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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 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 9/21
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 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.
  • Thu 9/21
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
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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.
  • Thu 9/21
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 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.
  • Thu 9/21
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 86
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  • 124
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The Heist

S09, E15  (First Aired: Apr. 27, 1995)
When Ben's old friend tracks bank robbers, the former FBI agent's rusty skills get him arrested for murder.
  • Thu 9/21
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 192
  • WFQXDT2

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.
  • Thu 9/21
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 87
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  • 157
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  • 751
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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.
  • Thu 9/21
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 87
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  • 157
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  • 751
  • INSPHD

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.
  • Fri 9/22
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
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The Defendant

S08, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 16, 1993)
Leanne falls in love with her client, Gil Stoddard, a handsome philanthropist accused of murdering his partner.
  • Fri 9/22
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
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The Temptation

S08, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 27, 1994)
Ben's daughter Leanne becomes involved with a man who burgled her home, took her diary and now seems to know everything about her.
  • Fri 9/22
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 86
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  • 124
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The Crook

S08, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 3, 1994)
A rare-book collector, who is also a parishioner at Ben's church, is accused of killing a college professor.
  • Fri 9/22
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 86
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  • 124
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

The Heist

S09, E16  (First Aired: Apr. 27, 1995)
When Ben's old friend tracks bank robbers, the former FBI agent's rusty skills get him arrested for murder.
  • Fri 9/22
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 192
  • WFQXDT2

The Godfather

S08, E20  (First Aired: Apr. 28, 1994)
Ben throws a prenuptial party for his goddaughter at his house, resulting in murder.
  • Fri 9/22
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 87
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  • 157
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  • 751
  • INSPHD

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.
  • Fri 9/22
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 87
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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 9/23
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
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  • 124
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

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.
  • Mon 9/25
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
  • HMM
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  • 124
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

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.
  • Mon 9/25
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 86
  • HMM
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  • 124
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

The Godfather

S08, E20  (First Aired: Apr. 28, 1994)
Ben throws a prenuptial party for his goddaughter at his house, resulting in murder.
  • Mon 9/25
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 86
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  • 124
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

The Scam

S09, E17  (First Aired: May. 7, 1995)
Matlock sidelines plans to attend a class reunion when Cliff is accused of murder.
  • Mon 9/25
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 192
  • WFQXDT2

The Accused

S09, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 13, 1994)
A writer who claims she killed in self-defense turns to Ben for help; Ben hires a new investigator.
  • Mon 9/25
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 87
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  • 157
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  • 751
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The Accused

S09, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 13, 1994)
A writer who claims she killed in self-defense turns to Ben for help; Ben hires a new investigator.
  • Mon 9/25
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 87
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  • 157
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  • 751
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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.
  • Tue 9/26
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
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  • 124
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  • 814
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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.
  • Tue 9/26
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
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  • 124
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  • 814
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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.
  • Tue 9/26
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 86
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  • 814
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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.
  • Tue 9/26
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 86
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  • 124
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

The Scam

S09, E18  (First Aired: May. 7, 1995)
Matlock sidelines plans to attend a class reunion when Cliff is accused of murder.
  • Tue 9/26
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 192
  • WFQXDT2

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.
  • Tue 9/26
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 87
  • INSP
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  • 157
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  • 751
  • INSPHD

The Confession

S09, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 1, 1994)
Ben's visiting friend Julie discovers she may have sent an innocent man to prison.
  • Tue 9/26
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 87
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  • 157
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  • 751
  • INSPHD

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.
  • Wed 9/27
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
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  • 124
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

The Confession

S09, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 1, 1994)
Ben's visiting friend Julie discovers she may have sent an innocent man to prison.
  • Wed 9/27
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
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  • 124
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

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.
  • Wed 9/27
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 86
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  • 124
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  • 814
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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.
  • Wed 9/27
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 86
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  • 124
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

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.
  • Wed 9/27
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 192
  • WFQXDT2

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.
  • Wed 9/27
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 87
  • INSP
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  • 157
  • INSP
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  • 751
  • INSPHD

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.
  • Wed 9/27
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 87
  • INSP
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  • 157
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  • 751
  • INSPHD

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.
  • Thu 9/28
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
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  • 124
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

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.
  • Thu 9/28
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
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  • 124
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  • 814
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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.
  • Thu 9/28
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 86
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  • 124
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

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.
  • Thu 9/28
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 86
  • HMM
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  • 124
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

Diary of a Perfect Murder

S01, E02  (First Aired: Mar. 3, 1986)
An Atlanta attorney and his daughter Charlene (Lori Lethin) defend a TV journalist charged with murder.
  • Thu 9/28
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 192
  • WFQXDT2

The Heist

S09, E15  (First Aired: Apr. 27, 1995)
When Ben's old friend tracks bank robbers, the former FBI agent's rusty skills get him arrested for murder.
  • Thu 9/28
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 87
  • INSP
  •  
  •  
  • 157
  • INSP
  •  
  •  
  • 751
  • INSPHD

The Heist

S09, E16  (First Aired: Apr. 27, 1995)
When Ben's old friend tracks bank robbers, the former FBI agent's rusty skills get him arrested for murder.
  • Thu 9/28
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 87
  • INSP
  •  
  •  
  • 157
  • INSP
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  • 751
  • INSPHD

The Judge

S01, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 23, 1986)
Judge Carter Addison (Dick Van Dyke) kills his mistress then presides over the murder trial as Matlock tries to defend a framed man.
  • Fri 9/29
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
  • HMM
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  • 124
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

The Stripper

S01, E04  (First Aired: Sep. 30, 1986)
Ben defends an exotic dancer accused of murdering her ex-husband, a man determined to have her declared an unfit mother.
  • Fri 9/29
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
  • HMM
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  • 124
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

The Affair

S01, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 7, 1986)
A socialite retains Matlock to defend her husband's accused killer, a maid (Theresa Saldana) who won't help her own defense.
  • Fri 9/29
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 86
  • HMM
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  • 124
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

The Seduction

S01, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 14, 1986)
Ben defends an over-the-hill quarterback (John Beck) with a reputation as a womanizer who is accused of killing his team-owner girlfriend.
  • Fri 9/29
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 86
  • HMM
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  • 124
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

The Judge

S01, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 23, 1986)
Judge Carter Addison (Dick Van Dyke) kills his mistress then presides over the murder trial as Matlock tries to defend a framed man.
  • Fri 9/29
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 192
  • WFQXDT2

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.
  • Fri 9/29
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 87
  • INSP
  •  
  •  
  • 157
  • INSP
  •  
  •  
  • 751
  • INSPHD

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.
  • Fri 9/29
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 87
  • INSP
  •  
  •  
  • 157
  • INSP
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  • 751
  • INSPHD

The Sisters

S01, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 11, 1986)
Two sisters with a penchant for murder do away with their rich aunt and frame their uncle, whom Matlock agrees to defend.
  • Sat 9/30
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
  • HMM
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  • 124
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

The Cop

S01, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 18, 1986)
A no-nonsense police officer (Hector Elizondo) turns to Matlock when he becomes a prime suspect in the murder of a local hood.
  • Mon 10/2
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
  • HMM
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  • 124
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

The Angel

S01, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 25, 1986)
Matlock defends a rock star whose rowdy stage life appears to be affecting her courtroom performance.
  • Mon 10/2
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 86
  • HMM
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  • 124
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

The Professor

S01, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 2, 1986)
Matlock's former professor and mentor (Don Porter), framed by students in a hit-and-run, seeks Ben's defense.
  • Mon 10/2
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 86
  • HMM
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  • 124
  • HMM
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

The Stripper

S01, E04  (First Aired: Sep. 30, 1986)
Ben defends an exotic dancer accused of murdering her ex-husband, a man determined to have her declared an unfit mother.
  • Mon 10/2
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 192
  • WFQXDT2

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.
  • Mon 10/2
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 87
  • INSP
  •  
  •  
  • 157
  • INSP
  •  
  •  
  • 751
  • INSPHD

Diary of a Perfect Murder

S01, E02  (First Aired: Mar. 3, 1986)
An Atlanta attorney and his daughter Charlene (Lori Lethin) defend a TV journalist charged with murder.
  • Mon 10/2
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 87
  • INSP
  •  
  •  
  • 157
  • INSP
  •  
  •  
  • 751
  • INSPHD

Santa Claus

S01, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 9, 1986)
Accused of murdering his stingy landlord, a sidewalk Santa Claus (Pat Hingle) seeks Matlock's defense.
  • Tue 10/3
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
  • HMM
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  • 124
  • HMM
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

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.
  • Tue 10/3
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
  • HMM
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  • 124
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

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.
  • Tue 10/3
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 86
  • HMM
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  • 124
  • HMM
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

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).
  • Tue 10/3
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 86
  • HMM
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  • 124
  • HMM
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

The Affair

S01, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 7, 1986)
A socialite retains Matlock to defend her husband's accused killer, a maid (Theresa Saldana) who won't help her own defense.
  • Tue 10/3
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 192
  • WFQXDT2

The Don

S01, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 28, 1986)
J.L. Brackett (William Conrad) prosecutes Matlock's client, crime-boss Nicholas Baron (Jose Ferrer), for murder.
  • Tue 10/3
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 87
  • INSP
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  • 157
  • INSP
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  • 751
  • INSPHD

The Don

S01, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 4, 1986)
Ben fends off the children of crime boss Baron (Jose Ferrer), who appear to want their father convicted.
  • Tue 10/3
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 87
  • INSP
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  • 157
  • INSP
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  • 751
  • INSPHD

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).
  • Wed 10/4
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 86
  • HMM
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  • 124
  • HMM
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  • 814
  • 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.
  • Wed 10/4
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 86
  • HMM
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  • 124
  • HMM
  •  
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

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.
  • Wed 10/4
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 86
  • HMM
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  • 124
  • HMM
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  • 814
  • HMMHD

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.
  • Wed 10/4
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 86
  • HMM
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  •  
  • 124
  • HMM
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  •  
  • 814
  • HMMHD

The Seduction

S01, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 14, 1986)
Ben defends an over-the-hill quarterback (John Beck) with a reputation as a womanizer who is accused of killing his team-owner girlfriend.
  • Wed 10/4
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 192
  • WFQXDT2

The Sisters

S01, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 11, 1986)
Two sisters with a penchant for murder do away with their rich aunt and frame their uncle, whom Matlock agrees to defend.
  • Wed 10/4
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 87
  • INSP
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  •  
  • 157
  • INSP
  •  
  •  
  • 751
  • INSPHD

The Cop

S01, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 18, 1986)
A no-nonsense police officer (Hector Elizondo) turns to Matlock when he becomes a prime suspect in the murder of a local hood.
  • Wed 10/4
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 87
  • INSP
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  •  
  • 157
  • INSP
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  •  
  • 751
  • INSPHD