Tenafly

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Tenafly is a crime-drama series starring James McEachin that was part of The NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie wheel for the 1973-74 season. It was created by Richard Levinson and William Link, the creators of popular mystery television shows such as Columbo... read more

Tenafly is a crime-drama series starring James McEachin that was part of The NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie wheel for the 1973-74 season. It was created by Richard Levinson and William Link, the creators of popular mystery television shows such as Columbo and Murder, She Wrote. It was the one of the first television series that season to star an African-American character as the protagonist. Due to low ratings, NBC removed Tenafly from the wheel when it moved the mid-week Mystery Movie block to Tuesdays in January 1974.

Original Release

02/12/1973 on NBC

US Release

02/12/1973

Cast

James McEachin Harry Tenafly
Rosanna Huffman Lorrie
Sal Mineo Jerry Farmer
Lillian Lehman Ruth Tenafly
David Huddleston Lieutenant Sam Church
Paul Jackson Herb Tenafly
Jackie Russell Receptionist
Sid Melton Sully
Sandy Balson Mrs. Abbott
Melissa Gilbert Suzie's sister
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
0 Pilot Monday, 12 February 1973
1 Joyride to Nowhere Wednesday, 10 October 1973
2 The Cash and Carry Caper Wednesday, 31 October 1973
3 The Window That Wasn't Wednesday, 05 December 1973
4 Man Running Wednesday, 02 January 1974

Directors

Robert Day, Jud Taylor, Bernard L. Kowalski, Richard A. Colla

Writers

William Link, Richard Levinson, David P. Lewis, Booker Bradshaw

Cast

James McEachin Harry Tenafly
Rosanna Huffman Lorrie
Sal Mineo Jerry Farmer
Lillian Lehman Ruth Tenafly
David Huddleston Lieutenant Sam Church
Paul Jackson Herb Tenafly
Jackie Russell Receptionist
Sid Melton Sully
Sandy Balson Mrs. Abbott
Melissa Gilbert Suzie's sister
David Huddleston Lietenant Sam Church / Lieutenant Sam Church
Jack Denton Oakley
Mary Ann Gibson Mrs. Church
Bob Harks Detective
Michael Bell Steve Hall
Linda Marie Joan Abbott
Cindy Henderson Suzie Church
John S. Ragin Norton
Don Bexley Pawn Shop Owner
Morris Buchanan 2nd. agent

Producers

William Link Executive Producer
Richard Levinson Executive Producer
Jon Epstein Producer

Editors

Robert L. Kimble

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