Shannon (1981 TV series)

Shannon is an hour-long 9-episode CBS crime drama starring Kevin Dobson.

Created byAlbert Ruben
StarringKevin Dobson
Charles Fields
Karen Kondazian
Al Ruscio
Michael Durrell
William Lucking
Bruce Kirby
Composer(s)John Cacavas
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)The Aubrey Company
Universal Television
Original networkCBS
Picture formatColor
Original releaseNovember 11, 1981 –
April 7, 1982


Jack Shannon, a former New York City police officer who after the death of his wife relocates with his 10-year-old son John to San Francisco, California. Charlie Fields portrays John, Michael Durrell portrays Shannon's boss Lieutenant Rudy Maraga, and Al Ruscio plays Paul Lokatelli, Shannon's father-in-law, a fisherman. Karen Kondazian portrayed Shannon's mother-in-law Irene. Bruce Kirby was cast as Detective George Schmidt, one of Shannon's colleagues. The series aired on Wednesdays from November 11 to December 2, 1981, and from March 17 to April 7, 1982.[1] Shannon aired opposite ABC's Dynasty and NBC's Quincy M.E..

Episode listEdit

  • "Gotham Swansong" (November 11, 1981)
  • "Neither a Borrower" (November 18, 1981)
  • "The Untouchable" (November 25, 1981)
  • "Beating the Prime" (December 2, 1981)
  • "Secret Rage" (December 8, 1981)
  • "Copscam" (March 17, 1982)
  • "Favor for an Enemy" (March 24, 1982)
  • "John's Awakening" (March 31, 1982)
  • "Curtain Calls" (April 7, 1982)[2]


  1. ^ Alex McNeil, Total Television, New York: Penguin Books, 1996, 4th ed., p. 747
  2. ^ "Episode List of Shannon (1981)". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved March 16, 2009.