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

US Release

09/20/1968

Cast

Susan Saint James Peggy Maxwell
Anthony Franciosa Jeff Dillon
Gene Barry Glenn Howard
Robert Stack Dan Farrell
Mark Miller Ross Craig
Anne Baxter Betty-Jean Currier
Ben Murphy Joe Sample
Cliff Potts Andy Hill
Jo De Winter Helena
Ben Murphy Joseph Sample / Joe Sample
(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, John Llewellyn Moxey, Nicholas Colasanto, Robert Day, Marvin J. Chomsky, Lamont Johnson, Boris Sagal, Alvin Ganzer, John Newland, Sutton Roley, Leslie Stevens, Richard Irving, Gene Levitt, Leo Penn, Harvey Hart, Abner Biberman, Alexander Singer, Richard A. Colla, Daniel Petrie, Lawrence Dobkin, Don Taylor, Ben Gazzara, Steven Spielberg, William A. Graham, William Conrad, Joseph Pevney, Oscar Rudolph, James Neilson, Herbert Kenwith, Don McDougall, Michael Caffey, Marc Daniels, Ralph Senensky

Writers

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

Cast

Producers

Editors

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

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