Genre: Drama, Mystery
Premise: 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.
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.
S01, E16 (First Aired: Jan. 20, 1987)
Matlock defends a young executive (Tim Busfield) framed in the murder of a starlet (Shawn Weatherly).