25 January 1976
| 5.9/10 |
5 October 1975
| Dean Hargrove
Roscoe Lee Browne
5 (including a pilot film)
Tony Curtis, Bernadette Peters, Roscoe Lee Browne
The NBC Mystery Movie, Hec Ramsey, McMillan & Wife, McCloud, The Deputy
McCoy is an American comedy/drama series that starred Tony Curtis and aired on NBC-TV during the 1975-1976 season.
McCoy (TV series) Wikipedia
The series stars Tony Curtis as a con man who, along with a team of friends, "out-cons" bad guys in order to steal back their ill-gotten gains and return the loot to its rightful owners. The schemes were elaborate and laced with satirical humor. The series bears resemblances to the then-recent film The Sting, as well as to the contemporary series Switch and the British literary character Simon Templar. Co-starring with Curtis was Roscoe Lee Browne as a nightclub comedian.
The series was produced in the format of two-hour telefilms, that were broadcast as part of the NBC Sunday Mystery Movie as one of several rotating series that would air once a month. Other series involved in the Universal Television franchise package were Columbo, McCloud, and McMillan & Wife. However, McCoy failed to garner the same ratings as its fellow programs and was cancelled after an initial 90-minute pilot TV movie ("The Big Ripoff") and four two-hour episodes were broadcast. At least one novel based upon the series was published in the United Kingdom.