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Buddy Faro
GenreCrime drama
Created byMark Frost
ComposerJoel McNeely
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (5 unaired) (list of episodes)
Executive producers
Running time60 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 25 (1998-09-25) –
December 4, 1998 (1998-12-04)

Buddy Faro is an American crime drama television series created by Mark Frost, starring Dennis Farina that aired on CBS from September 25 to December 4, 1998. The series was cancelled after eight episodes due to low ratings.


A legendary private investigator disappeared in 1978 when he was trying to solve the murder of the woman he fell in love with. Twenty years later he is tracked down by PI Bob Jones and together they reopen Buddy's agency, with help from actress Julie Barber and Buddy's old partner El Jefe.



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot"Charles HaidMark FrostSeptember 25, 1998 (1998-09-25)
Buddy Faro returns to Los Angeles and partners with an amateur investigator.
2"The Curse of the Faro"Charles HaidMark FrostOctober 2, 1998 (1998-10-02)
George Hamilton, who played Buddy Faro in 1970s TV series based on him, hires Buddy and Bob to protect him from a killer.
3"Touched by an Amnesiac"Lesli Linka GlatterKimberly CostelloOctober 9, 1998 (1998-10-09)
A woman has no memory of who she is or why her 10 000 dollars are covered in a white substance.
4"Ain't That a Kick in the Head"Marc BucklandElizabeth M. CosinOctober 16, 1998 (1998-10-16)
A professional basketball player has been discovered in bed with a minor.
5"Now You See Him, Now He's Dead"John PattersonJon HotchkissOctober 23, 1998 (1998-10-23)
Buddy and Bob tries to track down the twin of a magician.
6"Death by Airbrush"Charles HaidBarry PullmanNovember 6, 1998 (1998-11-06)
The team goes looking into the background of a woman about to marry into a wealthy family.
7"Talk Show Heller"Charles HaidMark FrostNovember 13, 1998 (1998-11-13)
A woman is murdered after she is embarrassed on a sleazy talk show.
8"Get Me Cody Swift"D. J. CarusoBarry PullmanDecember 4, 1998 (1998-12-04)
A teenage movie star seeks help from Buddy Faro when he thinks he's in danger.
9"The Match Game"TBDTBDUnaired
Buddy and Bob investigate a high-profile matchmaker.
10"The Truth is in the Trash"Ted KotcheffScott FrostUnaired
Buddy reunites with an old partner when he looks into the 20-year-old case of a missing showgirl.
11"Done Away in a Manger"TBDTBDUnaired
The wife of a movie star finds a snake in her Christmas stocking.
12"Charlotte's Tangled Web"TBDTBDUnaired
A friend of Julie captures a murder on video.
13"Who's the Muse?"Ted KotcheffKimberly CostelloUnaired
The books of an author turns into real-life crimes.