Matlock aired initially on NBC (the first 6 seasons) and later on ABC (the final 3 seasons) from September 1986 through May 1995 and consisted of 195 episodes over 9 seasons.
Andy Griffith starred as Atlanta defense attorney Ben Matlock, known for charging a $100,000 fee but also known for finding the real culprit of the crime. His defense team changed frequently during the series run, but initially included his daughter, also an attorney (played by Linda Purl) and a private investigator (played by Kene Holliday).
The series was created by Dean Hargrove who was also associated with the revival of the Perry Mason series, Diagnosis: Murder (in an episode of which, during its 4th season, Matlock is pulled out of retirement to defend a colleague of Dr. Mark Sloan), Jake and the Fatman, the Father Dowling mysteries, and more.
Original air dates: 03/03/1986 (pilot), 09/23/1986 to 05/12/1987
Original air dates: 09/23/1986 to 05/12/1987
Original air dates: 11/29/1988 to 05/16/1989
Original air dates: 09/19/1989 to 05/08/1990
Original air dates: 09/18/1990 to 04/30/1991
Original air dates: 10/18/1991 to 05/08/1992
Original air dates: 01/07/1993 to 05/06/1993
Original air dates: 09/23/1993 to 05/19/1994
Original air dates: 10/13/1994 to 05/07/1995
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