Houston Knights

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Houston Knights
Premiere March 11, 1987
Finale June 7, 1988
Creator Michael Butler & Jay Bernstein
Network CBS
Style 60-minute crime drama
Company Columbia Pictures Television
Seasons 2
Episodes 31
Origin USA

Houston Knights is a crime drama that aired on CBS.

The core of the show was the partnership between two very different cops from two different cultures. Chicago cop Joey LaFiamma is transferred to Houston after he kills a mobster from a powerful Mafia family and a contract is put out on him. Once there, he is partnered with Levon Lundy, the grandson of a Texas Ranger.

Although as different as night and day, and after a rocky beginning (the two engage in a fist-fight) they form a successful partnership and become friends. This is aided to a certain extent by an event where a hitman from Chicago who holds the contract to shoot La Fiamma arrives in Houston and is ultimately killed by Lundy.

During the series, it is revealed that both La Fiamma and Lundy have their own personal demons; La Fiamma's Chicago police partner had been killed when he went ahead while La Fiamma had waited for backup to arrive. Lundy's wife had been killed by an explosion that was intended to kill him.

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Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Michael Paré Joey LaFiamma 1 2
Michael Beck Levon Lundy 1 2
John Hancock Clarence 1 2
Robyn Douglass Lt. Beaumont 1 2

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One March 11, 1987 April 29, 1987 9
Season Two September 15, 1987 June 7, 1988 22

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