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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 Other Woman

S03, E11  (First Aired: Feb. 21, 1989)
Another suspect's dual personality damages Ben's defense of a psychiatrist accused of killing a patient.
  • Thu 4/26
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The Starlet

S03, E12  (First Aired: Feb. 28, 1989)
Ben defends an ex-girlfriend's (Anne Francis) daughter (Nia Peeples), a pageant winner accused of murdering a contestant.
  • Thu 4/26
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The Final Affair

S07, E16  (First Aired: Apr. 29, 1993)
A lawyer is accused of murdering his lover and her husband, a high-school football coach and aspiring minister.
  • Thu 4/26
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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The Psychic

S03, E13  (First Aired: Mar. 7, 1989)
A woman (Camilla More) who had a premonition of her boyfriend's death becomes a suspect in his murder.
  • Fri 4/27
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The Thief

S03, E14  (First Aired: Mar. 28, 1989)
Ben defends a rare-coin dealer accused of killing an employee who was stealing inventory.
  • Fri 4/27
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The Thief

S03, E15  (First Aired: Apr. 4, 1989)
Ben suspects that the people who killed his client's employee are blackmailing his private investigator.
  • Fri 4/27
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The Final Affair

S07, E17  (First Aired: Apr. 29, 1993)
A lawyer is accused of murdering his lover and her husband, a high-school football coach and aspiring minister.
  • Fri 4/27
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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The Thoroughbred

S03, E16  (First Aired: Apr. 18, 1989)
The defense of a mentally impaired farmhand accused of murder uncovers foul play involving a racehorse.
  • Sat 4/28
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The Model

S03, E17  (First Aired: Apr. 25, 1989)
Ben defends a famous journalist who is accused of murdering an internationally known model.
  • Mon 4/30
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The Cult

S03, E18  (First Aired: May. 2, 1989)
A man who attempted to rescue his son from a religious cult is framed for the murder of the cult leader.
  • Mon 4/30
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The Competition

S07, E18  (First Aired: May. 6, 1993)
A music student who lost a scholarship competition is thought to have committed suicide, but Ben proves murder.
  • Mon 4/30
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The Blues Singer

S03, E19  (First Aired: May. 9, 1989)
Matlock attempts to clear a blues musician (Joe Seneca) framed for the murder of a rock star.
  • Tue 5/1
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The Con Man

S04, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 1989)
Ben defends an old friend accused of murdering a stock-market swindler (David Birney).
  • Tue 5/1
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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The Fugitive

S04, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 28, 1989)
Ben has trouble with the defense of a brash, young client framed for the murder of a wealthy relative.
  • Tue 5/1
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The Play

S08, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 23, 1993)
After losing his role in a community play, Ben is hired to defend the play's director, who is accused of murdering the leading lady.
  • Tue 5/1
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The Buddies

S04, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 12, 1989)
Ben is surprised to discover that a reopened, 35-year-old murder case reveals familiar suspects.
  • Wed 5/2
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 193
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The Good Boy

S04, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 26, 1989)
Defending a widow accused of murdering her second husband, Ben suspects her jealous son (Brian Bloom) of the crime.
  • Wed 5/2
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The Bestseller

S04, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 10, 1989)
A district attorney matches wits with a much-despised author (Tricia O'Neil) after the writer's best friend dies.
  • Wed 5/2
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The Fatal Seduction

S08, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 30, 1993)
At a beach resort to attend a high-school sweetheart's funeral, Ben is drawn into the investigation of two men's deaths.
  • Wed 5/2
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The Ex

S04, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 17, 1989)
When Ben and Julie go to Baltimore to defend a case, the prosecuting attorney turns out to be Julie's ex-husband.
  • Thu 5/3
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
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The Clown

S04, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 1989)
Ben defends a circus clown accused of killing his partner; Conrad gets trapped in a tiger's cage.
  • Thu 5/3
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The Star

S04, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 31, 1989)
Ben defends a director accused of killing an aging actress (Anita Morris) during her horror-film death scene.
  • Thu 5/3
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The Fatal Seduction

S08, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 7, 1993)
Ben defends a man against murder charges stemming from a date-rape shakedown scheme.
  • Thu 5/3
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The Con Man

S04, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 1989)
Ben defends an old friend accused of murdering a stock-market swindler (David Birney).
  • Fri 5/4
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Fri 5/4
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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.
  • Fri 5/4
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The Diner

S08, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 14, 1993)
Ben recalls the '60s, when he resigned as judge to defend a black cook (Stan Shaw) accused of killing a bullying white sheriff.
  • Fri 5/4
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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.
  • Sat 5/5
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The Buddies

S04, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 12, 1989)
Ben is surprised to discover that a reopened, 35-year-old murder case reveals familiar suspects.
  • Mon 5/7
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 193
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The Scrooge

S04, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 19, 1989)
Ben defends his Scrooge-like neighbor, who has been framed for the murder of his business partner; Les goes overboard on Christmas gifts.
  • Mon 5/7
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The View

S08, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 28, 1993)
A murder case involves two stars of a local theater production and an argument Ben thought he saw from his hotel window.
  • Mon 5/7
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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.
  • Tue 5/8
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Tue 5/8
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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.
  • Tue 5/8
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
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The Last Laugh

S08, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 4, 1993)
Milton Berle guest stars as a mouthy comic who stands accused of murdering an equally mouthy young comedian.
  • Tue 5/8
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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.
  • Wed 5/9
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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.
  • Wed 5/9
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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.
  • Wed 5/9
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The Capital Offense

S08, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 11, 1993)
A con artist facing execution for murder exasperates Ben while having his case appealed.
  • Wed 5/9
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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.
  • Thu 5/10
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