TV Series | TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Jack Klugman is the only regular cast member who appears in the final episode of the series (Quincy M.E.: The Cutting Edge (1983)), which was a backdoor pilot for a proposed series about a revolutionary new clinic. NBC did not pick up the new series.
Quincy often undertakes actions which would result in evidence and investigations being compromised. Since he is only a coroner and has never been a police officer, these actions could result in cases being dropped or overturned upon appeal. There is no way that a District Attorney would allow Quincy to perform the actions that he does in the show.
Many of the episodes that aired as part of the "NBC Mystery Movie" were edited down from 88 minutes in length to roughly 44 minutes in length when the show went into reruns in syndication.