Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985 TV series)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents, sometimes called The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents, is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1985 to 1986, and on the USA Network from 1987 to 1989. The series is an updated version of the 1955 series of the same name.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Presented byAlfred Hitchcock (re-colorized footage)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes76 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Christopher Crowe
Jon Slan
Michael Sloan
Producer(s)Alan Barnette
Mary Kahn
Barbara Laffey
David Levinson
Susan Whittaker
Production location(s)Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Michael Sloan Productions
Paragon Motion Pictures, Inc.
DistributorUniversal Television
Original networkNBC (1985–1986)
USA Network (1987–1989)
Picture format35 mm 4:3
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 29, 1985 (1985-09-29) 
July 22, 1989 (1989-07-22)
Related showsAlfred Hitchcock Presents

The series aired 76 episodes.


In 1985, NBC aired a new made-for-television film based upon the series, combining newly filmed stories with colorized footage of Alfred Hitchcock from the original series introducing each segment.[1] The film was a ratings success.


A new Alfred Hitchcock Presents series debuted in the fall of 1985 and retained the same format as the film – newly filmed stories (a mixture of original works and updated remakes of original series episodes) with colorized introductions by Hitchcock. The new series lasted only one season before NBC cancelled it, but it was then produced for three more years by USA Network (which is now co-owned with NBC under NBCUniversal).

Notable guest stars

Series pilot

  • Ned Beatty – Larry Broome (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")
  • Lee Ving – Curt Venner (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")
  • Tony Frank – Sheriff Noakes (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")
  • John Huston – Carlos/Narrator (segment "Man from the South")
  • Melanie Griffith – Girl (segment "Man from the South")
  • Annette O'Toole – Stella (segment "An Unlocked Window")
  • Bruce Davison – Betty Ames/Baker (segment "An Unlocked Window")
  • Richard Lineback – Billy (segment "Incident In A Small Jail")
  • Steven Bauer – Gambler (Segment "Man From The South")
  • Tippi Hedren – Waitress (Segment "Man From The South")
  • Kim Novak – Rosa (Segment "Man From The South")
  • Gail Youngs – Amanda's Mother (Segment "Bang! You're Dead!")
  • Lyman Ward – Uncle Jack (Segment "Bang! You're Dead!")
  • Bill Mumy – Supermarket Clerk (Segment "Bang! You're Dead!")
  • Jonathan Goldsmith – Manager (Segment "Bang! You're Dead!")
  • Helena Kallianiotes – Maria Kyprianov (Segment "An Unlocked Window")

Other episodes


NBCUniversal's horror-themed cable channel Chiller, which launched on March 1, 2007, aired the new Alfred Hitchcock Presents for the first time on television in more than a decade. The new Alfred Hitchcock Presents was the first show to air on Chiller when it launched at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.


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