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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.
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  • 26

    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 the...
  • 27

    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....
  • 28

    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. The...
  • 29

    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',...
  • 30

    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...
  • 31

    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 in...
  • 32

    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....
  • 33

    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 so...
  • 34

    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 as...
  • 35

    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....
  • 36

    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, and...
  • 37

    The Hucksters

    Feb 16 1988
    Matlock needs to prove that one of three people murdered a scheming huckster....
  • 38

    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....
  • 39

    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 imposter....
  • 40

    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 death...
  • 41

    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, Matlock...
  • 42

    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 unpleasant...
  • 43

    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....
  • 44

    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 so...
  • 45

    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...
  • 46

    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 fisherman...
  • 47

    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 him,...
  • 48

    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 lost his...
  • 49

    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, and...  more
  • 50

    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....