Shannon (1961 TV series)

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Genre Crime drama
Written by Todhunter Ballard
Gene Roddenberry
Directed by Fred Jackman, Jr.
Starring George Nader
Regis Toomey
Jan Arvan
Composer(s) Emil Cadkin
Arthur Morton
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 36
Producer(s) Jerry Briskin
Robert Sparks
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Screen Gems Television
Distributor Columbia TriStar Domestic Television
Sony Pictures Television
Original network Syndication
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 26, 1961 (1961-09-26) – June 12, 1962 (1962-06-12)

Shannon is an American crime drama series that aired in syndication from September 26, 1961 to June 12, 1962. The series stars George Nader as the title Joe Shannon, an insurance investigator for the Transport Bonding and Surety Company. Regis Toomey portrays Shannon's boss Bill Cochran. Shannon drove a modern 1961 Buick Special, equipped with cameras, a dictating machine, tape recorders, weapons, and notably, a mobile phone, when private car phones were rare.

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Jerry Briskin produced the series for Screen Gems. Gene Roddenberry wrote two of the teleplays.[2]


  1. ^ "Episode List of Shannon (1961)". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved March 15, 2009. 
  2. ^ Alex McNeil, Total Television, New York: Penguin Books, 1996, 4th ed., p. 747

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