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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 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.
  • Wed 1/24
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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.
  • Wed 1/24
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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The Kidnapper

S04, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 6, 1990)
Michelle and Conrad search for Ben, who may have been kidnapped by vengeful ex-convicts.
  • Wed 1/24
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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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.
  • Thu 1/25
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Thu 1/25
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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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.
  • Thu 1/25
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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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.
  • Fri 1/26
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
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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.
  • Fri 1/26
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 193
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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 1/26
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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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.
  • Sat 1/27
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
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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.
  • Mon 1/29
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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The Informer

S04, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 20, 1990)
Ben (Andy Griffith) defends a difficult lawyer (Richard Masur) who has been charged with murdering a mobster.
  • Mon 1/29
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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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.
  • Tue 1/30
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Tue 1/30
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 193
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The Informer

S04, E21  (First Aired: Feb. 27, 1990)
Ben treads on thin ice while continuing his defense of a fellow attorney (Richard Masur) framed for murder.
  • Tue 1/30
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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.
  • Wed 1/31
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
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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.
  • Wed 1/31
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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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.
  • Wed 1/31
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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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.
  • Thu 2/1
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
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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.
  • Thu 2/1
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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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.
  • Thu 2/1
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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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.
  • Fri 2/2
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
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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.
  • Fri 2/2
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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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.
  • Fri 2/2
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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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.
  • Sat 2/3
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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.
  • Sat 2/3
  • 9:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Sat 2/3
  • 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • 193
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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.
  • Sat 2/3
  • 1:00PM-3:00PM
  • 193
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The Assassination

S06, E21  (First Aired: May. 8, 1992)
Ben and his visiting daughter believe there is a connection between Ben's client and the assassination of Atlanta's mayor.
  • Sat 2/3
  • 3:00PM-5:00PM
  • 193
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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.
  • Sat 2/3
  • 5:00PM-7:00PM
  • 193
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The Kidnapping

S08, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 13, 1994)
An FBI agent investigating the kidnapping of Ben's friend is accused of killing a colleague.
  • Sat 2/3
  • 7:00PM-9:00PM
  • 193
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The Haunted

S08, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 18, 1993)
A dissatisfied patient is suspected of murdering her plastic surgeon, but Ben thinks otherwise.
  • Sat 2/3
  • 9:00PM-11:00PM
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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.
  • Sat 2/3
  • 11:00PM-1:00AM
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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 2/5
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 193
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Nowhere to Turn

S05, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 25, 1990)
When the judge presiding over Ben's latest case is found murdered, Ben is accused of the crime.
  • Mon 2/5
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
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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 2/6
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 193
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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 2/6
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 193
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Nowhere to Turn

S05, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 25, 1990)
When the judge presiding over Ben's latest case is found murdered, Ben is accused of the crime.
  • Tue 2/6
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  • 33
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