CTVA US Crime - "Jigsaw John" (MGM/NBC) (1976) starring Jack Warden

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The Asphalt Jungle (MGM/ABC)(Summer 1961) starring Jack Warden
N.Y.P.D. (Talent Associates/ABC)(1967-69) starring Jack Warden, Robert Hooks, Frank Converse
Jigsaw John (MGM/NBC)(early 1976) starring Jack Warden
Crazy Like A Fox (Columbia/CBS)(1984-86) starring Jack Warden & John Rubenstein
Jigsaw John
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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JIGSAW JOHN
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayor Television
for
NBC (Mondays) (02Feb76-06Sep76)
Produced by Ronald Austin and James Buchanan
Created by A. Martinez

US Police series 1976 90 min pilot + 14 episodes x 60 min color

Starring
Jack Warden as 'Jigsaw' John St. John
Pippa Scott as Maggie Hearn
Alan Feinstein as Sam Donner
James Hong as Frank Chen

Premise:
The exploits of John St. John, an L.A.P.D. homicide detective
nicknamed "Jigsaw John" for his uncanny ability to solve complex
crimes.

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1.00 Jigsaw John: THEY ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT (Pilot)
29-Apr-1975
Producer Robert Monroe
Directed by Daryl Duke
Written by Al Martinez
Director of photography Richard C. Glouner
Editor, Henry Batista
cast:
Jack Warden .......... John St. John
Charles Ynfante ...... Tallchief
Madeleine Sherwood ... Helen St. John
Joe Mantell .......... Lieutenant Baylor
Tim O'Connor ......... Detective Lee Masters
Dick Dinman .......... David Kanlan
Lili Valenty ......... Mrs. Eichman
Barbara Luna ......... Receptionist
Solomon Karriem ...... Petulia
Melendy Britt ........ Mrs. Owens
Constance Pfeifer .... Eichman daughter
Dorothy Dells ........ Woman pharmacist
Nedra Volz ........... Elderly woman
Adele Yoshioka ....... Pharmacy clerk

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NBC Mondays (02Feb76-06Sep76)

1.01 Jigsaw John: PROMISE TO KILL
02-Feb-1976 NBC Mon
Guest cast:
Rudi Gernreich
David Hollander

1.02 Jigsaw John: SAND TRAP
09-Feb-1976 NBC Mon
Guest cast:
Lee Purcell
Don Hanmer
John S. Ragin
Fred Sadoff
Lee Delano
Synopsis:
St. John investigates an old crime when the long missing body finally
turns up, along with evidence that the police framed the man convicted
of the crime. [RF]

1.03 Jigsaw John: TOO MUCH, TOO SOON BLUES
16-Feb-1976 NBC Mon
Guest cast:
Lesley Ann Warren
Bobby Sherman
Stan Wilson
Corey Fischer
Synopsis:
St. John searches through the cutthroat music industry for the killer
of a recording artist. [RF]

1.04 Jigsaw John: THICKER THAN BLOOD
23-Feb-1976 NBC Mon
Written by Thomas Cost Quintero
Guest cast:
Tim Matheson... Nick Pappas
Jess walton
Milton Selzer
Morgana King
Arnold Soboloff
Synopsis:
When the heir to a Greek-American fortune is murdered, his estranged
younger brother becomes the prime suspect. [RF]

1.05 Jigsaw John: DRY ICE
01-Mar-1976 NBC Mon
Written by Brad Radnitz & James G. Hirsch
Guest cast:
Mary Wilcox ......... Gloria Barrie
Bill Zuckert ........ Max Cooper
Cliff Osmond ........ Frank Shafer
Jacques Aubuchon .... Charles Bouchard
Sidney Clute ........ Mason White
Leo Fuchs ........... Muncey
Paul Mantee ......... Harry Marks
Woodrow Parfrey ..... Billy
Austin Stoker ....... Blaine
Synopsis:
St. John looks for a killer and jewel thief inside a posh Los Angeles
hotel. [RF]

1.06 Jigsaw John: FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD
08-Mar-1976 NBC Mon
Written by John D.F. Black
Guest cast:
Bobby Riggs
Robert Ginyy
Eugenie Ross
Michael Mullins
Synopsis:
The suspects in an actress's murder—a failed director, a faded star, a
clerk, and a priest—are placed under police surveillance. [RF]

1.07 Jigsaw John: THE MOURNING LINE
15-Mar-1976 NBC Mon
Guest cast:
Stephen Collins
Sandy Ward
Rafael Campos
Barra Grant
Phillip Antora
Synopsis:
John tracks down a murdered barber/bookie's two sets of client to find
who killed him. [RF]

1.08 Jigsaw John: DEATH OF THE PARTY
22-Mar-1976 NBC Mon
Written by Al Martinez & James D. Buchanan
Guest cast:
Amanda McBroom
Sal Viscuso
Jack Murdock
John Calvin
Mary Cross
Synopsis:
A woman is shot by a sniper during a party at a marina apartment
complex, leading St. John and Wade to a dark side of "swinging singles." [RF]

1.09 Jigsaw John: ECLIPSE
29-Mar-1976 NBC Mon
Written by Orville H. Hampton & James D. Buchanan
Guest cast:
Marc Singer ......... Wade Bedell
Kay Lenz ............ Miriam Buckley
Charles Haid ........ Gene Van Dyke
Luke Askew .......... Billy Donager
Jim Borrelli ........ Carl Marioni
Jean Allison
Martin Spear
Karen Anders
Michael D. Roberts
Synopsis:
A criminology professor who headed a campus study program for
prisoners, is murdered. And everyone, from the graduate student who was with him
to the convicts he was responsible for, is suspect. [RF]

1.10 Jigsaw John: THE EXECUTIONER
05-Apr-1976 NBC Mon (rerun 23Aug76)
Written by James G. Hirsch
Guest cast:
Julie Sommars ....... Carol Chapman
Terry Kiser ......... Temple
William Traylor ..... Kingsley
John Fiedler ........ Father Damis
Lee Delano .......... Captain
Pat Crenshaw ........ Caretaker
Thelma Pelish
Synopsis:
A pushy TV reporter hampers Jigsaw's efforts to nab a killer who has
suffocated three people, in each case leaving an old newspaper clipping
about the victim near the body. [RF]

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