Season 2 of The FBI now available on DVD

Warner Bros. this week made season 2 of The FBI available on DVD. To promote the Quinn Martin-produced series, Warner Bros. is providing a free sample, the chance to watch an episode called “The Courier” with Gene Hackman as a spy who runs afoul of FBI inspector Lewis Erskine (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.).

Efrem Zimbalist Jr., star of The FBI

The free sample went online (for U.S. residents only) at 3:01 a.m. ET/12:01 a.m. PT on Feb. 16 and it’s only available until 2:59 a.m. Feb. 18 ET/11:59 p.m. Feb. 17 PT. You can check it out BY CLICKING HERE.

As with last year’s release of season 1, The FBI is a “manufactured on demand” release, meaning WB will only make them as ordered. And they’re a little pricey, $39.95 for each half season. You can CLICK HERE for information on ordering the first half of season 2 and CLICK HERE for the second half. “The Courier” is contained in the latter.

Also, you can CLICK HERE for an HMSS story about espionage themed episodes of The FBI. Finally if you CLICK HERE you can read a 2011 interview with Zimbalist about the series.

The FBI Vs. Spies — Inspector Erskine Vs. Gene Hackman

UPDATE II (February 2015): You can read more about this episode on the SEASON TWO PAGE of The FBI episode guide.

UPDATE (June 2013): The YouTube videos originally embedded were yanked by the Google-owned video service. The Gene Hackman episode is part of THIS BOX SET of The FBI. You can also CLICK HERE for’s entry about the episode.

You got to love YouTube. We’ve previously discussed how the TV series The FBI had numerous spy stories. Here’s one. The editing is a bit abrupt but it was written and produced by Charles Larson on behalf of executive producer Quinn Martin: