Simon & Simon

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Simon & Simon
Simon and Simon-Logo.jpg
Premiere November 24, 1981
Finale March 2, 1989
Creator Philip DeGuere
Network CBS
Style 60-minute mystery drama
Company Universal Television
Seasons 8
Episodes 156
Origin USA

Simon & Simon is a mystery drama that aired on CBS.

The show revolves around the polar opposite Simon brothers, Rick and Andrew Jackson, a.k.a. A.J. Rick was a United States Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and had much more street sense, while A.J. went to college and had book smarts. Rick's tastes were viewed by his brother as lower class, like pickup trucks (Rick's Dodge Power Wagon is notable for its dull paint and large metal bumper used in one episode to crush the engine of a car), while A.J. took care of his money and could afford to be more fashionable (A.J. often drove a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, and later, a customized Chevrolet Camaro Z28 and also drove a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS convertible in the two-part episode, "Pirate's Key"). A.J. was a practicing Catholic; Rick was not. Rick lived on a boat in A.J.'s yard. A.J. preferred to first try to do things by the rules, while Rick was much more of a free spirit, using a classic P.I. type of justice. Even their guns are different: Rick has a .44 Magnum revolver, and A.J. has a .357 Magnum revolver.

The two went into business together, running a private detective service; the contrasting ways in which the brothers went about their investigations and the subsequent conflicts between them provided much of the story each week, in addition to the plots of solving the cases.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Jameson Parker Andrew Jackson "A.J." Simon 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Gerald McRaney Richard "Rick" Simon 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Mary Carver Cecilia Simon 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Eddie Barth Myron Fowler 1 2
Jeannie Wilson Janet Fowler 1 2 3
Tim Reid Lt. Marcel Prust "Downtown" Brown 3 4 5 6
Joan McMurtrey Lt. Abigail Marsh 7 8

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One November 24, 1981 March 16, 1982 13
Season Two October 5, 1982 March 31, 1983 23
Season Three September 29, 1983 March 29, 1984 23
Season Four September 27, 1984 March 28, 1985 22
Season Five October 3, 1985 May 1, 1986 24
Season Six September 25, 1986 March 26, 1987 22
Season Seven December 3, 1987 April 7, 1988 16
Season Eight October 8, 1988 March 2, 1989 13

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Season One October 10, 2006 4

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Season Two February 10, 2009 6

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Season Three August 18, 2009 6

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Season Four April 6, 2010 6

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Season Five March 8, 2011 6

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Season Six February 21, 2012 6

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Season Seven October 16, 2012 4

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Season Eight January 15, 2013 6

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