Director Michael Caffey began his career assisting on films and doing a 12-episode stint on the powerful World War II series "Combat!" from 1966 to 1967. He worked on several other shows, including the mystery show "Ironside" with Raymond Burr as a paralyzed detective, before doing eight episodes of the popular western show "The Virginian" from 1968 to 1971. In the early 1970s, Caffey directed a few television movies and kept busy with 10 episodes of the doctor drama "Medical Center" from 1971 to 1974. In the mid-'70s, Caffey directed Karl Malden and a young Michael Douglas in three episodes of the cop show "The Streets of San Francisco", and in 1977, he moved in a more fantasy-driven direction when he did a few episodes of "The New Adventures of Wonder Woman", starring Lynda Carter as the scantily clad superhero. Caffey did directing duties on shows such as "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "T.J. Hooker" before settling into a long run of episodes of "MacGyver".