Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992)

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Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles.

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 Jason Lochinvar 'Fatman' McCabe (103 episodes, 1987-1992)
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 Jake Styles (103 episodes, 1987-1992)
Alan Campbell ...
 Derek Mitchell (103 episodes, 1987-1992)
Olga Russell ...
 Lisbeth Berkeley-Smythe (44 episodes, 1989-1992)
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Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles.

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26 September 1987 (USA)  »

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Jake y el Gordo  »

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This series was actually canceled after its first season, but CBS revived it under unusual circumstances. With "Magnum, P.I." coming to an end, CBS was left with empty - and very expensive - studio facilities. The producers of "Jake and the Fat Man" came up with the idea of the Fat Man (J.L. McCabe) retiring from Los Angeles and moving to Hawaii to take up the practice of criminal law, with his investigators coming along. He later became District Attorney for Honolulu. The ratings went up sharply with the move. Apparently, CBS's lease on the Hawaii studio expired during the 1990-91 season, resulting in the show returning to Los Angeles. See more »

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They always cancel the best ones first.
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Why was this series cancelled? With the exception of Hunter, it was probably the best detective show since William Conrad starred in Cannon. Conrad played the eccentric district attorney, J. L. McCabe, with his ever-present dog Max to the hilt, and Joe Penny played detective Jake Styles just as well. The interplay of McCabe's and Styles's personalities added much to the mix.


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