Saturday, August 29, 2015

8/29/1967 The Fugitive finds justice

August 29, 1967.  In the 1960s it was almost unheard of for a TV series to have an actual ending.  When it got cancelled the characters just faded off the screen.  Each episode was generally self-contained anyway, so there weren't any outstanding issues to resolve.

The Fugitive was an exception.  After 120 episodes of running from the death penalty for a crime he didn't commit, the public wanted to see Dr. Richard Kimble exonerated.  And in a special two-part episode, ending tonight, he was.

Roy Huggins created the series.  David Janssen starred.  Quinn Martin produced.  Plenty of credit (and Emmys) to go around.

1 comment:

  1. I hadn't seen that famous two-parter until they ran it a while back---the whole show still holds up, gripping and entertaining. (But how long would Kimble have lasted on the run in an era of security videos and cellphone cameras? :) )