List of Kojak episodes

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Kojak
Format Crime drama
Created by Abby Mann
Starring Telly Savalas
Dan Frazer
Kevin Dobson
George Savalas
Mark Russell
Vince Conti
Andre Braugher
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 125
Production
Executive producer(s) Abby Mann
James Duff McAdams
Running time 60 minutes (per episode)
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run October 24, 1973 – March 18, 1978

This is a list of episodes of the television series Kojak.

There have been six seasons of Kojak. The first five seasons (Pilot + 118 episodes) were shown on the channel CBS from 1973 to 1978. The Pilot of the series was "The Marcus-Nelson Murders", which was aired on March 8, 1973. The fifth season was the last season in the series' original run. Then, in the mid-1980s, CBS aired two TV-movies: "The Belarus File" and "The Price of Justice". The series was revived (brought back) in 1989, with a sixth season. In this season, Kojak had the rank of captain. The sixth season is the final season. It consisted of 5 episodes; it was shown on ABC. The last episode was shown on April 7, 1990.

Lt. Theo Kojak is the main character of the series. He is played by Telly Savalas in every episode.

Series overview[change | edit source]

Season Network Episodes Premiered: Ended:
Pilot CBS 1 March 8, 1973
1 CBS 22 October 31, 1973 May 8, 1974
2 CBS 25 September 15, 1974 March 9, 1975
3 CBS 24 September 14, 1975 March 7, 1976
4 CBS 25 September 26, 1976 March 22, 1977
5 CBS 22 October 2, 1977 March 18, 1978
TVMs CBS 2 February 16, 1985 February 21, 1987
6 ABC 5 November 2, 1989 April 7, 1990

DVD / Blu-ray releases[change | edit source]

Product Episodes DVD release date Blu-ray
release date
United States (R1) United Kingdom (R2) Australia (R4)
Season 1 22 March 22, 2005 July 18, 2005 July 13, 2005 --
Season 2 25 September 27, 2011 April 26, 2010 -- --
Season 3 24 March 20, 2012 April 26, 2010 -- --
Season 4 25 May 1, 2012 29 August 2011 -- --
Season 5 22 September 11, 2012[1] 29 August 2011 -- --
TV Movies & Season 6 8 January 24, 2012 -- -- --
The Complete Series 125 -- -- -- --

Episodes[change | edit source]

Pilot[change | edit source]

"The Marcus-Nelson Murders" / Original air date: March 8, 1973

A true story about the double murder of two white girls in New York City (The Wylie-Hoffert Career Girl Murders, 1963). Police arrest a black male, unjustly accusing him of being the murderer, but Kojak tries to show that the suspect was innocent of the crime.[2][3][4] The episode is directed by Joseph Sargent.

Season 1[change | edit source]

1973–74

# Title Original Airdate
1 "Siege of Terror" October 24, 1973
2 "Web of Death" October 31, 1973
3 "One for the Morgue" November 7, 1973
4 "Knockover" November 14, 1973
5 "Girl in the River" November 21, 1973
6 "Requiem for a Cop" November 28, 1973
7 "The Corrupter" December 5, 1973
8 "Dark Sunday" December 12, 1973
9 "Conspiracy of Fear" December 19, 1973
10 "Cop in a Cage" January 2, 1974
11 "Marker to a Dead Bookie" January 16, 1974
12 "Last Rites for a Dead Priest" January 23, 1974
13 "Death is Not a Passing Grade" January 30, 1974
14 "Die Before They Wake" February 6, 1974
15 "Deliver Us Some Evil" February 13, 1974
16 "Eighteen Hours of Fear" February 20, 1974
17 "Before the Devil Knows" February 27, 1974
18 "Dead on His Feet" March 6, 1974
19 "Down a Long and Lonely River" March 20, 1974
20 "Mojo" March 27, 1974
21 "Therapy in Dynamite" April 10, 1974
22 "The Only Way Out" May 8, 1974

Season 2[change | edit source]

1974–75

# Title Original Airdate
23 "The Chinatown Murders (1)" September 15, 1974
24 "The Chinatown Murders (2)" September 15, 1974
25 "Hush Now, or You'll Die" September 22, 1974
26 "A Very Deadly Game" September 29, 1974
27 "Wall Street Gunslinger" October 6, 1974
28 "Slay Ride" October 13, 1974
29 "Nursemaid" October 20, 1974
30 "You Can't Tell a Hurt Man How to Holler" October 30, 1974
31 "The Best Judge Money Can Buy" November 3, 1974
32 "A Souvenir from Atlantic City" November 10, 1974
33 "A Killing in the Second House" November 17, 1974
34 "The Best War in Town" November 24, 1974
35 "Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die" December 1, 1974
36 "The Betrayal" December 15, 1974
37 "Loser Takes All" December 22, 1974
38 "Close Cover Before Killing" January 5, 1975
39 "Acts of Desperate Men" January 12, 1975
40 "Queen of the Gypsies" January 19, 1975
41 "Night of the Piraeus" January 26, 1975
42 "Elegy in an Asphalt Graveyard" February 2, 1975
43 "The Good Luck Bomber" February 9, 1975
44 "Unwanted Partners" February 16, 1975
45 "Two-Four-Six for Two Hundred" February 23, 1975
46 "The Trade-Off" March 2, 1975
47 "I Want to Report a Dream" March 9, 1975

Season 3[change | edit source]

1975–76

# Title Original Airdate
48 "A Question of Answers (1)" September 14, 1975
49 "A Question of Answers (2)" September 14, 1975
50 "My Brother, My Enemy" September 21, 1975
51 "Sweeter Than Life" September 21, 1975
52 "Be Careful What You Pray For" October 5, 1975
53 "Secret Snow, Deadly Snow" October 12, 1975
54 "Life, Liberation, and the Pursuit of Death" October 26, 1975
55 "Out of the Frying Pan…" November 2, 1975
56 "Over the Water" November 09, 1975
57 "The Nicest Guys on the Block" November 16, 1975
58 "No Immunity for Murder" November 23, 1975
59 "A Long Way from Times Square" November 30, 1975
60 "Money Back Guarantee" December 7, 1975
61 "A House of Prayer, a Den of Thieves" December 14, 1975
62 "How Cruel the Frost, How Bright the Stars" December 21, 1975
63 "The Forgotten Room" January 4, 1976
64 "On the Edge" January 11, 1976
65 "A Wind from Corsica" January 18, 1976
66 "Bad Dude" January 25, 1976
67 "A Grave Too Soon" February 1, 1976
68 "The Frame" February 8, 1976
69 "Deadly Innocence" February 15, 1976
70 "Justice Deferred" February 22, 1976
71 "Both Sides of the Law" March 7, 1976

Season 4[change | edit source]

1976–77

# Title Original Airdate
72 "Birthday Party" September 26, 1976
73 "A Summer Madness" October 3, 1976
74 "Law Dance" October 10, 1976
75 "Out of the Shadows" October 17, 1976
76 "A Need to Know" October 24, 1976
77 "An Unfair Trade" October 31, 1976
78 "A Hair-Trigger Away" November 7, 1976
79 "By Silence Betrayed" November 14, 1976
80 "A Shield for Murder (1)" November 21, 1976
81 "A Shield for Murder (2)" November 21, 1976
82 "The Pride and the Princess" November 28, 1976
83 "Black Thorn" December 5, 1976
84 "Where Do You Go When You Have Nowhere To Go?" December 12, 1976
85 "Dead Again" December 19, 1976
86 "The Godson" January 2, 1977
87 "The Condemned" January 11, 1977
88 "When You Hear the Beep, Drop Dead" January 18, 1977
89 "I Was Happy Where I Was" January 25, 1977
90 "Kojak's Days (1)" February 1, 1977
91 "Kojak's Days (2)" February 8, 1977
92 "Monkey on a String" February 15, 1977
93 "Kiss it All Goodbye" February 22, 1977
94 "Lady in the Squad Room" March 8, 1977
95 "Sister Maria" March 15, 1977
96 "Another Gypsy Queen" March 22, 1977

Season 5[change | edit source]

1977–78

# Title Original Airdate
97 "The Queen of Hearts Is Wild" October 2, 1977
98 "A Strange Kind of Love" October 9, 1977
99 "Laid Off" October 16, 1977
100 "Cry for the Kids" October 23, 1977
101 "Once More from Birdland" October 30, 1977
102 "Caper on a Quiet Street" November 6, 1977
103 "Letters of Death" November 13, 1977
104 "Tears for All Who Loved Her" November 20, 1977
105 "The Summer of '69 (1)" December 4, 1977
106 "The Summer of '69 (2)" December 10, 1977
107 "Case Without a File" December 17, 1977
108 "I Could Kill My Wife's Lawyer" December 24, 1977
109 "Justice for All" January 7, 1978
110 "Mouse" January 21, 1978
111 "Chain of Custody" January 28, 1978
112 "The Captain's Brother's Wife" February 4, 1978
113 "No License to Kill" February 11, 1978
114 "The Halls of Terror" February 18, 1978
115 "May the Horse Be With You" February 25, 1978
116 "Photos Must Credit Joe Paxton" March 4, 1978
117 "60 Miles to Hell" March 11, 1978
118 "In Full Command" March 18, 1978

TV-movies[change | edit source]

1985–87

  • The Belarus File / Original air date: February 16, 1985
    Kojak investigates a series of crimes against Jews. Kojak has a great interest in the case because the victims were his friends. Kojak has a new assistant Dana Sutton to help him solve the case.[5][6] Directed by Robert Markowitz.[7]
  • The Price of Justice / Original air date: February 21, 1987
    When the bodies of two young boys are discovered in a river in Harlem, their mother is the obvious suspect, particularly with her bad past. But Kojak believes that she is innocent.

Season 6[change | edit source]

1989–90

# Title Original Airdate
121 "Ariana" November 2, 1989
Kojak's mission is to care for Ariana, a Greek girl is lost in a park and do not speak English. Detective Blake is charged with the task of finding the mother of the girl. While investigating question the honesty of Kojak and mistakenly believe that could be involved in a corruption case. Kojak finally proves he is innocent and that he fell into a trap by an old enemy.[8] Directed by Paul Krasny.[9] 
122 "Fatal Flaw" November 30, 1989
A person with connections to organized crime, is brutally murdered. The Inspector Kojak must investigate and find out if his wife and a former lover are involved in the case. Directed by Richard Compton.[9] 
123 "Flowers for Matty" January 4, 1990
124 "It's Always Something" February 3, 1990
125 "None So Blind" April 7, 1990

References[change | edit source]

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