The Red Hand Gang

The Red Hand Gang was a Syndication network Saturday morning adventure series which aired from September 10 to November 26, 1977, lasting for one season & 12 episodes.


The series centered on five crime-solving pre-teens and their dog Boomer, who lived in the inner city.

Unlike other Saturday morning TV shows, the episodes were grouped into multiple shows: one of five parts, one of four & one of three, and each episode ended in a cliffhanger.


  • Matthew Laborteaux as Frankie
  • James Bond III as Doc
  • Jolie Newman as Joanne
  • Johnny Brogna as Lil' Bill
  • J.R. Miller as J.R.


"The Red Hand Gang" was cancelled in November of 1977. The show's cancellation was partly due to its 12:30PM ET time slot, when many key affiliates tend to preempt Syndication programming after 12:00 Noon ET for their own programming, especially college football.

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