After an unplanned hiatus of several months, The Rap Sheet’s succession of 40th-anniversary tributes to the 13 shows that made up The NBC Mystery Movie (1971-1977) will resume today with a look back at Madigan, the short-lived Richard Widmark series spawned by director Don Siegel’s 1968 movie of the same name.
In case you haven’t been keeping up with these tributes, here are the programs we’ve covered thus far:
• Columbo, starring Peter Falk
• McCloud, starring Dennis Weaver
• McMillan & Wife, starring Rock Hudson and Susan Saint James
• Banacek, starring George Peppard
Please stay tuned over the coming months as we look back at such shows as Cool Million, Hec Ramsey, Tenafly, and Quincy, M.E.