The Insiders (TV series)

The Insiders is an American drama series that aired on ABC from September 25, 1985 until June 2, 1986. starring Nicholas Campbell, Stoney Jackson and Gail Strickland.

The Insiders
StarringNicholas Campbell
Stoney Jackson
Gail Strickland
Opening theme"Just A Job To Do" performed by Genesis
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Universal Television
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 25, 1985 
June 2, 1986




No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot"TBATBASeptember 25, 1985 (1985-09-25)
2"Fashion Flame"TBATBAOctober 2, 1985 (1985-10-02)
3"Lonely Hearts"TBATBAOctober 9, 1985 (1985-10-09)
4"Cold Shot"TBATBAOctober 16, 1985 (1985-10-16)
5"Another Fine Mess"TBATBAOctober 30, 1985 (1985-10-30)
6"The Mentor"TBATBANovember 6, 1985 (1985-11-06)
7"Gun Runners"TBATBANovember 13, 1985 (1985-11-13)
8"Doctors Incorporated"TBATBANovember 20, 1985 (1985-11-20)
9"Carly"TBATBADecember 4, 1985 (1985-12-04)
10"High Iron"TBATBADecember 11, 1985 (1985-12-11)
11"All This and the Old School Tie"TBATBADecember 18, 1985 (1985-12-18)
12"Den of Thieves"TBATBAJanuary 8, 1986 (1986-01-08)
13"Close Shave"TBATBAJune 2, 1986 (1986-06-02)


The one season program aired on Wednesday nights on ABC in the fall of 1985. It was directed by Bobby Roth, now known for the series Prison Break. It is also known for its popular theme song "Just A Job To Do" by Genesis. Stoney Jackson, who portrayed "Mackey," showed up in dozens of television series as a guest star and is also credited as one of the lead dancers in Michael Jackson's video "Beat It".

This show follows the smash hit success of Miami Vice, which it greatly resembled in style and content, and came from the same production company.

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