Matt Houston

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Episode Guide

    • Breakpoint
      Breakpoint
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      1/11/85
      9.1
      Matt rushes to find the girlfriend of his distraught cousin who threatens to leap from a rooftop.
    • The Secret Admirer
      The Secret Admirer
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      3/9/84
      9.0
      When C.J. rejects a disturbed admirer's advances, he kills her boyfriend and tries to murder her.
    • Waltz of Death
      Waltz of Death
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      1/13/84
      9.0
      A concert pianist is pursued by a former detective who he believes strangled 18 blonde girls.
    • Deadly Games
      Deadly Games
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      12/7/84
      8.9
      Matt must convince Hoyt that a sporting-goods tycoon hunted two athletes like game animals.
    • Death Match
      Death Match
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      2/24/84
      8.9
      A man who murdered eight women, including Matt's fiancée, sends a clipping of his latest victim to Houston.
    • Cash and Carry
      Cash and Carry
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      3/23/84
      8.9
      A petty thief asks Matt's help to return $3 million he unwittingly stole from the mob.
    • Caged
      Caged
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      10/26/84
      8.9
      C.J. gets amnesia after an auto accident, and finds herself in jail with inmates working for a prostitution ring.
    • Butterfly
      Butterfly
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      11/18/83
      8.8
      A teenage prostitute dies when she tries to stop a child prostitution ring from snaring her younger sister.
    • The Woman in White
      The Woman in White
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      9/16/83
      8.8
      C.J. convinces Matt to help clear a former police officer imprisoned for a murder he claims he did not commit.
    • The Honeymoon Murders
      The Honeymoon Murders
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      1/25/85
      8.8
      Matt investigates the murders of his college roommate's fiancée and another imminent bride.
    • Love You To Death
      Love You To Death
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      9/23/83
      8.8
      After Matt's one-night affair with an obsessed woman, she ransacks his home and murders.
    • The Nightmare Man
      The Nightmare Man
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      1/4/85
      8.8
      Matt is convinced that the man who kidnapped and tormented a little boy is the same man that kidnapped and tormented him when he was a boy.
    • Blood Money
      Blood Money
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      11/30/84
      8.8
      Matt's old high-school classmate involves him in a plot concerning an ex-Army officer and smuggled Vietnamese gems.
    • Criss-Cross
      Criss-Cross
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      1/27/84
      8.8
      Returning from Hawaii, retiree Novelli is charged with robbing a police vault of $2 million in cocaine.
    • Blood Ties
      Blood Ties
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      3/2/84
      8.7
      A psychotic hospital orderly who killed five men decides to make Matt's ailing father his next victim.
    • Eyewitness
      Eyewitness
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/12/84
      8.7
      Matt believes C.J.'s new love, a rising TV newsman, is involved in a kidnapping captured on film.
    • Apostle of Death
      Apostle of Death
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/19/84
      8.7
      Matt must free a girl from a religious commune run by an evangelist who plans to take her inheritance of $3 million, and then kill her.
    • Death Trap
      Death Trap
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      1/18/85
      8.7
      C.J., Roy, and Matt investigate an embezzlement scheme in a once-bustling oil town.
    • The Purrfect Crime
      The Purrfect Crime
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      1/9/83
      8.6
      The four ex-wives of a wealthy cat-food manufacturer mauled to death by a pet tiger hire Matt to solve the crime so they can collect the money from the will.
    • Death Watch
      Death Watch
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      3/15/85
      8.5
      Matt, Uncle Roy, and C.J. join Hoyt's stakeout of a big drug payoff and wind up in the crossfire of a plot by the buyer to double-cross the seller.
    • A Novel Way To Die
      A Novel Way To Die
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      4/17/83
      8.5
      When a novelist at a mystery-writers' convention is murdered, Matt finds himself involved in a real murder mystery.
    • Fear For Tomorrow
      Fear For Tomorrow
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      4/3/83
      8.5
      A codebook and a cryptic message provide Matt his only clues to preventing the predicted deaths of thousands.
    • The Outsider
      The Outsider
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      12/2/83
      8.5
      Skeptical Matt becomes the target of a self-proclaimed psychic working with a kidnapping ring.
    • The Bikini Murders
      The Bikini Murders
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      2/3/84
      8.5
      A psychiatrist's secretary discovers her boss' blackmail, then dies while leaving a message on Matt's answering machine.
    • Beach Club Murders
      Beach Club Murders
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      2/1/85
      8.5
      Matt receives unexpected help in a murder/extortion case from a fellow detective, the sister of one of the victims.
    • Stolen
      Stolen
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      12/21/84
      8.5
      After an actress is certain she saw her baby son, kidnapped a year earlier, with another woman in a park, she asks Matt for help.
    • High Fashion Murders
      High Fashion Murders
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/16/84
      8.5
      Matt can't accept the perfect alibi of his chief suspect in the deaths of two models, until he learns a family secret.
    • Whose Party Is It Anyway?
      Whose Party Is It Anyway?
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      1/23/83
      8.4
      Fake telegrams summon five famous people to Matt's penthouse for a Sunday meeting with murder on the agenda.
    • The Ghost of Carter Gault
      The Ghost of Carter Gault
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      10/28/83
      8.3
      An ex-newsman investigating a crooked union leader calls Matt for help just before becoming the victim of a bomb planted in his car.
    • New Orleans Nightmare
      New Orleans Nightmare
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      2/8/85
      8.3
      A frightened stewardess comes to Matt after her friend photographs a secret-society execution.
    • The Centerfold Murders
      The Centerfold Murders
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      9/30/83
      8.3
      Matt searches for a killer who has already slain three of twelve top centerfold models.
    • Houston Is Dead
      Houston Is Dead
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      1/20/84
      8.3
      After Matt learns the heads of a convalescent hospital murdered a nurse, he is shot.
    • Vanished
      Vanished
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      9/28/84
      8.2
      When Hoyt's young daughter is kidnapped and held prisoner by a child molester, Matt risks everything -- even his own life.
    • Here's Another Fine Mess
      Here's Another Fine Mess
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      3/6/83
      8.1
      After costumed killers try to kill C.J. by forcing her off the road, she learns all her college sorority sisters are also in danger.
    • Get Houston
      Get Houston
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      2/20/83
      8.1
      From his padded cell, an institutionalized madman hires escaped convicts to kill Houston.
    • China Doll
      China Doll
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      11/4/83
      8.1
      While investigating the murder of C.J.'s college roommate, Matt discovers she might have been involved with Chinese drug smugglers.
    • Stop The Presses
      Stop The Presses
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/3/82
      8.1
      A disreputable tabloid's publisher is nearly killed after telling his four worst enemies he plans to run a front-page story on them.
    • The Rock and The Hard Place
      The Rock and The Hard Place
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      1/2/83
      8.0
      An upcoming fight appears rigged when murder uncovers the champion's physical problems and his wife's alcoholism.
    • Killing Isn't Everything
      Killing Isn't Everything
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/24/82
      8.0
      A pro quarterback, Matt's college teammate, is blackmailed by a man who says he has proof the player killed his coach.
    • The Crying Clown
      The Crying Clown
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      11/25/83
      8.0
      Matt must find one of a dead forger's original paintings, which is attracting an undue amount of interest from art dealers.
    • Final Vows
      Final Vows
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      3/29/85
      7.9
      Matt's love, Elizabeth, returns, while a murderer uses Matt to publicize his deeds.
    • The Good Doctor
      The Good Doctor
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      12/12/82
      7.9
      After a research scientist is murdered during a party at Matt's place, a mutual friend of the victim asks Matt to investigate.
    • Deadly Fashion
      Deadly Fashion
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/17/82
      7.9
      Houston's old flame, a model, hires him when she is accused of killing her employer, a famous fashion designer.
    • The Yacht Club Murders
      The Yacht Club Murders
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      1/16/83
      7.9
      After a reunion with a secret childhood love, she asks Matt for help, fearing someone may die at a yacht club party.
    • Recipe For Murder
      Recipe For Murder
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      11/7/82
      7.9
      A restaurant critic's dinner is disrupted when a gelatin mold brought to his table contains his partner's severed head.
    • Company Secrets
      Company Secrets
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      2/15/85
      7.9
      To flush the killer after his old CIA squad that call themselves "The Five Fingers", Roy pretends an attempt to kill him was successful.
    • Marilyn
      Marilyn
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      10/21/83
      7.8
      After one of Matt's employees is chased and shot by mobsters, his dying words to Matt is to protect a girl called Marilyn.
    • Wanted Man (2)
      Wanted Man (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/21/84
      7.8
      Matt's uncle, an ex-spy, helps Matt prove he is a victim of mind control and establish his innocence of murder.
    • The Showgirl Murders
      The Showgirl Murders
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      3/20/83
      7.7
      When a nightclub-singer friend believes he has killed during alcohol-induced blackouts, Matt works to clear him.
    • A Deadly Parlay
      A Deadly Parlay
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      4/10/83
      7.7
      After Matt is found leaning over the dead body of a jockey, he is charged with murder.
    • Death Stalk
      Death Stalk
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      11/23/84
      7.7
      An international assassin hired to kill a Middle Eastern leader, ignores his orders and seeks revenge on Matt instead.
    • Heritage (2)
      Heritage (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      9/9/83
      7.7
      Matt encounters a land scam and learns the truth about his past when he goes home to Texas.
    • Heritage (1)
      Heritage (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/9/83
      7.7
      Matt encounters a land scam and learns the truth about his past when he goes home to Texas.
    • On The Run (1)
      On The Run (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      3/30/84
      7.6
      Matt awakens in his penthouse after a month-long absence, remembering nothing and finding himself accused of murder.
    • Killing Time
      Killing Time
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      2/22/85
      7.6
      Matt falls for an heiress whose brother intends to use the family fortune to support Irish terrorists.
    • The Hunted
      The Hunted
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      4/24/83
      7.6
      C.J. is held hostage by a famous criminal in order to free his terrorist son, held by authorities on Matt's eyewitness testimony.
    • The Monster
      The Monster
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      1/6/84
      7.5
      Attorney F. Lee Bailey decides to defend a man who has confessed to killing four teenagers, then leaves C.J. to handle the details.
    • The Beverly Hills Social Club
      The Beverly Hills Social Club
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      3/13/83
      7.4
      A noted gossip columnist, Vonda Mirand, is murdered after threatening to expose the patrons of an exclusive bordello called the Afrodisia Fellowship.
    • Target: Miss World
      Target: Miss World
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      12/23/83
      7.3
      An international assassin kills a Navajo girl in order to use her apartment to have a clear shot at his intended victim.
    • Return to Nam (1)
      Return to Nam (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      11/2/84
      7.3
      Matt, Roy, and 'Too Mean' team up with an arrogant mercenary to find Matt's cousin, who he thought died as a POW in Cambodia.
    • Escape from Nam (2)
      Escape from Nam (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/9/84
      7.3
      Andy appears to have betrayed Matt and the rest to the Cambodian warlord holding Matt's cousin captive.
    • Who Would Kill Ramona?
      Who Would Kill Ramona?
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      10/31/82
      7.3
      Matt enters the film world to investigate after a drink from a faded star's glass instantly kills her new leading man.
    • X-22 (2)
      X-22 (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      9/26/82
      7.3
      Synopsis coming soon.
    • X-22 (1)
      X-22 (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/26/82
      7.3

      When an Italian billionaire is killed when he was christening his new ocean liner by smashing a champagne bottle only it was filled with an explosive that blew up when he smashed the bottle. His daughter whom the police suspect of being the one who did it calls her old boyfriend Matt Houston a self made millionaire form Texas who now lives in L.A. who is also a private investigator, to prove her innocence. Other suspects are his mistress whom he mistreated and an investor who is an old friend of Houston.

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    • The Visitors
      The Visitors
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      2/27/83
      7.3
      Matt must verify or disprove an alleged UFO encounter during which a scientist suffered a fatal heart attack.
    • Shark Bait
      Shark Bait
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      11/21/82
      7.2
      Matt steps in when the mother of a Malibu lifeguard fears her daughter will be the next victim of a series of fatal shark attacks.
    • Needle In A Haystack
      Needle In A Haystack
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      10/7/83
      7.2
      A mother begs Matt to find her diabetic son, deported to Mexico because he witnessed a dirty I.N.S. agent rape a woman.
    • Joey's Here
      Joey's Here
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      12/5/82
      6.3
      A robot designed by an electronics genius murders the brother of its creator.
    • The Kidnapping
      The Kidnapping
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      11/28/82
      6.0
      An old friend calls in Matt when kidnappers snatch a seriously ill Arab prince during a jet flight to Los Angeles.