Silk Stalkings is a crime drama television series. The series premiered on CBS on November 7, 1991, as part of the network's late-night Crimetime After Primetime programming package. It was originally shown on CBS for two seasons until June 1993 when CBS ended the Crimetime experiment. After this, the series ran exclusively on USA until its finale in April 1999. The show was creator Stephen J. Cannell's longest-running series. Its title is a wordplay on silk stockings.