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Sable is a short-lived television program that aired on ABC during the 1987-1988 season, and is based on the comic book, Jon Sable: Freelance, by Mike Grell. Only seven episodes ever aired.

The show was a one-hour adventure/drama about mercenary and vigilante Jon Sable, who by day was children's book author Nicholas Fleming. The program ran on Saturdays at 8:00, and aired its final episode on January 2, 1988. Rene Russo had her first television role on the series. Lara Flynn Boyle also had one of her first acting roles playing a kidnapped girl in the series pilot.

Series Cast

  1. Lewis van Bergen as Jon Sable

    Lewis van Bergen

    Jon Sable

    7 Episodes

  2. Rene Russo as Eden Kendell

    Rene Russo

    Eden Kendell

    7 Episodes

  3. Ken Page as Joe Tyson

    Ken Page

    Joe Tyson

    7 Episodes

  4. Holly Fulger as Mike Blackman

    Holly Fulger

    Mike Blackman

    7 Episodes

  5. Marge Kotlisky


    7 Episodes

  6. Lara Flynn Boyle as Melanie Waterston

    Lara Flynn Boyle

    Melanie Waterston

    7 Episodes

  7. John Harkins as

    John Harkins

    1 Episode

  8. Del Close as

    Del Close

    1 Episode

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Last Season

Season 1

1987 • 7 Episodes

Season 1 of Sable premiered on November 7, 1987.


(1x7, January 2, 1988) Season Finale

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Status Canceled


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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