Foul Play (TV series)

Foul Play is an American drama series that aired from January 26 until August 23, 1981 on ABC. The series was based on the 1978 film of the same name, and retained many of the same characterizations, as well as the San Francisco setting of the film. The lead roles played by Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase in the film were taken over by Deborah Raffin and Barry Bostwick, respectively, in the series. The series was produced by Thomas L. Miller (who co-produced the film), Robert L. Boyett and Hal Sitowitz, under Paramount Television.

Foul Play
GenreCrime drama
Based onFoul Play by Colin Higgins
Developed byHal Sitowitz
StarringDeborah Raffin
Barry Bostwick
Richard Romanus
Greg Rice
John Rice
Mary Jo Catlett
ComposerDavid Frank
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (5 unaired) (list of episodes)
Executive producerHal Sitowitz
ProducersThomas L. Miller
Robert L. Boyett
Running time60 minutes
Production companiesMiller-Milkis-Boyett Productions
Myrt-Hal Productions
Paramount Television
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Original networkABC
Original releaseJanuary 26 –
August 23, 1981 (1981-08-23)


Based on the 1978 film of the same name, the series is about a bumbling detective in San Francisco and his girlfriend.[1]



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"The Big Bang"TBAHal SitowitzJanuary 26, 1981 (1981-01-26)
2"Sins of the Father"TBATBAFebruary 2, 1981 (1981-02-02)
A skeleton is found in a time capsule.
3"Double Play"TBASteven E. de SouzaFebruary 16, 1981 (1981-02-16)
Gloria is involved in the fatal shooting of a business tycoon.
4"Play It Again, Tuck"TBAIrving PearlbergFebruary 23, 1981 (1981-02-23)
Gloria is presented with a jewel case containing a secret.
5"Hit and Run"TBAJimmy HustonAugust 23, 1981 (1981-08-23)
A hitman tries to stop the captain from testifying.


  1. ^ TV Guide. "Foul Play Cast and Details". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-01-23.

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