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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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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.
  • Wed 1/18
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 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.
  • Wed 1/18
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
  • WJLPSD

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 1/18
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM

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.
  • Wed 1/18
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 687
  • WJLPDT

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 1/18
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 782
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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 1/19
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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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 1/19
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 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.
  • Thu 1/19
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Thu 1/19
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
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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 1/19
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Thu 1/19
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 687
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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 1/19
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 782
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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 1/20
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Fri 1/20
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 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.
  • Fri 1/20
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 193
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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).
  • Fri 1/20
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
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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.
  • Fri 1/20
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
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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).
  • Fri 1/20
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 687
  • WJLPDT

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.
  • Fri 1/20
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 782
  • HMMHD

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 1/23
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 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.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 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.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 193
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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).
  • Mon 1/23
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
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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.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM

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).
  • Mon 1/23
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 687
  • WJLPDT

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.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 782
  • HMMHD

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 1/24
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 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.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 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.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
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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.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 687
  • WJLPDT

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.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 782
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The Billionaire

S02, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 22, 1987)
Matlock travels to London to conduct a mock retrial for a man convicted of killing his millionaire father.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 112
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The Billionaire

S02, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 22, 1987)
In London to investigate the murder of a millionaire, Matlock discovers several people who had reasonable motives for committing the crime.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 112
  • WCBSDT2

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.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 112
  • WCBSDT2

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.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • 112
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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.
  • Wed 1/25
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
  • 112
  • WCBSDT2

The Power Brokers

S02, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 3, 1987)
Matlock's client confesses to a murder and then recants, claiming federal agents coerced it.
  • Wed 1/25
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • 112
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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 1/25
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Wed 1/25
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 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.
  • Wed 1/25
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 193
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The Court Martial

S01, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 17, 1987)
Ben defends a rebellious young soldier framed in the murder of his sadistic lieutenant.
  • Wed 1/25
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
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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.
  • Wed 1/25
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM

The Court Martial

S01, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 17, 1987)
Ben defends a rebellious young soldier framed in the murder of his sadistic lieutenant.
  • Wed 1/25
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 687
  • WJLPDT

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.
  • Wed 1/25
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 782
  • HMMHD

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 1/26
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Thu 1/26
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 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.
  • Thu 1/26
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 193
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The Court Martial

S01, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 24, 1987)
While defending Private Hughes (Tony Becker), Matlock uncovers a scandal that could ruin four officers.
  • Thu 1/26
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
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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.
  • Thu 1/26
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM

The Court Martial

S01, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 24, 1987)
While defending Private Hughes (Tony Becker), Matlock uncovers a scandal that could ruin four officers.
  • Thu 1/26
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 687
  • WJLPDT

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.
  • Thu 1/26
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 782
  • HMMHD

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 1/27
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Fri 1/27
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 193
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The Critic

S05, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 8, 1991)
The composer (Geoffrey Blake) of a Broadway-bound musical is accused of murdering its powerful critic (Tony Jay).
  • Fri 1/27
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Fri 1/27
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
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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.
  • Fri 1/27
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Fri 1/27
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 687
  • WJLPDT

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.
  • Fri 1/27
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 782
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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 1/30
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
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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 1/30
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 687
  • WJLPDT

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 1/30
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 782
  • HMMHD

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 1/31
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 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.
  • Tue 1/31
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Tue 1/31
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Tue 1/31
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
  • WJLPSD

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).
  • Tue 1/31
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM

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.
  • Tue 1/31
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 687
  • WJLPDT

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).
  • Tue 1/31
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 782
  • HMMHD

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.
  • Wed 2/1
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Wed 2/1
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 193
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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.
  • Wed 2/1
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 193
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  • HMMHD