Welcome to a new year for the Television Crossover Hall of Fame!
As has been tradition for the last several years, the January induction into the Hall is considered a crossover icon of the Classic TV era….
'Cannon' is an American detective television series produced by Quinn Martin that aired from 1971 to 1976 on CBS. William Conrad played the title character, private detective Frank Cannon. The series was the first Quinn Martin production to run on a network other than ABC.
For those visiting the TV Crossover Hall of Fame for the first time, a candidate for membership must have three distinctly separate appearances in order to qualify.
CANNON (THE TV MOVIE)
Cannon investigates the murder of a war-buddy to clear the man's wife of suspicion in his death.
CANNON (TV SERIES)
Frank Cannon, a husky ex-cop and culinary enthusiast, solves tough cases as a private investigator.
REQUIEM FOR A SON
THE DEADLY CONSPIRACY PART ONE
Frank Cannon and Barnaby Jones investigate the rape and murder of a young woman who was about to blow the whistle on the company she was involved. But they are investigating for different clients and from totally different angles.
Two versions of the ending were filmed:
1) Murray Hamilton's character, Bud, is killed and serves as the setup for The Deadly Conspiracy: Part 2 (1975).
2) Murray Hamilton's character, Bud, survives and agrees to testify against his brother, Gordon. This was filmed so that the episode would stand alone in syndication.
The alterations to the ‘Cannon’ contribution to the “Deadly Conspiracy” crossover with ‘Barnaby Jones’ makes that episode – the DVD version only – part of an undetermined alternate Toobworld.
THE DEADLY CONSPIRACY PART TWO
Barnaby Jones and Frank Cannon continue to work together to unravel a deadly conspiracy to cover-up corporate wrong doing and several related murders. Meanwhile, Betty goes undercover to help them crack the case despite the dangers.
This episode is a continuation of a ‘Cannon’ episode. The ‘Barnaby Jones’ DVD box set includes both parts 1 & 2 as originally aired whereas the ‘Cannon’ DVD box set includes only part 1 with an alternate ending that brings the episode to a conclusion.
THE RETURN OF FRANK CANNON
Private detective Frank Cannon comes out of retirement to investigate the murder of an ex-girlfriend's husband.
Frank Cannon is a multidimensional. He has also appeared in Skitlandia, the Toobworld of comedy sketches....
Cannon was played by the show's star in the "Murder On The Oregon Express" sketch.
It doesn't affect the tally in any way, but there are pictures from the Cineverse which could be of Frank Cannon from his earlier career with the Los Angeles Police Department. I'm thinking specifically of screencaps from "The Racket". Best of all, we could make the case that he is seen in those pictures with Lt. Arthur Tragg of 'Perry Mason'.
Welcome to the Hall, Frank!