Lanigan’s Rabbi (NBC 1977 with Art Carney and Bruce Solomon)

USA / NBC – Universal – Heyday / 4×90 minute episodes / Broadcast 22 January – 24 April 1977

Producer: Leonard B. Stern / Characters: Harry Kemelman / Music: Leonard Rosenman

Crime drama series. Police chief Paul Lanigan and Rabbi David Small team up to solve crimes in the small town of Cameron in California. Based on the novels by Harry Kemelman and a late entry (the final one in fact) in NBC’s Mystery Movie series, it appeared roughly once a month in rotation with McCloud, Columbo and McMillan.

Art Carney’s real life daughter Barbara appeared as local journalist Bobbie Whittaker.

In the pilot episode David was played Stuart Margolin.

ART CARNEY as Chief Paul Lanigan
BRUCE SOLOMON as Rabbi David Small
JANIS PAIGE as Kate Lanigan
JANET MARGOLIN as Miriam Small
BARBARA CARNEY as Bobbie Wittaker
ROBERT DOYLE as Lt. Osgood
REVA ROSE as Hannah Price