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 / ... (28 episodes, 1982-1984)
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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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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 Up Late with Alec Baldwin: Episode #1.4 (2013) See more »

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Best Chemistry!
26 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

Typical 80s cheesy detective series with tons of action, lots of eye candy, but most of all fantastic chemistry between the leads. Their interactions made sometimes lame plots more interesting to watch. Sometimes stories unbelievably made Matt into some sort of superhero who could withstand almost injury. C.J. was a unique female figure in a male-dominated era: professional, sexy, intelligent, role-model type who could handle her risk-taking, charming, ladies-man BFF just fine. If producers had capitalized on their unique relationship some more, and not changed direction so often, it might have garnered more ratings in its day. Worth to watch selective episodes!


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