Foul Play (TV series)

Foul Play
Genre Crime drama
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 5 (list of episodes)
Producer(s) Thomas L. Miller
Robert L. Boyett
Hal Sitowitz
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Miller-Milkis-Boyett Productions
Myrt-Hal Productions
Paramount Television
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Original network ABC
Original release January 26 – August 23, 1981

Foul Play is an American detective comedy/drama that aired from January 26 until August 23, 1981 on ABC. The series was based on the hit 1978 film of the same name, and retained many of the same characterizations, as well as the San Francisco setting of the film. The lead roles played by Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase in the film were taken over by Deborah Raffin and Barry Bostwick, respectively, in the series. The series was produced by Thomas L. Miller (who co-produced the film), Robert L. Boyett and Hal Sitowitz, under Paramount Television (now known as CBS Television Distribution).


Based on the 1978 film of the same name, the series is about a bumbling detective in San Francisco and his girlfriend.[1]



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"The Big Bang"TBAHal SitowitzJanuary 26, 1981 (1981-01-26)
2"Sins of the Father"TBATBAFebruary 2, 1981 (1981-02-02)
A skeleton is found in a time capsule.
3"Double Play"TBASteven E. de SouzaFebruary 16, 1981 (1981-02-16)
Gloria is involved in the fatal shooting of a business tycoon.
4"Play It Again Tuck"TBAIrving PearlbergFebruary 23, 1981 (1981-02-23)
Gloria is presented with a jewel case containing a secret.
5"Hit and Run"TBAJimmy HustonAugust 23, 1981 (1981-08-23)
A hitman tries to stop the captain from testifying.


  1. TV Guide. "Foul Play Cast and Details". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-01-23.

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