A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
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.