Shannon (1981 TV series)

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For the 1961 syndicated crime drama starring George Nader, see Shannon (1961 TV series).
Starring Kevin Dobson
Michael Durrell
Al Ruscio
Bruce Kirby
Charlie Fields
Karen Kondazian
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 9
Running time 60 minutes
Original channel CBS
Picture format Color
Original run November 11, 1981 –
April 7, 1982 (nonconsecutively)

Shannon is an hour-long 9-episode CBS crime drama starring Kevin Dobson.


Jack Shannon, a former New York City police officer who, after the death of his wife, relocates with his ten-year-old son, John, to San Francisco, California. Charlie Fields portrays John; Michael Durrell, Shannon's boss, Lieutenant Moraga, and Al Ruscio, as Paul Lobatelli, Shannon's father-in-law, a fisherman. Karen Kondazian portrayed Shannon's mother-in-law, Irene. Bruce Kirby was cast as Officer Schmidt, one of Shannon's colleagues. The series aired on Wednesdays from November 11 to December 2, 1981, and from March 17 to April 7, 1982.[1]Shannon aired opposite ABC's Dynasty, with John Forsythe, and NBC's Quincy M.E., starring Jack Klugman.

Episode list[edit]

  • "Gotham Swansong" (November 11, 1981)
  • "Neither a Borrower" (November 18, 1981)
  • "The Untouchable" (November 24, 1981)
  • "Beating the Prime" (December 1, 1981)
  • "Secret Rage" (December 8, 1981)
  • "Copscam" (March 17, 1982)
  • "Favor for an Enemy" (March 24, 1982)
  • "Curtain Calls" (March 31, 1982)
  • "John's Awakening" (April 7, 1982)[2]


  1. ^ Alex McNeil, Total Television, New York: Penguin Books, 1996, 4th ed., p. 747
  2. ^ "Episode List of Shannon (1981)". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved March 16, 2009.