Shannon (1981 TV series)

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For the 1961 syndicated crime drama starring George Nader, see Shannon (1961 TV series).
Created by Albert Ruben
Starring Kevin Dobson
Charles Fields
Karen Kondazian
Al Ruscio
Michael Durrell
William Lucking
Bruce Kirby
Composer(s) John Cacavas
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 9
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Universal Television
Original network CBS
Picture format Color
Original release November 11, 1981 – April 7, 1982

Shannon is an hour-long 9-episode CBS crime drama starring Kevin Dobson.


Jack Shannon, a former New York City police officer who after the death of his wife relocates with his 10-year-old son John to San Francisco, California. Charlie Fields portrays John, Michael Durrell portrays Shannon's boss Lieutenant Rudy Maraga, and Al Ruscio plays Paul Lokatelli, Shannon's father-in-law, a fisherman. Karen Kondazian portrayed Shannon's mother-in-law Irene. Bruce Kirby was cast as Detective George Schmidt, one of Shannon's colleagues. The series aired on Wednesdays from November 11 to December 2, 1981, and from March 17 to April 7, 1982.[1]Shannon aired opposite ABC's Dynasty, with John Forsythe, and NBC's Quincy M.E., starring Jack Klugman.

Episode list[edit]

  • "Gotham Swansong" (November 11, 1981)
  • "Neither a Borrower" (November 18, 1981)
  • "The Untouchable" (November 25, 1981)
  • "Beating the Prime" (December 2, 1981)
  • "Secret Rage" (December 8, 1981)
  • "Copscam" (March 17, 1982)
  • "Favor for an Enemy" (March 24, 1982)
  • "John's Awakening" (March 31, 1982)
  • "Curtain Calls" (April 7, 1982)[2]


  1. ^ Alex McNeil, Total Television, New York: Penguin Books, 1996, 4th ed., p. 747
  2. ^ "Episode List of Shannon (1981)". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved March 16, 2009.