• Quinn Martin was a very busy man in the 1960's and 70's. He had his name on many shows. Most of them were at least halfway decent shows. Barnaby Jones is an exception. This show is just not that great of a show. Some of the stories are downright silly. The situations are not believable,the acting is often uninspired,and many of the cases seem to solve themselves. Most of the show episodes are boring. How this lasted 8 seasons I will never know, particularly when a much-better QM detective show "Dan August" with Burt Reynolds did not even last a full season. Sure,there are a few decent Barnaby Jones episodes,but it is not worth wading through all the mediocre episodes to find them. You can find much better detective shows I promise.