- About the Show
Ben Matlock is quite a showman in the courtroom but he’s got a few entertainers in his clientele too; movie stars, magicians, even circus performers! We’ve lined up the best of Matlock’s showbiz cases for one heck of a Sunday marathon!
Andy Griffith and Don Knotts star in this marathon of the classic courtroom drama Matlock.
The Matlock Marathon Lineup:
12pm The Magician
Matlock discovers he has more than one tricky suspect to contend with as he tries to defend a magician accused of murdering his ambitious and disloyal assistant. Matlock soon learns that among magicians, everything is seldom as it appears.
1pm The Obsession
Even from his hospital bed Matlock can’t get the case of a TV star accused of killing a therapist out of his mind.
2pm The Clown
When a circus clown is accused of murdering his partner, Matlock sends Conrad undercover. During their investigations Matlock finds that no one had any reason to like the victim.
3pm The Star – Guest Star Anita Morris
An aging actress is found dead, the murder weapon a prop from the film that made her famous. Matlock must prove that her director is guilty of the crime.
4pm The D.J. – Guest Star Don Knotts
Matlock must overcome his dislike of a caustic radio personality and defend him when he is accused of killing a rival disk jockey. Arthur Saxon admits that he hated his obnoxious rival, Robby Moore, but swears he’s innocent of Moore’s murder. With Moore’s other competition as suspects, Matlock investigates their alibi.
5pm The Critic
Nobody likes a critic. Matlock must defend a playwright accused of killing a critic after a less than favorable review. As he searches for clues, Matlock discovers that there was more than one person who wanted the critic dead.
6pm The Celebrity
When you’re famous, anonymity is something that’s hard to come by. In his latest case, Matlock must defend a famous actress turned cosmetics mogul accused of murdering an ex-boyfriend.
7pm The Network
Guest Stars Betty White, Jason Bateman, Alf, Corbin Bernsen, Rhea Perlman, Cameron Mitchell and Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Matlock defends a TV producer accused of murdering the Programming chief at the top-rated network. The producer was placed at the scene of the crime, but other major Hollywood figures – including an aging actor and a studio head – had motives of their own.