Hawkins (1973)

  • Genre: Mystery
  • Creator: David Karp
  • First Air Date: 1973-03-13
  • Last Air Date: 1974-03-05
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 8
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 90 min.
  • Production Company: MGM Television
  • Networks: CBS
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Hawkins is a television series which aired for one season on CBS between 1973 and 1974. The mystery, created by Robert Hamner and David Karp, starred James Stewart as rural-bred lawyer Billy Jim Hawkins, who investigated the cases he was involved in, similarly to Stewart's earlier smash hit movie Anatomy of a Murder. Despite being critically well received and winning a Golden Globe Award, the series was cancelled after one season consisting of seven 90-minute episodes. Stewart requested the cancellation since he believed that the quality of scripts and directors in television could not continuously measure up to the level to which he was accustomed with theatrical films. Seen as part of The New CBS Tuesday Night Movies, it alternated with the TV movie adaptations of Shaft. Contemporary analysts suggested that since the two shows appealed to vastly different audience bases, alternating them only served to confuse fans of both series, giving neither one the time to build up a large viewership.

  • Keywords: lawyer, crime investigation
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    Hawkins Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1973-03-13
    8 Episodes

    Hawkins Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Death and the Maiden90 min
    Season 1Episode 2Murder in Movieland90 min
    Season 1Episode 3Die, Darling, Die90 min
    Season 1Episode 4Life for a Life90 min
    Season 1Episode 5Blood Feud90 min
    Season 1Episode 6Murder in the Slave Trade90 min
    Season 1Episode 7Murder on the 13th Floor90 min
    Season 1Episode 8Candidate for Murder90 min
    • James Stewart

      as Billy Jim Hawkins
    Production Norman Felton Executive Producer
    Production Alan Godfrey Associate Producer
    Production David Karp Producer
    Costume & Make-Up William Tuttle Makeup Artist