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Hawkins is a television series which aired for one season on CBS between 1973 and 1974. The mystery, created by Robert Hamner and David Karp, starred James Stewart as rural-bred lawyer Billy Jim Hawkins, who investigated the cases he was involved in,... read more

Hawkins is a television series which aired for one season on CBS between 1973 and 1974. The mystery, created by Robert Hamner and David Karp, starred James Stewart as rural-bred lawyer Billy Jim Hawkins, who investigated the cases he was involved in, similarly to Stewart's earlier smash hit movie Anatomy of a Murder (1959). Despite being critically well received and winning a Golden Globe Award, the series was cancelled after one season consisting of eight 90-minute episodes. Stewart requested the cancellation since he believed that the quality of scripts and directors in television could not continuously measure up to the level to which he was accustomed with theatrical films.

Original Release

03/13/1973 on CBS

US Release

03/13/1973

Cast

James Stewart Billy Jim Hawkins
Strother Martin R.J. Hawkins
Mayf Nutter Jeremiah Stocker
James Hampton Earl Coleman
Gregory Sierra Prosecutor Denton
Robert Sampson Neal Carlson
Michael Stearns Detective Lieutenant
Jason Wingreen Dance Director
Dick Cherney Cameraman
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard Gus
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Murder in Movieland Tuesday, 02 October 1973
2 Die, Darling, Die Tuesday, 23 October 1973
3 A Life for a Life Tuesday, 13 November 1973
4 Blood Feud Tuesday, 04 December 1973
5 Murder in the Slave Trade Tuesday, 22 January 1974
6 Murder on the Thirteenth Floor Tuesday, 05 February 1974
7 Candidate for Murder Tuesday, 05 March 1974

Directors

Jud Taylor, Paul Wendkos, Robert Scheerer

Writers

David Karp, Robert Hamner, Gene L. Coon

Creators

David Karp

Cast

James Stewart Billy Jim Hawkins
Strother Martin R.J. Hawkins
Mayf Nutter Jeremiah Stocker
James Hampton Earl Coleman
Gregory Sierra Prosecutor Denton
Robert Sampson Neal Carlson
Michael Stearns Detective Lieutenant
Jason Wingreen Dance Director
Dick Cherney Cameraman
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard Gus
John Beal Judge
Britt Leach Technician
Tyne Daly Ellen Hamilton
Richard Derr Phil Terranova
John Ventantonio Jeff Compton
Stephen McNally William Hardy Vincent
Curt Lowens Dr. Otto Hirschberg
Maxine Stuart Mrs. Constantine
Walker Edmiston Dr. Lakin
Signe Hasso Madame Carrazza

Producers

Norman Felton Executive Producer
David Karp Producer
Alan Godfrey Producer

Editors

Albert P. Wilson, Henry Berman

1974 Golden Globe Best TV Show - Drama Nominated
1974 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor - Television Nominated
1974 Golden Globe Best TV Actor - Drama Won
1973 Emmy Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama - Original Teleplay Nominated
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