Slightly offbeat television police comedy/drama. Tony Scali is the police commissioner in a small town, where solutions to difficult situations often require considerable creativity. Tony's... See full summary »
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Private eye Laura Holt grudgingly accepts a new partner when a mystery man assumes the identity of her fictitious boss, Remington Steele. Together, the two battle crime as their feelings for each other. Written by
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Although Pierce Brosnan was contracted to Remington Steele (1982) for seven seasons, NBC decided to cancel the show at the end of the fourth season due to low ratings. This meant that Brosnan was free to play James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987). However, Brosnan's television contract gave NBC a 60-day period in which the network had the option to reverse the cancellation. During that time, the publicity over Brosnan's selection as James Bond led to an unexpected boost in the ratings for Remington Steele. As a result of this, in addition to viewer protests and a failed attempt to sell Remington Steele to another network, NBC had second thoughts about the cancellation. The network approached the Bond producers in an attempt to strike a deal that would allow Brosnan to play both James Bond and Remington Steele the following year without any scheduling conflicts. But eventually, Albert R. Broccoli famously told NBC that "James Bond will not be Remington Steele and Remington Steele will not be James Bond." At the last minute, NBC finalized its decision to renew Remington Steele, causing Brosnan to lose the role of James Bond to Timothy Dalton. NBC went on to make only six episodes for the show's fifth season, and then canceled the series for good in the spring of 1987. See more »
A killer caught by a lousy television show and a rotten commercial. There's some thing poetic about that.
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At the end of the credits,the MTM kitten wears a Sherlock Holmes deerstalker cap and meerschaum pipe. While meowing, the pipe drops out of its mouth and falls in front of the word "Productions". See more »
The 007 films are no doubt fun, but their attempts at comedy (which are admittedly not their focal point) are sad compared to the physical comedic ability and the facial expressions Brosnan exhibited on "Remington Steele." And Zimbalist was a great co-lead, as opposed to in other shows, where the female played second string. I believe this show's premise would still work today, tweaked a bit to satisfy those people still fighting for that one amendment - what was it? The main things that wouldn't work would be the hairstyles and the clothing - but those will probably come back in a decade or two. At any rate, this show is a classic.
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