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Matlock
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Cast of 'Matlock'

  • Andy Griffith as Benjamin L. Matlock
  • Julie Sommars as Asst. D.A. Julie March
  • Linda Purl as Charlene Matlock
  • Nancy Stafford as Michelle Thomas
  • Brynn Thayer as Leanne McIntyre
  • Carol Huston as Jerri Stone
  • Kene Holliday as Tyler Hudson
  • Clarence Gilyard Jr. as Conrad McMaster
  • Daniel Roebuck as Cliff Lewis
  • Kari Lizer as Cassie Phillips
  • David Froman as Lt. Bob Brooks

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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All Upcoming Times for Matlock

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The Murder Game

S08, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 10, 1994)
Ben agrees to participate in a charity event -- a murder mystery weekend that becomes all too real when the host is found dead.
  • Sat 9/23
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Brennan

S08, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 17, 1994)
Ben vies with a formidable D.A. (George Dzundza) while defending a client accused of killing a city councilwoman.
  • Mon 9/25
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P.I.

S08, E19  (First Aired: Mar. 3, 1994)
Ben's friend (George Peppard), a private investigator, and his estranged daughter (Tracy Nelson) try to re-establish their relationship while probing the murder of a director's (Jonathan Banks) mistress.
  • Mon 9/25
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The Godfather

S08, E20  (First Aired: Apr. 28, 1994)
Ben throws a prenuptial party for his goddaughter at his house, resulting in murder.
  • Mon 9/25
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The Scam

S09, E17  (First Aired: May. 7, 1995)
Matlock sidelines plans to attend a class reunion when Cliff is accused of murder.
  • Mon 9/25
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The Scandal

S09, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 20, 1994)
The prime suspect in the murder of a prominent attorney is an employee (Melora Hardin) who accused him of sexual harassment.
  • Tue 9/26
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The Dare

S09, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 27, 1994)
Murder occurs after a millionaire philanthropist (Terry O'Quinn) tells Ben he is planning one and dares him to solve it.
  • Tue 9/26
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The Tabloid

S09, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 3, 1994)
A senatorial candidate (Tricia O'Neil) is accused of murdering the editor of a tabloid that smeared her.
  • Tue 9/26
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The Coach

S09, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 10, 1994)
After a college basketball coach clashes with a booster over recruiting techniques, he is accused of murder.
  • Tue 9/26
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The Scam

S09, E18  (First Aired: May. 7, 1995)
Matlock sidelines plans to attend a class reunion when Cliff is accused of murder.
  • Tue 9/26
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The Dating Game

S09, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 17, 1994)
Ben and Jerri pose as video-dating customers to find a murderer who may have used the service.
  • Wed 9/27
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The Confession

S09, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 1, 1994)
Ben's visiting friend Julie discovers she may have sent an innocent man to prison.
  • Wed 9/27
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Dead Air

S09, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 8, 1994)
When a popular radio DJ is suspected in the murder of his partner whom he despised, Ben searches for the real killer.
  • Wed 9/27
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The Getaway

S09, E10  (First Aired: Jan. 5, 1995)
Matlock's client needs the testimony of a 12-year-old witness who insists on making a deal with the lawyer.
  • Wed 9/27
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Diary of a Perfect Murder

S01, E01  (First Aired: Mar. 3, 1986)
An Atlanta attorney and his daughter Charlene (Lori Lethin) defend a TV journalist charged with murder.
  • Wed 9/27
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The Verdict

S09, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 12, 1995)
The town's new assistant district attorney must prosecute her former lover, who has secured Matlock for his defense.
  • Thu 9/28
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The Deadly Dose

S09, E12  (First Aired: Feb. 2, 1995)
Jerri's sister is accused of murdering a surgeon who had her fired after he was sued for malpractice.
  • Thu 9/28
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The Target

S09, E13  (First Aired: Feb. 9, 1995)
After bailing out of a fishing trip because of seasickness, Ben thinks the ensuing explosion that killed a judge friend was intended for him.
  • Thu 9/28
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The Assault

S09, E14  (First Aired: Feb. 16, 1995)
After Matlock is mugged, he repays the man who helped him by offering legal representation in a lawsuit.
  • Thu 9/28
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Diary of a Perfect Murder

S01, E02  (First Aired: Mar. 3, 1986)
An Atlanta attorney and his daughter Charlene (Lori Lethin) defend a TV journalist charged with murder.
  • Thu 9/28
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The Judge

S01, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 23, 1986)
Judge Carter Addison (Dick Van Dyke) kills his mistress then presides over the murder trial as Matlock tries to defend a framed man.
  • Fri 9/29
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The Stripper

S01, E04  (First Aired: Sep. 30, 1986)
Ben defends an exotic dancer accused of murdering her ex-husband, a man determined to have her declared an unfit mother.
  • Fri 9/29
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The Affair

S01, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 7, 1986)
A socialite retains Matlock to defend her husband's accused killer, a maid (Theresa Saldana) who won't help her own defense.
  • Fri 9/29
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The Seduction

S01, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 14, 1986)
Ben defends an over-the-hill quarterback (John Beck) with a reputation as a womanizer who is accused of killing his team-owner girlfriend.
  • Fri 9/29
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
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The Judge

S01, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 23, 1986)
Judge Carter Addison (Dick Van Dyke) kills his mistress then presides over the murder trial as Matlock tries to defend a framed man.
  • Fri 9/29
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The Sisters

S01, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 11, 1986)
Two sisters with a penchant for murder do away with their rich aunt and frame their uncle, whom Matlock agrees to defend.
  • Sat 9/30
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The Cop

S01, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 18, 1986)
A no-nonsense police officer (Hector Elizondo) turns to Matlock when he becomes a prime suspect in the murder of a local hood.
  • Mon 10/2
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The Angel

S01, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 25, 1986)
Matlock defends a rock star whose rowdy stage life appears to be affecting her courtroom performance.
  • Mon 10/2
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The Professor

S01, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 2, 1986)
Matlock's former professor and mentor (Don Porter), framed by students in a hit-and-run, seeks Ben's defense.
  • Mon 10/2
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 193
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The Stripper

S01, E04  (First Aired: Sep. 30, 1986)
Ben defends an exotic dancer accused of murdering her ex-husband, a man determined to have her declared an unfit mother.
  • Mon 10/2
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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Santa Claus

S01, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 9, 1986)
Accused of murdering his stingy landlord, a sidewalk Santa Claus (Pat Hingle) seeks Matlock's defense.
  • Tue 10/3
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The Chef

S01, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 6, 1987)
A TV chef's (Cathryn Damon) ex-husband (Craig Claiborne), a noted culinary author, dies from sampling food on her show.
  • Tue 10/3
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The Author

S01, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 13, 1987)
A man (Parker Stevenson) is wrongfully accused of trying to kill the author (Audra Lindley) of an expose on a Georgia town.
  • Tue 10/3
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The Rat Pack

S01, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 20, 1987)
Matlock defends a young executive (Tim Busfield) framed in the murder of a starlet (Shawn Weatherly).
  • Tue 10/3
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The Affair

S01, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 7, 1986)
A socialite retains Matlock to defend her husband's accused killer, a maid (Theresa Saldana) who won't help her own defense.
  • Tue 10/3
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
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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).
  • Wed 10/4
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
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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.
  • Wed 10/4
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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.
  • Wed 10/4
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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.
  • Wed 10/4
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The Seduction

S01, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 14, 1986)
Ben defends an over-the-hill quarterback (John Beck) with a reputation as a womanizer who is accused of killing his team-owner girlfriend.
  • Wed 10/4
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
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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.
  • Thu 10/5
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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.
  • Thu 10/5
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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 10/5
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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.
  • Thu 10/5
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The Don

S01, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 28, 1986)
J.L. Brackett (William Conrad) prosecutes Matlock's client, crime-boss Nicholas Baron (Jose Ferrer), for murder.
  • Thu 10/5
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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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.
  • Fri 10/6
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The Annihilator

S02, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 13, 1987)
A surprise witness seems to hinder an acquittal for Ben's client (Dick Butkus), a professional wrestler accused of murder.
  • Fri 10/6
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The Network

S02, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 1, 1987)
A TV producer is accused of murdering the programming chief at the top-rated network.
  • Fri 10/6
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The Best Friend

S02, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 8, 1987)
Matlock defends the subject of a slain biographer and learns a disturbing fact about his client during the trial.
  • Fri 10/6
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The Don

S01, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 4, 1986)
Ben fends off the children of crime boss Baron (Jose Ferrer), who appear to want their father convicted.
  • Fri 10/6
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