TV Episodes Full List of Matlock Episodes

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Below is a complete Matlock episode list that spans the show's entire TV run. Photos from the individual Matlock episodes are listed along with the Matlock episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode. Matlock episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates. Everything from “The Fugitive” to “The Reunion” is included below. Are you remembering a funny scene but can't think of the name that the Matlock episode is from? Scroll below and you'll find what you're looking for.

The Hucksters - Alternate Ending (2) Feb 16 1988 - Don Ridgely

The Hucksters - Alternate Ending (1) Feb 16 1988 - Jane Barnes

The Hucksters - Alternate Ending (3) Feb 16 1988 - Stephen Spector

The Convict Feb 10 1987 - Seven years ago Ben defended Les Matthews, who was accused of killing his friend and business partner and Ben lost. Today Matthews has been granted parole. While working in the library, Wayne ...more

The Professor Dec 02 1986 - Professor Erskine Tate wakes from a drunken stupor behind the wheel of his car. He doesn't know how he got there or what happened. When he's accused of having hit a mailman during his drunken ...more

The Angel Nov 25 1986 - Matlock reluctantly agrees to hire free-spirited rock star Angel after Charlene reveals she's already taken the job for them. Angel has been accused of killing her manager, and due to an alcohol ...more

The Doctors May 12 1987 - Dr. David Westlake was a nasty piece of work who had a reputation for making trouble for his medical students. Any one of four men had a motive to kill Westlake, but suspicion lands on Dr. ...more

The Stripper Sep 30 1986 - Years ago, Ben represented Jason Hardiman in his divorce proceedings, and upon his instructions, offered Carla a small fortune to relinquish custody of their son. She refused, and eventually ...more

Santa Claus Dec 09 1986 - When a down-on-his luck Santa Claus (Tom McCabe) is accused of killing the landlord who was about to evict not only him but everyone else in the apartment complex, the people in his building ...more

The Don (1) Oct 28 1986 - When Nicholas Baron, a well known mobster, is accused of murdering one of his rivals, he asks Ben Matlock to represent him. Ben initially refuses, but agrees to represent Baron despite threats ...more

The Author Jan 13 1987 - Mary Ann Newton has written a book (Secret Confessions) that purports to be fiction, but upon a deeper look, it seems to be an expose on the citizens of a small town. When an attempt made on her ...more

The People vs. Matlock Mar 24 1987 - While defending union boss Gerald O'Hara, who has been accused of murdering his chief rival for his seat (Dan Keaton), Matlock is furious when juror number seven (Harry Craven) comes forward to ...more

The Court Martial (2) Feb 24 1987 - As the case progresses, Ben discovers that the lieutenant and four other officers may have been involved in some kind of illegal activities. Charlene who has been working undercover and gets ...more

The Don (2) Nov 04 1986 - Even though they've lost a key witness, Matlock keeps defending Nicholas Baron. Daniel tries to convince Matlock that his father just can't handle any stress due to his heart condition, but ...more

The Chef Jan 06 1987 - Michael and Victoria Edwards may be divorced, but unfortunately, she couldn't keep him from being a guest on her show. When Michael dies after testing out the dish they were cooking, Victoria is ...more

The Photographer Mar 31 1987 - Amy Adler had a juvenile record before becoming a photographer's assistant. When the photographer she works for is murdered, she begs Matlock to help her out. While pro bono cases aren't usually ...more

The Cop Nov 18 1986 - Detective Joe Peters has been accused of taking bribes and murdering a fence, and also suspected in the death of a fellow cop. When it comes right down to it, one of the other cops on the force ...more

The Therapist Mar 03 1987 - Matlock is hired to defend a popular actor when he's accused of killing the man who ran the sex-therapy clinic where he was staying, ostensibly for releasing his name to the press. He's got a ...more

Diary of a Perfect Murder (1) Mar 03 1986 - Atlanta lawyer Ben Matlock takes on the high profile case of a television reporter accused of murdering his former wife. The case is complicated when his daughter Charlene develops feelings for ...more

The Court Martial (1) Feb 17 1987 - Ben is hired by a friend to defend his son, who is in the army, who's been charged with killing the sadistic lieutenant, whose mistreatment of his men led to the death of his friend.

The Judge Sep 23 1986 - Ben Matlock accepts the pro bono case of Kevin Meredith, a young man accused of murdering his lover, whom Ben soon realises had a much more powerful lover.

The Seduction Oct 14 1986 - Matlock is hired to defend Brad Bingham, an aging football star with a reputation as a womanizer who was about to be cut from the team. Charlene is resistant to Ben's choice, as she believes ...more

The Nurse Feb 03 1987 - Kathy Warren was a private nurse working for the St. Johns. One night while she was out, Peter St. John died, and when it was determined to be murder, she was the prime suspect. She hired ...more

The Affair Oct 07 1986 - Matlock represents the a maid accused of killing her employer, at the request of the man's widow. The request is a little odd, but it seems Christina Ward wants people to know exactly what kind ...more

The Rat Pack Jan 20 1987 - When Beverly Hills cookie entrepreneur Adam Gardner's girlfriend is found dead in his hot tub, the case against him looks bleak, especially when an eye witness points the finger at him. After ...more

Diary of a Perfect Murder (2) Mar 03 1986 - Atlanta lawyer Ben Matlock takes on the high profile case of a television reporter accused of murdering his former wife. The case is complicated when his daughter Charlene develops feelings for ...more

The Reporter May 05 1987 - When Laurie Palmer is arrested for killing her husband, the reporter covering the case is convinced of her innocence, and goes to Ben Matlock looking for help.

The Sisters Nov 11 1986 - Harold Scully is a boring man. But at least he knows that. When he begs old acquaintance Ben Matlock to defend him on charges of murdering his wealthy wife Esther, Matlock reluctantly agrees. ...more

Blind Justice Sep 29 1987 - Michelle agrees to defend college chum Andrea Morrow after she is accused of murdering her abusive lover, Clay Graham. Matlock soon becomes convinced that the murderer was Clay's blind 'friend', ...more

The Heiress May 03 1988 - As a young child, Allison Tate had discovered the bodies of her parents, apparently killed by an intruder. Shortly after her twenty-first birthday, she found the body of Marsha Gold, killed in a ...more

The Husband Oct 20 1987 - Matlock reluctantly takes the case when Melinda Stuart's source is murdered. The biggest problem is that she's more interested in listening to what FBI Agent Paul Davies has to say than she is ...more

The Lovelorn Feb 23 1988 - Matlock agrees to defend a man who has been accused of murdering the relationship columnist whose response ended his relationship.

The Billionaire (1) Sep 22 1987 - Matlock flies all the way the England to represent Eric Gordon, a man accused of murdering his wealthy businessman father. His sister Laura is convinced of his innocence, but brother Mitch isn't ...more

The Magician Mar 22 1988 - After a night at the magic show with Julie, Matlock agrees to defend magician Daniel Fontaine when he's charged with the murder of his assistant / lover Sandy Farrell, a woman who was as devious ...more

The Gambler Dec 29 1987 - Matlock goes to Las Vegas to defend his friend, Jim Manning, after Jim is accused of murdering his girlfriend Laura, who worked for the mob laundering money.

The Country Boy Dec 15 1987 - Jimmy le Grand is Matlock's favorite country singer of all time. When he's accused of a hit-and-run, Matlock leaps at the chance to defend him and to house the country legend in his own home, ...more

The Hucksters Feb 16 1988 - Matlock needs to prove that one of three people murdered a scheming huckster.

The Genius Mar 15 1988 - When Matlock's nephew Irwin is charged with murder, Matlock investigates at a high-tech computer firm to clear his name.

The Power Brokers (1) Oct 27 1987 - After Agent Davies offers Melinda an exclusive, she changes her plea to guilty. Matlock tries to talk to her, especially after it's revealed that the person Melinda was talking to was an

The Body Jan 05 1988 - Matlock agrees to defend Donna Stewart when she's accused of murdering Christie Huntley, an aerobics instructor at Pinewood Spa who slept with her husband. Matlock soon realises that Christie's ...more

The Investigation (2) Feb 09 1988 - Craig continues to turn away from his father as Matlock keeps trying to investigate the case. When the Gentry family is almost caught in the middle of a mob war with the Hernandez family, ...more

The Reunion Jan 12 1988 - Matlock heads to an old law school reunion where he meets up with his former classmates. After the reunion, one is murdered, and another stands accused of the crime, and Matlock faces the ...more

The Umpire Jan 26 1988 - When a baseball umpire is murdered, Matlock has a whole team full of suspects. It seems like everyone had a reason to...kill the ump.

The Billionaire (2) Sep 22 1987 - Matlock flies all the way the England to represent Eric Gordon, a man accused of murdering his wealthy businessman father. His sister Laura is convinced of his innocence, but brother Mitch isn't ...more

The Best Friend Dec 08 1987 - Matlock agrees to defend Vanessa Douglas when she's accused of murdering Stephen Cassidy, and author who destroyed a political families ambitions with a tell-all book. When Matlock realises his ...more

The Fisherman Mar 29 1988 - Matlock defends a Vietnamese fisherman and his son when a racist fisherman is killed, and the Vietnamese fisherman is charged with his murder because the two had words. It isn't just the ...more

The Network Dec 01 1987 - Network programming chief Paul J. Bartel is murdered, leaving Hollywood baffled as to the identity of the killer. Matlock comes to town to represent the television producer accused of killing ...more

The Gift Dec 22 1987 - When Brian Emerson is arrested and charged with his wife's murder, Matlock takes the case, waiving his usual fee. His efforts to get the father out on bail fail when he lands a judge who has ...more

The Annihilator Oct 13 1987 - When Matlock agrees to defend Cassie's friend Judy, he is shocked to learn that Judy's husband had another wife. As the case continues, Matlock learns that there was also a third Mrs. Benson, ...more

The Investigation (1) Feb 02 1988 - Sam Gerard is a well-known mobster who is about to be exposed. His estranged son, Craig Gentry, is arrested for murder, but refuses to go to Sam for help, and instead, goes to Ben Matlock.