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J.J. Starbuck
Genre Crime Drama
Created by Stephen J. Cannell
Developed by NBC
Starring Dale Robertson
Jimmy Dean
Shawn Weatherly
and Ben Vereen
Opening theme 'Gone Again' by Ronnie Milsap
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 18
Production
Executive producer(s) Stephen J. Cannell
Producer(s) J. Rickley Dumm
Location(s) Santa Clarita, California
Running time 44 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original run 02010-09-26 September 26 – June 28, 1988 (1988-06-28)
Chronology
Related shows Tenspeed and Brown Shoe

J.J. Starbuck was a short lived NBC series about a cornpone-spouting J.J. (Jerome Jeremiah) Starbuck, a Texan millionaire who wears ten-gallon hats, cowboy boots and fancy western shirts. He drives a flashy limo with steer horns on the hood and a horn that plays "The Eyes of Texas," and spouts a steady stream of folksy homilies. After becoming bored with life, Starbuck begins wandering around the country, helping out "good folks" in trouble, using his influence and contacts, and more than often doing a little detective work. For 5 episodes of the series Ben Vereen reprised his Tenspeed and Brown Shoe role of E.L. 'Tenspeed' Turner.

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