TV Round-Up: The Fugitive gets Closure, Fox’s Final Season on Spin City

The Fugitive: The Fourth and Final Season, Volume Two” (Paramount) was the end of David Janssen’s run as Dr. Richard Kimble, a man convicted of a murder he never committed and fleeing the relentless Lt. Philip Gerad (Barry Morse) while searching for the one-armed man who he saw fleeing the scene of his wife’s murder. After four seasons of constantly changing identities and getting involved in the lives of strangers along the  way, he finally tracked the elusive one-armed man, aka Fred Johnson (Bill Raisch) to Los Angeles, where Gerard is also waiting… and wondering if maybe Kimble is innocent after all. “How long can a man search before the search destroys him?” begins the two-part finale (voiced by the show’s distinctive and uncredited narrator William Conrad), which co-stars Richard Anderson, Joseph Campanella, Michael Constantine, J.D. Cannon and Diane Baker.

The final episode brought closure to the show and set a TV viewership record: the most-watched TV series episode of all time, with 25 million viewers and 72 percent share of the viewing audience. 15 episodes (in color!) on four discs in a standard case with hinged trays.

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