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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 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.
  • Mon 2/20
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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  • 782
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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.
  • Mon 2/20
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 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).
  • Mon 2/20
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 193
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The Body

S02, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 5, 1988)
Matlock defends a woman accused of killing the exercise instructor she believed was having an affair with her husband.
  • Mon 2/20
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
  • WJLPSD

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 2/20
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM

The Body

S02, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 5, 1988)
Matlock defends a woman accused of killing the exercise instructor she believed was having an affair with her husband.
  • Mon 2/20
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 687
  • WJLPDT

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 2/20
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 782
  • HMMHD

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 2/21
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 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.
  • Tue 2/21
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 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.
  • Tue 2/21
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 193
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The Reunion

S02, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 12, 1988)
Ben must defend an old friend when a former law school classmate, who was the accused's business partner, is murdered.
  • Tue 2/21
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
  • WJLPSD

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 2/21
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM

The Reunion

S02, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 12, 1988)
Ben must defend an old friend when a former law school classmate, who was the accused's business partner, is murdered.
  • Tue 2/21
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 687
  • WJLPDT

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 2/21
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 782
  • HMMHD

The Reporter

S01, E24  (First Aired: May. 5, 1987)
Matlock is asked to help when a newlywed is accused of murdering her husband -- whose body is not the one in the morgue.
  • Wed 2/22
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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  • 782
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The Doctors

S01, E25  (First Aired: May. 12, 1987)
A young resident seeks Ben's defense when he is framed for the murder of his formidable chief surgeon.
  • Wed 2/22
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 193
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  • 782
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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.
  • Wed 2/22
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 193
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  • 782
  • HMMHD

The Gigolo

S02, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 19, 1988)
Ben defends a dance instructor charged in the murder of a wealthy, jealous matron who cut off his money.
  • Wed 2/22
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
  • WJLPSD

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.
  • Wed 2/22
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM

The Gigolo

S02, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 19, 1988)
Ben defends a dance instructor charged in the murder of a wealthy, jealous matron who cut off his money.
  • Wed 2/22
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 687
  • WJLPDT

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.
  • Wed 2/22
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 782
  • HMMHD

The Annihilator

S02, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 13, 1987)
A surprise witness seems to hinder an acquittal for Ben's client (Dick Butkus), a professional wrestler accused of murder.
  • Thu 2/23
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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  • 782
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The Network

S02, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 1, 1987)
A TV producer is accused of murdering the programming chief at the top-rated network.
  • Thu 2/23
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 193
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  • 782
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The Best Friend

S02, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 8, 1987)
Matlock defends the subject of a slain biographer and learns a disturbing fact about his client during the trial.
  • Thu 2/23
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 193
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  • 782
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The Umpire

S02, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 26, 1988)
Ben defends his boss (Richard Kline), accused of killing an umpire during his softball team's playoff game.
  • Thu 2/23
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
  • WJLPSD

The Country Boy

S02, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 15, 1987)
Ben defends a country singer (David Carradine) who was too drunk to remember whether he killed his sister-in-law.
  • Thu 2/23
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM

The Umpire

S02, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 26, 1988)
Ben defends his boss (Richard Kline), accused of killing an umpire during his softball team's playoff game.
  • Thu 2/23
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 687
  • WJLPDT

The Country Boy

S02, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 15, 1987)
Ben defends a country singer (David Carradine) who was too drunk to remember whether he killed his sister-in-law.
  • Thu 2/23
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 782
  • HMMHD

The Gift

S02, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 22, 1987)
When Matlock takes on the defense of a man accused of murdering his vindictive ex-wife, he also has his hands full baby-sitting the man's daughter.
  • Fri 2/24
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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  • 782
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The Gambler

S02, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 29, 1987)
Matlock goes to Las Vegas to defend a friend (Bruce Weitz) charged with murdering his girlfriend (Marg Helgenberger).
  • Fri 2/24
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 193
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  • 782
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The Body

S02, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 5, 1988)
Matlock defends a woman accused of killing the exercise instructor she believed was having an affair with her husband.
  • Fri 2/24
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM
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  • 782
  • HMMHD

The Hucksters

S02, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 16, 1988)
Ben must defend an infuriated investor who is accused of murdering the slick owner of a bogus company.
  • Fri 2/24
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
  • WJLPSD

The Reunion

S02, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 12, 1988)
Ben must defend an old friend when a former law school classmate, who was the accused's business partner, is murdered.
  • Fri 2/24
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM

The Hucksters

S02, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 16, 1988)
Ben must defend an infuriated investor who is accused of murdering the slick owner of a bogus company.
  • Fri 2/24
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 687
  • WJLPDT

The Reunion

S02, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 12, 1988)
Ben must defend an old friend when a former law school classmate, who was the accused's business partner, is murdered.
  • Fri 2/24
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 782
  • HMMHD

The Gigolo

S02, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 19, 1988)
Ben defends a dance instructor charged in the murder of a wealthy, jealous matron who cut off his money.
  • Mon 2/27
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM
  •  
  •  
  • 782
  • HMMHD

The Umpire

S02, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 26, 1988)
Ben defends his boss (Richard Kline), accused of killing an umpire during his softball team's playoff game.
  • Mon 2/27
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM
  •  
  •  
  • 782
  • HMMHD

The Hucksters

S02, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 16, 1988)
Ben must defend an infuriated investor who is accused of murdering the slick owner of a bogus company.
  • Mon 2/27
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM
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  • 782
  • HMMHD

The Investigation

S02, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 2, 1988)
Ben takes up the defense of a longtime client (Shaun Cassidy) accused of murdering a Senate grandstander investigating organized crime.
  • Mon 2/27
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
  • WJLPSD

The Lovelorn

S02, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 23, 1988)
Matlock encounters a family full of suspects when an advice-to-the-lovelorn columnist is murdered.
  • Mon 2/27
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM

The Investigation

S02, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 2, 1988)
Ben takes up the defense of a longtime client (Shaun Cassidy) accused of murdering a Senate grandstander investigating organized crime.
  • Mon 2/27
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 687
  • WJLPDT

The Lovelorn

S02, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 23, 1988)
Matlock encounters a family full of suspects when an advice-to-the-lovelorn columnist is murdered.
  • Mon 2/27
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 782
  • HMMHD

The Genius

S02, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 15, 1988)
When his genius nephew (Bill Mumy) is accused of murder, Ben's only hope for acquittal lies in his client's ability to outwit a computer.
  • Tue 2/28
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM
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  • 782
  • HMMHD

The Magician

S02, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 22, 1988)
Ben unearths more than one suspect while defending a magician (Michael E. Knight) accused of murdering a devious assistant.
  • Tue 2/28
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 193
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  • 782
  • HMMHD

The Fisherman

S02, E23  (First Aired: Mar. 29, 1988)
Ben defends a Vietnamese fisherman accused of killing the man who was terrorizing him and his fellow countrymen.
  • Tue 2/28
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 193
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  • HMMHD

The Investigation

S02, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 9, 1988)
Ben must prevent a mob war when the crime-boss father of his client discovers the evidence against his son was manufactured.
  • Tue 2/28
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
  • WJLPSD

The Heiress

S02, E24  (First Aired: May. 3, 1988)
Upon her release from a mental sanitarium, an heiress faces charges of murdering the accountant handling her trust fund.
  • Tue 2/28
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM

The Investigation

S02, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 9, 1988)
Ben must prevent a mob war when the crime-boss father of his client discovers the evidence against his son was manufactured.
  • Tue 2/28
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 687
  • WJLPDT

The Heiress

S02, E24  (First Aired: May. 3, 1988)
Upon her release from a mental sanitarium, an heiress faces charges of murdering the accountant handling her trust fund.
  • Tue 2/28
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 782
  • HMMHD

The Lemon

S03, E01  (First Aired: Nov. 29, 1988)
Ben's new neighbor (Don Knotts) is framed for the murder of a car dealer who sold him a defective automobile.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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  • 782
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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.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 193
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  • 782
  • HMMHD

The DJ

S03, E05  (First Aired: Jan. 3, 1989)
Ben dislikes his client, an obnoxious radio personality accused of killing a rival disc jockey.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 193
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  • 782
  • HMMHD

The Lovelorn

S02, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 23, 1988)
Matlock encounters a family full of suspects when an advice-to-the-lovelorn columnist is murdered.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
  • WJLPSD

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.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM

The Lovelorn

S02, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 23, 1988)
Matlock encounters a family full of suspects when an advice-to-the-lovelorn columnist is murdered.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 687
  • WJLPDT

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.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 782
  • HMMHD

The Vendetta

S03, E07  (First Aired: Jan. 17, 1989)
Convinced his brother was framed for murder, a psychopath takes Matlock's associates hostage.
  • Thu 3/2
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
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  • 782
  • HMMHD

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.
  • Thu 3/2
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 193
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  • 782
  • HMMHD

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 3/2
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM
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  • 782
  • HMMHD

The Genius

S02, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 15, 1988)
When his genius nephew (Bill Mumy) is accused of murder, Ben's only hope for acquittal lies in his client's ability to outwit a computer.
  • Thu 3/2
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
  • WJLPSD

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 3/2
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM

The Genius

S02, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 15, 1988)
When his genius nephew (Bill Mumy) is accused of murder, Ben's only hope for acquittal lies in his client's ability to outwit a computer.
  • Thu 3/2
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 687
  • WJLPDT

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 3/2
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 782
  • HMMHD

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 3/3
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM
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  • 782
  • HMMHD

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.
  • Fri 3/3
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM
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  • 782
  • HMMHD

The Model

S03, E17  (First Aired: Apr. 25, 1989)
Ben defends a famous journalist who is accused of murdering an internationally known model.
  • Fri 3/3
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM
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  • 782
  • HMMHD

The Magician

S02, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 22, 1988)
Ben unearths more than one suspect while defending a magician (Michael E. Knight) accused of murdering a devious assistant.
  • Fri 3/3
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 33
  • WJLPSD

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 3/3
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 193
  • HMM

The Magician

S02, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 22, 1988)
Ben unearths more than one suspect while defending a magician (Michael E. Knight) accused of murdering a devious assistant.
  • Fri 3/3
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 687
  • WJLPDT

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 3/3
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 782
  • HMMHD