Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)
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The Killin' Cousin 

In this pilot for a possible spinoff (and a possible exit for Lee Meriweather as Betty Jones, who was thinking about leaving the show if it was picked up for a ninth season due to her ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Preece

Writers:

Norman Jolley, Edward Hume (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Buddy Ebsen ... Barnaby Jones
Lee Meriwether ... Betty Jones
Mark Shera ... Jedediah Romano "J.R." Jones
Kenneth Mars ... William Tarkington IV
Thomas Havens Thomas Havens ... William 'Billy' Tarkington V
Lurene Tuttle ... Emily Carter
Mark Goddard ... Roger Clark
Lory Walsh Lory Walsh ... Karen Bigelow
Julie Rogers ... Sara Clark
Madeleine Fisher Madeleine Fisher ... Jennifer Hunt
Frank Ashmore ... Donald Forest
John Steadman ... Reggie
John Carter ... Lt. John Biddle
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Storyline

In this pilot for a possible spinoff (and a possible exit for Lee Meriweather as Betty Jones, who was thinking about leaving the show if it was picked up for a ninth season due to her commitments to her fiance'), Kenneth Mars chews scenery like it's candy as the head of a father-son private-eye organization. The loopy father and sensible son suspect Betty in the murders of two of her cousins. When they realize she didn't do it, they go after the real bad guys and offer Betty a job as their partner. The producers did not know at the time of filming (and, in fact, until well after the episode aired) which of two Thursday-night series ("The Waltons" being the other) would get the one remaining spot after "Magnum, P.I." was tapped for the time slot; ultimately "The Waltons" got the nod because CBS wanted to experiment with a cast made up entirely of the youngsters on the show.l Written by Peter Harris

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1980 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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