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A minute's silence. A toast to the departed. Let's remember the greatest of us: Mario.

I wasn't sure they'd go through with it, but Nintendo really did kill Mario this week. Super Mario 3D All-Stars for Nintendo Switch is no longer for sale digitally, and no new physical stock will be distributed. We knew this was coming. Nintendo had signalled as much. But why is it happening?

That's the question we ask on this week's Eurogamer News Cast. Join news editor Tom Phillips, reporter Emma Kent and me as we attempt to make sense of Nintendo's controversial decision in the video below.

It's been a week dominated by controversial decisions. We talk about Activision's heavily-criticised always-online release of Crash Bandicoot 4 on PC, its problematic $10 charge for a next-gen upgrade of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2, and Sony's confirmation of the impending closure of the PS3, PSP and Vita stores for good.

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Vita developers have already been negatively impacted by Sony's decision, which some found out alongside the public. Could Sony have handled things better? And is Sony handing out free PR wins to Microsoft, which this week made a selection of its backwards compatible Xbox and Xbox 360 catalogue available to stream via xCloud?

And it's been a big week for CD Projekt, which has announced it's changing the way it makes games in response to the disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077. As that big standalone online Cyberpunk game looks dead in the water, we ask: is Cyberpunk 2077 now a lost cause?

Expect insight into all this as well as our regular 'what we've been playing' catch-up, and we close with our traditional mug check. I think Tom wins this week.

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GenreDetective fiction
Created byGlen A. Larson
StarringRobert Wagner
Eddie Albert
Charlie Callas
Sharon Gless
William Bryant
James Hong
Mindi Miller
Theme music composerGlen A. Larson
ComposerStu Phillips
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes70 (list of episodes)
Executive producersGlen A. Larson
Jon Epstein
Matthew Rapf
Running time44 minutes
Production companiesGlen Larson Productions
Universal Television
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 9, 1975 –
August 20, 1978

Switch is an American action-adventure detective series starring Robert Wagner and Eddie Albert. It was broadcast on the CBS network for three seasons between September 9, 1975, and August 20, 1978, bumping the Hawaii Five-O detective series to Friday nights.


Switch was inspired by the 1973 movie The Sting[citation needed] and was similar to The Rockford Files, which had debuted a year earlier. It was created by Glen A. Larson; in his memoir, The Garner Files, Rockford Files star James Garner accuses Larson of essentially rewriting Rockford scripts without authorization for use on this show. Donald P. Bellisario was also one of the writers.

The series focused on two main characters, Frank MacBride (Eddie Albert) and Pete Ryan (Robert Wagner). MacBride was a retired bunco cop who once arrested Ryan, a con man. After Ryan's release from prison, the two men opened a detective agency in Los Angeles. Their speciality involves the use of confidence tricks to trap criminals into revealing evidence of their guilt. Assisting them is another reformed con man, restaurant owner Malcolm Argos (Charlie Callas), and Maggie Philbin (Sharon Gless), Mac and Pete's naive-but-competent receptionist and assistant.

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The series pilot for CBS aired on March 21, 1975, as a 90-minute made-for-television movie. During the second season, the series became more serious in tone and more of a traditional crime drama.[citation needed]William Bryant joined the cast as Lt. Shilton in season two, and Mindi Miller and James Hong joined the cast in season three. In the third season, Pete moves into an apartment above Malcolm's bar.

The modestly successful show[citation needed] was put on hiatus in early 1978, its time slot taken by The Incredible Hulk. The remaining 10 unaired episodes were broadcast the following summer before the series was canceled in August due to low ratings.


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SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
PilotMarch 21, 1975
124September 9, 1975April 6, 1976
224September 21, 1976April 3, 1977
322September 23, 1977July 9, 1978


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  • Eddie Albert - Frank 'Mac' MacBride
  • Robert Wagner - Peterson T. 'Pete' Ryan
  • Charlie Callas - Malcolm Argos
  • Sharon Gless - Maggie Philbin
  • William Bryant - Lt. Shilton (seasons 2–3)
  • James Hong - Wang, Malcolm's cook (season 3)
  • Mindi Miller - Revel, a waitress who works at Malcolm's restaurant (season 3)

Eddie Albert and Robert Wagner are the only actors to appear in every episode. Sharon Gless appeared in all but three episodes, and Charlie Callas did not appear in four episodes during the run.

In addition, Anne Archer recurred in the first season as Laurie, a grifter who helps Mac and Pete with their sting operations (clips of the actress in character appeared in the opening credits sequence during the first and second seasons).


The short-lived 1976–1977 ABC crime drama The Feather and Father Gang was seen as an unsuccessful attempt to imitate Switch.[1][2] Coincidentally, Wagner would later costar with one of the stars of The Feather and Father Gang, Stefanie Powers, in another crime drama Hart to Hart which ran for 5 seasons beginning in 1979.

See also[edit]

  • McCoy, a similarly themed TV series that also debuted in 1975.


  1. ^McNeil, Alex, Total Television: The Comprehensive Guide to Programming From 1948 to the Present, New York: Penguin Books, 1996, p. 282.
  2. ^The New York Times: The Feather and Father Gang

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External links[edit]

  • Switch at IMDb
  • ‹The show is being considered for deletion.›Switch at
  • Switch at CVTA

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