Simon and Simon
was an action detective show that ran from 1981 to 1989
on CBS. By 1982, the show was nearly canceled.
However, after moving it after Magnum P.I. on Thursday
nights, the show became a hit. The show starred Gerald
McRaney as Rick Simon and Jameson Parker as A.J. Simon.
Some of you fans of this show may remember that there
were cross-over episodes between Simon & Simon and
Magnum P.I., where Magnum and Higgins showed up on an
episode of Simon & Simon, and A.J. and Rick showed up on
a Magnum P.I. episode. In 1995, a reunion movies was
aired on CBS titled Simon & Simon: In Trouble Again.
of the show will remember that two brothers with
different personalities, A.J. (Parker) and Rick (McRaney)
Simon operate a private detective agency out of San
Diego. A. J. was more refined than his brother, with a
law degree and affinity for fine living, while Rick was
a bit rougher around the edges, as a Vietnam vet with
black market connections. Together they would go about
the business of solving cases, saving the day, and
getting the girl.