Devlin

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Devlin
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On-screen title card.
Network: ABC
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Distributor: Taft Broadcasting
Original release: September 7December 21, 1974
Run time: 23 minutes
Starring: Michael Bell
Micky Dolenz
Michelle Robinson
Norman Alden
Executive producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s): Iwao Takamoto
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s): Norman Katkov
Willie Gilbert
Sam Locke
Paul Roberts
Maurice Tombragel
Rik Vollaerts
Carey Wilber
Shimon Wincelberg
Director(s): Charles A. Nichols
Art Scott (voices)
Wally Burr (voices)

Devlin is an American animated action-drama TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera for ABC's Saturday morning line-up. It ran in 1974, airing 16 episodes.

Stunt motorcyclist Ernie Devlin travels with his younger siblings in a circus, teaching morals and life lessons wherever they go.

Production

Development

Casting

Music

The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin, credited as musical director, with supervision from Paul DeKorte.

Episodes

Episode Number Air date
"Victory Over Fear" 1x01 September 7, 1974
"Hero Worshipper" 1x02 September 14, 1974
"Save That Lion" 1x03 September 21, 1974
"Tod's Triumph" 1x04 September 28, 1974
"Up, Up and Away" 1x05 October 5, 1974
The Challenge" 1x06 October 12, 1974
"Sandy's Choice" 1x07 October 19, 1974
"Sandy's Idol" 1x08 October 26, 1974
"The Big Blast" 1x09 November 2, 1974
"Innocent or Guilty" 1x10 November 9, 1974
"Like Father, Like Son" 1x11 November 16, 1974
"Jester's Secret" 1x12 November 23, 1974
"The Stowaway" 1x13 November 30, 1974
"Sandy's Turn" 1x14 December 7, 1974
"Sandy's Decision" 1x15 December 14, 1974
"The Storyteller" 1x16 December 21, 1974

Cast

Crossovers

Title Number Original air date
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: "The Devlin Made Me Do It" 1 April 25, 2004
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: "Grodin" 2 October 29, 2006

Legacy

As mentioned above, Ernie later made several guest appearances on the Adult Swim spoof Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, where he was now elderly, married to Tangy Devlin, and taking under the counter prescription drugs, which caused him to become a bad role model. Outside of the two main guest spots, he had cameos in other episodes, as well as the TV special, Harvey Birdman: Attorney General.

References