BARNABY JONES Debuted on CBS this Day in 1973
After a nine-year run on The Beverly Hillbillies, Buddy Ebsen was given a detective show - a Quinn Martin Production called Barnaby Jones. Originally, the show fared poorly in the ratings and was almost canceled, but eventually caught on and enjoyed a seven-year run. To attract a younger audience, actor Mark Shera was added as Barnaby's cousin, J. R. (Barnaby was the only one who called him Jedediah). Half the fun was watching elderly Barnaby apprehend the young punks who had broken the law. Enjoy the theme song and the opening credits again by clicking below.