Shannon (1961 TV series)
|Written by||Todhunter Ballard
|Directed by||Fred Jackman, Jr.|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||36|
|Running time||22–24 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Screen Gems Television|
|Distributor||Columbia TriStar Domestic Television
Sony Pictures Television
|Original release||September 26, 1961– June 12, 1962|
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 (decades before cell phones) when car phones were rare. The car required a long whip antenna for the phone.
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