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Jigsaw John is an American crime drama television series that aired from February 2 until June 14, 1976, based on the career of real-life LAPD Robbery-Homicide Detective "Jigsaw John" St. John. It was preceded, during the previous television season, by the TV-movie They Only Come Out at Night.

Jigsaw John
GenreCrime drama
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes15 (list of episodes)
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)MGM Television
Original networkNBC
Original releaseFebruary 2 –
June 14, 1976


John St. John is an LAPD detective who solves murder cases.



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Promise to Kill"TBAJames D. Buchanan and Arthur RoweFebruary 2, 1976 (1976-02-02)
John is targeted by an ex-con he sent to prison 11 years earlier.
2"Sand Trap"TBATBAFebruary 9, 1976 (1976-02-09)
The skeleton of a woman from a case that closed 11 years ago is discovered.
3"Too Much Too Soon Blues"TBAMichael I. WagnerFebruary 16, 1976 (1976-02-16)
"Jigsaw" investigates the murder of a rock star.
4"Thicker Than Blood"TBAThom Cost QuinteroFebruary 23, 1976 (1976-02-23)
Two brothers are set to inherit a fortune, when one of them is murdered the other one becomes a prime suspect.
5"Dry Ice"TBABrad Radnitz and James G. HirschMarch 1, 1976 (1976-03-01)
A security guard is killed during the robbery of a hotel.
6"Follow the Yellow Brick road"TBAJohn D. F. BlackMarch 8, 1976 (1976-03-08)
An aspiring actress is murdered.
7"The Mourning Line"TBATBAMarch 15, 1976 (1976-03-15)
An executive becomes a suspect when a bookie is murdered.
8"Death of the Party"TBAAl Martinez and James D. BuchananMarch 22, 1976 (1976-03-22)
John investigates an apartment complex when a young woman is killed.
9"Eclipse"TBAOrville H. Hampton and James D. BuchananMarch 29, 1976 (1976-03-29)
10"The Executioner"TBAJames D. HirschApril 5, 1976 (1976-04-05)
John investigates the death of a criminology professor who was responsible for a study program for prisoners.
11"The Runaway"TBABud FreemanApril 12, 1976 (1976-04-12)
An emotionally unstable teenager is the only witness to the murder of a missing woman.
12"Plastique"TBARod Baker and Glen OlsonApril 19, 1976 (1976-04-19)
A security-systems executive is threatened to be killed.
13"Homicide is a Fine Art"TBAJames D. Buchanan and James G. HirschMay 31, 1976 (1976-05-31)
"Jigsaw" investigates the murder of a well-liked Texan.
14"Ole-Ole an Free"TBAJames D. BuchananJune 7, 1976 (1976-06-07)
John poses as an alcoholic when he investigates a nursing home.
15"Homicide 96403: John Smith"Bud WiserRobert SpechtJune 14, 1976 (1976-06-14)
A woman disappears when her boyfriend is murdered.


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