Are these images from Cannon or another detective series?

Detective shows might have different names, but they look pretty similar.

American detective television shows were in high demand in the 1970s. One series that lived successfully in this genre was Cannon, as the show was on for five seasons and debuted in 1971. Sometimes it can be hard to identify a series based on images when others in the same genre have the same look.

Are these images from Cannon or a different detective series?

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  1. Is this a freeze frame from Cannon or a different detective series?
  2. Is this a freeze frame from Cannon or a different detective series?
  3. Is this a freeze frame from Cannon or a different detective series?
  4. Is this a freeze frame from Cannon or a different detective series?
  5. What about this one?
  6. And this one?
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  7. Is this a freeze frame from Cannon or a different detective series?
  8. Is this a freeze frame from Cannon or a different detective series?
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  9. What about this freeze frame?
  10. And this last one?

Are these images from Cannon or another detective series?

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DanDolgin 13 days ago
The last question could have been from any show. You wouldn't even know it was any detective show. This was METV's hardest quiz for any show I have seen many, if not all episodes.
DanDolgin 13 days ago
Very hard quiz, only 50%. I have seen every episode of Cannon and almost every Barnaby. Usually a show I have seen many episodes gets me a high score. I don't know why this one was so hard.
JERRY6 14 days ago
9 OF 0 CARS GAVE MOST OF THEM AWAY
Moverfan 14 days ago
Grew up watching Cannon and Barnaby Jones (I was ten when Cannon premiered). As far as my score goes....I don't care to discuss it, thank you...
DanDolgin Moverfan 13 days ago
I agree. I have seen every Cannon and most Barnaby Jones. This quiz is METV's hardest for any show I have seen many, if not all episodes.
Mark 14 days ago
10 out of 10. The Lincoln Continental that Cannon drove is in one pic, Conrad with his back turned to the camera in another, and I recognized the first one as being from the episode "Blood Lines" (the second to last episode aired) with guest star Robert Drivas and another one as being from the very fourth episode "Country Blues", with a pic of guest star Clu Gulager. Additionally, a couple of pics had a byline saying that they were from NBC Universal Distribution. Cannon is owned by CBS! That helped me out with those questions.
DanDolgin Mark 13 days ago
I didn't know about NBC Universal. That would have helped me. I know some older shows aren't carried by their original network.
Rick 14 days ago
7 / 10. Thanks for the giant black Lincoln in Q4.
Moverfan Rick 14 days ago
In #3, I assume that's Mark Shera on the porch...but damn, he resembles James Garner! (At leazt to the point where I got it wrong.)
audie65 14 days ago
7/10. Not bad. Love "Cannon". William Conrad was great. Loved him on the old radio shows as Marshall Dillon!! Much grittier and rougher than the TV version.
mpatrick 14 days ago
Here's the moment of truth. You got 10 out of 10
I LOVED those 70's cop/detective/private eye series. Cannon, Columbo, Kojak, Mannix, etc. were the best!
cperrynaples 14 days ago
8/10! and they gave away 2 of the answers with the NBC/Universal credit! Cannon is QM/CBS!
LoveMETV22 cperrynaples 14 days ago
Looks like it might be an image credit, similar to when they credit Getty Images in some of the pics they post in S & Q's?
Andybandit 14 days ago
I got 5/10. I got #1, 2, 7, 8, and 10 wrong. I never watched the show. I wish MeTv would put Cannon, Barney Jones, and any other shows that are on in the late evening in the afternoon on the weekdays instead of the westerns. The westerns are getting old. I am sorry, I know a lot of people like the westerns in the afternoon.
Pacificsun 15 days ago
After Mannix I always stick around to see who Cannon's Guest Stars will be. And they are NEVER the same as Mannix, at least within the same Season. Quinn Martin seemed to have his own way with lining up Talent for his Productions.
You'll also see many of the same guest stars appearing in multiple QM produced shows, such as "The Untouchables", "The Fugitive", "The Invaders", "Cannon" and "Barnaby Jones". He had his favorites, just as Jack Webb did.
Well said!

How come Streets of San Francisco doesn't get mentioned much around here?
I confess, I forgot that was a Quinn Martin production.
DanDolgin Pacificsun 13 days ago
METV is not showing "Streets of San Francisco" currently, but I think METV+ has it now.
MrsPhilHarris 15 days ago
7/10 Another quiz of complete guessing.
Runeshaper 15 days ago
7/10 - lots of guessing lol 😆
CaptainDunsel 15 days ago
9/10
"And just who might this 'Barnaby Jones' person be, Archie?"
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Moverfan CaptainDunsel 14 days ago
He's s private investigator in Los Angeles. I do believe you'd like him, Mr. Wolfe.
frenchman71 Mark 13 days ago
I also remember Thayer David in the ABC soap "Dark Shadows" and I think as a CIA operative in the "Eiger Sanction". Good actor.
Moverfan MrsPhilHarris 12 days ago
I saw every episode of the version with William Conrad--only complaint I had with it was the casting of George Wyner as Saul Panzwr (he was a bit too tall and a bit too bald...sorry, George). Only saw a couple of the A&E shows and my only problem there was nobody told Timothy Hutton that Archie was from Ohio and shouldn't sound like a native New Yorker. (And one of them should have switched the actors playing Sgt. Purley Stebbins and Lt. Riwcliffe into each other's roles, but I can't remember which one.)
MrsPhilHarris Moverfan 12 days ago
I liked the production. The sets were great as were the costumes. I think Timothy Hutton was the producer so he probably thought Archie should sound New Yorky.
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