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Shell Game is an American Comedy-drama television series that aired from January 8 until February 12, 1987.

Shell Game
Created byCarla Jean Wagner
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (list of episodes)
Producer(s)Alex Beaton
John Wirth
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Lou-Step Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Original networkCBS
Original releaseJanuary 8 –
February 12, 1987


Two former con artists use their skills in a consumer-action show.[1]



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Pilot"Lou AntonioCarla Jean WagnerJanuary 8, 1987 (1987-01-08)
John hides Jennie after a con gone wrong. Jennie helps John into an asylum where an heiress is being held.
2"Norman's Parking Ticket"Harry HarrisGerald SanoffJanuary 15, 1987 (1987-01-15)
A man's car was ticketed and used for murder, but the man claims he was out of town.
3"The Old Team"Paul KrasnyNick Thiel & Kerry EhrinJanuary 22, 1987 (1987-01-22)
The consumer-action show is on to a con done by Jennie and her father
4"The Upstairs Gardener"Chris LeitchJohn WirthJanuary 29, 1987 (1987-01-29)
An illegal alien is accused of killing an heiress.
5"Pai Gow"Harry MastrogeorgeJohn Wells & Mitchell FinkFebruary 5, 1987 (1987-02-05)
When a man is charged with drunk driving and manslaughter, he claims he was set up.
6"Dead Wrong"Chris LeitchJohn Wirth & John WellsFebruary 12, 1987 (1987-02-12)
Luna and Bauer are fired when they air an unsubstantiated arsonist story, Jennie and John makes a bet on who can solve the case first.


  1. ^ TV Guide. "Shell Game Cast and Details". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-02-18.

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