1976, Crime
A layer moves to the southwest to practice law.

Episode Guide

  • Petrocelli - Jubilee Jones (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    Jubilee Jones

    Aging song-and-dance man Jubilee Jones (Scatman Crothers) is charged with the murder of a nightclub manager.

  • Petrocelli - Shadow of a Doubt (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Shadow of a Doubt

    Tony is suspended from a case when he is under investigation for allegedly bribing a witness (Katherine Helmond).

  • Petrocelli - The Payoff (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    The Payoff

    Tony defends Maggie's visiting Uncle Roy (Victor French) when he is accused of killing a prostitute.

  • Petrocelli - Deadly Journey (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Deadly Journey

    An elderly woman is charged with murder when she goes to the auto dealer where her son works and the owner is found dead.

  • Petrocelli - Six Strings of Guilt (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Six Strings of Guilt

    After Pete's girlfriend (Joanna Miles) is blackmailed by a man from her past, Tony defends Pete when the stranger is found dead.

  • Petrocelli - Any Number Can Die (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Any Number Can Die

    Tony investigates a string of mysterious deaths and discovers that they are tied in with secret government files.

  • Petrocelli - Blood Money (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Blood Money

    Tony plays along with an apparent fraternity prank, but Maggie's life is in jeopardy when the fake kidnapping turns out to be real.

  • Petrocelli - Night Visitor (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Night Visitor

    A late-night visitor to Petrocelli's office becomes the key to a search for a valuable diamond; guest Joan Van Ark.

  • Petrocelli - Survival (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:


    Tony and a burglary suspect (Chris Connelly) are ambushed in the desert by gunman who demand the return of the stolen money.

  • Petrocelli - Falling Star (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Falling Star

    A retired actor (Ken Curtis) becomes a suspect when the director of his daughter's (Susan Dey) film is found dead.

  • Petrocelli - A Deadly Vow (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    A Deadly Vow

    One day after inquiring about the punishment for murder, a woman (Rosemary Forsyth) is arrested for killing her husband.

  • Petrocelli - Too Many Alibis (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Too Many Alibis

    Tony defends a young black doctor (Robert Hooks) accused of murdering the hospital's bigoted chief of staff.

  • Petrocelli - Face of Evil (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Face of Evil

    Twin sisters (Kay Lenz in a dual role) -- one timid and shy, the other a flirt -- become involved in a murder.

  • Petrocelli - Terror by the Book (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Terror by the Book

    A famous author is killed while writing a book about the intimate secrets of people he grew up with; guest Dick Butkus.

  • Petrocelli - The Gamblers (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    The Gamblers

    Tony defends a young man (A Martinez) who found the body of his boss, a pizza-shop owner with mob ties; guest Mark Hamill.

  • Petrocelli - Terror on Wheels (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Terror on Wheels

    An angry father is charged with the murder of the motorcycle gang member who was dating his daughter; guest Annette O'Toole.

  • Petrocelli - To See No Evil (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    To See No Evil

    Awakened by the sound of an intruder, a blind girl (Julie Kavner) unknowingly shoots her boyfriend.

  • Petrocelli - Chain of Command (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Chain of Command

    A Boy Scout leader is accused of murdering a war hero.

  • Petrocelli - Shadow of Fear (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Shadow of Fear

    A woman (Anne Archer) admits to shooting her ex-husband, but her current spouse (William Windom) is charged with murder.

  • Petrocelli - Five Yards of Trouble (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Five Yards of Trouble

    A construction worker (Glenn Corbett) is accused of killing the photographer who tried to seduce his wife.

  • Petrocelli - Mark of Cain (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Mark of Cain

    Tony's childhood friend (John Saxon) arrives unexpectedly and becomes involved in a mob murder which results in his own death.

  • Petrocelli - Death Ride (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Death Ride

    When a rodeo star is found slain, the rodeo's clown (Ned Beatty) confesses in order to protect a female friend (Diana Ewing).

  • Petrocelli - A Night of Terror (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    A Night of Terror

    A cat burglar accidentally witnesses the murder of a rejected lover but refuses to testify.

  • Petrocelli - Death in Small Doses (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Death in Small Doses

    Petrocelli's investigation leads to a startling discovery when a teenage boy is accused of murdering his grandfather's attractive nurse.

  • Petrocelli - Four the Hard Way (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Four the Hard Way

    Petrocelli is hired to clear the name of Western old-timer Clate Dobie, who headed to the hills after the murder of his son-in-law.

  • Petrocelli - Vengeance in White (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Vengeance in White

    During an inspirational revival meeting, the wife of a famous evangelist is arrested for the murder of her husband's manager.

  • Petrocelli - The Outsiders (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    The Outsiders

    A nightmare begins for a family of crop pickers when their ancient car breaks down in San Remo; guests Marion Ross, Mark Hamill.

  • Petrocelli - A Lonely Victim (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    A Lonely Victim

    After breaking off a three-year romance with her married employer, a woman is charged with murder when the boss turns up dead.

  • Petrocelli - The Kidnapping (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    The Kidnapping

    A mother (Kim Darby) refuses to reveal the whereabouts of her kidnapped son, despite his ability to clear her of a murder charge.

  • Petrocelli - Once Upon a Victim (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Once Upon a Victim

    After Petrocelli withdraws from a malpractice case, the physician is charged with murder; guest Della Reese.

  • Petrocelli - A Fallen Idol (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    A Fallen Idol

    Tony's boxing idol is accused of murder when a manager dies after being assaulted; guests Louis Gossett Jr., Susan Strasberg.

  • Petrocelli - The Sleep of Reason (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    The Sleep of Reason

    A college student (Christopher Connelly) has no recollection of shooting a guest lecturer in front of a crowded classroom.

  • Petrocelli - A Covenant With Evil (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    A Covenant With Evil

    A mentally handicapped young man confesses to the murder of an attractive woman, but Petrocelli enters a not guilty plea.

  • Petrocelli - Counterplay (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:


    A young policeman (Ben Masters) is found with gun in hand, bending over the dead body of his wife's lover.

  • Petrocelli - A Very Lonely Lady (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    A Very Lonely Lady

    A hitchhiker faces rape and murder charges after a woman's body is found in the desert; guest Lou Gossett.

  • Petrocelli - An Act of Love (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    An Act of Love

    Tony defends a young man accused of killing a senator's daughter.

  • Petrocelli - Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

    Tony defends a murder suspect (Stefanie Powers) whose case takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of her twin sister.

  • Petrocelli - Double Negative (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Double Negative

    A beautiful wife, a powerful father-in-law and a pornographic film provide conflicting stories as Petrocelli defends a murder suspect.

  • Petrocelli - Death in High Places (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Death in High Places

    When a bomb causes the plane crash which kills wealthy Sam Horton, his hot-tempered daughter (Belinda Montgomery) is a prime suspect.

  • Petrocelli - A Life for a Life (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    A Life for a Life

    After being refused a room in a local hotel, a biker is accused of murder when the building burns down and an elderly man is killed.

  • Petrocelli - Edge of Evil (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Edge of Evil

    Tony faces a difficult decision when he is asked to defend the man (William Shatner) accused of killing his longtime friend.

  • Petrocelli - By Reason of Madness (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    By Reason of Madness

    Despite her admission of guilt, Tony summons psychiatric help for a woman (Lynda Day George) accused of the murder of her husband.

  • Petrocelli - Music to Die By (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Music to Die By

    Tony must sift through Country Boy White's lies when the singer is accused of murder.

  • Petrocelli - The Golden Cage (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    The Golden Cage

    A woman hires Tony to handle a divorce then needs him to clear her of murder; guest William Windom.