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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 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.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
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The Juror

S07, E09  (First Aired: Feb. 11, 1993)
Emotions run high when Ben holds out against 11 fellow jurors faced with deciding an accused murderer's fate.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 87
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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.
  • Fri 7/1
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
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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.
  • Fri 7/1
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
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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.
  • Fri 7/1
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 87
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The Fortune

S07, E11  (First Aired: Feb. 18, 1993)
Matlock turns up clues to two other murders while defending a murdered millionaire's disinherited nephew.
  • Fri 7/1
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 87
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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.
  • Sat 7/2
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
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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.
  • Sat 7/2
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
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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.
  • Sun 7/3
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
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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).
  • Sun 7/3
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
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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 7/4
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
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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.
  • Mon 7/4
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
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The Debt

S07, E12  (First Aired: Mar. 18, 1993)
Against her father's advice, Leanne reluctantly agrees to defend her former husband, who is accused of murdering a fellow lawyer.
  • Mon 7/4
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 87
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The Revenge

S07, E13  (First Aired: Mar. 25, 1993)
Ben fights to protect his reputation from a deliberate campaign to ruin his credibility as a witness in a robbery trial.
  • Mon 7/4
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 87
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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.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
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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.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
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The Obsession

S07, E14  (First Aired: Apr. 1, 1993)
Nightmares give Ben clues to the murderer of a celebrity doctor who was selling secrets about a client to the press.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 87
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The Divorce

S07, E15  (First Aired: Apr. 8, 1993)
Ben agrees to handle the divorce of his friends Clara and Duncan Farmington; a man collecting for charity sues after falling off Ben's porch steps.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 87
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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.
  • Wed 7/6
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
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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 7/6
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
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The Competition

S07, E18  (First Aired: May. 6, 1993)
A music student who lost a scholarship competition is thought to have committed suicide, but Ben proves murder.
  • Wed 7/6
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 87
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The Play

S08, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 23, 1993)
After losing his role in a community play, Ben is hired to defend the play's director, who is accused of murdering the leading lady.
  • Wed 7/6
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 87
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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 7/7
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
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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.
  • Thu 7/7
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
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The Diner

S08, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 14, 1993)
Ben recalls the '60s, when he resigned as judge to defend a black cook (Stan Shaw) accused of killing a bullying white sheriff.
  • Thu 7/7
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 87
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The View

S08, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 28, 1993)
A murder case involves two stars of a local theater production and an argument Ben thought he saw from his hotel window.
  • Thu 7/7
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 87
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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.
  • Fri 7/8
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
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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.
  • Fri 7/8
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
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The Last Laugh

S08, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 4, 1993)
Milton Berle guest stars as a mouthy comic who stands accused of murdering an equally mouthy young comedian.
  • Fri 7/8
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 87
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The Capital Offense

S08, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 11, 1993)
A con artist facing execution for murder exasperates Ben while having his case appealed.
  • Fri 7/8
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 87
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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.
  • Sat 7/9
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
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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.
  • Sat 7/9
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
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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.
  • Sun 7/10
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
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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.
  • Sun 7/10
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
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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.
  • Mon 7/11
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
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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.
  • Mon 7/11
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
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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.
  • Mon 7/11
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 87
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The Haunted

S08, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 18, 1993)
A dissatisfied patient is suspected of murdering her plastic surgeon, but Ben thinks otherwise.
  • Mon 7/11
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 87
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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 7/12
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
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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 7/12
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
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The Conspiracy

S08, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 25, 1993)
A young attorney is involved in blackmail, jury tampering and murder when a chemical company is accused of carcinogenic pollution.
  • Tue 7/12
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 87
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Matlock's Bad, Bad, Bad Dream

S08, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 2, 1993)
In a dream, Ben defends a '30s club owner accused of shooting a saxophonist who was romancing his wife.
  • Tue 7/12
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 87
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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 7/13
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
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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 7/13
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
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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.
  • Wed 7/13
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 87
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The Kidnapping

S08, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 20, 1994)
Ben sets out to prove the innocence of an FBI agent who is involved in a murder setup and the kidnapping of Ben's friend.
  • Wed 7/13
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 87
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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 7/14
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
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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.
  • Thu 7/14
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
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