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- Aired in United States January 18, 1998
- Released in United States on Video March 2, 1999
- The original series, "The Defenders," was telecast on CBS from September 16, 1961 to September 9, 1965.
- Began shooting summer 1997.
- E.G. Marshall is reprising his role as Lawrence Preston from the original series.
- Screenwriter Reginald Rose wrote the original teleplay for the series.