Barnaby Jones

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Barnaby Jones is a television detective series starring Buddy Ebsen and Lee Meriwether as a father and daughter-in-law who run a private detective firm in Los Angeles, California. The show was introduced as a midseason replacement on the CBS network... read more

Barnaby Jones is a television detective series starring Buddy Ebsen and Lee Meriwether as a father and daughter-in-law who run a private detective firm in Los Angeles, California. The show was introduced as a midseason replacement on the CBS network and broadcast from 1973 to 1980. Halfway through the series run, Mark Shera was added to the cast as the cousin of Ebsen's character, who joins the firm. William Conrad guest-starred as Frank Cannon of Cannon on the first Barnaby Jones episode, "Requiem for a Son", and the 1975 two-part crossover episodes, "The Deadly Conspiracy". The series was produced by QM Productions. It had the second longest QM series run following the nine years of The FBI. The series bore the Quinn Martin trademark where commercial breaks divided each episode into 4 "Acts" concluding with an epilogue. The opening credits were narrated by Hank Simms.

Original Release

01/28/1973 on CBS

Cast

Buddy Ebsen Barnaby Jones
Lee Meriwether Betty Jones
Mark Shera Jedediah Romano "J.R." Jones
John Carter Lt. John Biddle
John Carter Lt. Biddle
Val Avery Andy Burns
Vince Howard Lt. Joe Taylor
Harvey Fisher Waiter
Dan O'Herlihy Philip Spencer
Richard Lynch Terry Shaw
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Man on Fire Thursday, 20 September 1979
2 Nightmare in Hawaii: Part 1 Thursday, 27 September 1979
3 Nightmare in Hawaii: Part 2 Thursday, 27 September 1979
4 A Desperate Pursuit Thursday, 11 October 1979
5 Design for Madness Thursday, 18 October 1979
6 Girl on the Road Thursday, 25 October 1979
7 Indoctrination in Evil Thursday, 01 November 1979
8 Homecoming for a Dead Man Thursday, 08 November 1979
9 False Witness Thursday, 29 November 1979
10 School of Terror Thursday, 20 December 1979
11 Cry for Vengeance Thursday, 27 December 1979
12 Run to Death Thursday, 03 January 1980
13 The Price of Anger Thursday, 10 January 1980
14 The Killing Point Thursday, 17 January 1980
15 Focus on Fear Thursday, 31 January 1980
16 Murder in the Key of C Thursday, 07 February 1980
17 Killer Without a Name Thursday, 14 February 1980
18 Death Is the Punchline Thursday, 21 February 1980
19 The Final Victim Thursday, 06 March 1980
20 The Silent Accuser Thursday, 13 March 1980
21 Deadline for Murder Thursday, 27 March 1980
22 The Killin' Cousin Thursday, 03 April 1980
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Directors

Walter Grauman, Michael Caffey, Kenneth Gilbert, Leo Penn, Leslie H. Martinson, Seymour Robbie, Michael Preece, Alf Kjellin, Lawrence Dobkin, Robert Sherman, Ralph Senensky, Corey Allen, Mel Damski, Dick Lowry, Graeme Clifford, Bruce Kessler, John Carter, Joseph Manduke, Virgil W. Vogel, Marc Daniels, Richard C. Bennett, William Wiard, Robert Douglas, William Hale, Guerdon Trueblood, Winrich Kolbe, Ernest Pintoff, Walter Doniger, Ray Austin, Dennis Donnelly, Harry Falk, George McCowan, Robert Day, Allen Reisner, Allen Baron, Lewis Teague, Russ Mayberry, Larry Elikann, Ron Satlof, Gene Nelson, Chris Robinson

Writers

Edward Hume, Gerald Sanford, Norman Jolley, Robert W. Lenski, Robert Sherman, Calvin Clements Jr., Dick Nelson, Larry Alexander, Jack V. Fogarty, Mann Rubin, William Keys, B.W. Sandefur, Robert Heverly, Benjamin Masselink, Paul Robert Coyle, Larry Brody, Robert C. Dennis, Barry Oringer, Michael Fisher, Joel Murcott, Robert Pirosh, Lou Shaw, Alf Harris, Margaret Armen, Robert I. Holt, Martin Roth, Marc Brandel, Jack B. Sowards, Worley Thorne, Robert Janes, Brigitt Christiansen, Jon Christiansen, Shirley Leeds, Linda Fortney, George F. Slavin, Adrian Samish, Mark Weingart, Albert Aley, David P. Harmon, Morton S. Fine, Stanley Roberts, Edward J. Lakso, Robert Hamner, Larry Forrester, Carey Wilber, Jackson Gillis, Shirl Hendryx, George Schenck, Arthur Bernard Lewis, Robert M. Young, Michael Michaelian, Terrance Sweeney, Gerry Day, Philip Saltzman, Skip Webster, John Donley, Stephen Kandel, Jeff Myrow, Dallas L. Barnes, Robert E. Swanson, Carolyn See, Jeff Kanter, David Friedkin, Steve Fisher, Bethel Leslie, Robert M. Young, Jackie Joseph

Cast

Buddy Ebsen Barnaby Jones
Lee Meriwether Betty Jones
Mark Shera Jedediah Romano "J.R." Jones
John Carter Lt. John Biddle
John Carter Lt. Biddle
Val Avery Andy Burns
Vince Howard Lt. Joe Taylor
Harvey Fisher Waiter
Dan O'Herlihy Philip Spencer
Richard Lynch Terry Shaw
Tom Mason Michael Spencer
Pat Hingle Wesley Garrison / George Garrety
Ilene Graff Stephanie Capello
Dabney Coleman Ted Sayers
Robert Webber Gene Gates
William Conrad Frank Cannon
Andrew Robinson Robert Curtis
Ben Masters Andy Spencer
Jenny O'Hara Dororthy Warner
Ken Lynch Building Manager

Producers

Quinn Martin Executive Producer
Philip Saltzman Executive Producer
Marty Katz Executive Producer
Philip Saltzman Producer
Quinn Martin Producer
Robert Sherman Producer
Russell Stoneham Producer
Adrian Samish Producer
B.W. Sandefur Producer
Gerald Sanford Producer
Gene Levitt Producer
Marty Katz Producer

Editors

Harry Kaye, Donald Hoskinson, Geoffrey Rowland, Marston Fay, Pembroke J. Herring, Douglas Robertson, Richard K. Brockway, Chuck McClelland, Jim Gross, Fabien D. Tordjmann, Kenneth R. Koch, Marty Katz, Harry Chang, Howard Kunin, Patrick Roark, Gerry Day

1979 Emmy Outstanding Cinematography for a Series Nominated
1977 Emmy Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1976 Golden Globe Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1975 Golden Globe Best TV Actress - Drama Nominated
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