was a crime drama that ran from 1976 to 1983 on NBC.
The show starred Jack Klugman as Dr. Quincy, the Los
Angeles County medical examiner. The show started out
in 1976 as a series of made-for-TV movies that were
popular enough to warrant a new series. We never found
out what Dr. Quincy’s first name was (just the first
initial of R.). The show also starred John S. Ragin as
Dr. Bobby Asten, Garry Walberg as Lt. Frank Monahan, and
Robert Ito as Sam Fujiyama.
show was essentially about how Dr. Quincy (Klugman)
would go about the business of finding out what really
killed a person. He would often butt heads with his
boss, Dr. Asten (Ragin) and LAPD homicide detective Lt.
Monahan (Walberg). With the help of his assistant, Sam
(Ito), Dr. Quincy would often find the truth where the
LAPD failed. Early episodes of the show focused on
Quincy’s solving of a crime, while later
seasons/episodes tackled more social issues.