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1. Maximum Bob (1998– )
Episode: Good Dog Karl (1998)

Comedy, Drama

9.7
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Director: Elodie Keene | Stars: Beau Bridges, Liz Vassey, Sam Robards, Kiersten Warren

2. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: Never Send a Boy King to Do a Man's Job: Part 2 (1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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Richie's father has been swindled by a man named Coombs. Jim assembles together a disparate group of con-artists in a complicated scheme using Coombs' anxieties, and even the "Curse" of King Tut, to save Mr. Brockelman from ruin.

Creators: Roy Huggins, Stephen J. Cannell | Director: William Wiard | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Robert Webber

3. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Episode: Did You See the Sun Rise? (1982)

Not Rated | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.8
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Magnum, TC and Nuzo had escaped from a North Vietnamese POW camp during the Vietnam War. Nuzo returns to Hawaii and tells TC that the brutal Russian Colonel who was at the camp has returned to the U.S. and is going to kill him.

Creators: Donald P. Bellisario, Glen A. Larson | Director: Ray Austin | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

4. The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000)
Episode: Inmate 78 (1998)

Western

8.7
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Chris is falsely arrested in a backwater town and sentenced to five years hard labor in a private prison. The rest of the Seven attempt to trace his movements and effect a rescue.

Writers: John Watson, Pen Densham, Robert Franke | Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: Michael Biehn, Eric Close, Andrew Kavovit, Dale Midkiff

5. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: Nice Guys Finish Dead (1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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The special guest of a P.I. convention dinner is found murdered in the restroom, and Jim unhappily finds himself once more having to team up with flawless Lance White, while accident prone Freddie Beamer tags along.

Creators: Roy Huggins, Stephen J. Cannell | Director: John Patterson | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, James Whitmore Jr.

6. Maximum Bob (1998– )
Episode: Dead Babe Walking (1998)

Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá | Stars: Beau Bridges, Liz Vassey, Sam Robards, Kiersten Warren

7. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: Never Send a Boy King to Do a Man's Job: Part 1 (1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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When a corrupt businessman uses extortion to force Richie Brockleman's father to sell him his business for a paltry amount, Richie goes to Jim for advice on how to get back at him with a con job.

Creators: Roy Huggins, Stephen J. Cannell | Director: William Wiard | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Robert Webber

8. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: Paradise Cove (1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Jim's Malibu neighbourhood becomes the site of a treasure hunt for a stash of gold bullion, stolen fifty years earlier.

Creators: Roy Huggins, Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Stephen J. Cannell | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Mariette Hartley

9. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: A Material Difference (1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Jim finds himself being dragged into a complicated situation when Angel's con job as a hit man for hire goes awry.

Creators: Roy Huggins, Stephen J. Cannell | Director: William Wiard | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Michael McGuire

10. Maximum Bob (1998– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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A "Twin Peaks"-like series. "Maximum Bob" is an ultra right-wing conservative judge in Florida who has a psychic ex-marine show mermaid for a wife. The sheriff is a widower who ballroom ... See full summary »

Stars: Beau Bridges, Liz Vassey, Sam Robards, Kiersten Warren

11. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: Deadlock in Parma (1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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In the series finale, Jim Rockford drives off into a California sunset in his wounded Firebird, after being ensnared in a small-town council battle with big implications. While trout ... See full summary »

Creators: Roy Huggins, Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Henry Beckman

12. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Episode: Home from the Sea (1983)

Not Rated | 47 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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It is July 4th and Magnum is off the coast on his surf ski when a speed boat shoots past him throwing TM into the water and the surf ski drifts away.

Creators: Donald P. Bellisario, Glen A. Larson | Director: Harvey S. Laidman | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

13. Dark Skies (1996–1997)
Episode: Moving Targets (1996)

Adventure, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Following the assassination of President Kennedy, John learns more about the alien invasion as he and Kim struggle to keep the Hive from killing the world leaders attending the state funeral.

Creators: Brent V. Friedman, Bryce Zabel | Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Eric Close, Megan Ward, J.T. Walsh, Richard Fancy

14. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: No-Fault Affair (1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Rita Capkovic comes to Jim for help after her former pimp has beaten her up for refusing to work for him again. As Jim helps Rita recover she begins to see him as more than just as a friend, to the concern of everyone.

Creators: Roy Huggins, Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Corey Allen | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Rita Moreno

15. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Episode: Of Sound Mind (1983)

Not Rated | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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Magnum inherits $50 million from a former client who died in a plane crash.

Creators: Donald P. Bellisario, Glen A. Larson | Director: Michael Vejar | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

16. Maximum Bob (1998– )
Episode: Once Bitten... (1998)

Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Director: Kenneth Fink | Stars: Beau Bridges, Liz Vassey, Sam Robards, Kiersten Warren

17. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Episode: Operation: Silent Night (1983)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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It's Christmas time and TC is flying Magnum (dressed as Santa Claus), Rick and Higgins to three different islands. En route, TC is forced to make an emergency landing on an island that the Navy uses for gunnery practice.

Creators: Donald P. Bellisario, Glen A. Larson | Director: Michael Vejar | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

18. Dark Skies (1996–1997)
Episode: Shades of Gray (1997)

Adventure, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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John and Kim help draw an alien Gray into a Majestic trap.

Creators: Brent V. Friedman, Bryce Zabel | Director: Perry Lang | Stars: Eric Close, Megan Ward, J.T. Walsh, Jeri Ryan

19. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: The Big Cheese (1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Rockford gets a phone call telling him to expect a package in the mail. Two hoods then murder the caller and go to Rockford's trailer to await the package's arrival. When the package is a wheel of cheese the mystery only gets deeper.

Creators: Roy Huggins, Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Constance Towers

20. The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978)
Episode: The Cheshire Project (1977)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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Writers: Martin Caidin, John Meredyth Lucas | Director: Dick Moder | Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Jim Begg

21. The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978)
Episode: The Moving Mountain (1978)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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Writers: Martin Caidin, Stephen Kandel | Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Philip Chapin

22. Maximum Bob (1998– )
Episode: Wandalust (1998)

Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Beau Bridges, Liz Vassey, Sam Robards, Kiersten Warren

23. Columbo (1968–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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With his rumpled raincoat, ever-present cigar, bumbling demeanour and Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction, disarmingly polite homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo took on some of the most cunning murderers in Los Angeles, most of whom made one fatal, irrevocable mistake: underestimating his investigative genius.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

24. Dark Skies (1996–1997)
Episode: Ancient Future (1996)

Adventure, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Loengard and Sayers uncover the connection between the 1964 Alaskan earthquake and a Native American legend that revolves around a buried Hive spacecraft.

Creators: Brent V. Friedman, Bryce Zabel | Director: Lou Antonio | Stars: Eric Close, Megan Ward, J.T. Walsh, Charley Lang

25. George Burns Comedy Week (1985– )
Episode: Christmas Carol II the Sequel (1985)

Comedy

8.2
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Director: Carl Gottlieb | Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Paul Benedict, George Burns, Martin Clark

26. Dark Skies (1996–1997)
Episode: Dreamland (1996)

Adventure, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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John and Kim come across the eccentric Howard Hughes while investigating a Hive operation in Las Vegas.

Creators: Brent V. Friedman, Bryce Zabel | Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Eric Close, Megan Ward, J.T. Walsh, Joey Aresco

27. Dark Skies (1996–1997)
Episode: Hostile Convergence (1996)

Adventure, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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As John investigates a UFO sighting in New Mexico, Kim steals away to be at her sister's wedding.

Creators: Brent V. Friedman, Bryce Zabel | Director: Perry Lang | Stars: Eric Close, Megan Ward, J.T. Walsh, Robert Carradine

28. The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978)
Episode: Just a Matter of Time (1978)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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While testing a new fuel aboard an experimental space craft, Col. Steve Austin experiences difficulties while preparing to land and is pulled off course to splash down near a remote island ... See full summary »

Writers: Martin Caidin, Gregory S. Dinallo | Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Paul Carr

29. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs: Part 1 (1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Jim rubs shoulders with royalty when a princess hires him because she believes someone is trying to kill her friend.

Creators: Roy Huggins, Stephen J. Cannell | Director: William Wiard | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Lauren Bacall

30. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs: Part 2 (1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Rockford continues to investigate why someone is after Kendall and discovers the person responsible is the last person anyone would have expected.

Creators: Roy Huggins, Stephen J. Cannell | Director: William Wiard | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Lauren Bacall

31. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: Love Is the Word (1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Jim reconnects with Dr. Megan Dougherty and discovers she is engaged to another man. When she believes he is missing Jim agrees to help her, despite the fact he disapproves of her engagement and for his feelings for Megan.

Creators: Roy Huggins, Stephen J. Cannell | Director: John Patterson | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Kathryn Harrold

32. Dark Skies (1996–1997)
Episode: Mercury Rising (1996)

Adventure, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Compelled by a series of strange dreams, Kim locates an astronaut she saw aboard the alien spacecraft.

Creators: Brent V. Friedman, Bryce Zabel | Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Eric Close, Megan Ward, J.T. Walsh, Tim Kelleher

33. The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000)
Episode: Working Girls (1998)

Western

8.2
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Buck, J.D. and Chris are in Wickestown, a tent town whose main resources are whiskey and women. When Buck sees one of the women being beaten by a man he steps in and Chris and J.D. must ... See full summary »

Writers: John Watson, Pen Densham, Melissa Rosenberg | Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Michael Biehn, Eric Close, Andrew Kavovit, Dale Midkiff

34. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

8.1
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When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.

Writers: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

35. Maximum Bob (1998– )
Episode: A Little Tail (1998)

Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Writer: Molly Newman | Director: John David Coles | Stars: Beau Bridges, Liz Vassey, Sam Robards, Kiersten Warren

36. Magic City (2012– )
Episode: Crime and Punishment (2013)

TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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As hotelier Ike Evans sits in jail under arrest for murder, wife Vera, son Stevie and the Miramar Playa team scramble to raise bail money and, in the process, discover the secret of Ike's ... See full summary »

Creator: Mitch Glazer | Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, Steven Strait, Jessica Marais

37. The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978)
Episode: Deadly Countdown (1977)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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Writers: Martin Caidin, Gregory S. Dinallo | Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Philip Abbott

38. The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978)
Episode: Deadly Countdown: Part 2 (1977)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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Writers: Martin Caidin, Gregory S. Dinallo | Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Philip Abbott

39. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Episode: Infinity and Jelly Doughnuts (1987)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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Magnum is in a coma after he was shot in a warehouse and his mother, Higgins, TC, Rick, Carol and a priest are with him hoping he regains consciousness.

Creators: Donald P. Bellisario, Glen A. Larson | Director: John C. Flinn III | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

40. Dark Skies (1996–1997)
Episode: Inhuman Nature (1996)

Adventure, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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John and Kim uncover a Hive plot that uses livestock to breed new members.

Creators: Brent V. Friedman, Bryce Zabel | Director: Rodman Flender | Stars: Eric Close, Megan Ward, J.T. Walsh, John Dennis Johnston

41. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Episode: Little Games (1985)

Not Rated | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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A Robin Masters' sponsored jewelry design competition is being held at the estate with over $170 million worth of jewelry on display and the insurance company sends Krista Villeroch to check on the estate's security.

Creators: Donald P. Bellisario, Glen A. Larson | Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

42. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: The Battle-Ax and the Exploding Cigar (1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Ignorant that he's been driving a hot Cadillac with an illegal stash of guns in the trunk, leads Jim into rubbing shoulders with the FBI and the Company.

Creators: Roy Huggins, Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Marge Redmond

43. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: The Deuce (1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Having Jim doing jury duty leads to a mistrial and his being hired to investigate the case of pedestrian hit by a drunk-driver that brought the accused to court.

Creators: Roy Huggins, Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Margaret Blye

44. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: The Hawaiian Headache (1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Jim is tricked into believing he's won a trip to Hawaii, when it really turns out to be doing a favor for an old army pal in the CIA.

Creators: Roy Huggins, Stephen J. Cannell | Director: William Wiard | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Ken Swofford

45. Dark Skies (1996–1997)
Episode: We Shall Overcome (1996)

Adventure, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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John and Kim uncover a Hive breeding operation amidst the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi.

Creators: Brent V. Friedman, Bryce Zabel | Director: Oscar L. Costo | Stars: Eric Close, Megan Ward, J.T. Walsh, Roger Aaron Brown

46. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: With the French Heel Back, Can the Nehru Jacket Be Far Behind? (1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A fashion model friend of Jim is found dead on the ground below her balcony. The police believe it's suicide, but having gotten a desperate phone call from her, Jim believes it's murder.

Creators: Roy Huggins, Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Rene Auberjonois

47. The Islander (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

8.0
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Writer: Glen A. Larson | Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Sharon Gless, Peter Mark Richman, Bernadette Peters

48. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: A Different Drummer (1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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While in hospital after a car accident, Jim stumbles across a black market for vital organs.

Creators: Roy Huggins, Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, John Considine

49. Dark Skies (1996–1997)
Episode: Dark Days Night (1996)

Adventure, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Loengard and Sayers uncover a Hive plot to use the Beatles American television début to induce a mass suicide.

Creators: Brent V. Friedman, Bryce Zabel | Director: Matthew Penn | Stars: Eric Close, Megan Ward, J.T. Walsh, Kathleen Garrett

50. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Episode: Echoes of the Mind: Part 1 (1984)

Not Rated | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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Higgins is getting married and Magnum is hired by Diane Dupres who believes people are attempting to harm her.

Creators: Donald P. Bellisario, Glen A. Larson | Director: Georg Stanford Brown | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti