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The Name Of The Game


The Name of the Game Cast

Series Description

The Name Of The Game TV show was actually three separate 90 minute drama series with a connecting theme that all aired on NBC. On a rotating schedule:

Gene Barry starred as the Chief Executive Officer of "Howard Publications" and director of "Fame" magazine.
Robert Stack starred as a writer for "Crime" magazine.
Tony Franciosa starred as a writer for "People" magazine.

The Name Of The Game Cast

Gene Barry ................... Glenn Howard
Robert Stack ................. Dan Farrell
Tony Franciosa ............... Jeff Dillon
Susan Saint James ............ Peggy Maxwell
Ben Murphy ................... Joe Sample
Mark Miller .................. Ross Craig
Cliff Potter ................. Andy Hill

The Name of the Game Trivia

    

The Name of the Game wasn't the only occurrence where several series aired under an "umbrella" name. NBC used that technique pretty successfully at least a couple of other times. The NBC Mystery Movie was actually a rotating timeslot that aired for seven seasons. The series were "Banacek", "Columbo", "McCloud", "McMillan and Wife", and "Quincy M.E.". The series as a whole was a huge hit!

Before McCloud aired on the NBC Mystery Movie, it premiered on another umbrella series titled, "Four in One". The other three shows on Four in One were "Night Gallery", "The Psychiatrist", and "San Francisco International Airport". Night Gallery also left the Four in One club to become its own series with its own time slot!

Umbrella series are also sometimes referred to as "wheel series". Another such show that also aired on NBC was titled, "The Bold Ones". Four different series aired during its run under the individual titles, "The Lawyers", "The New Doctors", "The Protectors" and "The Senator".

Episodes List With Original Air Dates

Inspried By The Theatrical Film:

Chicago Deadline (1949 - Starring Alan Ladd)

TV Pilot Movie

Fame Is The Name Of The Game (11/26/1966)

The First Season

  1. The Fear Of High Places (9/20/1968)
  2. Witness (9/27/1968)
  3. The Taker (10/4/1968)
  4. Collector's Edition (10/11/1968)
  5. Nightmare (10/18/1968)
  6. Incident In Berlin (10/25/1968)
  7. Shine On, Shine On, Jesse Gil (11/1/1968)
  8. Lola In Lipstick (11/8/1968)
  9. The Protector (11/15/1968)
  10. The Ordeal (11/22/1968)
  11. The White Birch (11/29/1968)
  12. High On A Rainbow (12/6/1968)
  13. The Black Answer (12/13/1968)
  14. Pineapple Rose (12/20/1968)
  15. The Revolutionary (12/27/1968)
  16. Swingers Only (1/10/1969)
  17. The Inquiry (1/17/1969)
  18. The Incomparable Connie Walker (1/24/1969)
  19. Love-In At Ground Zero (1/31/1969)
  20. The Suntan Mob (2/7/1969)
  21. Keep The Doctor Away (2/14/1969)
  22. The Bobby Currier Story (2/21/1969)
  23. A Wrath Of Angels (2/28/1969)
  24. The Third Choice (3/7/1969)
  25. Breakout To A Fast Buck (3/14/1969)
  26. An Agent For The Plaintiff (3/21/1969)

The Second Season

  1. Lady On The Rocks (9/19/1969)
  2. A Hard Case Of The Blues (9/26/1969)
  3. Blind Man's Bluff (10/3/1969)
  4. The Emissary (10/10/1969)
  5. Chains Of Command (10/17/1969)
  6. Goodbye, Harry (10/24/1969)
  7. Give Till It Hurts (10/31/1969)
  8. The Perfect Image (11/7/1969)
  9. The Prisoner Within (11/14/1969)
  10. The Civilized Men (11/28/1969)
  11. High Card (12/5/1969)
  12. The Power (12/12/1969)
  13. Laurie Marie (12/19/1969)
  14. The Tradition (1/2/1970)
  15. The Brass Ring (1/9/1970)
  16. Island Of Gold And Precious Stones (1/16/1970)
  17. The Takeover (1/23/1970)
  18. The Garden (1/30/1970)
  19. Tarot (2/13/1970)
  20. The King Of Denmark (2/20/1970)
  21. The Skin Game (2/27/1970)
  22. Man Of The People (3/6/1970)
  23. Echo Of A Nightmare (3/20/1970)
  24. Jenny Wilde Is Drowning (3/27/1970)
  25. One Of The Girls In Research (4/3/1970)
  26. The Other Kind Of Spy (4/10/1970)

The Third Season

  1. So Long, Baby, And Amen (9/18/1970)
  2. A Love To Remember (9/25/1970)
  3. Cynthia Is Alive And Living In Avalon (10/2/1970)
  4. The Battle At Gannon's Bridge (10/9/1970)
  5. The Enemy Before Us (10/16/1970)
  6. The Time Is Now (10/23/1970)
  7. The War Merchants (10/30/1970)
  8. Little Bear Died Running (11/6/1970)
  9. All The Old Familiar Faces (11/13/1970)
  10. I Love You, Billy Baker - Part 1 (11/20/1970)
  11. I Love You, Billy Baker - Part 2 (11/27/1970)
  12. Why I Blew Up Dakota (12/4/1970)
  13. Aquarius Descending (12/11/1970)
  14. The Glory Shouter (12/18/1970)
  15. A Sister From Napoli (1/8/1971)
  16. Los Angeles: 2017 (1/15/1971)
  17. The Man Who Killed A Ghost (1/29/1971)
  18. Seek And Destroy (2/5/1971)
  19. A Capitol Affair (2/12/1971)
  20. The Savage Eye (2/19/1971)
  21. Appointment In Palermo (2/26/1971)
  22. Beware Of The Watchdog (3/5/1971)
  23. The Broken Puzzle (3/12/1971)
  24. The Showdown (3/19/1971)


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