List of Cannon episodes

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This article contains a list of episodes of the United States television series Cannon, which were broadcast on CBS between 1971 and 1976.

Series overview[edit]

Cannon consists of a 2-hour pilot, five seasons of episodes, and a 2-hour TV-movie.

Season Episodes Originally aired
Premiered Ended Time slot
Pilot 1 March 26, 1971 (1971-03-26) Friday at 9:00-11:00 pm (EST)
1 24 September 14, 1971 (1971-09-14) March 14, 1972 (1972-03-14) Tuesday at 9:30-10:30 pm (EST)
2 24 September 13, 1972 (1972-09-13) March 21, 1973 (1973-03-21) Wednesday at 10:00-11:00 pm (EST)
3 25 September 12, 1973 (1973-09-12) March 20, 1974 (1974-03-20) Wednesday at 9:00-10:00 pm (EST)
4 24 September 11, 1974 (1974-09-11) April 2, 1975 (1975-04-02)
5 25 September 10, 1975 (1975-09-10) March 3, 1976 (1976-03-03)
TV-movie 1 November 1, 1980 (1980-11-01) Saturday at 9:00-10:00 pm (EST)

DVD releases[edit]

At present, the first three seasons have been released on DVD by Paramount Home Entertainment.[1]

DVD set Episodes Release date
Cannon: Season 1, Volume 1 12 August 8, 2008 (2008-08-08)
Cannon: Season 1, Volume 2 13 December 2, 2008 (2008-12-02)
Cannon: Season 2, Volume 1 12 June 2, 2009 (2009-06-02)
Cannon: Season 2, Volume 2 12 February 16, 2010 (2010-02-16)
Cannon: Season 3 25 January 10, 2013 (2013-01-10)

Pilot[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
"Cannon" George McCowan Edward Hume March 26, 1971 (1971-03-26)
Private detective Frank Cannon investigates the murder of an old friend and gets entangled in small-town corruption.

Episodes[edit]

  • = Overall episode number
  • Ep = Episode number by season

Season 1: 1971–72[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "The Salinas Jackpot" George McCowan Ken Trevey September 14, 1971 (1971-09-14)
2 2 "Death Chain" Jerry Jameson Paul Playdon & David Moessinger September 21, 1971 (1971-09-21)
3 3 "Call Unicorn" Allen Reisner Teleplay by: David Moessinger & Paul Playdon
Story by: E. Arthur Kean
September 28, 1971 (1971-09-28)
4 4 "Country Blues" Allen Reisner Ronald Austin & James D. Buchanan October 5, 1971 (1971-10-05)
5 5 "Scream of Silence" Jerry Jameson Robert Collins October 12, 1971 (1971-10-12)
6 6 "Fool's Gold" Don Medford Teleplay by: Edward Hume
Story by: Bill Stratton
October 19, 1971 (1971-10-19)
7 7 "Girl in the Electric Coffin" Jerry Jameson Robert Malcolm Young October 26, 1971 (1971-10-26)
8 8 "Dead Pigeon" Don Taylor Teleplay by: James D. Buchanan & Ronald Austin
Story by: George Kirgo and James D. Buchanan & Ronald Austin
November 9, 1971 (1971-11-09)
9 9 "A Lonely Place to Die" William Hale Jack Turley November 16, 1971 (1971-11-16)
10 10 "No Pockets in a Shroud" William Hale Ken Pettus November 23, 1971 (1971-11-23)
11 11 "Stone, Cold Dead" Seymour Robbie Paul Playdon & David Moessinger November 30, 1971 (1971-11-30)
12 12 "Death Is a Double-Cross" Richard Donner Teleplay by: Edward Hume and George Eckstein
Based on the novel "Every Bet's a Sure Thing" by: Thomas B. Dewey
December 7, 1971 (1971-12-07)
13 13 "The Nowhere Man" George McCowan Michael Gleason December 14, 1971 (1971-12-14)
14 14 "Flight Plan" Richard Donner Robert C. Dennis December 28, 1971 (1971-12-28)
15 15 "Devil's Playground" Marvin Chomsky Ken Trevey January 4, 1972 (1972-01-04)
16 16 "Treasure of San Ignacio" Allen Reisner Teleplay by: Paul Playdon and Bill S. Ballinger
Story by: Bill S. Ballinger
January 11, 1972 (1972-01-11)
17 17 "Blood on the Vine" George McCowan Teleplay by: Stephen Kandel
Story by: Ken Pettus
January 18, 1972 (1972-01-18)
18 18 "To Kill a Guinea Pig" Allen Reisner Hal Sitowitz February 1, 1972 (1972-02-01)
19 19 "The Island Caper" Lewis Allen George Bellak February 8, 1972 (1972-02-08)
20 20 "A Deadly Quiet Town" Seymour Robbie Robert W. Lenski February 15, 1972 (1972-02-15)
21 21 "A Flight of Hawks" Charles S. Dubin Stephen Kandel February 22, 1972 (1972-02-22)
22 22 "The Torch" Michael O'Herlihy James D. Buchanan & Ronald Austin February 29, 1972 (1972-02-29)
23 23 "Cain's Mark" Don Taylor George Bellak March 7, 1972 (1972-03-07)
24 24 "Murder by Moonlight" Seymour Robbie Karl Tunberg March 14, 1972 (1972-03-14)


Season 2: 1972–73[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
25 1 "Bad Cats and Sudden Death" Philip Leacock Robert Lewin September 13, 1972 (1972-09-13)
26 2 "Sky Above, Death Below" George McCowan Hal Sitowitz September 20, 1972 (1972-09-20)
27 3 "Bitter Legion" Michael O'Herlihy George Bellak September 27, 1972 (1972-09-27)
28 4 "That Was No Lady" George McCowan Dick Nelson October 4, 1972 (1972-10-04)
29 5 "Stakeout" Leo Penn Harold Gast October 11, 1972 (1972-10-11)
30 6 "The Predators" George McCowan Arthur Heinemann October 18, 1972 (1972-10-18)
31 7 "A Long Way Down" George McCowan Stephen Kandel October 25, 1972 (1972-10-25)
32 8 "The Rip Off" George McCowan Douglas Day Stewart November 1, 1972 (1972-11-01)
33 9 "Child of Fear" David Lowell Rich Robert W. Lenski November 15, 1972 (1972-11-15)
34 10 "The Shadow Man" Robert Douglas Robert Lewin November 22, 1972 (1972-11-22)
35 11 "Hear No Evil" Charles S. Dubin Robert W. Lenski November 29, 1972 (1972-11-29)
36 12 "The Endangered Species" Robert Douglas Del Reisman December 13, 1972 (1972-12-13)
37 13 "Nobody Beats the House" Herbert Hirschman Meyer Dolinsky December 20, 1972 (1972-12-20)
38 14 "Hard Rock Roller Coaster" Charles S. Dubin Teleplay by: Meyer Dolinsky
Story by: Bill S. Ballinger
January 3, 1973 (1973-01-03)
39 15 "The Dead Samaritan" Jerry Jameson Teleplay by: Stephen Kandel
Story by: Robert Van Scoyk
January 10, 1973 (1973-01-10)
40 16 "Death of a Stone Seahorse" William Wiard Anthony Lawrence January 17, 1973 (1973-01-17)
41 17 "Moving Target" Lawrence Dobkin Worley Thorne January 31, 1973 (1973-01-31)
42 18 "Murder for Murder" Herschel Daugherty Arthur Heinemann February 7, 1973 (1973-02-07)
43 19 "To Ride a Tiger" Virgil W. Vogel Robert W. Lenski February 14, 1973 (1973-02-14)
44 20 "Prisoners" Charles S. Dubin Robert Lewin February 21, 1973 (1973-02-21)
45 21 "The Seventh Grave" John Badham E. Arthur Kean February 28, 1973 (1973-02-28)
46 22 "Catch Me If You Can" William Hale Douglas Day Stewart March 7, 1973 (1973-03-07)
47 23 "Press Pass to the Slammer" Leo Penn Meyer Dolinsky March 14, 1973 (1973-03-14)
48 24 "Deadly Heritage" Seymour Robbie Robert Lewin March 21, 1973 (1973-03-21)


Season 3: 1973–74[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
49/50 1/2 "He Who Digs a Grave" Richard Donner Teleplay by: Stephen Kandel
Based on a novel by: David Delman
September 12, 1973 (1973-09-12)
51 3 "Memo from a Dead Man" Richard Donner Robert C. Dennis September 19, 1973 (1973-09-19)
52 4 "Hounds of Hell" Lawrence Dobkin Jack Turley September 26, 1973 (1973-09-26)
53 5 "Target in the Mirror" Gene Nelson Robert Blees October 3, 1973 (1973-10-03)
54 6 "Murder by Proxy" Robert Douglas Robert W. Lenski October 10, 1973 (1973-10-10)
55 7 "Night Flight to Murder" Michael Caffey Carey Wilber October 17, 1973 (1973-10-17)
56 8 "Come Watch Me Die" George McCowan Herb Meadow October 24, 1973 (1973-10-24)
57 9 "The Perfect Alibi" Robert Douglas Ray Brenner & Jack Guss October 31, 1973 (1973-10-31)
58 10 "Dead Lady's Tears" Virgil W. Vogel Steve Fisher November 7, 1973 (1973-11-07)
59 11 "The Limping Man" Michael Caffey Shirl Hendryx November 14, 1973 (1973-11-14)
60 12 "Trial by Terror" Robert Douglas Larry Brody November 21, 1973 (1973-11-21)
61 13 "Murder by the Numbers" George McCowan Teleplay by: Robert Blees
Story by: Michael McTaggart
November 28, 1973 (1973-11-28)
62 14 "Valley of the Damned" Lawrence Dobkin Carey Wilber December 5, 1973 (1973-12-05)
63 15 "A Well-Remembered Terror" Seymour Robbie Robert I. Holt December 12, 1973 (1973-12-12)
64 16 "Arena of Fear" Marc Daniels Collier Young and Meyer Dolinsky December 19, 1973 (1973-12-19)
65 17 "Photo Finish" George McCowan John Hawkins January 2, 1974 (1974-01-02)
66 18 "Duel in the Desert" William Wiard Robert C. Dennis January 16, 1974 (1974-01-16)
67 19 "Where's Jennifer?" Gene Nelson Robert White & Phyllis White January 23, 1974 (1974-01-23)
68 20 "Blood Money" William Wiard Stephen Kandel February 6, 1974 (1974-02-06)
69 21 "Death of a Hunter" George McCowan Meyer Dolinsky February 13, 1974 (1974-02-13)
70 22 "The Cure That Kills" Seymour Robbie Worley Thorne February 20, 1974 (1974-02-20)
71 23 "Bobby Loved Me" Lawrence Dobkin Joel Murcott February 27, 1974 (1974-02-27)
72 24 "Triangle of Terror" George McCowan Carey Wilber March 13, 1974 (1974-03-13)
73 25 "The Stalker" Lawrence Dobkin Richard Newhafer March 20, 1974 (1974-03-20)


Season 4: 1974–75[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
74 1 "Kelly's Song" William Wiard S.S. Schweitzer September 11, 1974 (1974-09-11)
75 2 "The Hit Man" William Wiard Robert Heverly September 18, 1974 (1974-09-18)
76 3 "Voice from the Grave" William Wiard Robert Hamner September 25, 1974 (1974-09-25)
77 4 "Lady in Red" William Wiard Max Hodge October 2, 1974 (1974-10-02)
78 5 "The Deadly Trail" George McCowan Calvin Clements October 16, 1974 (1974-10-16)
79 6 "The Exchange" George McCowan Jackson Gillis October 23, 1974 (1974-10-23)
80 7 "The Avenger" Corey Allen Robert Sherman October 30, 1974 (1974-10-30)
81 8 "A Killing in the Family" George McCowan Larry Alexander November 6, 1974 (1974-11-06)
82 9 "Flashpoint" William Wiard Robert Heverly November 13, 1974 (1974-11-13)
83 10 "The Man Who Couldn't Forget" George McCowan Robert I. Holt November 20, 1974 (1974-11-20)
84 11 "The Sounds of Silence" George McCowan Teleplay by: Anthony Spinner and Stephen Kandel
Story by: Stephen Kandel
December 4, 1974 (1974-12-04)
85 12 "The Prisoner" William Wiard Norman Hudis December 11, 1974 (1974-12-11)
86 13 "Daddy's Little Girl" Leslie H. Martinson Larry Alexander December 18, 1974 (1974-12-18)
87 14 "The Conspirators" George McCowan Margaret Armen January 1, 1975 (1975-01-01)
88 15 "Coffin Corner" George McCowan Teleplay by: Robert I. Holt
Story by: Rick Husky
January 15, 1975 (1975-01-15)
89 16 "Perfect Fit for a Frame" William Wiard Robert Hamner January 22, 1975 (1975-01-22)
90 17 "Killer on the Hill" Harry Falk Carey Wilber January 29, 1975 (1975-01-29)
91 18 "Missing at FL307" William Wiard Carey Wilber February 5, 1975 (1975-02-05)
92 19 "The Set Up" George McCowan Robert Sherman February 12, 1975 (1975-02-12)
93 20 "The Investigator" George McCowan Robert C. Dennis February 26, 1975 (1975-02-26)
94 21 "Lady on the Run" George McCowan Gerald Sanford March 5, 1975 (1975-03-05)
95 22 "Vengeance" Alf Kjellin Robert I. Holt March 12, 1975 (1975-03-12)
96 23 "Tomorrow Ends at Noon" William Wiard Robert C. Dennis March 19, 1975 (1975-03-19)
97 24 "Search and Destroy" Edward M. Abroms Teleplay by: Stephen Kandel
Story by: Robert Mitchell & Esther Mitchell
April 2, 1975 (1975-04-02)


Season 5: 1975–76[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
98 1 "Nightmare" Paul Stanley Robert Lenski September 10, 1975 (1975-09-10)
99 2 "The Deadly Conspiracy: Part 1" Michael Caffey Stephen Kandel September 17, 1975 (1975-09-17)
100 3 "The Wrong Medicine" Paul Stanley Norman Lessing September 24, 1975 (1975-09-24)
101 4 "The Iceman" William Wiard Larry Alexander October 1, 1975 (1975-10-01)
102 5 "The Victim" Lawrence Dobkin Jimmy Sangster October 8, 1975 (1975-10-08)
103 6 "The Man Who Died Twice" William Wiard S.S. Schweitzer October 15, 1975 (1975-10-15)
104 7 "A Touch of Venom" Chris Robinson Larry Alexander October 22, 1975 (1975-10-22)
105 8 "Man in the Middle" Allen Reisner Richard Landau October 29, 1975 (1975-10-29)
106 9 "Fall Guy" Lawrence Dobkin Howard Dimsdale November 5, 1975 (1975-11-05)
107 10 "The Melted Man" Leo Penn Norman Lessing November 12, 1975 (1975-11-12)
108 11 "The Wedding March" Leo Penn Brad Radnitz November 19, 1975 (1975-11-19)
109 12 "The Hero" William Wiard Irving Pearlberg November 26, 1975 (1975-11-26)
110 13 "To Still the Voice" Leo Penn Teleplay by: S.S. Schweitzer
Story by: Robert Heverly and S.S. Schweitzer
December 3, 1975 (1975-12-03)
111/112 14/15 "The Star" William Wiard Margaret Armen December 10, 1975 (1975-12-10)
113 16 "The Games Children Play" Margaret Armen Teleplay by: Albert Aley
Story by: Jack Turley
December 17, 1975 (1975-12-17)
114 17 "The Reformer" Lawrence Dobkin Larry Forrester January 7, 1976 (1976-01-07)
115 18 "The House of Cards" Kenneth Gilbert Robert I. Holt January 14, 1976 (1976-01-14)
116 19 "Revenge" Paul Stanley Gene Thompson January 21, 1976 (1976-01-21)
117 20 "Cry Wolf" Lawrence Dobkin Teleplay by: Stephen Kandel and Carey Wilber
Story by: Stephen Kandel
January 28, 1976 (1976-01-28)
118 21 "The Quasar Kill" William Wiard Terence Tunberg & Karl Tunberg February 4, 1976 (1976-02-04)
119 22 "Snapshot" Michael Caffey Leonard Kantor February 11, 1976 (1976-02-11)
120 23 "Point After Death" Chris Robinson Teleplay by: Robert I. Holt and Mann Rubin
Story by: Robert I. Holt
February 18, 1976 (1976-02-18)
121 24 "Bloodlines" David Whorf Teleplay by: Robert C. Dennis and Anthony Spinner & Gene Thompson
Story by: Robert C. Dennis.
February 25, 1976 (1976-02-25)
122 25 "Madman" William Wiard Larry Forrester March 3, 1976 (1976-03-03)


TV-movie[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
"The Return of Frank Cannon" Corey Allen James David Buchanan & Ronald Austin November 1, 1980 (1980-11-01)
Private detective Frank Cannon comes out of retirement to investigate the murder of an ex-girlfriend's husband.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DVD release info at TVShowsOnDVD.com