Rockford Files (1974)
Who didn’t love this show? The theme song! James Garner starred as private eye Jim Rockford, Noah Berry as his father (Rocky), and a host of great actors who made their appearances throughout the show’s run including Isaac Hayes, Tom Selleck, Rita Moreno, Joe Santos, even Garner’s brother would make a few appearances in the show through the years.
The Rockford files debuted on NBC on September 13, 1974 and ended on January 10, 1980. The show racked up 123 episodes along with its pilot episodes and 8 “Made For TV” movies.
Let’s go back to 1974 for this show’s pilot episode titled “Backlash Of The Hunter.”