The cases of a pair of teen detective brothers and a teen girl amateur sleuth.
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 Joe Hardy (46 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Frank Hardy (46 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Nancy Drew (36 episodes, 1977-1978)
Ed Gilbert ...
 Fenton Hardy (31 episodes, 1977-1979)
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Frank and Joe Hardy were the teenage sons of world-renowned private investigator Fenton Hardy. Snooping must have been in the Hardy blood, since Frank and Joe were always stumbling across mysterious goings-on, usually of the non-violent kind. Kidnapping, smuggling, robbery, missing persons and haunted houses were the norm in the Hardy hometown of Bayport, although their adventures often took the boys to other cities or even countries. Frank was the sensible, older brother, while Joe was impulsive and a budding pop singer. Gertrude was Frank & Joe's sometimes nagging aunt, Callie was Frank's cute girlfriend and Harry a government agent the Hardy boys occasionally worked with. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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30 January 1977 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The original Hardy Boys book series (which the TV series is based on) as well as the Nancy Drew books have been extensively re-editted because of scenes and passages that are now deemed as racially insensitive. See more »

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Referenced in Dead Air (1999) See more »

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It's baaack!
21 February 2005 | by (southeast USA) – See all my reviews

Finally! Quite nearly three decades after this show appeared, it's BACK! This series starred Shaun Cassidy, Pamela Sue Martin/Janet Louise Johnson, and Parker Stevenson, and was shown on ABC from January 1977 to to January 1979. The Hardys alternated with Nancy Drew once a week in the first season. By 1978 the Nancy Drew series was failing. In a last ditch attempt to save the series, ABC combined the Hardys and Nancy for a few episodes. This didn't work and Ms. Drew was canceled in the fall of '78. The Hardys followed this fate early in 1979. Thus season two is the only FULL season out there.

If you enjoy Hart to Hart, Magnum PI, or even Murder She Wrote, this classic DVD set is for you -- and they'll even throw in a poster of Shaun!


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