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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 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.
  • Sat 5/27
  • 11:00AM-1:00PM
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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.
  • Sat 5/27
  • 1:00PM-3:00PM
  • 193
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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.
  • Sat 5/27
  • 3:00PM-5:00PM
  • 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 5/27
  • 5:00PM-7:00PM
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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 5/27
  • 7:00PM-9:00PM
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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.
  • Sat 5/27
  • 9:00PM-11:00PM
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The Suspect

S06, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 29, 1991)
Evidence uncovered in Michelle's case may incriminate Ben's murder client (Brynn Thayer), but attorney/client privilege bars action.
  • Sat 5/27
  • 11:00PM-1:00AM
  • 193
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The Mistress

S03, E04  (First Aired: Dec. 20, 1988)
Ben searches for a witness capable of clearing his client in her unfaithful husband's murder.
  • Mon 5/29
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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The DJ

S03, E05  (First Aired: Jan. 3, 1989)
Ben dislikes his client, an obnoxious radio personality accused of killing a rival disc jockey.
  • Mon 5/29
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
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The Captain

S03, E06  (First Aired: Jan. 10, 1989)
Ben defends a patrolman framed for murder but is upset when the prime suspect appears to be the chief of police, an old friend.
  • Mon 5/29
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
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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.
  • Mon 5/29
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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The Vendetta

S03, E07  (First Aired: Jan. 17, 1989)
Convinced his brother was framed for murder, a psychopath takes Matlock's associates hostage.
  • Tue 5/30
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 193
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The Black Widow

S03, E10  (First Aired: Feb. 14, 1989)
A death and new evidence hamper Ben's efforts to clear the name of a wrongfully imprisoned former client.
  • Tue 5/30
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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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.
  • Tue 5/30
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Tue 5/30
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
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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 5/30
  • 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.
  • Wed 5/31
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 193
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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 5/31
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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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.
  • Wed 5/31
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
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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.
  • Wed 5/31
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
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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 5/31
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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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.
  • Thu 6/1
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Thu 6/1
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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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.
  • Thu 6/1
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Thu 6/1
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 193
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The Trial

S05, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 19, 1991)
Newly appointed Special Prosecutor Matlock investigates the murder of an assistant district attorney and finds evidence pointing to members of the legal profession.
  • Thu 6/1
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
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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.
  • Fri 6/2
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Fri 6/2
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Fri 6/2
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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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 6/2
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 193
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The Trial

S05, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 1991)
Special Prosecutor Matlock faces a top defense attorney in his prosecution of two judges and a lawyer.
  • Fri 6/2
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
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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.
  • Sat 6/3
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 193
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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 6/5
  • 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 6/5
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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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 6/5
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Mon 6/5
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
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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 6/6
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 193
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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 6/6
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Tue 6/6
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Tue 6/6
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 193
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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 6/6
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
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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.
  • Wed 6/7
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 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.
  • Wed 6/7
  • 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 6/7
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Wed 6/7
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
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The Witness Killings

S06, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 18, 1991)
While back home for the town's bicentennial festivities, Ben is retained to defend a man for two homicides linked to a 15-year-old crime.
  • Wed 6/7
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
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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.
  • Thu 6/8
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Thu 6/8
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Thu 6/8
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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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 6/8
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 193
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The Witness Killings

S06, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 18, 1991)
While back home for the town's bicentennial festivities, Ben is retained to defend a man for two homicides linked to a 15-year-old crime.
  • Thu 6/8
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
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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.
  • Fri 6/9
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  • 193
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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.
  • Fri 6/9
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Fri 6/9
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Fri 6/9
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Fri 6/9
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
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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.
  • Sat 6/10
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 193
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