Matlock

Weekdays at 10 AM

eastern (on most MeTV stations)
Starring classic television stalwart Andy Griffith, 'Matlock' follows the cases of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. Thrifty, folksy and cantankerous, Matlock charges a premium for his services but is worth every penny: This renowned attorney, always clothed in his trademark light-gray suit and driving his signature Ford Crown Victoria, has an uncanny knack for finding overlooked clues and exposing murderers in dramatic courtroom scenes.

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Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Season 1
  • Season 1
  • Season 2
  • Season 3
  • Season 4
  • Season 5
  • Season 6
  • Season 7
  • Season 8
  • Season 9

Ep : Diary of a Perfect Murder (Pilot: Part 1)

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 Matlock's daughter, Charlene, develops feelings for the accused killer.

Ep : Diary of a Perfect Murder (Pilot: Part 2)

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 Matlock's daughter, Charlene, develops feelings for the accused killer.

Ep : The Judge

Matlock accepts the pro bono case of Kevin Meredith, a young man accused of murdering his lover, who, as Matlock discovers, had a shocking secret. In order to capture the real killer, Matlock must end a long-time friendship.

Ep : The Stripper

When the ex-husband of a stripper is found near death after a nasty child custody battle, Matlock represents the accused, believing the case not to be as cut-and-dried as it appears.

Ep : The Affair (aka The Maid)

Matlock represents a maid accused of killing her employer at the request of the man's widow. The request is a little odd, but it seems the widow wants everyone to know exactly what kind of man her husband was.

Ep : The Seduction (aka The Quaterback)

Matlock is hired to defend Brad Bingham, an aging football star with a reputation as a womanizer. Charlene, however, is upset at her father's choice in client, as she believes Bingham to be a thoroughly unsavory character.

Ep : The Don: Part 1

Matlock represents Nicholas Baron, a well-known mobster who has been accused of murdering a rival.

Ep : The Don: Part 2

Even though they've lost a key witness, Matlock keeps defending mobster Nicholas Baron against the charge that he murdered a rival.

Ep : The Sisters

When he is accused of murdering his wealthy wife, an old acquaintance hires Matlock to defend him. The more digging Matlock does, the more he begins to suspect other family members.

Ep : The Cop

Detective Joe Peters has been accused of taking bribes and murdering a fence; he also is suspected in the death of a fellow cop. Matlock takes the case and finds himself investigating the police force.

Ep : The Angel

Matlock reluctantly agrees to take the case of free-spirited rock star Angel. The musician has been accused of killing her manager, and due to an alcohol-induced blackout can't even offer an alibi for the night of the murder.

Ep : The Professor

Professor Erskine Tate wakes from a drunken stupor behind the wheel of his car. He doesn't know how he got there or what happened. When he's accused of having hit a mailman during a drunken joyride, he goes to a former student, Matlock, for help.

Ep : Santa Claus

When a down-on-his luck Santa Claus (Tom McCabe) is accused of killing his avaricious landlord, Matlock finds himself defending the very unlikeable man.

Ep : The Chef

When a wife is accused of poisoning her ex-husband during the taping of a television cooking show, Matlock is hired to uncover the truth in this seemingly open-and-shut case.

Ep : The Author

After a scurrilous book leads to murder, Matlock finds himself defending the suspected killer, soon realizing that the case is not at all what it seems.

Ep : The Rat Pack

Matlock defends a Beverly Hills cookie entrepreneur charged with murdering his girlfriend. While the case against the man looks bleak, Matlock eventually uncovers a secret love triangle.

Ep : The Nurse

A private nurse accused of murdering her patient barters her engagement ring in exchange for Matlock's renowned defense services.

Ep : The Convict

Out on parole for a past murder rap, Les Matthews is accosted by three men and one ends up dead in the ensuing struggle. Matlock takes the case, hoping to prove self-defense.

Ep : The Court Martial: Part 1

Matlock is hired by a friend to defend his enlisted son. The boy's been charged with killing a sadistic lieutenant whose mistreatment led to the death of another soldier.

Ep : The Court Martial: Part 2

As the murder case involving the death of a sadistic Army lieutenant progresses, Matlock discovers that the lieutenant and four other officers may have been involved in smuggling drugs.

Ep : The Therapist

Matlock is hired to defend a popular actor accused of killing the owner of a sex-therapy clinic at which he was staying. Meanwhile, the lawyer also finds himself hounded by a law student looking for a job.

Ep : People vs. Matlock

While defending a union boss (Dan Keaton) accused of murdering a rival, a juror (Harry Craven) comes forward with a bombshell: he claims Matlock paid him off to vote a certain way.

Ep : The Photographer

Matlock goes pro bono to help a troubled young woman accused of murdering her photographer boss.

Ep : The Reporter (aka The Widow)

A reporter asks for Matlock's help in clearing a newlywed (Caryn Richman) charged with the murder of her husband.

Ep : The Doctors

When an abhorred doctor meets his end, four of his former medical students are considered likely suspects. Matlock, however, is tasked with defending the prime suspect, the man seen fleeing the scene of the crime.

Ep : The Billionaire: Part 1

Matlock flies to England to represent Eric Gordon, a man accused of murdering his wealthy businessman father. While his sister is convinced of his innocence, his brother isn't so sure.

Ep : The Billionaire: Part 2

Matlock flies to England to represent Eric Gordon, a man accused of murdering his wealthy businessman father. While his sister is convinced of his innocence, his brother isn't so sure.

Ep : Blind Justice

Michelle defends 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, Arthur Hampton, but has a devil of a time proving how a blind man managed to carry off a near-perfect murder.

Ep : Annihilator

At Cassie's request, Matlock reluctantly agrees to represent a famous wrestler accused of killing a long-time rival. The key witness is a young girl whose story might not be completely accurate.

Ep : Husband

When Matlock agrees to defend Cassie's friend, Judy, he is shocked to learn that Judy's husband secretly had another wife. As the case continues, Matlock uncovers more shocking facts about Judy's husband.

Ep : The Power Brokers: Part 1

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 Matlock.

Ep : The Power Brokers: Part 2

After Agent Davies offers Melinda an exclusive, she changes her plea to guilty. Matlock tries to get her to change her mind, especially after it's revealed that Melinda has been talking with an imposter.

Ep : Gambler

Matlock goes to Las Vegas to defend his friend, Jim Manning, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend, Laura, who worked for the mob laundering money.

Ep : Network

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 the crime, and finds more than his fair share of suspects.

Ep : Best Friend

Matlock agrees to defend Vanessa Douglas when she's accused of murdering Stephen Cassidy, an author who destroyed a political family's ambitions with a tell-all book. When Matlock realizes his client is indeed guilty, he sets up an ingenious plan to draw out a confession.

Ep : Country Boy

When country musician Jimmy le Grand is accused of a hit-and-run, Matlock leaps at the chance to defend his favorite singer of all time.

Ep : The Gift (aka The Christmas Show)

Matlock defends a Santa accused of murder at a party populated by Saint Nicks, and plays Father Christmas to the defendant's daughter.

Ep : The Body

Matlock defends a woman after she's accused of murdering an aerobics instructor who slept with her husband.

Ep : The Reunion

When one of Matlock's old law school pals is murdered, he faces the unpleasant task of proving that a former classmate is guilty of the crime.

Ep : Gigolo

Matlock agrees to defend dance instructor Scott Lazar after he is charged with the murder of his married lover. It would be a lot easier to prove Scott's innocence if there wasn't another woman in the wings also claiming to be his lover.

Ep : The Umpire

When a baseball umpire is murdered, Matlock has a whole team of suspects. It seems that everyone had a beef with the ump.

Ep : The Investigation: Part 1

Sam Gerard is a well-known mobster who is about to be exposed. His estranged son, Craig, is arrested for murder but refuses to go to Sam for help. He instead goes to Matlock.

Ep : The Investigation: Part 2

Sam Gerard is a well-known mobster who is about to be exposed. His estranged son, Craig, is arrested for murder but refuses to go to Sam for help. He instead goes to Matlock.

Ep : The Hucksters

Matlock sets out to prove that one of three people murdered a scheming huckster.

Ep : The Lovelorn

Matlock agrees to defend a man who has been accused of murdering the relationship columnist whose response ended his relationship.

Ep : The Genius

When Matlock's nephew, Irwin, is charged with murder, his investigation leads to a high-tech computer firm.

Ep : The Magician

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 and lover, Sandy Farrell, a woman who was as devious as she was beautiful.

Ep : Fisherman

Matlock defends a Vietnamese fisherman and his son when they are accused of murdering a racist fisherman. And It isn't just the fishermen that Matlock ends up defending, as he, too, becomes a target of the racist townspeople.

Ep : The Heiress

When a troubled young woman is accused of murder, her late father's former business partner hires Matlock to prove her innocence.

Ep : The Lemon

When Matlock's new neighbor, Les "Ace" Calhoun (Don Knotts), is charged with murdering the used car salesman who sold him a lemon, Matlock takes the case to prove that more than one person had a motive.

Ep : The Ambassador: Part 1

Anthony Stewart is charged with murdering Michael Russell, the husband of the woman with whom he has been sleeping. Although Stewart, a visiting British ambassador, has diplomatic immunity, he refuses to use it and wants to clean his name.

Ep : The Ambassador: Part 2

After Anthony Stewart is nearly killed in a hit and run, Matlock realizes that the only way to clear him is to find Shelby Russell, the supposed witness whose claim put Stewart in the hot seat in the first place.

Ep : The Mistress

Matlock agrees to defend Laura McCord after she's charged with murdering her husband, David, in a jealous rage. Matlock and Julie soon realize that David's lover is the key to the case, but she seems to have disappeared.

Ep : The D.J.

When radio disk jockey, and Michelle's new boyfriend, Arthur Saxon is accused of murdering a rival, Matlock agrees to defend him. Michelle swears he's the kindest, most gentle man she's ever known, but Matlock soon learns otherwise.

Ep : The Captain

When Police Officer Jim Shanley is found dead, Sergeant Jerry Reese is charged with the crime. Everyone thinks he's guilty, especially Shanley's partner. In defending Reese, Matlock begins to realize that an old cop buddy of his isn't the man he used to be.

Ep : The Vendetta

Michelle is taken hostage by Ned Billings, who blames Matlock for his brother's suicide after being convicted of murder, thanks to Matlock. Tyler and Julie end up as Ned's hostages, too, and the three try to use tactics they've seen Matlock use in courtrooms and interrogations to help them stay alive.

Ep : The Mayor: Part 1

When the mayor of Chicago is murdered, a reporter enlists a reluctant Matlock to travel to Chicago and defend the prime suspect.

Ep : The Mayor: Part 2

When the mayor of Chicago is murdered, a reporter enlists a reluctant Matlock to travel to Chicago and defend the prime suspect.

Ep : The Black Widow

Ken Wilson was sent to prison, convicted of murdering his wife. After his release seven years later, he runs into his wife in Los Angeles, only now she's going by another name. When she turns up dead, Wilson is again arrested and charged with her murder. Matlock is determined to prove the man's innocence.

Ep : The Other Woman

Matlock agrees to defend psychiatrist Lucas Forbes when he's arrested for killing the husband of one of his patients with whom he was reportedly having an affair. Matlock soon realizes that the patient in question has a host of deep-rooted psychiatric problems.

Ep : The Starlet

An old friend comes to Matlock begging him to prove that her daughter didn't murder a rival after a beauty contest.

Ep : The Psychic

Matlock agrees to defend a psychic claiming to have had a premonition of a murder before it took place.

Ep : The Thief: Part 1

When a rare coin dealer is charged with murdering a thieving employee, he hires Matlock to defend him. Tyler is less than thrilled when Matlock enlists the help of a female investigator, and has his own suspicions of her motives.

Ep : The Thief: Part 2

When a rare coin dealer is charged with murdering a thieving employee, he hires Matlock to defend him. Tyler is less than thrilled when Matlock enlists the help of a female investigator, and has his own suspicions of her motives.

Ep : The Thoroughbred

When the manager of a thoroughbred farm is murdered, her father begs Matlock to represent the mentally handicapped man accused of the crime.

Ep : The Model

Matlock has finally had a breakthrough in the case he was struggling with, but after being hit by a car, he needs to put the case together from scratch.

Ep : The Cult

A concerned father travels from Chicago to Atlanta to reclaim his son from a cult. When the cult leader is found dead, Matlock takes the case on behalf of the father's defense.

Ep : The Blues Singer

Matlock takes the case when legendary bluesman Eddie Haynes is charged with murder. The musician is suspected in the death of a young rock star, who, it turns out, had no shortage of enemies.

Ep : The Priest

Matlock defends when a mobster is accused of murdering a priest. It doesn't take long before Matlock suspects that the Church is covering something up.

Ep : The Hunting Party: Part 1

When a man travels to North Carolina to locate the responsible party in his brother's supposed hunting-accident death, it isn't long before he is charged with murder. Matlock takes the case and finds an unlikely ally in the local deputy.

Ep : The Hunting Party: Part 2

When a man travels to North Carolina to locate the responsible party in his brother's supposed hunting-accident death, it isn't long before he is charged with murder. Matlock takes the case and finds an unlikely ally in the local deputy.

Ep : The Good Boy

Hating his mother's new boyfriend, Tony Morgen kills the man and frames his mother. Matlock takes the case to prove the woman's innocence.

Ep : The Best Seller

When the friend of a famous novelist is found dead, suspicion falls on the husband of the author. While trying to clear the man's name, Julie discovers that not everything is as it seems.

Ep : The Ex

Julie's in Baltimore defending a man accused of killing a newspaper editor who besmirched his name. Complicating matters is the prosecutor, who just happens to be Julie's ex-husband.

Ep : The Clown

Matlock agrees to defend aging clown Homer Fleming after he's charged with the murder of his long-time partner. After asking Conrad to go undercover as a roustabout at the circus, Matlock learns that the deceased had many enemies.

Ep : The Star

When an aging actress is found dead, stabbed with the prop knife that made her famous, suspicion lands on the horror film director who wanted her off his picture.

Ep : The Con Man

When a victim of a group of con men is charged with murdering one of them, Matlock takes the case while Michelle attempts to get close to the remaining con artists.

Ep : The Prisoner: Part 1

When a prison guard is accused of murder, Matlock goes into the prison to defend him.

Ep : The Prisoner: Part 2

When a prison guard is accused of murder, Matlock goes into the prison to defend him.

Ep : The Fugitive

Accused of murdering his uncle in a drunken rage, Matlock takes the case of Drew Carey, a spoiled, self-centered young man who refuses to listen to his lawyer's council.

Ep : The Buddies

Matlock has the unpleasant task of investigating three old college chums who stand accused of a 30-year-old murder.

Ep : The Scrooge

When a scrooge of a store owner is accused of murdering his partner, Matlock defends the man and makes a strange request as part of his fee.

Ep : The Witness

With Matlock out of town, Michelle takes a murder case in which she suspects an old lawyer friend may be the culprit.

Ep : The Student

Matlock is on the case when a professor is murdered and one of his students, whom he was having an affair with, takes the blame. Matlock soon uncovers that the motive was not love, but something far more unusual.

Ep : The Talk Show

When talk show host Dan Galloway is murdered after publicly humiliating three woman on the air and firing his executive producer, Matlock has no shortage of suspects as he looks for clues in the death of the despised man.

Ep : The Victim

Matlock tries to prove that someone other than his client had a motive in a murder case. His best bet? The victim's paraplegic husband.

Ep : The Kidnapper

When Matlock is kidnapped, Michelle and Conrad go through Matlock's old cases to try to figure out who is holding him hostage.

Ep : The Pro

Matlock defends an arrogant young tennis professional against a charge of murdering his rival on and off the court.

Ep : The Informer: Part 1

When Sam Chandler is found murdered, his lawyer, David O'Malley, is the prime suspect—in part because Sam was sleeping with David's wife.

Ep : The Informer: Part 2

When Sam Chandler is found murdered, his lawyer, David O'Malley, is the prime suspect—in part because Sam was sleeping with David's wife.

Ep : The D.A.

Julie becomes the target of a witness with psychological problems, leaving Matlock and Conrad to learn who is threatening her, and why.

Ep : The Blackmailer

Cartoonist Ron Winfield has been keeping Atlanta enthralled with his recent storyline involving a Senator's affair. But just before the woman in the affair is named in print, the strips disappear.

Ep : The Cookie Monster

When a cookie mogul is found dead after announcing plans to take over a number of baking companies, Matlock works the defense for another cookie maker suspected in the murder.

Ep : The Mother

A mother confesses to a murder to protect her daughter, but Matlock soon sees through the ruse.

Ep : Nowhere to Turn: Part 1

Matlock defends himself against a murder charge after a judge who issued him a contempt citation is found dead.

Ep : Nowhere to Turn: Part 2

Matlock defends himself against a murder charge after a judge who issued him a contempt citation is found dead.

Ep : The Madam

When a blackmailing call girl is charged with murder, Matlock is hired to bring the real killer to justice.

Ep : The Personal Trainer

When personal trainer Harry Slade is murdered, Matlock agrees to defend his roofer, George Wilton, in a complicated case involving quite a few sexual indiscretions.

Ep : The Narc

When a police officer is murdered after exposing a group of dirty cops to top brass, Matlock agrees to take the case in defense of suspected killer Officer Johnny Bauer.

Ep : The Secret: Part 1

When a gambler is accused of killing his bookie, Matlock agrees to take the case, believing that someone from the bookie's past is the guilty party.

Ep : The Secret: Part 2

When a gambler is accused of killing his bookie, Matlock agrees to take the case, believing that someone from the bookie's past is the guilty party.

Ep : The Brothers

After a plastic surgeon is found dead after an argument with his partner about dissolving the business, the business partner is the immediate suspect, until Matlock meets the man's twin brother.

Ep : The Cover Girl

Matlock meets Conrad's new girlfriend, Carla Royce. When Carla's boss is murdered and she is suspected, Matlock defends her against the charge.

Ep : The Biker

After a well-known actor with a bad reputation is murdered, Matlock is asked by a judge friend to defend his son, who had recently lost his job as bodyguard for the deceased.

Ep : The Broker

When stockbroker Richard Wagner is murdered, his former partner, Avery Campbell, needs Julie's help to prove his innocence.

Ep : The Fighter

When fighter Billy Leon is accused of murdering the reporter who made public his alleged steroid use, Matlock agrees to take the seemingly open-and-shut case.

Ep : The Critic

When a theatre critic is murdered after panning a play, Matlock is hired to defend the suspected murderer, Sam Spelvin, the play's writer as well as one of Matlock's childhood friends.

Ep : The Parents

When a woman who was planning to give her unborn baby to couple Howard and Amy has second thoughts and is soon found dead, the couple in question are the natural suspects. Matlock sets out to prove that someone else may have had a motive.

Ep : The Man of the Year

Matlock is all set to be honored as the man of the year, but when his car breaks down and he's forced to ask his housekeeper for a ride, a simple 20-minute trip turns into a flat tire, hostage situation and afternoon in jail.

Ep : The Arsonist

When one of two business partners planning to hire an arsonist and collect insurance money is found dead, the surviving business man is pinned as the likely killer.

Ep : The Formula

A young acquaintance of Matlock's asks for his expertise when accused of murder and the theft of a secret formula.

Ep : The Trail: Part 1

When Assistant District Attorney Howard Wright is murdered, the attorney general puts Matlock on the case. With Michelle and Conrad's help, Matlock begins to investigate Wright's past, realizing he was spending money he could not have earned legitimately.

Ep : The Trail: Part 2

When Assistant District Attorney Howard Wright is murdered, the attorney general puts Matlock on the case. With Michelle and Conrad's help, Matlock begins to investigate Wright's past, realizing he was spending money he could not have earned legitimately.

Ep : The Accident

When one of two partners at a law firm is murdered after he is unable to keep a promise to a client, the other attorney is suspected.

Ep : The Celebrity

Matlock defends a cosmetics mogul accused of murdering an ex-lover in order to keep scandalous photos of herself under wraps.

Ep : The Witness Killings: Part 1

Matlock goes back to his hometown for a family reunion, but things turn sticky when a good friend of his nephew's son dies, and his rival is charged with murder.

Ep : The Witness Killings: Part 2

Matlock goes back to his hometown for a family reunion, but things turn sticky when a good friend of his nephew's son dies, and his rival is charged with murder.

Ep : The Strangler

When Matlock goes after serial killer Jeffrey Speidel, the maniac plans to first ruin Matlock publicly and then murder the famed attorney.

Ep : The Nightmare

After a bump on the head, Matlock dreams he's in the Old West—and Conrad is about to be lynched by an angry mob!

Ep : The Marriage Counselor

When a marriage counselor is murdered, Matlock must sort through a list of suspects including the man's coworkers and patients, as he was known to seduce the female half of the couples he treated.

Ep : The Dame

While out at dinner, a chance encounter prompts Matlock to relate the story of a case from years earlier in which Matlock's father believed his friend was murdered by his wife.

Ep : The Suspect: Part 1

Matlock defends a wealthy widow charged with the murder of her husband, while Michelle defends a father accused of murdering the drug dealer who got his child hooked.

Ep : The Suspect: Part 2

Matlock defends a wealthy widow charged with the murder of her husband, while Michelle defends a father accused of murdering the drug dealer who got his child hooked.

Ep : The Defense

Matlock defends teenager Danny Hayes, who is accused of murdering his father. Danny insists that his father was going to kill his mother, but the testimony of his father's best friend damages the young man's story.

Ep : The Game Show

When the producer of a popular gameshow is murdered, Matlock is hired to defend the show's aging host while Michelle goes undercover as a contestant.

Ep : The Foursome

Matlock reluctantly agrees to defend millionaire Ellis Blake when he's accused of murdering his daughter's fiancé, Jeffrey Holden, a blackmailing golf caddy.

Ep : The Picture: Part 1

After much persuasion, Matlock agrees to help his disagreeable cousin locate her estranged husband.

Ep : The Picture: Part 2

After much persuasion, Matlock agrees to help his disagreeable cousin locate her estranged husband.

Ep : The Outcast: Part 1

Matlock retires from law after bungling up a case. He heads out of town to do some fishing, but after a hitchhiker he encounters dies mysteriously, Matlock decides to stick around and investigate.

Ep : The Outcast: Part 2

Matlock retires from law after bungling up a case. He heads out of town to do some fishing, but after a hitchhiker he encounters dies mysteriously, Matlock decides to stick around and investigate.

Ep : The Big Pay-Off

Michelle and an insurance investigator work to prove that a man killed his wealthy wife for the insurance money.

Ep : The Abduction

Matlock has every intention of preserving lawyer-client confidentiality, but when a group of mobsters kidnap Michelle to extort information from him, Matlock is forced to weigh his professional ethics against her life.

Ep : Mr. Awesome

Conrad asks Matlock to defend Anne Johnson when she's charged with the murder of her cheating ex-boyfriend, Dwayne Meeks.

Ep : The Evening News: Part 1

Office pranks get out of hand—and may have led to murder. Matlock takes the case of Billy Finley, a recently fired office employee charged in the murder of another pink-slip recipient.

Ep : The Evening News: Part 2

Office pranks get out of hand—and may have led to murder. Matlock takes the case of Billy Finley, a recently fired office employee charged in the murder of another pink-slip recipient.

Ep : The Assassination: Part 1

Matlock and his daughter, Leanne, become mired in a case involving local politics and murder when the town mayor is assassinated and soon after that a judge is implicated in another death.

Ep : The Assassination: Part 2

Matlock and his daughter, Leanne, become mired in a case involving local politics and murder when the town mayor is assassinated and soon after that a judge is implicated in another death.

Ep : The Vacation: Part 1

Matlock and Leanne head to the beach, where Leanne reunites with three good friends from college, and Matlock reunites with someone from his past: the brother of the woman whose heart he broke years earlier.

Ep : The Vacation: Part 2

Matlock and Leanne head to the beach, where Leanne reunites with three good friends from college, and Matlock reunites with someone from his past: the brother of the woman whose heart he broke years earlier.

Ep : The Legacy: Part 1

When Brian Martell is arrested and charged with the murder of Arthur Kendall, Matlock gets involved because years earlier his own father, Charlie, had been a suspect in the murder of Arthur's father.

Ep : The Legacy: Part 2

When Brian Martell is arrested and charged with the murder of Arthur Kendall, Matlock gets involved because years earlier his own father, Charlie, had been a suspect in the murder of Arthur's father.

Ep : The Ghost

It appears that a ghost has hired Matlock when the attorney learns the man who hired him to defend his wife is in fact the man she is accused of murdering!

Ep : The Class

After speaking with a group of law students about "the perfect murder," the university believes Matlock's speech may have incited a student to put the idea into practice.

Ep : The Singer

Matlock defends a producer accused of killing a singer, trying to prove that someone else at the recording studio is guilty.

Ep : The Juror

Called to jury duty, Matlock butts heads with the other jurors, who think the defendant is guilty of murder. Matlock implores them to reexamine the evidence before sentencing the man to death.

Ep : The Mark

When Billy Wheeler comes back to town $250,000 richer, he soon falls for contractor Judy Wilson. Unfortunately, when she takes him for a ride and ends up dead, Wheeler is the natural suspect, and Matlock has to clear his name.

Ep : The Fortune: Part 1

When the nephew of an eccentric millionaire is charged with his murder after the two had an argument, Matlock is hired for the defense and Cliff is sent to snoop around the millionaire's zoo for clues.

Ep : The Fortune: Part 2

When the nephew of an eccentric millionaire is charged with his murder after the two had an argument, Matlock is hired for the defense and Cliff is sent to snoop around the millionaire's zoo for clues.

Ep : The Debt

When Leanne's ex-husband is charged with a murder, the possible motive makes Matlock despise his former son-in-law more than ever.

Ep : The Revenge

When it becomes apparent that someone is trying to sully Matlock's good name, he, Cliff and Conrad begin sorting through the list of recently released convicts he put away in the past.

Ep : The Obsession

Even from his hospital bed Matlock can't get the case of a TV star accused of killing a therapist out of his mind.

Ep : The Divorce

Duncan and Clara Farmington want to have the perfect divorce. What starts out as a simple division of property turns nasty as Leanne represents the wife and Matlock the husband.

Ep : The Final Affair: Part 1

Matlock tries to figure out whether the archbishop was meant to die in a plot involving an ex-football player, his wife, her lover and the mafia.

Ep : The Final Affair: Part 2

Matlock tries to figure out whether the archbishop was meant to die in a plot involving an ex-football player, his wife, her lover and the mafia.

Ep : The Competition

Matlock does not believe that a young piano player committed suicide, nor does her father, who hires Matlock to find out what really happened.

Ep : The Play

When an actress is murdered, Matlock represents her director in a community theatre play—on the grounds that Matlock won't be cut from his role in the production!

Ep : The Fatal Seduction: Part 1

In North Carolina for a funeral, Matlock, Leanne and Cliff end up getting involved in a pair of murders connected to two young women.

Ep : The Fatal Seduction: Part 2

In North Carolina for a funeral, Matlock, Leanne and Cliff end up getting involved in a pair of murders connected to two young women.

Ep : The Diner

Matlock takes Leanne to meet Martha Jordan, the wife of his very first client back in 1962. Stan Shaw was a black cook at a diner accused of killing a white sheriff after a disagreement. Charlie Matlock pushed his son to take the case, despite the fact that his representing a black man wouldn't sit well with the townspeople.

Ep : The View

While out of town, Matlock sees a woman attacked from the window of his hotel. The next day he learns that she is dead, convinced that the attacker he saw is the murderer. However, Matlock has a hard time convincing the police, who believe the killer to be the woman's husband.

Ep : The Last Laugh

Matlock is on the case when a comedian is accused of murdering a rival comic who had insulted him on stage.

Ep : The Capital Offense

Matlock continues his five-year struggle to save a con artist from the electric chair.

Ep : The Haunted: Part 1

While Cliff investigates a suit of medical malpractice and ends up getting more involved than he should with his client, Matlock investigates the case of the mysterious Rod Greenwood, who happens to bear an eerie resemblance to a dead businessman.

Ep : The Haunted: Part 2

While Cliff investigates a suit of medical malpractice and ends up getting more involved than he should with his client, Matlock investigates the case of the mysterious Rod Greenwood, who happens to bear an eerie resemblance to a dead businessman.

Ep : The Conspiracy

Matlock defends a lawyer accused of murdering an associate who'd accused him of botching a lawsuit involving toxic waste polluters.

Ep : Matlock's Bad, Bad, Bad Dream

Matlock dreams that he, Leanne, Billy and Cliff are in 1932 and are involved with the murder of a sax player.

Ep : The Defendant

Leanne falls for Matlock's new client, a philanthropist accused of murdering his business partner.

Ep : The Kidnapping: Part 1

Abductors try to kidnap Leanne but take Billy instead and hold him for ransom.

Ep : The Kidnapping: Part 2

Abductors try to kidnap Leanne but take Billy instead and hold him for ransom.

Ep : The Temptation

A thug tries to make Leanne fall in love with him by using her journal that he stole from her house.

Ep : The Crook

Matlock agrees to defend Wally McDaniels, a fellow choir member, after he is arrested for killing the man who had turned him in to the police for stealing rare books.

Ep : The Murder Game

Matlock reluctantly agrees to spend the weekend as part of a murder mystery with Cliff, Leanne and three people who each paid $10,000 for the privilege of matching wits with the famous Ben Matlock. When the pretend victim turns up dead, Matlock and his team must determine which of the three paying customers is the guilty party.

Ep : Brennan

Matlock vies with a formidable district attorney while defending a client accused of killing a city councilwoman, discovering a secret hiding in the man's past that is affecting his judgment in the case.

Ep : The P.I.

A private investigator's daughter shoots some photos that get the wrong man accused of murder.

Ep : The Godfather

When the best man in his goddaughter's wedding is murdered at the bachelor party, Matlock defends the brother of the bride of the charge.

Ep : The Idol: Part 1

A lawyer and fan of Matlock's is accused of murdering a blackmailing private investigator.

Ep : The Idol: Part 2

A lawyer and fan of Matlock's is accused of murdering a blackmailing private investigator.

Ep : The Accused: Part 1

Matlock defends a journalist who killed an underworld figure in self-defense after meeting with him for an interview.

Ep : The Accused: Part 2

Matlock defends a journalist who killed an underworld figure in self-defense after meeting with him for an interview.

Ep : The Scandal

When Matlock defends an attorney accused of murdering her boss, he also uncovers a history of sexual harassment involving the law firm.

Ep : The Dare

An eccentric millionaire tells Matlock that he wouldn't be able to solve the perfect murder if it were handed to him on a silver platter. To prove his point, he kills Matlock's friend and successfully frames another man for the crime.

Ep : The Tabloid

Michael defends a senatorial candidate when she's accused of murdering a tabloid editor. Jerri goes undercover at the paper to prove that someone else may have had an even bigger motive than Carol.

Ep : The Coach

A basketball coach is accused of murdering an influential booster.

Ep : The Dating Game

When Cliff's friend is accused of murdering a woman he met through a dating service, Cliff and Matlock are on the case, while Jerri goes undercover to investigate.

Ep : The Confession

When a former snitch calls Julie to the jailhouse and admits that she had lied about a murder suspect, Julie convinces Matlock to defend the man accused of the crime.

Ep : Dead Air

When a radio personality is accused of killing his partner, Matlock suspects the girlfriend of the deceased. The only problem is that she enjoys an airtight alibi on account of her dead boyfriend's neighbor.

Ep : The Getaway

An ex-convict is arrested for robbing the same bank he robbed years earlier. Matlock knows he didn't do it and has a star witness, who won't talk unless Matlock gets his father out of prison.

Ep : The Verdict

Katie Clark is a hot new prosecutor in town and her first case involves the murder of one of her former lovers. Despite his reservations about Clark working the case, Matlock is impressed with her desire to not allow personal feelings affect her judgment.

Ep : Deadly Dose

After getting fired from her nursing job, Jerri's sister is accused of murder when the doctor she worked for winds up dead.

Ep : The Target

When an assassination attempt on Matlock misses the mark but kills a judge, he, Cliff and Jerri look through old cases to determine who has it out for the famed attorney. Meanwhile, Matlock defends the man accused of the crime.

Ep : The Assault

While Cliff, Jerri and Billy plan to throw Matlock a surprise party for his birthday, Matlock goes to the city to pick up barbecue. While there, his car breaks down, he's mugged, the phone eats his last quarter—and that's just the beginning of Matlock's very bad day!

Ep : The Heist: Part 1

Matlock and Jerri head out to the beach with Billy and Cliff as Cliff prepares for an upcoming triathlon. Matlock runs into retired F.B.I. agent Ed Wingate, who is investigating a case. When one of the people Wingate is investigating is found dead, Matlock agrees to defend his old friend.

Ep : The Heist: Part 2

Matlock and Jerri head out to the beach with Billy and Cliff as Cliff prepares for an upcoming triathlon. Matlock runs into retired F.B.I. agent Ed Wingate, who is investigating a case. When one of the people Wingate is investigating is found dead, Matlock agrees to defend his old friend.

Ep : The Scam: Part 1

When Cliff's attorney friend asks for his assistance in handling a blackmailer, Cliff becomes a murder suspect when the blackmailer turns up dead.

Ep : The Scam: Part 2

When Cliff's attorney friend asks for his assistance in handling a blackmailer, Cliff becomes a murder suspect when the blackmailer turns up dead.