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memories of the ’80s – Spenser for Hire

From Dan Tanna’s Las Vegas, Robert Urich continued his on-screen persona of a PI with the series Spenser for Hire in 1985. Developed for Warner Bros Television by John Wilder with Robert B. Parker, author of the Spenser novels, the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Vega$

In the late 1970s, the salacious city of Las Vegas became the setting for the latest private detective drama: Vega$. Created by Michael Mann and executive produced by Aaron Spelling, Vega$ starred Robert Urich as Dan Tanna. As a local … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Once a Hero

In the late 1980s, a new drama combined comic books and real life stories in the tv series Once a Hero. Created by Dusty Kay, this action-adventure/sitcom was led by Abner Bevis (Milo O’Shea), an unsuccessful comic book artist. His … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Operation Petticoat

A 1950s movie that was a box office success was not as successful when transformed for the small screen – Operation Petticoat. Released in 1959 as a big screen film starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis, Operation Petticoat was a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Street Hawk

In the mid 1980s, a television series tried to break into the network schedule: Street Hawk. Created by Paul M. Belous and Robert Wolterstoff, the series was distributed by Universal and picked up by ABC TV in 1984. But with … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Moonlighting

For mystery lovers of the ’80s, the private detective duo of Maddie and David was one of our faves: Moonlighting. Created by well-known tv producer Glenn Gordon Caron, Moonlighting starred Cybill Shepherd as Madeleine “Maddie” Hayes, a former model who was … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The $10,000 Pyramid

After the gold rush of game shows in the 1960s, the 1970s provided a few gems, including the popular daytime game show $10,000 Pyramid. Created by Bob Stewart, the basic premise of the game was two contestants, each paired with a … Continue reading

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