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Followed by 

The Defenders: Payback (1997) (TV Movie)
The Defenders: Choice of Evils (1998) (TV Movie)

Spun-off from 

Studio One in Hollywood: The Defender: Part 1 (1957) (TV Episode)
The father and son characters are revived for their own show.


The Defenders: Payback (1997) (TV Movie)

Referenced in 

The Dick Van Dyke Show: One Angry Man (1962) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Password: Episode dated 21 August 1962 (1962) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as E.G. Marshall's series
Password: Episode dated 28 August 1962 (1962) (TV Episode)
E.G. Marshall is mentioned as being the star of this show
The Dick Van Dyke Show: Laura's Little Lie (1963) (TV Episode)
Laura calls Rob "EG Marshall like" when he talks legaleze.
The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Sound of the Trumpets of Conscience Falls Deafly on a Brain That Holds Its Ears... (1963) (TV Episode)
Laura hopes the police have two-way mirrors like on The Defenders to protect Rob from any criminals he identifies, and Lt. Yarnell says he saw those two-way mirrors on The Defenders but only has the old-fashioned set up for a police line-up
Gilligan's Island: Plant You Now, Dig You Later (1965) (TV Episode)
Mrs. Howell, impressed by her husband's courtroom performance, says "You should be on the Defenders!"
The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Case of the Pillow (1965) (TV Episode)
At one point, the judge calls Rob "Mr. Preston" and Rob corrects him by saying, "Mr. Petrie." Preston was the last name of the lawyers in The Defenders.
My Mother the Car: The De-Fenders (1965) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Dick Van Dyke Show: You're Under Arrest (1965) (TV Episode)
Laura mentions the show by name.
Defender (1981) (Video Game)
Title was inspired from this show.
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 (1999) (TV Movie)
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 features many clips and references from movie and television history.
Hollywood Remembers Dustin Hoffman (2000) (TV Movie)
Mad Men: The Benefactor (2008) (TV Episode)
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: The Stuff (2019) (TV Episode)
Joe Bob discusses the show while talking about the career of writer Larry Cohen.

Featured in 

TV Guide's 50 Best Shows of All Time: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (2002) (TV Special)
"The Defenders" is #31.

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