The F.B.I.

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ABC (ended 1974)

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The F.B.I.

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The F.B.I. was Quinn Martin Productions's longest running series. It was unique as its stories were loosely supervised by at the time, current FBI director J. Edgar Hoover himself who watched over the presentation of proper bureau procedure.

After each week's episode, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. would step from behind the part of Inspector Erskine and directly address the audience, asking for help to catch real criminals that were on the run.

The show was sponsored by the Ford company which provided numerous vintage cars for chasing, crashing, and, occasionally, simple transportation.

After the Watergate scandal, the public's perception of the American government and its institutions was tarnished and changed forever. In 1974, The F.B.I. was cancelled after 9 years and 240 episodes.

Stephen Brooks

Stephen Brooks

Special Agent Jim Rhodes

William Reynolds

William Reynolds

Special Agent Tom Colby

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Inspector Lewis Erskine

Lynn Loring

Lynn Loring

Barbara Erskine

Philip Abbott

Philip Abbott

Arthur Ward

Shelly Novack

Shelly Novack

Special Agent Chris Daniels

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  • The FBI is my favorite cop show of all times. Efrem Zimbalist Jr. does a great job playing the tireless, dedicated Inspector Lewis Erskine, an agent for J. Edgar Hoover's finest.moreless

    10
    A great classic cop show with the cooperation of legendary FBI director J.Edgar Hoover. The series ran from 1965 to 1974. This show covered a lot of ground dealing with federal offenses(Communist Spies, Sabotage, Crimes on Federal Reservations, Dwyer act Violations(Stolen cars), Labor Racketeering, Organized Crime, Bank Robberies, Extortion, etc). Efrem Zimbalist Jr. gives a great performance as Inspector Lew Erskine. A dedicated, hard working agent for J. Edgar Hoover's finest. I have not seen this show in re-runs in over twenty years. I do want to see this series out on DVD like all the other shows out there. A lot of great guest stars(i.e. Charles Bronson, James Caan, Stephanie Powers, Lee Meriweather, Bruce Dern, Martin Sheen, Jack Lord and others) made appearances on various episodes during the run of this series.



    Another hit show from QM(Quinn Martin) Productions. With the agents and the guest stars driving Ford Motor Company Cars. A major sponsor of the series.moreless
  • 1960's cop show that stood above other cop shows at the time. The stories were based on true FBI cases that were really entertaining and really realistic. The acting in the show was great including a great cast of guest stars like Burt Reynolds and Harrismoreless

    9.0
    This was a great tv cop show that aired in the mid 60's. All the leads of this show did very well. From what I know is that the cases from the show were real cases from the FBI. Another cool thing about this show were the guest stars that appeared on the show. There was James Farentino, Burt Reynolds, and my favorite actor, Harrison Ford that apeared in two episodes called "Caesar's Wife" and "Scapegoat". Seeing all of these soon to be stars on the show is just fun to watch. This was a great cop show that well deserves to be put on DVD.moreless
  • The story of the cases pursued by Inspector Erskine of the FBI and the outcome.

    10
    Most exce3llent show for its time. Efrem Zimblist Jr does a most excellent job portraying the hard working Inspector Erskine who, like the mounties, always gets his man (or woman as the case may be). William Reynolds does a great job as his sort of partner. He is an up and coming agent being mentored and tutored by Erskine but at the same time you get the hint that he's just as smart or smater but knows when to keep his mouth shut. All in all I find it a great show. It's like a pre-requisite to Hawaii Five O.moreless
  • The F.B.I. season 1 can be seen at ....
    http://television.aol.com/in2tv For those of you who have never seen an episode of The F.B.I. you should check it out. It holds...
    06/17/13
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  • DVD Release?
    Has anyone who might read this heard anything about plans for a DVD release? I've been waiting for some time now, but still nothin...
    11/13/11
    6
  • Which Episode?
    As has been noted in the guide to the show, star Efrem Zimbalist Jr. would appear out of character at the end of each episode to a...
    03/06/11
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  • Season 8 or 9
    Does anyone know which episode in Season 8 or 9 had part of it filmed at a beach? Any help would be greatly appreciate...
    05/19/08
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Drama, Suspense

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Espionage, Classics, Murder & Mayhem, Historical, Legal