Matt Houston is a wealthy Texan who moves to California to oversee his family's offshore drilling enterprises but spends most of his time dabbling in his private investigator hobby.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Lee Horsley ...
 Matt Houston (67 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 C.J. Parsons (67 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Lt. Michael Hoyt (44 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Secretary / ... (29 episodes, 1982-1985)
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Each week Matt Houston, a successful private investigator, takes on a new case. The cases usually involve murder, and always involve beautiful women in skimpy outfits. Drawing on his years of experience and investigative skills, and with a little help from his assistant, C.J., Houston always manages to bring the bad guys (or girls) to justice. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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26 September 1982 (USA)  »

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(65 episodes) | (2 episodes)

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Buddy Ebsen appeared in just 22 episodes, joining the series as Matts uncle Roy for its third and final season. See more »

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Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.46 (2009) See more »

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Great '80's Cheesefest
18 February 2000 | by (Cincinnati, OH) – See all my reviews

TNN (The Nashville Network) recently began airing reruns of this show at 7:00 EST. I never watched it in it's initial run, but I've quickly learned to appreciate it as a campy hoot filled with goofy situations, some fun stuntwork and most importantly of all....a potpourri of cheesy, "Murder She Wrote"-style guest stars. No lover of has been, quasi-stars can afford to miss an episode of this show. I don't know if the entire run of the series kept it up, but the ones I've watched so far had fun combinations like David Cassidy, Troy Donahue, Monte Markham and Jessica Walter in one show and Hugh O'Brian, Cesare Danova and Tina Louise in another and then Britt Ekland, Carol Lawrence and Christina Ferrare in another!! An added bonus is the occasional glimpse of Lee Horsley in a speedo or other skimpy attire. Check it out!


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