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Checkmate is an Americanmarker detective television series that aired on CBS from 1960 to 1962 for a total of 70 episodes. It was produced by Jack Benny's production company, "JaMco Productions".


The series chronicled the adventures of a private detective agency set in San Franciscomarker that features Anthony George, Sebastian Cabot, and Doug McClure. Created by Eric Ambler, the program involves the cases of the Checkmate Detective Agency. George and McClure run the agency, which specialize in preventing crimes before they happen. Cabot portrays a college professor whom they employ as an adviser. The atmospheric series ran for seventy episodes over two seasons and was an enormous critical favorite because of the intelligence of the scripts and the superb performances.

Gold Key Comics published a short-lived (2 issues) comic book based on the series in 1962.In 2007, several episodes from both seasons have been released on DVD.


The series was also seen in Canada from 1961 on CTV during that network's initial season.


  • Sebastian Cabot....Carl Hyatt
  • Anthony George....Don Corey
  • Doug McClure....Jed Sills
  • Ken Lynch....Lt. Thomas Brand
  • Jack Betts....Chris Devlin

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