The format of the show was similar to that of Perry Mason, with Matlock identifying the murderer and then confronting him or her in a dramatic courtroom scene near the end. One difference, however, was that whereas Mason usually exculpated his clients at a pretrial hearing, Matlock usually secured an acquittal at trial, from the jury.

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Five-O part of Better Call Saul Season 1

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When Jimmy arrives at the police station, after being called there by Mike, the two detectives from Philadelphia tell Jimmy that he looks like 'Matlock'.
Red Team III part of The Newsroom Season 2

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While being interviewed about the Genoa story by the ACN lawyers, Maggie mentions the television series 'Matlock'.

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Matlock Season 1 1986

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