Show Type: Detective

First Telecast: December 30, 1984

Last Telecast: September 4, 1986

Broadcast History:

December 1984 - January 1986, Sunday 9:00-10:00 on CBS

January 1986 - March 1986, Wednesday 9:00-10:00 on CBS

April 1986 - June 1986, Saturday 8:00-9:00 on CBS

June 1986 - July 1986, Thursday 8:00-9:00 on CBS

August 1986 - September 1986, Thursday 9:00-10:00 on CBS


Harry Fox..... Jack Warden

Harrison K. Fox..... John Rubinstein

Cindy Fox..... Penny Peyser

Josh Fox..... Robby Kiger

Allison Ling (1984-1985)..... Lydia Lei

Allison Ling (1985-1986)..... Patricia Ayame Thomson

Lieutenant Walker (1985-1986)..... Robert Hanley

Ernie (1985-1986)..... Theodore Wilson


Harrison K. Fox was a conservative young attorney trying to develop a successful law practice in San Francisco to support his wife, Cindy, and his young son, Josh. Unfortunately for him, his life was endlessly complicated by his unconventional father Harry, a lovable con artist and Private Eye who was constantly getting involved in murder cases. Harry was a real character. When he got involved in dicey case, he would inevitably drag Harrison in with him - sometimes to get free legal advice (he had, after all, paid for Harrison's education), sometimes to get Harrison to take on one of his trouble-prone friends as a client, most often to help with the legwork. That usually meant chasing people, breaking into offices, and getting shot at - just the sort of diversion a conservative attorney enjoys! Harrison's secretary Allison grew used to seeing Harry barge into the office, interrupting important meetings.

Despite all this, and regardless of his better judgment, Harrison could never turn Harry down. He was, after all, a lovable old coot.