Sep. 26, 1987
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J.J. Starbuck

Texas billionaire J.J. Starbuck drives around the country in a 1961 Lincoln convertible, with horns on the hood, acting as a private detective solving crimes. He charms the police and anyone else in his way and never charges the victims anything for solving the crime. In 1988, he acquired an assistant, "Tenspeed" Turner, a con man who helps him J.J. out, often in a disguise.


J.J. Starbuck Season 1 (1987-1988)

1x01 1 1x01 Pilot
Dale Robertson plays eccentric Texas billionaire JJ Starbuck who pokes his nose into other people's business in the name of justice. In the opener, JJ travels to Beverly Hills where ...
Sep. 26, 1987
1x02 1 1x02 A Killing in the Market
Robert Conrad plays Corbett Cook, a Wall Street wizard, whose overtures to J.J. about a shady business deal become secondary when J.J. crowds him with questions about the apparent suicide ...
Sep. 29, 1987
1x03 1 1x03 Murder In E Minor
J.J. interrogates Pierce Morgan, a pianist, about the apparent suicide of a competition judge who was disapproving of the pianist's style. Source: www.TVRage.com
Oct. 20, 1987
1x04 1 1x04 The Blimpy Who Yelled Blue
J.J. calls into question the "accidental" demise of a children's-book illustrator when the dead man's collaborator and heir refuses to continue his partner's charitable work. Source: ...
Oct. 27, 1987
1x05 1 1x05 Incident at Sam September
The military notifies J.J. that he's on his own if he goes up against the terrorist holding executives hostage at J.J.'s Middle Eastern oil refinery. Source: www.TVRage.com
Nov. 10, 1987
1x06 1 1x06 Gold from the Rainbow
After J.J.'s car stalls, a Greek bearing gifts of room and board assists J.J., who tries to repay his host by helping him fight a development company. Source: www.TVRage.com
Dec. 05, 1987
1x07 1 1x07 Graveyard Shift
Starbuck buys into a movie studio to uncover clues a decades old-murder case. Source: www.TVRage.com
Dec. 15, 1987
1x08 1 1x08 The Circle Unbroken
A shifty spiritual leader tries to frame a senator's daughter for her father's murder. Source: www.TVRage.com
Dec. 22, 1987
1x09 1 1x09 The 6% Solution
An estate agent finds success in selling houses to a couple, getting his 6% commission, then ordering one of his agents to seduce one member of the couple to break up their marriage. ...
Dec. 26, 1987
1x10 1 1x10 Murder by Design
Starbuck investigates Brin Coltan, a scheming interior design editor, who seems to have committed the perfect murder. Source: www.TVRage.com
Jan. 23, 1988
1x11 1 1x11 Cactus Jack's Last Call
Con man E.L. "Tenspeed" Turner unwillingly accepts to help J.J. find the killer of their mutual friend, Cactus Jack, a gambler. Source: www.TVRage.com
Feb. 13, 1988
1x12 1 1x12 A Song from the Sequel
J.J. runs across a man who was framed for the murder of his father, a studio executive killed 10 years earlier. Source: www.TVRage.com
Feb. 20, 1988
1x13 1 1x13 First You've Got To Go To The Picnic
J.J. makes plans for a paroled felon to coach a college-football team that hasn't won its last 265 games. Source: www.TVRage.com
Feb. 27, 1988
1x14 1 1x14 Permanent Hiatus
Ted Fuller, J.J.'s Army buddy, now a talk-show host at a station J.J. owns, adds his own change to the phrase "killing the competition." Source: www.TVRage.com
Feb. 27, 1988
1x15 1 1x15 Rag Doll
Jill, J.J.'s niece inquires into the apparent suicide of a friend who was looking for stardom. Source: www.TVRage.com
Apr. 19, 1988
1x16 1 1x16 The Rise And Fall Of Joe Piermont
J.J. has a sneaking suspicion that the collapse of a building is behind the reluctance of construction magnate Joe Piermont's son to run for governor. Source: www.TVRage.com
Jun. 28, 1988
1x17 1 1x17 That Old Black Magic
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1x18 1 1x18 Everyone's a Critic
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