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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Bluebird is Back

Feb/18/1977
Hunter and Marty track down a red agent. In this first episode, Hunter and Ms. Shaw are after a Communist agent named Bluebird who leaves a razor-sharp edged star in each of his victims as a calling card. The star, by the way, is a unique martial arts weapon. It seems that everytime Hunter is ready to pay a call on a possible informant, the source has fallen prey to Bluebird by means of the slicing star. One victim, for variety's sake, crashes to his death when his parachute is tangled during a sky jump
Guest Stars: Chuck Daniel as Vanover | Lee De Broux as Paul Schiff | Paul Mantee as Lawrence | Del Monroe as Ritchie/Bluebird | Edward Mulhare as Colin Berne | Joe Renteria as Villas | Alex Sheafe as Henning | John Karlen as Abel
Director: Gerald Mayer

2 :01x02 - Mirror Image

Feb/25/1977
Hunter is in a new episode—but in an old plot tonight. The bad guys (Reds in this caper) create, through surgery, an exact duplicate of Jim Hunter (Franciscus) to get at secret U.S. data. A plastic double of Hunter is created in a plot to frame him for the murder of a U.S. intelligence officer.
Guest Stars: Whitney Blake as Dr. Fearing | Geoffrey Lewis as Danzig | Diana Muldaur as Frieda Scott | Richard Mulligan as Dr. Harter | Dinah Ann Rogers as First Nurse | James Franciscus as Cooper
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writer: David Karp

3 :01x03 - The Lysenko Syndrome

Mar/04/1977
William Windom is the baddie here, a Russian agent who arranges for pretty Marty Shaw (Linda Evans) to have an auto accident so that he can do a little mind-altering job on her. She's,"programmed" to kill her uncle, an influential admiral in the Navy. But Hunter (James Franciscus) uses the old mirror trick to "snap" her out of it.
Guest Stars: Don Fenwick as Unknown | Dick Miller as Unknown | Richard John Miller as Ed White | Byron Morrow as Admiral Young | Christopher Stone (1) as Condon | William Wellman, Jr. as Chip Davis | William Windom as Josef Patel
Director: Barry Crane
Writer: David Karp

4 :01x04 - The Hit

Mar/11/1977
The Hunter becomes the hunted in a caper in which Jim Hunter (James Franciscus) poses as a paid killer (the real guy dying accidentally) who is about to make a "hit," Jim is startled to suddenly discover that he, himself, appears to be the target of the assassin!
Guest Stars: Marc Alaimo as Lawson | James E. Brodhead as Barnes | Jim Davis (1) as Raymond Spencer | George DiCenzo as Rafik Saraffi | Nehemiah Persoff as Sheik Farakbi | Andrew Prine as Arthur Hillman | Norman Andrews as Mel | Joe Di Reda as Sergeant Flowers
Director: Harry Harris
Writer: Parke Perine

5 :01x05 - The Costa Rican Connection

Mar/18/1977
Donald O'Connor guests as as retired song-and-dance man who becomes a key figure in the search for the assassin of a racketeer, Emile Teller. The entertainer gets involved in Hunter's search for a link between U.S. intelligence and the mob.
Guest Stars: Susan Anton as Cissy | Stephen Boyd as Garth Roberts | Gary Lockwood as John DeLacey | Donald O'Connor as Lou Martin | Pat Renella as Augie | Ken Swofford as Steve Beerwood | Naomi Stevens as Mrs. Teller | Todd Martin (1) as Bodyguard
Director: Barry Crane

6 :01x06 - The K Group: Part 1

Apr/08/1977
Hunter suddenly finds himself in a wary alliance with a ruthless East German spy on the verge of defection to America. Hunter encounters the East German who, nine years earlier, shot down his fiancée. First of two parts.
Guest Stars: Jane Actman as Julie | Robert Conner as Turk | Dean Jagger as Arthur Nelson Page | Lincoln Kilpatrick as Jackson | Zohra Lampert as Deedee | James Luisi as Caldwell | Vic Morrow as Victor | Eric Server as MacLain | Gregory Sierra as Lieutenant Perez | Camilla Sparv as Katrin
Director: Gary Nelson
Writer: David Karp

7 :01x07 - The K Group: Part 2

Apr/15/1977
Seeking asylum in the U.S., Hunter's adversary offers to betray the group that hired him to assassinate a dignitary.
Guest Stars: Jane Actman as Julie | Robert Conner as Turk | Dean Jagger as Arthur Nelson Page | Lincoln Kilpatrick as Jackson | Zohra Lampert as Deedee | James Luisi as Caldwell | Vic Morrow as Victor | Eric Server as MacLain | Gregory Sierra as Lieutenant Perez | Camilla Sparv as Katrin | Kelly Lange as Commentator
Director: Gary Nelson
Writer: David Karp

8 :01x08 - The Barking Dog

Apr/22/1977
Doctor Martin Reed, a chemist working for the government, disappears mysteriously. At the same time, Doctor William Maklin, one of his associates, is killed in a plane crash. Investigating the death of Maklin's death, Jim Hunter discovers what Reed is hiding and that he's plotting a terrible conspiracy: poisoning two million persons if a ten million dollar booty is not delivered to him...
Guest Stars: Norman Alden as Guard | Michael Callan as Winston | Robert Mandan as Bill Maklin | Collin Wilcox as Mrs. Reed | Philip Ahn as The florist | Frank Campanella as Dr. George Canlan
Director: Lawrence Dobkin

9 :01x09 - Yesterday, Upon the Stair

May/27/1977
Hunter suspects a traitor in his organization thwarted a prisoner exchange between the U.S. and a foreign government. A prisoner exchange -a U.S.-held Communist spy for a Red-held U.S. spy - goes awry, and U.S. agents Jim Hunter and Marty Shaw are assigned to the recovery of the American spy
Guest Stars: Marcel Hillaire as The Chef | Robert Middleton as Dymytrk | Milton Selzer as Sam Guthrie | David Wayne as Dave Pierson | Dick Balduzzi as Harrison | Raymond Singer as Clerk
Director: Robert Douglas

10 :01x10 - The Backup

Unaired
Hunter tries to recover a kidnapped Chinese defector (Keye Luke), who was about to leak crucial intelligence.
Guest Stars: Leif Erickson as Jake Maitland | Teri Garr as Peg Foley | Keye Luke as T. Yeng | Brad Dexter as unknown
Director: Reza Badiyi
Writer: Adrian Spies

11 :01x11 - The Lovejoy File

Unaired
Someone else wants a secret dossier along with Hunter: a man who'll stop at nothing to obtain it.
Guest Stars: Kim Hunter as Mrs. Lovejoy | Albert Salmi as Clark | Sorrell Booke as Mervyn
Director: Harvey Laidman

12 :01x12 - U.F.M. 13

Unaired
An investigation of a theft from a nuclear plant uncovers a right-wing conspiracy.
Guest Stars: Cameron Mitchell (1) as Turnbull | Jamie Smith-Jackson as Margit Turnbull | Robert Walden as Bellheimer | Elliott Street as Smitty | Walter Brooke as Carlson | Joshua Bryant as Pohlman | Jordan Rhodes as McIlvane | John Davis Chandler as Van Rhys
Director: Harry Falk

13 :01x13 - Episode 5

Unaired
While doing an investigation, Bill Wells, a friend of Hunter's, is murdered. With the help of Marty Shaw, Jim decides to finish Wells' job. A car plate found in the victim's house leads to a prominent civil servant at the Department of State, Steven Brandt, about whom Hunter discovers that he is involved in a huge corruption scandal...
Guest Stars: John Payne (2) as Steven Brandt | Ty Hardin as Kettring | Raymond St. Jacques as Sebastian | Fionnula Flanagan as Brandt's secretary | Ernie Hudson as unknown
Director: Alex March
Warning: Hunter (1977) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: February 18, 1977
Ended: May 27, 1977
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