Okay, this kind of sort of maybe falls into the "classics" category, although this show turned out to be a lot cheesier than the creators intended.
So basically, the Television Gods took a classic detective figure, put him in his own television show during the 1970s, and within one season managed to throw it all down the tubes.
I will buy you a box of macaroni and cheese, if you can name the show, detective, and the actor who portrayed this famous detective. (hint: the son of this actor is a leading character in another television show featuring a classic detective. Although the son is not the title character. Name that actor, show, and the character's name, and I will buy you TWO boxes of mac and cheese).
Until Next Time...