Report to Murphy

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Report to Murphy
Report to Murphy.jpg
Genre Situation comedy
Created by Patricia Jones
Donald Reiker
Starring Michael Keaton
Donnelly Rhodes
Olivia Cole
Composer(s) JAM Creative Productions
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Executive producer(s) Roger Gimbel
Harry Colomby
Jeff Bricmont
Producer(s) Terry Hughes
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Jenro Company
Jones-Reiker Ink Group
K/C Productions
Roger Gimbel Productions
EMI Television
Original network CBS
Original release April 5 – May 31, 1982 (1982-05-31)

Report to Murphy is an American sitcom television series starring Michael Keaton that premiered on CBS on April 5, 1982.[1]


The series is about the everyday problems and frustrations of a parole officer, as he deals with the released prisoners that come and go. The theme music was composed by JAM Creative Productions in Dallas, Texas who are best known for creating jingle imaging for TV and radio stations.



Six episodes are registered with the United States Copyright Office.

Title Directed by: Written by: Air date PC
1"Pilot"Asaad KeladaPatricia Jones & Donald ReikerApril 5, 1982 (1982-04-05)100
One of the parolees (Dan Hedaya) steals a stereo tape deck from Murphy's house, then calls Murphy for instructions on how to use it.
2"The Girl Most Likely"*Joanne PagliaroApril 12, 1982 (1982-04-12)102
The beautiful campus queen (Simone Griffeth) whom Murphy worshipped from afar in high school shows up as one of his parolees and delivers what looks like the kayo punch to his career.
3"Charlie Goes Awry"*Dennis KleinApril 19, 1982 (1982-04-19)107
Charlie suddenly goes wacky after his customary rough, tough tactics drive a parolee to near suicide.
4"High Noon"*Patricia Jones & Donald ReikerApril 26, 1982 (1982-04-26)101
Murphy's toughness turns to panic when he gets a note from Louie (Aldo Ray) bearing a death threat.
5"Baker vs. Murphy"*Rick OrloffMay 17, 1982 (1982-05-17)103
Murphy's sweetheart, an assistant D.A., breaks the news that she'll be prosecuting one of Murphy's favorite parolees.
6"Papillion"Terry HughesMitch MarkowitzMay 31, 1982 (1982-05-31)105
Conscience-stricken over his "good life," Murphy volunteers to go to prison for a taste of life in stir.

* Unknown


  1. ^ O'Connor, John J. (April 5, 1982). "TV: Two New CBS Situation Comdies and Inside Nicaragua". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 December 2009.

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