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1981  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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 Nero Wolfe (14 episodes, 1981)
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 Archie Goodwin (14 episodes, 1981)
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 Fritz Brenner (14 episodes, 1981)
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 Theodore Horstmann (14 episodes, 1981)
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 Inspector Cramer (12 episodes, 1981)
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 Saul Panzer (11 episodes, 1981)
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The short-lived adventures of portly detective Nero Wolfe, who would rather eat and tend to his orchids than hit the streets tracking down leads. That's why he hired hunky Archie Goodwin, who provides the brawn that complements Wolfe's brains. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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16 January 1981 (USA)  »

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NBC purchased the television rights to Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe stories for a proposed series that would have starred Orson Welles as Wolfe. Unfortunately, Welles and the network could not come to terms (NBC wanted a weekly series; Welles wanted to do a series of 90 minute movies to be filmed at his home). Ultimately, NBC launched this one-hour Nero Wolfe series with William Conrad in the title role. See more »

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Spun-off from Nero Wolfe (1979) See more »

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a very enjoyable series
10 January 2006 | by (Angel City) – See all my reviews

I have very warm memories of this short lived Nero Wolfe TV series starring William Conrad and Lee Horsley. I was a kid when this TV program aired and it really made an impact on my youthful imagination. I was hooked from the moment I first saw it. William Conrad and Lee Horsley were both highly enjoyable and made a great team. I never missed an episode and enjoyed all of them. Nero Wolfe was fun and exciting stuff! Because of the TV series I began reading the excellent Nero Wolfe stories of the great Rex Stout. I'd love to see this TV series again. Just thinking about it makes me smile! It's too bad it isn't available on DVD.


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