The Name of the Game

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The Name of the Game is an American television series starring Tony Franciosa, Gene Barry, and Robert Stack, airing from 1968 to 1971 on NBC, totaling 76 episodes of 90 minutes each. The show was a wheel series, setting the stage for The Bold Ones and... read more

The Name of the Game is an American television series starring Tony Franciosa, Gene Barry, and Robert Stack, airing from 1968 to 1971 on NBC, totaling 76 episodes of 90 minutes each. The show was a wheel series, setting the stage for The Bold Ones and the NBC Mystery Movie in the 1970s. The program had the largest budget of any television series at that time.

Original Release

09/20/1968 on NBC

Cast

Susan Saint James Peggy Maxwell
Anthony Franciosa Jeff Dillon
Gene Barry Glenn Howard
Robert Stack Dan Farrell
Anne Baxter Betty-Jean Currier
Ben Murphy Joe Sample
Mark Miller Ross Craig
Cliff Potts Andy Hill
Ben Murphy Joseph Sample
Jo De Winter Helena
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 So Long, Baby, and Amen Friday, 18 September 1970
2 A Love to Remember Friday, 25 September 1970
3 Cynthia Is Alive and Living in Avalon Friday, 02 October 1970
4 Battle at Gannon's Bridge Friday, 09 October 1970
5 The Enemy Before Us Friday, 16 October 1970
6 The Time Is Now Friday, 23 October 1970
7 The War Merchants Friday, 30 October 1970
8 Little Bear Died Running Friday, 06 November 1970
9 All the Old Familiar Faces Friday, 13 November 1970
10 I Love You, Billy Baker: Part 1 Friday, 20 November 1970
11 I Love You, Billy Baker: Part 2 Friday, 27 November 1970
12 Why I Blew Up Dakota Friday, 04 December 1970
13 Aquarius Descending Friday, 11 December 1970
14 The Glory Shouter Friday, 18 December 1970
15 A Sister from Napoli Friday, 08 January 1971
16 LA 2017 Friday, 15 January 1971
17 The Man Who Killed a Ghost Friday, 29 January 1971
18 Seek and Destroy Friday, 05 February 1971
19 A Capitol Affair Friday, 12 February 1971
20 The Savage Eye Friday, 19 February 1971
21 Appointment in Palermo Friday, 26 February 1971
22 Beware of the Watchdog Friday, 05 March 1971
23 The Broken Puzzle Friday, 12 March 1971
24 The Showdown Friday, 19 March 1971
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Directors

Barry Shear, Seymour Robbie, Nicholas Colasanto, John Llewellyn Moxey, Boris Sagal, Marvin J. Chomsky, Robert Day, Lamont Johnson, John Newland, Sutton Roley, Leslie Stevens, Gene Levitt, Alvin Ganzer, Harvey Hart, Leo Penn, Ben Gazzara, Steven Spielberg, William A. Graham, William Conrad, Joseph Pevney, Abner Biberman, Daniel Petrie, Alexander Singer, Richard A. Colla, James Neilson, Lawrence Dobkin, Don Taylor, Richard Irving, Herbert Kenwith, Michael Caffey, Marc Daniels, Ralph Senensky

Writers

Dick Nelson, Dean Hargrove, Steven Bochco, Leslie Stevens, Anthony Spinner, Henry Slesar, Richard De Roy, Phil Hargrove, Marion Hargrove, Mark Rodgers, Richard Levinson, James M. Miller, David P. Harmon, Anthony Skene, William D. Gordon, Joseph Calvelli, Robert L. Collins, William Link, Stanley Adams, Robert M. Young, Harold Livingston, Peter Allan Fields, Gene L. Coon, Elinor Karpf, Tim Kelly, Gilbert Ralston, Edward J. Lakso, Ed Adamson, Shimon Wincelberg, Don Brinkley, Herman Groves, John McGreevey, Luther Davis, Robert Buckner, Jack Turley, Arthur Weingarten, Ernestine Barton, Robert Sabaroff, Benjamin Masselink, Margaret Armen, Philip DeGuere Jr., Phyllis White, William Koenig, Eric Peters, Peter Penduik, Richard Neubert, Richard M. Bluel, Bill Davidson, Irv Pearlberg, Philip Wylie, Robert M. Young, Walter Brough, Mitch Lindemann, Charles McDaniel, Herb Meadow, Chester Krumholz, Sy Salkowitz, Gerry Day, Leon Tokatyan, Carol Sobieski, Jack Miller, Stanford Whitmore, George F. Slavin, Robert E. Thompson, Barry Oringer, Alvin Sapinsley, Robert White, Ken Trevey, Wanda Coleman, Blake Lund, Robert Soderberg

Cast

Susan Saint James Peggy Maxwell
Anthony Franciosa Jeff Dillon
Gene Barry Glenn Howard
Robert Stack Dan Farrell
Anne Baxter Betty-Jean Currier
Ben Murphy Joe Sample
Mark Miller Ross Craig
Cliff Potts Andy Hill
Ben Murphy Joseph Sample
Jo De Winter Helena
Carla Borelli Holly
Norm Crosby Himself
Sammy Davis Jr. Billy Baker
Marilyn Michaels Herself
William Smithers Dave Martin
George Murdock Dave
Robert Culp Paul Tyler
Ray Charles Himself
Nina Foch Mrs. Fredericks
Bernie Hamilton Jason

Producers

Editors

Milton Shifman, Robert Watts, Howard Epstein, Richard M. Sprague, Buddy Small, Carl Pingitore, Richard G. Wray, Frank Morriss, John Baxter Rogers, Robert L. Kimble, Michael Economou, Robert F. Shugrue, Douglas Stewart, Tony Martinelli, Henry Batista, Gene Palmer, Warren Adams, Bob Kagey, James E. Nownes, Larry Lester, Howard Terrill, John Elias, Robert K. Richard

1971 Emmy Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama Nominated
1971 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition - For a Series or a Single Program of a Series (First Year of Music's Use Only) Nominated
1971 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for Entertainment Programming - For a Series or a Single Program of a Series Won
1971 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Music, Lyrics and Special Material Nominated
1970 Emmy Outstanding Dramatic Series Nominated
1970 Emmy Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama Nominated
1969 Golden Globe Best TV Show Nominated
1969 Emmy Outstanding Dramatic Series Nominated
1969 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1969 Emmy Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series Won
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