• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 23, 1986
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Summary: Although Matlock is no longer producing episodes, it still airs in many locations as re-runs. Although it's best to check your television guide for times and channels, some of the following networks carry the program, the show is current carried on CMT Canada, ABC (WXYZ Detroit), TNT, WGN, Hallmark, and KDOC. Some networks may only be available in certain areas, so check your local listings. Andy Griffith is back, playing as Benjamin Leighton Matlock, a widower, yet popular, folksy, turned annoying lawyer who is worth every dollar of his $100,000 fee. He in turn also has the knack of solving and winning almost every case he has taken, especially to others whom they felt the client is guilty, when the murderer is actually found guilty at the end of each episode (similiar to that of Perry Mason). He wears his signature light gray suit, and drives three generations of his Ford Crown Victoria automobile. He basically owned his law firm, where he shared his client's cases with his partners --- his associates, Charlene Matlock, his younger daughter, and Tyler Hudson, a black market whiz whom Matlock lured away from his work. At the beginning of its second season, Charlene left her father's work, where she was being replaced by Michelle Thomas, a young, attractive legal partner who tried her hand in baseball after she majored in Physical Education, but was against it or might've done better. She met Matlock on his business trip in England, and immediately hired her on the spot, after a cocky law student graduate, Cassie Phillips also applied for the same job, but he obviously turned her down, because Charlene was already working with her father at the time. Since he wasn't offering any associates, the only job he could give her was a file clerk, the next year, she disappeared. Often at times, no prosecutor would compete with Ben, except Julie March, a redheaded, feisty district attorney, and good friend of Ben's, who left Nebraska to work for the D.A.'s office. After Tyler left, during the fourth season, Matlock went on a business trip to North Carolina, where he met Conrad McMasters, a young, handsome former deputy who actually has a lot in common with his boss, from playing music to a fond in camping, as he gave him the job as a private investigator. He also drives the same brand of automobile that his boss drives, as well. Known to be a serious detective and one of Matlock's loyal partners, Conrad also falls in love with a number of girlfriends, who in...


Network: ABC
Genre(s): Drama
Creators: Dean Hargrove
Seasons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Cast Credit
Clarence Gilyard Jr. Conrad McMasters
Nancy Stafford Michelle Thomas
Julie Sommars A.D.A. Julie March
Andy Griffith Benjamin Leighton Matlock