Barnaby Jones

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CBS (ended 1980)

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Barnaby Jones began as a mid-season replacement for CBS beginning on Sunday, January 28, 1973, and continued with a successful run until its final episode aired on Thursday, April 3, 1980. 178 color episodes were filmed in Hollywood. This series focused around a retired private detective, Barnaby Jones, who had passed his private investigation business to his son, Hal. When Hal was murdered while on a case, Barnaby came out of retirement to track down his son's killer. Hal's widow, Betty, worked with Barnaby as his invaluable assistant on cases. In the fall of 1976, Barnaby's cousin Monroe was murdered while in Los Angeles for the purpose of tracking down his partner's killer. This storyline served as the backdrop for the introduction of Monroe's son, law student Jedediah Romano Jones, who preferred to be called J.R. After the case was solved, J.R. remained in Los Angeles working for Barnaby while he studied law until the end of the series. Out of all of Quinn Martin's series, this one had the second-longest run. Only The F.B.I. had a longer run. Here is a list of time slots that Barnaby Jones held during its 7 1/2 year run: January 1973 to June 1974: Sundays from 9:30 P.M. to 10:30 P.M. July to September 1974: Saturdays from 10:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. September 1974 to August 1975: Tuesdays from 10:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. September to November 1975: Fridays from 10:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. December 1975 to November 1979: Thursdays from 10:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. December 1979 to September 1980: Thursdays from 9:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.moreless
Lee Meriwether

Lee Meriwether

Betty Jones

Buddy Ebsen

Buddy Ebsen

Barnaby Jones

Mark Shera

Mark Shera

Jedediah Romano (J.R.) Jones (1976-1980)

William Shatner

William Shatner

Phil A. Carlyle/ Fred Williams

James Hong

James Hong

J.F. Chen

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