov. 5, 1992)
Ben Matlock is drawn into a murder investigation while vacationing with his daughter at an exclusive seaside resort.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 387
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The Vacation

S07, E02  (First Aired: Nov. 5, 1992)
Ben Matlock is drawn into a murder investigation while vacationing with his daughter at an exclusive seaside resort.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 387
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The Celebrity

S05, E22  (First Aired: Apr. 30, 1991)
Ben defends a movie-queen turned cosmetics-mogul accused of murdering her former lover to prevent the publication of some revealing photos.
  • Tue 1/31
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 117
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The Strangler

S06, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 25, 1991)
A serial killer (Richard Gilliland) whose eventual target is Ben embarrasses him in court by leaving false clues.
  • Tue 1/31
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 117
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The Nightmare

S06, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 1, 1991)
On his way to a dude ranch, Ben is knocked unconscious and dreams of himself as a frontier lawyer, with Conrad as a gunslinging client and Julie as the owner of a boardinghouse.
  • Tue 1/31
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 117
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The Photographer

S01, E23  (First Aired: Mar. 31, 1987)
A woman (Julie Ronnie) is accused of murdering her boss, a photographer who was involved in blackmail.
  • Tue 1/31
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 19
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The Marriage Counselor

S06, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 8, 1991)
Ben's insurance agent (Ron Fassler) is charged with murdering a deceitful marriage counselor (Bryan Cranston) after the police learn the adviser was having an affair with the agent's wife (Kim Johnston Ulrich).
  • Tue 1/31
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 117
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The Legacy

S07, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 19, 1992)
Ben ponders a 40-year-old link between his own father and a playwright's murder.
  • Tue 1/31
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 387
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The Legacy

S07, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 19, 1992)
Ben ponders a 40-year-old link between his own father and a playwright's murder.
  • Tue 1/31
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 387
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The Dame

S06, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 15, 1991)
In a flashback case involving the young widow (Sheree J. Wilson) of a wealthy older man (Daniel Benzali), Ben recalls the investigative techniques his father taught him.
  • Wed 2/1
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 117
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The Defense

S06, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 6, 1991)
A grandmother's testimony is vital to Ben's defense of a youth who is charged with murdering his abusive father to protect his mother.
  • Wed 2/1
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 117
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The Game Show

S06, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 1991)
Defending a game-show host (Peter Haskell) accused of killing his producer, Ben learns others had motives.
  • Wed 2/1
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 117
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The Reporter

S01, E24  (First Aired: May. 5, 1987)
Matlock is asked to help when a newlywed is accused of murdering her husband -- whose body is not the one in the morgue.
  • Wed 2/1
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 19
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The Foursome

S06, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 20, 1991)
Matlock risks being disbarred when he accuses the deputy district attorney of misconduct in her case against his client.
  • Wed 2/1
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 117
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The Class

S07, E06  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 1993)
Ben regrets teaching a public seminar on criminal law, when one of his students disappears without a trace after a class discussion on the perfect crime.
  • Wed 2/1
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 387
  • INSP

The Secret

S05, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 6, 1990)
Ben uncovers information about a 15-year-old unsolved killing during his defense of a gambler accused of murder.
  • Wed 2/1
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 387
  • INSP

The Big Payoff

S06, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 28, 1992)
Frugal Ben hires a hitchhiker (Randy Travis) to paint his home; Michelle and an insurance adjuster pursue an ad producer's murderer.
  • Thu 2/2
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 117
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The Abduction

S06, E17  (First Aired: Mar. 6, 1992)
Michelle is kidnapped by mobsters who offer her release in exchange for evidence Ben was given prior to a mob lawyer's murder.
  • Thu 2/2
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 117
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Mr. Awesome

S06, E18  (First Aired: Apr. 17, 1992)
A woman is accused of murdering her estranged boyfriend; her imaginative son creates a comic book with parallels to the crime.
  • Thu 2/2
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 117
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The Doctors

S01, E25  (First Aired: May. 12, 1987)
A young resident seeks Ben's defense when he is framed for the murder of his formidable chief surgeon.
  • Thu 2/2
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 19
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The Ghost

S07, E05  (First Aired: Jan. 14, 1993)
Ben investigates a murder with the help of the victim's ghost (Franc Luz), whose widow is accused of the crime.
  • Thu 2/2
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 117
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The Mark

S07, E08  (First Aired: Feb. 4, 1993)
Ben defends a country singer accused of murdering his dishonest business partner after the two open a club with money won in the lottery.
  • Thu 2/2
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 387
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The Juror

S07, E09  (First Aired: Feb. 11, 1993)
Emotions run high when Ben holds out against 11 fellow jurors faced with deciding an accused murderer's fate.
  • Thu 2/2
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 387
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The Class

S07, E06  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 1993)
Ben regrets teaching a public seminar on criminal law, when one of his students disappears without a trace after a class discussion on the perfect crime.
  • Fri 2/3
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 117
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The Singer

S07, E07  (First Aired: Jan. 28, 1993)
A country singer is murdered after firing her manager, who claims he was framed by the investigating lieutenant.
  • Fri 2/3
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 117
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The Mark

S07, E08  (First Aired: Feb. 4, 1993)
Ben defends a country singer accused of murdering his dishonest business partner after the two open a club with money won in the lottery.
  • Fri 2/3
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 117
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  • 1117
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Blind Justice

S02, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 29, 1987)
A sculptor (David Ogden Stiers) frames Michelle's friend for the murder of the man responsible for his blindness.
  • Fri 2/3
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 19
  • WBME

The Juror

S07, E09  (First Aired: Feb. 11, 1993)
Emotions run high when Ben holds out against 11 fellow jurors faced with deciding an accused murderer's fate.
  • Fri 2/3
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 117
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The Fortune

S07, E10  (First Aired: Feb. 18, 1993)
Matlock turns up clues to two other murders while defending a murdered millionaire's disinherited nephew.
  • Fri 2/3
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 387
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The Fortune

S07, E11  (First Aired: Feb. 18, 1993)
Matlock turns up clues to two other murders while defending a murdered millionaire's disinherited nephew.
  • Fri 2/3
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 387
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