Big Shamus, Little Shamus

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Big Shamus, Little Shamus
Created byTracy Hotchner
Developed byChristopher Knopf
StarringBrian Dennehy
Kathryn Leigh Scott
Doug McKeon
George Wyner
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9 (7 unaired)
Executive producer(s)Sam Rolfe
Lee Rich
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Lorimar Productions
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 29 –
October 6, 1979

Big Shamus, Little Shamus was an American detective drama series that aired on CBS on Saturday nights at 9:00 p.m Eastern Time for two weeks from September 29, 1979 to October 6, 1979.[1] The show performed so poorly in the ratings, it was canceled after only two episodes were broadcast.


The Series focused on Arnie Sutter, the veteran house detective at The Ansonia Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and his thirteen-year-old son Max, who solved crimes at the hotel casino relating to legalized gambling.



Title Original air date
1"The Canary"September 29, 1979 (1979-09-29)
2"The Abduction"October 6, 1979 (1979-10-06)
3"The Loser"N/A
4"The Ledge"N/A
5"The Rubens"N/A
6"The Bar Mitzvah"N/A
7"The Cover"N/A
8"The Assassin"N/A
9"The Fanatics"N/A


  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 122. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.

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