A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
8/19/1967 The Fugitive's final TV Guide cover
August 19, 1967. This week's TV Guide celebrated the end of the line for one of the most popular escaped criminals in television history. If I am counting correctly, this is the fifth time David Janssen made the cover of the media's main magazine in four years of The Fugitive.
This was probably the first series in TV history to be given the dignity of an actual ending, as opposed to merely vanishing forever between summer and fall. After 120 episodes of chasing and being chased Richard Kimball finally catches the guy who killed his wife. And TV Guide was there to celebrate.