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Barnaby Jones (TV Series 1973–1980) Poster

(1973–1980)

Trivia

Buddy Ebsen was 64 years old when the show started.
Shortly after the cancellation of The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Buddy Ebsen was Quinn Martin's first choice for the lead role in the show, he accepted it.
William Conrad appeared on many early episodes of the show as Frank Cannon. Barnaby and Betty had originally appeared on Cannon (1971) after Barnaby's son Hal, who was a good friend of Frank's, was murdered. Cannon helped Barnaby eventually track down his son's killers.
J.R.'s initials stood for Jedidiah Romano.
After production of "Barnaby Jones" completed, producers were considering a TV-movie crossover between this show and Buddy Ebsen's previous show The Beverly Hillbillies (1962). The storyline would open with Millionaire Jed Clampett (played by Ebsen) being kidnapped, and Barnaby Jones (also played by Ebsen) hired to locate him. That ATV-movie was never produced, although a similar storyline was created for the 1993 big screen version of "Hillbillies", with Ebsen returning in a cameo as Barnaby Jones, hired by Miss Hathaway to find the missing Granny.
This was George Uttley's (Tom Poston) all-time favorite show in the sitcom Newhart (1982). George would often quote Barnaby when faced with a problem and he needed sage advice to solve it.

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