Mike Hammer, Private Eye

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Mike Hammer, Private Eye
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StarringStacy Keach
Shane Conrad
Shannon Whirry
Kent Williams
Peter Jason
Malgosia Tomassi
Theme music composerEric Allaman
Opening themeHarlem Nocturne
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes26
Executive producersJay Bernstein
Jeff Franklin
Steve Waterman
Doug McIntyre (co-executive produce)
ProducersLarry B. Williams
John S. Curran (line producer)
Cary Glieberman (supervising producer)
Claude Lawrence Jr. (associate producer / producer)
Susan J. Spohr (staff associate producer)
Stacy Keach (executive co-producer)
CinematographyNicholas Josef von Sternberg
EditorsGreg A. Simone
Jonathan Seay
Michael Matlock
Richard E. Rabjohn
Shawn Paper
Chris A. Moore
Running time60 minutes
Production companiesFranklin/Waterman Worldwide
Jay Bernstein Enterprises
The Kushner-Locke Company
DistributorMG Perin
Original networkSyndication
Picture formatColor; NTSC
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseSeptember 27, 1997 (1997-09-27) –
June 14, 1998 (1998-06-14)

Mike Hammer, Private Eye is an American syndicated television program based on the adventures of the fictitious private detective Mike Hammer, created by novelist Mickey Spillane. Like the previous series, it was produced by Jay Bernstein but in a less hands-on capacity. The show failed to gain a wide audience and, as a result, it was canceled after only one season. Mike Hammer, Private Eye premiered on September 27, 1997. The final episode of the series aired on June 14, 1998.


The series starred Stacy Keach and was seen as an attempt to revive the character he had played in Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer and The New Mike Hammer, two moderately successful CBS series from the 1980s. Kent Williams was the only other actor from the 1980s series to return, albeit in a different role.



No. Title Directed by Written by Airdate
1"Prodigal Son"Allen BertonTBASeptember 27, 1997 (1997-09-27)
2"Beat Street"Rex PianoChris BaenaOctober 4, 1997 (1997-10-04)
3"www.murder"James LemmoChris BaenaOctober 11, 1997 (1997-10-11)
4"Hoop Nightmares"Rex PianoGeorge MelrodOctober 18, 1997 (1997-10-18)
5"False Truths"Wayne EwingTanya HekimianOctober 25, 1997 (1997-10-25)
6"Halloween"Jonathan WinfreyJohn Henry ReedNovember 1, 1997 (1997-11-01)
7"Body Odor"Rex PianoJake KalleenNovember 8, 1997 (1997-11-08)
8"Sins of the Father"Greydon ClarkGeorge MelrodNovember 15, 1997 (1997-11-15)
9"A Penny Saved"Greydon ClarkDavid Reskin & Greydon ClarkNovember 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)
10"The Life You Save"Wayne EwingChris BaenaJanuary 17, 1998 (1998-01-17)
11"The Long Road to Nowhere"Jonathan WinfreyBrian OppenhemierJanuary 24, 1998 (1998-01-24)
12"The Art of Murder"Rex PianoGeorge MelrodJanuary 31, 1998 (1998-01-31)
13"Countdown to Murder"William LuckingPeter McGovern & Michael O'ConnellFebruary 7, 1998 (1998-02-07)
14"The Cutting Edge"Wayne EwingRichard JohnsonFebruary 14, 1998 (1998-02-14)
15"Big Brother's Secret"Rex PianoRaul PanaderoFebruary 21, 1998 (1998-02-21)
16"A Candidate for Murder"Jonathan WinfreyChris BaenaFebruary 28, 1998 (1998-02-28)
17"Dump the Creep"Dimitri LogothetisPeter McGovern & Michael O'ConnellApril 11, 1998 (1998-04-11)
18"Chop Shop"Rex PianoBrian OppenhemierApril 18, 1998 (1998-04-18)
19"The Maya Connection"Dimitri LogothetisJennifer BollerApril 25, 1998 (1998-04-25)
20"Lucky in Love"Rex PianoChris BaenaMay 2, 1998 (1998-05-02)
21"Songbird: Part 1"Jonathan WinfreyPeter McGovern & Michael O'ConnellMay 9, 1998 (1998-05-09)
22"Songbird: Part 2"Jonathan WinfreyPeter McGovern & Michael O'ConnellMay 16, 1998 (1998-05-16)
23"Gone Fishin"William LuckingPeter McGovern & Michael O'ConnellMay 23, 1998 (1998-05-23)
24"Dead Men Talk"Rex PianoChris BaenaMay 30, 1998 (1998-05-30)
25"A New Leaf: Part 1"Jonathan WinfreyJennifer BollerJune 6, 1998 (1998-06-06)
26"A New Leaf: Part 2"Jonathan WinfreyJennifer BollerJune 13, 1998 (1998-06-13)

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