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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 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.
  • Mon 3/27
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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.
  • Mon 3/27
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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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.
  • Tue 3/28
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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.
  • Tue 3/28
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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.
  • Tue 3/28
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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.
  • Wed 3/29
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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.
  • Wed 3/29
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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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.
  • Wed 3/29
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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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.
  • Thu 3/30
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
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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.
  • Thu 3/30
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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.
  • Thu 3/30
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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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.
  • Fri 3/31
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
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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).
  • Fri 3/31
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Fri 3/31
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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.
  • Sat 4/1
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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.
  • Mon 4/3
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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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.
  • Mon 4/3
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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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.
  • Tue 4/4
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
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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.
  • Tue 4/4
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The Priest

S03, E20  (First Aired: May. 16, 1989)
While reluctantly defending a construction contractor accused of murdering a priest, Matlock finds another clergyman is a prime suspect.
  • Tue 4/4
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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.
  • Wed 4/5
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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.
  • Wed 4/5
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The Hunting Party

S04, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 19, 1989)
A retired soldier (Jeff Wincott) attempts to prove his late brother's death was not a hunting accident, but murder.
  • Wed 4/5
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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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 4/6
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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 4/6
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The Hunting Party

S04, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 19, 1989)
Ben is asked to defend Spencer Hamilton who is accused of the murder of a member of his late brother's hunting party.
  • Thu 4/6
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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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 4/7
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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 4/7
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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.
  • Fri 4/7
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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.
  • Sat 4/8
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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 4/8
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
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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.
  • Sat 4/8
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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.
  • Sat 4/8
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 193
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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.
  • Sat 4/8
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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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.
  • Sat 4/8
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 193
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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.
  • Sat 4/8
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 193
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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.
  • Sat 4/8
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
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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.
  • Sat 4/8
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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.
  • Sat 4/8
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 4/8
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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.
  • Sat 4/8
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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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.
  • Sat 4/8
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • 193
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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 4/8
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
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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.
  • Sat 4/8
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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.
  • Sat 4/8
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
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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.
  • Sun 4/9
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
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