The Andros Targets
The Andros Targets is a 1977 United States newspaper drama television series starring James Sutorius which centers around a crusading newspaper reporter who uncovers corruption in New York City. The show aired from January 31 to May 16, 1977.
|The Andros Targets|
Title card for The Andros Targets
|Created by||Jerome Coopersmith|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Executive producer(s)||Bob Sweeney and Larry Rosen|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original release||January 31 –|
May 16, 1977
Mike Andros is an investigative reporter for a major metropolitan newspaper in New York City , the fictional New York Forum. He focuses his work on uncovering corruption. Sandi Farrell is his young assistant. Chet Reynolds is the New York Forum's managing editor, Norman Kale is its city editor, and Ted Bergman is its metropolitan editor. Wayne Hillman is another reporter on the Forum's staff and Andros's friend.
Created by Jerome Coopersmith, The Andros Targets was based on the experiences of investigative journalist Nicholas Gage, who is listed in the show's opening credits as its "journalistic consultant." Bob Sweeney and Larry Rosen were its executive producers. Coopersmith wrote all 13 episodes, and his co-writers on one or more episodes were George Bellak, Frank Cucci, Tim Maschler, and Irving Gaynor Neiman.
The Andros Targets aired on Mondays at 10:00 p.m., premiering on January 31, 1977. Its last original episode aired on May 16, 1977. Reruns of the show returned to prime time in July 1977, the last of them airing on July 9.
|1||"The Killing of a Porno Queen"||January 31, 1977|
|A young actress apparently commits suicide, but Andros suspects that her death is tied to a maker of pornographic films. Dixie Carter guest-stars.|
|2||"A Currency for Murder"||February 7, 1977|
|Andros finds that diamonds belonging to the victim of a plane crash are tied to a rising diplomat in Washington, D.C., and organized crime in New York City.|
|3||"In the Event of My Death"||February 14, 1977|
|A car explosion kills a fellow reporter, and Andros discovers that a different reporter was the intended target and is still in danger. Frances Sternhagen guest-stars.|
|4||"The Treatment Succeeded But the Patient Died"||February 21, 1977|
|Looking into the death of a formerly well-known author, Andros suspects that a prominent Park Avenue doctor is administering illegal amphetamines.|
|5||"A Labor Czar Is Missing"||February 28, 1977|
|A labor union leader is missing, and Andros suspects that he has been murdered.|
|6||"Requiem for a Stolen Child: Part 1"||March 7, 1977|
|Investigating the disappearance of a girl, Andros exposes a religious cult that he believes is brainwashing its followers, and he tries to rescue the girl from it.|
|7||"Requiem for a Stolen Child: Part 2"||March 14, 1977|
|As Andros continues his investigation of the cult that brainwashed the girl, he discovers that the cult's leader, Reverend Ellis, is blackmailing government officials to place his followers in positions of power.|
|8||"The Beast of Athens"||April 4, 1977|
|Investigating the past of a respected New York City businessman, Andros discovers that he is a Greek war criminal.|
|9||"Death in a Toy Balloon"||April 18, 1977|
|Investigating the deaths of a number of college students, Andros discovers that they were drug couriers.|
|10||"The Deadly Silence"||April 25, 1977|
|A young girl from Northern Ireland witnesses the murder of a toy manufacturer, but she is too afraid of the police to come forward.|
|11||"Killer of the Year"||May 2, 1977|
|Andros investigates the possibility that a football star who is about to be named player of the year is guilty of rape and murder.|
|12||"The Surrender"||May 9, 1977|
|A wanted fugitive who was formerly a radical leader wants Andros to arrange his surrender to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Michael Cristofer guest-stars.|
|13||"The Smut Peddler"||May 16, 1977|
|The offices of a celebrity scandal magazine are fire-bombed repeatedly, and Andros has several suspects in mind.|
- McNeil, Alex, Total Television: The Comprehensive Guide to Programming From 1948 to the Present, New York: Penguin Books, 1996, p. 45.
- Brooks, Tim, and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime-Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present, Sixth Edition, New York: Ballantine Books, 1995, ISBN 0-345-39736-3, p. 48.
- IMDb The Andros Targets (1977– ) Full Cast & Crew
- List of The Andros Targets episodes on IMDb
- List of The Andros Targets episodes at TV.com