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Premiere September 17, 1960
Finale June 20, 1962
Creator Eric Ambler
Network/Provider CBS
Style 60-minute crime drama
Company JaMco Productions
Revue Studios
Seasons 2
Episodes 70
Origin USA

Checkmate is a crime drama that aired on CBS.

The series chronicled the adventures of a private detective agency set in San Francisco. The program involves the cases of the detective agency called Checkmate, Inc. Anthony George and Doug McClure run the agency, which specializes in preventing crimes before they happen, from George's (Corey's) stylish apartment, supposedly at 3330 Union St. Sebastian Cabot portrays a Ph.D. college professor whom they employ as an adviser. Dr. Hyatt's dachshund Bismarck also appears occasionally. Ken Lynch is frequently seen as police dept. contact Lt. Thomas Brand.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Anthony George Don Corey 1 2
Doug McClure Jed Sills 1 2
Sebastian Cabot Dr. Carl Hyatt 1 2
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Ken Lynch Lt. Thomas Brand 1 2


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 17, 1960 June 24, 1961 36
Season Two October 4, 1961 June 20, 1962 34


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series June 22, 2010 14


Episode Collections
Best of Season One October 30, 2007 3


Best of Season Two March 25, 2008 3


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