The Quest (1982 TV series)

The Quest is an American action/adventure television series that aired on ABC from October to November 1982. The series stars Perry King, Noah Beery Jr.,[1] Karen Austin, and Ray Vitte as potential heirs to the throne of a fictional European monarchy that, were its king to die without issue, would revert to rule by France.

The Quest
Created byJuanita Bartlett
Written byJuanita Bartlett
Stephen J. Cannell
Directed byRod Holcomb
StarringPerry King
Noah Beery Jr.
Theme music composerPete Carpenter
Mike Post
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9 (4 unaired) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Juanita Bartlett
Stephen J. Cannell (co-executive producer)
Producer(s)John Ashley
Jo Swerling, Jr.
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time48 mins.
Production company(s)Stephen J. Cannell Productions
Original networkABC
Original releaseOctober 22 (1982-10-22) –
November 19, 1982 (1982-11-19)

Produced by Stephen J. Cannell, the series was canceled after five episodes.[2]


US Television RatingsEdit

Season Episodes Start Date End Date Nielsen Rank Nielsen Rating Tied With
1982-83 9 (4 Unaired) October 22, 1982 November 19, 1982 97[3] N/A N/A


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
"Pilot"Rod HolcombJuanita BartlettOctober 22, 1982 (1982-10-22)
3"Last One There Is a Rotten Heir"TBATBAOctober 29, 1982 (1982-10-29)
4"He Stole-a My Art"TBATBANovember 5, 1982 (1982-11-05)
5"His Majesty, I Presume?"TBATBANovember 12, 1982 (1982-11-12)
6"Escape from a Velvet Box"TBATBANovember 19, 1982 (1982-11-19)
7"A Prince of a Fellow"TBATBAUnaired
8"Hunt for the White Tiger"TBATBAUnaired
9"Daddy's Home"TBATBAUnaired


  1. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. pp. 1124–1125. ISBN 0-345-49773-2.
  2. ^ Thompson, Robert J. (1990). Adventures on Prime Time: The Television Programs of Stephen J. Cannell. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 110. ISBN 0-275-93330-X.
  3. ^ "The TV Ratings Guide: 1982-83 Ratings History -- Soap Bubbles Rise, Several Veterans Part and NBC Renews Poorly Rated Masterpieces". Retrieved 9 April 2018.

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