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.

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedNielsen ratings[1]
First airedLast airedRankRatingTied with
Pilot1March 26, 1971 (1971-03-26)N/AN/AN/A
124September 14, 1971 (1971-09-14)March 14, 1972 (1972-03-14)2819.8Room 222
224September 13, 1972 (1972-09-13)March 21, 1973 (1973-03-21)1422.4N/A
325September 12, 1973 (1973-09-12)March 20, 1974 (1974-03-20)923.1The Mary Tyler Moore Show
424September 11, 1974 (1974-09-11)April 2, 1975 (1975-04-02)2021.6Mannix
525September 10, 1975 (1975-09-10)March 3, 1976 (1976-03-03)N/AN/AN/A
TV-movie1November 1, 1980 (1980-11-01)N/AN/AN/A

Pilot[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
"Cannon"George McCowanEdward HumeMarch 26, 1971 (1971-03-26)
Private detective Frank Cannon investigates the murder of a war-buddy to clear the man's wife (Vera Miles) of suspicion in his death and gets entangled in small-town corruption.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1: 1971–72[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"The Salinas Jackpot"George McCowanKen TreveySeptember 14, 1971 (1971-09-14)
22"Death Chain"Jerry JamesonPaul Playdon,
David Moessinger
September 21, 1971 (1971-09-21)
33"Call Unicorn"Allen ReisnerS : E. Arthur Kean;
T : David Moessinger,
Paul Playdon
September 28, 1971 (1971-09-28)
44"Country Blues"Allen ReisnerRonald Austin,
James D. Buchanan
October 5, 1971 (1971-10-05)
55"Scream of Silence"Jerry JamesonRobert CollinsOctober 12, 1971 (1971-10-12)
66"Fool's Gold"Don MedfordS : Bill Stratton;
T : Edward Hume
October 19, 1971 (1971-10-19)
77"Girl in the Electric Coffin"Jerry JamesonRobert Malcolm YoungOctober 26, 1971 (1971-10-26)
88"Dead Pigeon"Don TaylorS : George Kirgo;
S/T : James D. Buchanan,
Ronald Austin
November 9, 1971 (1971-11-09)
99"A Lonely Place to Die"William HaleJack TurleyNovember 16, 1971 (1971-11-16)
1010"No Pockets in a Shroud"William HaleKen PettusNovember 23, 1971 (1971-11-23)
1111"Stone, Cold Dead"Seymour RobbiePaul Playdon,
David Moessinger
November 30, 1971 (1971-11-30)
1212"Death Is a Double-Cross"Richard DonnerT : Edward Hume,
George Eckstein
December 7, 1971 (1971-12-07)
1313"The Nowhere Man"George McCowanMichael GleasonDecember 14, 1971 (1971-12-14)
1414"Flight Plan"Richard DonnerRobert C. DennisDecember 28, 1971 (1971-12-28)
1515"Devil's Playground"Marvin ChomskyKen TreveyJanuary 4, 1972 (1972-01-04)
1616"Treasure of San Ignacio"Allen ReisnerT : Paul Playdon;
S/T : Bill S. Ballinger
January 11, 1972 (1972-01-11)
1717"Blood on the Vine"George McCowanS : Ken Pettus;
T : Stephen Kandel
January 18, 1972 (1972-01-18)
1818"To Kill a Guinea Pig"Allen ReisnerHal SitowitzFebruary 1, 1972 (1972-02-01)
1919"The Island Caper"Lewis AllenGeorge BellakFebruary 8, 1972 (1972-02-08)
2020"A Deadly Quiet Town"Seymour RobbieRobert W. LenskiFebruary 15, 1972 (1972-02-15)
2121"A Flight of Hawks"Charles S. DubinStephen KandelFebruary 22, 1972 (1972-02-22)
2222"The Torch"Michael O'HerlihyJames D. Buchanan,
Ronald Austin
February 29, 1972 (1972-02-29)
2323"Cain's Mark"Don TaylorGeorge BellakMarch 7, 1972 (1972-03-07)
2424"Murder by Moonlight"Seymour RobbieKarl TunbergMarch 14, 1972 (1972-03-14)


Season 2: 1972–73[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
251"Bad Cats and Sudden Death"Philip LeacockRobert LewinSeptember 13, 1972 (1972-09-13)
262"Sky Above, Death Below"George McCowanHal SitowitzSeptember 20, 1972 (1972-09-20)
273"Bitter Legion"Michael O'HerlihyGeorge BellakSeptember 27, 1972 (1972-09-27)
284"That Was No Lady"George McCowanDick NelsonOctober 4, 1972 (1972-10-04)
295"Stakeout"Leo PennHarold GastOctober 11, 1972 (1972-10-11)
306"The Predators"George McCowanArthur HeinemannOctober 18, 1972 (1972-10-18)
317"A Long Way Down"George McCowanStephen KandelOctober 25, 1972 (1972-10-25)
328"The Rip Off"George McCowanDouglas Day StewartNovember 1, 1972 (1972-11-01)
339"Child of Fear"David Lowell RichRobert W. LenskiNovember 15, 1972 (1972-11-15)
3410"The Shadow Man"Robert DouglasRobert LewinNovember 22, 1972 (1972-11-22)
3511"Hear No Evil"Charles S. DubinRobert W. LenskiNovember 29, 1972 (1972-11-29)
3612"The Endangered Species"Robert DouglasDel ReismanDecember 13, 1972 (1972-12-13)
3713"Nobody Beats the House"Herbert HirschmanMeyer DolinskyDecember 20, 1972 (1972-12-20)
3814"Hard Rock Roller Coaster"Charles S. DubinS : Bill S. Ballinger;
T : Meyer Dolinsky
January 3, 1973 (1973-01-03)
3915"The Dead Samaritan"Jerry JamesonS : Robert Van Scoyk;
T : Stephen Kandel
January 10, 1973 (1973-01-10)
4016"Death of a Stone Seahorse"William WiardAnthony LawrenceJanuary 17, 1973 (1973-01-17)
4117"Moving Target"Lawrence DobkinWorley ThorneJanuary 31, 1973 (1973-01-31)
4218"Murder for Murder"Herschel DaughertyArthur HeinemannFebruary 7, 1973 (1973-02-07)
4319"To Ride a Tiger"Virgil W. VogelRobert W. LenskiFebruary 14, 1973 (1973-02-14)
4420"Prisoners"Charles S. DubinRobert LewinFebruary 21, 1973 (1973-02-21)
4521"The Seventh Grave"John BadhamE. Arthur KeanFebruary 28, 1973 (1973-02-28)
4622"Catch Me If You Can"William HaleDouglas Day StewartMarch 7, 1973 (1973-03-07)
4723"Press Pass to the Slammer"Leo PennMeyer DolinskyMarch 14, 1973 (1973-03-14)
4824"Deadly Heritage"Seymour RobbieRobert LewinMarch 21, 1973 (1973-03-21)


Season 3: 1973–74[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
49
50
1
2
"He Who Digs a Grave"Richard DonnerT : Stephen KandelSeptember 12, 1973 (1973-09-12)
513"Memo from a Dead Man"Richard DonnerRobert C. DennisSeptember 19, 1973 (1973-09-19)
524"Hounds of Hell"Lawrence DobkinJack TurleySeptember 26, 1973 (1973-09-26)
535"Target in the Mirror"Gene NelsonRobert BleesOctober 3, 1973 (1973-10-03)
546"Murder by Proxy"Robert DouglasRobert W. LenskiOctober 10, 1973 (1973-10-10)
557"Night Flight to Murder"Michael CaffeyCarey WilberOctober 17, 1973 (1973-10-17)
568"Come Watch Me Die"George McCowanHerb MeadowOctober 24, 1973 (1973-10-24)
579"The Perfect Alibi"Robert DouglasRay Brenner,
Jack Guss
October 31, 1973 (1973-10-31)
5810"Dead Lady's Tears"Virgil W. VogelSteve FisherNovember 7, 1973 (1973-11-07)
5911"The Limping Man"Michael CaffeyShirl HendryxNovember 14, 1973 (1973-11-14)
6012"Trial by Terror"Robert DouglasLarry BrodyNovember 21, 1973 (1973-11-21)
6113"Murder by the Numbers"George McCowanS : Michael McTaggart;
T : Robert Blees
November 28, 1973 (1973-11-28)
6214"Valley of the Damned"Lawrence DobkinCarey WilberDecember 5, 1973 (1973-12-05)
6315"A Well-Remembered Terror"Seymour RobbieRobert I. HoltDecember 12, 1973 (1973-12-12)
6416"Arena of Fear"Marc DanielsCollier Young,
Meyer Dolinsky
December 19, 1973 (1973-12-19)
6517"Photo Finish"George McCowanJohn HawkinsJanuary 2, 1974 (1974-01-02)
6618"Duel in the Desert"William WiardRobert C. DennisJanuary 16, 1974 (1974-01-16)
6719"Where's Jennifer?"Gene NelsonRobert White,
Phyllis White
January 23, 1974 (1974-01-23)
6820"Blood Money"William WiardStephen KandelFebruary 6, 1974 (1974-02-06)
6921"Death of a Hunter"George McCowanMeyer DolinskyFebruary 13, 1974 (1974-02-13)
7022"The Cure That Kills"Seymour RobbieWorley ThorneFebruary 20, 1974 (1974-02-20)
7123"Bobby Loved Me"Lawrence DobkinJoel MurcottFebruary 27, 1974 (1974-02-27)
7224"Triangle of Terror"George McCowanCarey WilberMarch 13, 1974 (1974-03-13)
7325"The Stalker"Lawrence DobkinRichard NewhaferMarch 20, 1974 (1974-03-20)


Season 4: 1974–75[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
741"Kelly's Song"William WiardS.S. SchweitzerSeptember 11, 1974 (1974-09-11)
752"The Hit Man"William WiardRobert HeverlySeptember 18, 1974 (1974-09-18)
763"Voice from the Grave"William WiardRobert HamnerSeptember 25, 1974 (1974-09-25)
774"Lady in Red"William WiardMax HodgeOctober 2, 1974 (1974-10-02)
785"The Deadly Trail"George McCowanCalvin ClementsOctober 16, 1974 (1974-10-16)
796"The Exchange"George McCowanJackson GillisOctober 23, 1974 (1974-10-23)
807"The Avenger"Corey AllenRobert ShermanOctober 30, 1974 (1974-10-30)
818"A Killing in the Family"George McCowanLarry AlexanderNovember 6, 1974 (1974-11-06)
829"Flashpoint"William WiardRobert HeverlyNovember 13, 1974 (1974-11-13)
8310"The Man Who Couldn't Forget"George McCowanRobert I. HoltNovember 20, 1974 (1974-11-20)
8411"The Sounds of Silence"George McCowanT : Anthony Spinner;
S/T : Stephen Kandel
December 4, 1974 (1974-12-04)
8512"The Prisoner"William WiardNorman HudisDecember 11, 1974 (1974-12-11)
8613"Daddy's Little Girl"Leslie H. MartinsonLarry AlexanderDecember 18, 1974 (1974-12-18)
8714"The Conspirators"George McCowanMargaret ArmenJanuary 1, 1975 (1975-01-01)
8815"Coffin Corner"George McCowanS : Rick Husky;
T : Robert I. Holt
January 15, 1975 (1975-01-15)
8916"Perfect Fit for a Frame"William WiardRobert HamnerJanuary 22, 1975 (1975-01-22)
9017"Killer on the Hill"Harry FalkCarey WilberJanuary 29, 1975 (1975-01-29)
9118"Missing at FL307"William WiardCarey WilberFebruary 5, 1975 (1975-02-05)
9219"The Set Up"George McCowanRobert ShermanFebruary 12, 1975 (1975-02-12)
9320"The Investigator"George McCowanRobert C. DennisFebruary 26, 1975 (1975-02-26)
9421"Lady on the Run"George McCowanGerald SanfordMarch 5, 1975 (1975-03-05)
9522"Vengeance"Alf KjellinRobert I. HoltMarch 12, 1975 (1975-03-12)
9623"Tomorrow Ends at Noon"William WiardRobert C. DennisMarch 19, 1975 (1975-03-19)
9724"Search and Destroy"Edward M. AbromsS : Robert Mitchell,
Esther Mitchell;
T : Stephen Kandel
April 2, 1975 (1975-04-02)


Season 5: 1975–76[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
981"Nightmare"Paul StanleyRobert LenskiSeptember 10, 1975 (1975-09-10)
992"The Deadly Conspiracy: Part 1"Michael CaffeyStephen KandelSeptember 17, 1975 (1975-09-17)
1003"The Wrong Medicine"Paul StanleyNorman LessingSeptember 24, 1975 (1975-09-24)
1014"The Iceman"William WiardLarry AlexanderOctober 1, 1975 (1975-10-01)
1025"The Victim"Lawrence DobkinJimmy SangsterOctober 8, 1975 (1975-10-08)
1036"The Man Who Died Twice"William WiardS.S. SchweitzerOctober 15, 1975 (1975-10-15)
1047"A Touch of Venom"Chris RobinsonLarry AlexanderOctober 22, 1975 (1975-10-22)
1058"Man in the Middle"Allen ReisnerRichard LandauOctober 29, 1975 (1975-10-29)
1069"Fall Guy"Lawrence DobkinHoward DimsdaleNovember 5, 1975 (1975-11-05)
10710"The Melted Man"Leo PennNorman LessingNovember 12, 1975 (1975-11-12)
10811"The Wedding March"Leo PennBrad RadnitzNovember 19, 1975 (1975-11-19)
10912"The Hero"William WiardIrving PearlbergNovember 26, 1975 (1975-11-26)
11013"To Still the Voice"Leo PennS : Robert Heverly;
S/T : S.S. Schweitzer
December 3, 1975 (1975-12-03)
111
112
14
15
"The Star"William WiardMargaret ArmenDecember 10, 1975 (1975-12-10)
11316"The Games Children Play"Margaret ArmenS : Jack Turley;
T : Albert Aley
December 17, 1975 (1975-12-17)
11417"The Reformer"Lawrence DobkinLarry ForresterJanuary 7, 1976 (1976-01-07)
11518"The House of Cards"Kenneth GilbertRobert I. HoltJanuary 14, 1976 (1976-01-14)
11619"Revenge"Paul StanleyGene ThompsonJanuary 21, 1976 (1976-01-21)
11720"Cry Wolf"Lawrence DobkinT : Carey Wilber;
S/T : Stephen Kandel
January 28, 1976 (1976-01-28)
11821"The Quasar Kill"William WiardTerence Tunberg,
Karl Tunberg
February 4, 1976 (1976-02-04)
11922"Snapshot"Michael CaffeyLeonard KantorFebruary 11, 1976 (1976-02-11)
12023"Point After Death"Chris RobinsonT : Mann Rubin;
S/T : Robert I. Holt
February 18, 1976 (1976-02-18)
12124"Bloodlines"David WhorfT : Anthony Spinner,
Gene Thompson;
S/T : Robert C. Dennis
February 25, 1976 (1976-02-25)
12225"Madman"William WiardLarry ForresterMarch 3, 1976 (1976-03-03)


TV-movie[edit]

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

Home releases[edit]

At present, the first three seasons have been released on DVD by Paramount Home Entertainment.[2]

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)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present (Ninth Edition). Ballantine Books. p. 1686-1687. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4.
  2. ^ DVD release info Archived 14 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine at TVShowsOnDVD.com

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