McCoy (TV series)

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Genre Drama
Written by Dean Hargrove
Roland Kibbee
Directed by Nicholas Colasanto
Richard Quine
Starring Tony Curtis
Roscoe Lee Browne
Lucille Meredith
Composer(s) Dick DeBenedictis
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 5 (including a pilot film)
Producer(s) Roland Kibbee
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 90 mins.
Production company(s) Universal TV
Audio format Monaural
Original run October 5, 1975 (1975-10-05) – January 25, 1976 (1976-01-25)
Related shows NBC Sunday Mystery Movie

McCoy is an American comedy/drama series that aired on NBC during the 1975-1976 season.


The series stars Tony Curtis as a con man who, along with a team of friends, "out-cons" bad guys in order to steal back their ill-gotten gains and return the loot to its rightful owners. The schemes were elaborate and laced with satirical humor. The series bears resemblances to the then-recent film The Sting, as well as to the contemporary series Switch and the British literary character Simon Templar. Co-starring with Curtis was Roscoe Lee Browne as a nightclub comedian.

Production and reception[edit]

The series was produced in the format of two-hour telefilms, that were broadcast as part of the NBC Sunday Mystery Movie as one of several rotating series that would air once a month. Other series involved in the scheme were Columbo, McCloud, and McMillan & Wife. However, McCoy failed to garner the same ratings as its fellow programs and was cancelled after an initial 90-minute pilot TV movie ("The Big Ripoff") and four two-hour episodes were broadcast. At least one novel based upon the series was published in the United Kingdom.

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