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The Name of the Game is an American television series starring Tony Franciosa, Gene Barry, and Robert Stack that ran from 1968 to 1971 on NBC, totaling 76 episodes of 90 minutes. It was a pioneering wheel series, setting the stage for The Bold Ones and the NBC Mystery Movie in the 1970s. The show had an extremely large budget for a television series.

Series Cast

  1. Gene Barry as Glenn Howard

    Gene Barry

    Glenn Howard

    34 Episodes

  2. Robert Stack as Dan Farrell

    Robert Stack

    Dan Farrell

    32 Episodes

  3. Susan Saint James as Peggy Maxwell

    Susan Saint James

    Peggy Maxwell

    26 Episodes

  4. Ben Murphy as Joe Sample

    Ben Murphy

    Joe Sample

    11 Episodes

  5. Anthony Franciosa as Jeff Dillon

    Anthony Franciosa

    Jeff Dillon

    11 Episodes

  6. Cliff Potts as Andy Hill and Andrew Hill

    Cliff Potts

    Andy Hill, Andrew Hill

    7 Episodes

  7. Darren McGavin as Sam Hardy and Jesse Gil McCray

    Darren McGavin

    Sam Hardy, Jesse Gil McCray

    3 Episodes

  8. Jack Klugman as Art Trager and Frank Dovnik

    Jack Klugman

    Art Trager, Frank Dovnik

    3 Episodes

  9. Anne Baxter as Magda Blaine, Magda Blain, and Betty-Jean Currier

    Anne Baxter

    Magda Blaine, Magda Blain, Betty-Jean Currier

    3 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 3

1970 • 24 Episodes

Season 3 of The Name of the Game premiered on September 18, 1970.

The Showdown

(3x24, March 19, 1971) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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