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Dean Hargrove

Television producer

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series

Movies and TV shows
Matlock, Jake and the Fatman, Tap World, McBride, Jane Doe

Similar People
Fred Silverman, Kene Holliday, Dick DeBenedictis, Nancy Stafford, Roland Kibbee

Dean Hargrove Productions/The Fred Silverman Co./Viacom Productions/Paramount Network TV

Dean Hargrove (born July 27, 1938 in Iola, Kansas) is an American television producer, writer, and director. His background includes graduating the St. John's Military School and attending the UCLA Film School as a graduate student. He specializes in creating mystery series. He frequently works with television producer Fred Silverman and television writer Joel Steiger.


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Early career

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Hargrove received an Emmy nomination in his early 20s as a writer for a short-lived NBC series with Bob Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show, not to be confused with the 1972 CBS series of the same name.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

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He became a writer for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. late in the show's first season (1964). His biggest involvement with UNCLE was in the second season when he wrote episodes that included a two-parter, "The Alexander the Greater Affair", later repackaged as the film One Spy Too Many. He did not work on the third season of UNCLE and wrote just one two-parter for the short-lived fourth season.

Columbo and Matlock

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After U.N.C.L.E., he worked at Universal Studios' television section on shows like It Takes a Thief, The Name of the Game and Columbo. He scripted the second Columbo pilot, "Ransom for a Dead Man", and was producer for the second, third and fourth seasons. More recently, he has worked for Viacom Productions and Paramount Network Television, producing the shows Matlock on NBC and ABC from 1986 to 1995, Jake and the Fatman on CBS from 1987 to 1992, and Diagnosis: Murder on CBS from 1993 to 2002.


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Hargrove won a Primetime Emmy Award for Columbo in 1974 and was nominated on four other occasions.

Producer or executive producer

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  • The Name of the Game series (1968–1971)
  • McCloud series (1970–1977)
  • Columbo TV movies 1970s
  • Dear Detective series (1979)
  • Perry Mason television films (1985–1995)
  • Matlock** (series 1986–1995), TV movies
  • Jake and the Fatman (series 1987–1992)
  • Father Dowling Mysteries** (series 1989–1991)
  • Diagnosis: Murder series (1993–2001), TV movies (2002)
  • Jane Doe (television film series)** (2005) on the Hallmark Channel
  • McBride** (2005) on the Hallmark Channel
  • Murder 101** (2006–2008) on the Hallmark Channel
  • creator/co-creator (**)


  • Jane Doe (television movie series)
  • Father Dowling Mysteries series
  • Jake and the Fatman series
  • Matlock series
  • Perry Mason TV movies late 1980s to 1990s
  • Dear Detective
  • Columbo TV movies 1970s
  • McCloud
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  • My Three Sons
  • Director

  • Dear Detective
  • References

    Dean Hargrove Wikipedia

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