Great Detectives

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Great Detectives (1972) is a proposed series developed by Universal TV for ABC. It was a reaction to the success of The NBC Sunday Mystery Movie (which included Columbo and McCloud), which had itself been a reaction to the success of the ABC Movie of the Week. Had the series sold, it would have been an anthology series featuring adaptations of literary adventures of such classic detective characters as Sherlock Holmes and Nick Carter. Three TV movies intended as pilots aired, two (Hound of the Baskervilles and A Very Missing Person) as part of the ABC Movie of the Week banner.


Title Release Date
Hound of the Baskervilles February 9, 1972
The Adventures of Nick Carter February 20, 1972
A Very Missing Person March 4, 1972