The Rockford Files

1974, TV Show

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 4/1/1977

Season 3, Episode 22
Rockford enters the case after his father, Rocky, vacationing in Hawaii, receives huge sums of money in the mail at home, and suddenly both the mob and Federal agents are interested in his good fortune.

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 3/25/1977

Season 3, Episode 21
Counselor Beth Davenport hires Rockford to find a missing witness who can provide an alibi for her client, a football player who is charged with homicide, when she is suddenly harassed by phone calls and pornographic gifts.

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 3/11/1977

Season 3, Episode 19
Police buff Lianne Sweeney causes problems for Detective Becker when she involves herself in Rockford's search for a mobster lawyer's missing fiancée. Part 1 of 2.

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 1/21/1977

Season 3, Episode 14
Rockford attempts to rescue T.T. from a senior citizens hospital but the old gentleman escapes and barricades himself at Freedom Farm. Part 2 of 2.

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Ask Matt: Broadchurch or Gracepoint? Plus: Emmys, Covert Affairs, Suits, More

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I was wondering if you have seen Fox's Americanized version of BBC America's Broadchurch, now called Gracepoint? I watched the BBC America miniseries and therefore I already know who did it. Now I am sure the American version will have a different person, but how different can these shows really be? Even David Tennant is in it, playing the part he played on Broadchurch. Your thoughts? — Amy

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Maverick and Rockford Files Star James Garner Dies at 86

Legendary actor James Garner died Saturday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, The Associated Press reports. He was 86.

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Dermot Mulroney to Romance Jess on New Girl

New Girl is getting a new guy in town.

TVLine reports Dermot Mulroney is joining the Fox sitcom as a smart, rich and handsome love interest for Jess (Zooey Deschanel) — who happens to be the father of one of her students. Although the two don't start off on the right foot, eventually their chemistry kicks in.

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Is It Just Me: License Plate Lookalikes

Are the license plates that I see on Chuck the same ones I've seen way back on The Rockford Files and Columbo? Is this the equivalent of those 555 phone numbers? — Gary Land, via e-mail

Bingo! Odds are, you probably have spotted the same license plate on multiple shows, confirms Chuck prop master Scott Bauer.

"The California DMV allows productions to use certain sequences that have not been issued to the public," he says. "The PCE is used as a passenger license plate and ...
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Barney Miller Actor Steve Landesberg Dead at 65

Steve Landesberg, who starred in ABC's Barney Miller, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 65.

Landesberg died Friday morning of cancer. "I'm sorry to report the loss of Steve," Landesberg's agent said in a statement.

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Premiered: September 13, 1974, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Cranky but likable L.A. PI Jim Rockford pulled no punches (but took plenty of them) in this popular 1970s series, which won the star an Emmy and brought the character back in several TV-movies. Rockford was an ex-con (sent to the slammer for a crime he didn't commit) who took on cases others didn't want. He was aided by his tough old man, his lawyer girlfriend and some shady associates from his past.

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