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The Name of the Game

The Name of the Game

The Name of the Game

The Name of the Game was a drama series broadcast on the NBC network in the United States. The show was set in the world of magazine publishing at Howards Publications. The show "rotated" between three main characters, each loosely tied together by the fact they worked for Howards Publications. The owner of the company, Glenn Howard (Gene Berry) took on business and political stories. Dan Farrell (Robert Stack) was an ex-FBI agent who used the company's resources to take on organized crime. And Jeff Dillon (Anthony Franciosa) was a crusading investigative reporter who took on corruption wherever it came up. Although the three main characters never met, they all worked with other employees at Howards Publications, including junior reporters Joe Sample, Ross Craig, and Andy Hill, and editorial assistant Peggy Maxwell.

Episode Info

Final: 3x24 -- The Showdown (Mar/19/1971)

Robert StackRobert Stack
As Dan Farrell
Gene BarryGene Barry
As Glenn Howard
Anthony FranciosaAnthony Franciosa
As Jeff Dillon
Susan Saint JamesSusan Saint James
As Peggy Maxwell


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The “Name of the Game” is one of the wonderful service ever shown in the television history. There are only limited TV series that have got the kind of level quality this program has! From original theme songs to amazing plot. This show also has the nice list of actors including Budd Albright and Gene Barry. This series was pretty fascinating because it revealed American scenarios and cultures through the magazine commentators and how it brought to the pages. All these stories are so valuable and gives you the feeling that you’re truly part of the show! Read more

Review posted on Friday, July 26th 2013 at 3:02 am

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Recurring Guests

Darren McGavin as Jesse Gil McCray (3 eps)
Jack Klugman as Frank Dovnik (3 eps)
Dina Merrill as Maggie Payden (2 eps)
Steve Forrest as Col. Walter Royce (2 eps)
William Shatner as Peter (2 eps)
Suzanne Pleshette as Hallie Manville (2 eps)
Edward Asner as Cesare Marino (2 eps)
Larry Storch as James Kelso (2 eps)
Jason Wingreen as District Attorney (2 eps)
Edward Andrews as Congressman (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Premiere: September 20, 1968
Ended: September 10, 1971
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