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Starring Robert Urich as Dan Tanna
Season 2 (ABC) (1979-80)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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ABC Wednesdays 10:00-11:00pm Eastern
Produced by Phil Fehrle, Larry Forrester

2.1 [--] Vega$: RED HANDED
prod. no. J-23 / 19Sep79 ABC Wed
produced by Phil Fehrle, Larry Forrester
Written by Gerry Davis / Directed by Don Chaffey
Cast: GM BB PD
Laraine Stephens................Meryl Main
Andrew Duggan....................Dr. Burrow
Denny Miller.....................Lyle Kent
Melanie Griffith.................Dawn Peters
William Watson...................Jack
Lola Falana......................self
Jo Ann Phlug......................Cheryl Morrison
Will Sampson.....................Twoleaf
Chase Corbell....................Cameraman
Jim Connors......................Guard
Norma Miller.....................Maid
Irvin Mosley, Jr.................Trustee
Twoleaf's former ward returns and is murdered. They suspect she was blackmailing someone, but who and how?

2.2 [--] Vega$: THE USURPER
prod. no. J-25 / 26Sep79 ABC Wed
produced by Phil Fehrle, Larry Forrester
Written by Valerie Allan / Directed by Don Chaffey.
Cast: GM BB PD TC
Robert Reed.......................Roth's brother
Norman Alden
Sherry Jackson
Hedley Mattingly
Rosemary Forsythe (special)
Scatman Crothers (special)
Minnesota Fats
Jimmy Mataya
Dean Martin.......................self
Roth's brother tries to take over the casino.

2.3 [--] Vega$: MIXED BLESSING (copyright title)(aka "Mixed Blessings")
prod. no. J-24 / 3Oct79 ABC Wed
produced by Phil Fehrle, Larry Forrester
Written by David Harmon / Directed by Cliff Bole.
Cast: BB PD GM
Cassie Yates.....................Sister Bridget Callahan
James Luisi......................Rico
Tracey Walter....................? Jimmy
David Huddleston (special).......Jim O'Neil
Joseph Tomaszewski...............Pit Boss
Eugene Peterson..................Doctor
E.A. Siranni.....................Clerk
Tony Ballen......................Pawn Broker
An antique cross is stolen from a church in San Luis Obispo. Sister Bridget has been sent to Las Vegas to find it.

2.4 [--] Vega$: RUNAWAY
prod. no. J-30 / 24Oct79 ABC Wed
produced by Phil Fehrle, Larry Forrester
Written by Leo Garen / Directed by Cliff Bole
Cast: GM BB PD*
Terri Nunn........................Allie
John Quade
Pat Hingle (special)..............Caleb Tucker
Sandy Freeman.....................Dr. Beck
Walter Brooke.....................Dr. Morton Faber
Cynthia Harrison..................Elaine (show girl)
Larry Duran.......................Chui
Cynthia Woll......................Imogene
Caleb Tucker hires Tanna to find his runaway, pregnant daughter, but he really has another motive.

2.5 [--] Vega$: DESIGN FOR DEATH (copyright title) (aka "Designs")
prod. no. J-33 / 31Oct79 ABC Wed
Written by Ken Pettus / Directed by Phil Bondelli
Cast: GM BB PD*
Eve Arden (special)..............Sarah Bancroft
Barbi Benton.....................Holly
Gary Crosby......................Tom Bancroft
Frank Marth......................George Crowley
Cliff Osmond.....................Henry Gates
Paul Mantee......................Roy
Pepper Davis.....................Manny, the mechanic
Linda Thompson...................Rita Mason
The models in a designer's fashion show seem to be unusually 'accident' prone. [company is "Sungoddess Swimwear"]
[extortion to be paid at Yucca Springs Camp Ground]

2.6 [--] Vega$: SHADOW ON A STAR
prod. no. J-31 / 14Nov79 ABC Wed
Produced by Phil Fehrle, Larry Forrester
Written by Pat Dunlop & Carol Saraceno / Directed by Don Chaffey
Cast: GM BB PD*
Lisa Hartman.....................Diana Payne
David Sheiner....................Capt Frank Smith
James Wainwright.................Gordon Atmer
Carol Rosen......................Dr. Martin
Jenny Neumann....................Judy
James McKenna....................Frank
Dennis Robertson.................Burt
Tony Russel......................Photographer
Eric Server......................Davos
A serial rapist attacks and photographs his victims.

2.7 [--] Vega$: DAN TANNA IS DEAD
prod. no. J-32 / 21Nov79 ABC Wed
Produced by Phil Fehrle, Larry Forrester
Written by Dallas L. Barnes / Directed by Alf Kjellin
Cast: GM BB PD*
John Colicos.....................? Dr. Durand
Stephen Brooks
Peter Haskell (special)..........Dr. Taylor
Alex Henteloff
Michael B. Gazzo.................Cruger
Todd Martin......................Al
Tom Dunstan......................Ted
Laurence Haddon..................Captain
Don Diamond......................Hendricks
A man with a grudge steals killer bee venom from the Lake Nevada Research Station and cleverly
puts some where Dan will be infected. Dan has 23 hours to live.

2.8 [--] Vega$: MACHO MURDERS
prod. no. J-37 / 28Nov79 ABC Wed
Teleplay by David P. Harmon / Story by Elaine Newman / Directed by Laurence Doheny
Cast: GM BB PD
Shelley Winters..................J.D. Fenton, lawyer
Lynne Marta......................Virginia Marshall
Cliff Emmick.....................? loan shark
Fred Biletnikoff.................Duke Manning
Lloyd Dale Tarter................Leonard
Marlena Giovi....................Sue
Pepper Davis.....................Manny, the mechanic
Susan Kiger......................Sally
Virginia Marshall, head of ALERT, a feminist group, is accused of murder.

2.9 [--] Vega$: THE DAY THE GAMBLING STOPPED
prod. no. J-28 / 12Dec79 ABC Wed (Rerun 18Jun80)
Produced by Phil Fehrle, Larry Forrester
w. Robert E. Swanson / Directed by Cliff Bole
Cast: BB PD
Barry Sullivan...................Clay Summer
Christopher Stone................Brad Summer
John Karlen......................Eddie Slovak
Wendy Rastetter (special)........Cindy
Woodrow Parfrey..................Cashier
Al Scaglione.....................Pit boss
Dion Parkinson...................Nickie
John Patrick.....................Thatcher (reporter)
Mike Minor.......................Aide
Rodney Dangerfield ?
The supposedly dead son of a chip maker steals a supply of chips and rips off the casinos for millions.

2.10 [--] Vega$: CLASSIC CONNECTION
prod. no. J-27 / 19Dec79 ABC Wed
Produced by Phil Fehrle, Larry Forrester
w. Dallas L. Barnes / Directed by Don Chaffey
Cast: GM BB PD*
Wayne Newton.....................Justin Marsh
Eric Braeden.....................Ringleader
Tommy Farrell....................? Cox
Susan Howard.....................Laurie Turner
Charlie Picerni..................Ben
Wallis Tate......................Frank Arno
Walter Scott.....................Garth
Roy Jenson.......................1st Assistant
Dan's old friend, an ex-race driver, has gotten mixed up with a gang using classic cars to smuggle
drugs into the country, then sell the cars to confederates at auction.

2.11 [--] Vega$: NIGHT OF A THOUSAND EYES (copyright title) (aka "The Private Eye Connection")
prod. no. J-29 / 2Jan80 ABC Wed
Produced by Phil Fehrle, Larry Forrester
w. Jack Turley / Directed by Don Chaffey
Cast: GM BB PD*
Heather Menzies..................Charlotte Henderson
Pamela Susan Shoop...............Maryann Silverton
Bert Freed.......................? Tony Rigossi
Gary Collins.....................Jack Prescott
Rhonda Bates.....................Jennifer (switchboard)
Paul Tuerpe......................Tim Bradshaw
Joe Medalis......................Eric Marshall
Janie Greenspan..................Celia
Private eyes attending a convention at Las Vegas are dying-- seems to be a connection with an old case.

2.12 [--] Vega$: LOST MONDAY
prod. no. J-35 / 9Jan80 ABC Wed
w. Martin Roth / Directed by Phil Bondell
Cast: GM BB PD*
Tige Andrews (special)...........Benson
Mary Ann Mobley..................Paula Connoley
Dick Sargent.....................Farley
Mary Louise Weller...............Jony Randall
Philip Morris....................Cal
Rod Loomis.......................Coach
Gary Marshall....................Dr. Middleton
Danielle Aubry...................Saleslady
Bart arrives for work totally unaware that several days have passed. He has been seen doing unusual things.
The major issue is a basketball gambling scam.

2.13 [--] Vega$: COMEBACK (copyright title) (aka "Casualty of War")
prod. no. J-36 / 16Jan80 ABC Wed
Telepay by Robert Swanson / Story by Chick Vennera / Directed by Lewis Teague
Song: "Comeback" by Chick Vennera
Cast: GM BB PD
Chick Vennera....................Mitch Costigan
Rebecca York.....................Vanessa
Rex Holman.......................? Verne Ryder
Bruce Glover.....................? Sully
Royce D. Applegate...............Charlie
Joe E. Tata......................Dixon
Michael Minor....................Floyd
Paula Victor.....................Clerk
Ken Lynch........................Frenchie
Looking for revenge, Verne Ryder blows up a house, with Costigan's wife inside, just after Costigan leaves.

2.14 [--] Vega$: ALL KINDS OF LOVE
prod. no. J-38 / 23Jan80 ABC Wed
w. Larry Forrester / Directed by Larry Dobkin
Cast: GM BB PD
Dennis Cole......................Miles Glover/Drew Marley
Allen Miller (special)...........Dick Luther
Courtney Pledger.................Susan Grayson
Heather Hobbs....................Julie
Ernest Sarracino.................Minister
K.C. Winkler.....................Mitzy
Bea's prospective husband is suspected of preying on women and Bea's seven-year old daughter is an heiress.

2.15 [--] Vega$: THE MAGIC SISTER SLAYINGS
prod. no. J-39 / 30Jan80 ABC Wed
Teleplay by Pat Dunlop / Story by Chick Vennera / Directed by Don Chaffey
Cast: GM BB PD
Chick Vennera....................Mitch Costigan
Debra Feuer......................Eva (Zorav Sisters)
Jeannie Wilson...................Adele (Zorav Sisters)
Tom Simcox (special).............Mr. Gleaver
Robert Phillips..................Kovac
Bryon Morrow.....................Chairman
Alan Gibbs.......................Mullard
George Primo.....................Frieburg
There is a hit on Dan and Chick is kidnapped. The ransom-- a video tape Dan has that will prevent
Gleaver from getting the casino license he wants.

2.16 [--] Vega$: THE LIDO GIRLS
prod. no. J-41 / 6Feb80 ABC Wed
Written by James Schermerer / Directed by Don Chaffey
Cast: GM BB PD
Louis Jourdan (special)..........Nicholas Rambeau
Savannah Smith...................| Laura Rutledge
Ashley Cox.......................| Tamara Sinclair
Christopher Morley...............Michelle Pasquale
L.Q. Jones.......................Everett Mason
Tyler Murray.....................Connie (dealer)
Burton Cohen.....................self
Al Scaglione.....................Pit Boss
Bill Harris......................Croupier
A group of young women win big and Dan suspects some chicanery.

2.17 [--] Vega$: CONSORTIUM
prod. no. J-40 / 27Feb80 ABC Wed
Written by Robert Earll / Directed by Larry Dobkin
Cast: GM BB PD
Lloyd Bochner....................Mel Blandan
Bill Lucking.....................Mel's assistant
Christopher Carey
Walter Mathews
Austin Wellis
Katherine Baumann................Charlene
Jeri Lea Rae
James Darren (special)...........Paul Brankin
Jim Hodge........................Blackstone
Monte Levin......................Monte
Things go awry when a group of wealthy men meet to arrange details for a new casino complex.

2.18 [--] Vega$: THE HUNTER HUNTED
prod. no. J-26 / 5Mar80 ABC Wed
Produced by Phil Fehrle, Larry Forrester
Written by E. Nick Alexander / Directed by Cliff Bole
Cast: GM BB PD
Robert Loggia (special)..........Simon Webster
Vernee Watson....................Annabel Nelson
Johnny Seven
Capt.Darryl Dragon & Toni Tenille....themselves
Beah Richards (special)..........Mrs. Nelson (elder)
Michael Sterns...................Pete
Carl Crudup......................Tug
Rodney Allen Rippy...............Boy
James Carrington.................Paramedic
Virginia Hawkins.................Ms. Webster
James Bond III...................Joey
Seeking revenge, Simon Webster harasses the Nelson family.

2.19 [--] Vega$: THE MAN WHO WAS TWICE
prod. no. J-34 / 12Mar80 Wed
w. Judy Burns / Directed by Alf J. Jellin
Cast: GM BB PD*
Jim Bailey.......................Jeremy Welles
Darleen Carr (special)..........."Bobby" -- Robin Andrews
Wolfman Jack.....................self
Dick Dinman......................Baldwin
Bill Fletcher....................Kirk
Patti Davis......................Beth
Death threats are directed at Jeremy Welles, a female impersonator.

2.20 [--] Vega$: THE GOLDEN GATE COP KILLER (2hr Special)(Filmed in San Francisco)
(aka "Ladies In Blue")
prod. no. J-43 / 19Mar80 ABC Wed
w. Robert Earll & Judy Burns / Directed by Cliff Bole
Cast:
Michelle Phillips................Officer Cassandra Hunt
Tanya Roberts....................Officer Britt Blackwell
Bruce Kirby......................? Sgt. Colly
Peter Haskell....................Turner
Andrew Robinson..................Derrich Razzio
Dick Bakalyan....................Ray
Peggy Cass.......................Dottie
Byron Morrow.....................? Judge Hunt
Natalie Schafer..................Mrs. Hunt
Peter Mark Richman...............Sam Ulman
A man bent on revenge spells out COLUMBUS with his victims last names.

2.21 [--] Vega$: SIEGE OF THE DESERT INN
prod. no. J-42 / 30Apr80 ABC Wed
w. Larry Forrester / Directed by Larry Dobkin
Cast: GM BB PD
Cameron Mitchell.................Zimburg
Dick Bakalyan....................Bronson
Jeffry Druce.....................? Benny Trudell
Troas Hayes
Hope Holiday
Burton M. Cohen..................self, President of Casino
Cork Proctor.....................Security Guard
Burt Marshall....................Security Guard
Don Helm.........................Sergeant
Al Scaglione.....................Mitch
Three men set out to rob the casino, but plans go awry and they wind up holding the casino personnel
hostage including Bea.

2.22 [--] Vega$: VENDETTA
prod. no. J-44 / 7May80 ABC Wed
w. Albert Alley / Directed by Michael S. McLean.
Cast: GM BB PD
Joseph Campanella................Bruno Moretti
Bill Adler
Marta Dubois.....................Angela
Joey Aresco
Lelia Goldoni (special)
Jack Kruschen....................Carl
Seamon Glass.....................Vito Napoli
Lili Valenti.....................Grandma
Bruno wants his son, Alberto, to take over the restaurant, but his son is not interested; however, his daughter's
fiance is. The Borgia cup signifies 'vendetta'. Gino, the fiance, is the son of Tomasco Pabiani who committed
suicide after he was fired 28 years ago.

[--] Vega$: 18Jun80 Rerun of #2.9 "The Day the Gambling Stopped" (from 12Dec79)

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