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(1987–1988)

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Season 1

26 Sep. 1987
Pilot
A man kills his wealthy wife and the police investigate. And they think they have enough to arrest him and they do. But it's after he'd been charged that someone claims that he killed his wife accidentally. J.J. Starbuck, a millionaire businessman from Texas learns about it and decides to go look into it. When he gets there, he learns the man chooses not to bear any responsibility for his wife's son. J.J. befriends they boy. He goes to the police and tells them he thinks the man engineered the whole thing right down to the man who claims to be the one who killed his ...
 
20 Oct. 1987
Murder in E Minor
A concert pianist sets out to kill a man who is among the judges at a competition he is taking part in. It seems that whenever the judge is present at competition he's taking part in the pianist never wins. The pianist pretends to be sick and confined to a hospital but sneaks out and kills the man. J.J. who is a friend of the judge arriving for his memorial suspects him and sets out to prove it.
 
27 Oct. 1987
The Blimpy Who Yelled Blue
The author of a popular children's book series kills the man who illustrates the book who is the actual writer and who was planning to retire, so that be the sole recipient of the books' royalties. J.J. upon hearing of his plans to retire finds it strange and goes to see him and finds his attitude very peculiar especially when he turns a woman from a foundation away.
 
10 Nov. 1987
Incident at Sam September
When some of J.J.'s people have been taken hostage. Some people from the government offer their assistance. The kidnapper demands that he turn one of his freighters to him. J.J. learns that the government was using his freighter to transport arms and that there are agents on board who will stop anyone from diverting it. He then decides to make a Trojan Horse by using a similar freighter only problem, the owner is a man whom J.J. has not a good relationship with.
 
26 Dec. 1987
The 6 % Solution
A Realtor who uses underhanded tactics to keep his 6% commission flowing, kills one of his clients and a former employee when they were going to blow the whistle on him and makes it appear like a murder suicide. It appears that his employee had a affair with his client's wife. J.J. a friend of the client shows and up and after talking to the wife and meeting with the Realtor he has a funny feeling about him. But it seems the man has a solid alibi.
 
13 Feb. 1988
Cactus Jack's Last Call
J.J. goes to meet a friend, Cactus Jack who's a gambler. While they're out driving, someone runs into them. Cactus Jack is killed, J.J. is injured and ends up in the hospital. Later a man posing as a priest enters J.J.'s room and sees him going through his things. He later meets him again at his friend's memorial and learns he's conman Tenspeed Turner, who's also a friend of Cactus Jack. They set out to find why was he killed. When a man whom Cactus Jack made a wager with also has a brush with death, they think it might have something to do with the wager.
 
20 Feb. 1988
A Song from the Sequel
J.J.'s in L.A. to finalize a charitable project. He then meets a young man who appears to be homeless and curious as to how someone so young ended up like that. He approaches him and talks to him. Eventually he finds out that his father was the head of a movie studio who was murdered and he was the prime suspect cause they had antagonistic relationship especially when it came to his step-mother whom he pegged as a gold digger. He thinks she did it but she had what appeared to be a solid alibi. So the focus turned to him but when the murder weapon was not found the D.A...
 
27 Feb. 1988
Permanent Hiatus
A friend of J.J.'s who has a TV show on a TV station J.J. owns, is facing the possibility of cancellation. So he tries to eliminate his competition by framing her for killing her assistant, he was trying to lure away from her. He even uses J.J. as an alibi. J.J. decides to help the woman and he has Tenspeed check out things at the station.
 

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