Mystery and suspense series based on Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode.

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 Sgt. Frank Belson 65 episodes, 1985-1988
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 Lt. Martin Quirk 47 episodes, 1985-1987
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 Susan Silverman 43 episodes, 1985-1988
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 A.D.A. Rita Fiore 22 episodes, 1986-1987
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Mystery/suspense series based on Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode. Using his years of experience, his natural talents for observation and reasoning, and the occasional bit of help from his friend Hawk, Spenser never fails to crack the case. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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During season one, Spenser lived in an abandoned firehouse just off of Charles Street. Filming there was difficult, and the Boston Fire Department reclaimed the site at the end of the season. For seasons two and three, Spenser lived on the top floor of an old Charlestown apartment, at the base of Bunker Hill. The interiors were shot at FilmWorks Studios in Brighton, Massachusetts. See more »

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The character played by Carolyn McCormick is spelled "Rita Fiori" in the opening credits of season 2 but spelled "Rita Fiore" on a desk nameplate in various episodes. See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #25.37 (2008) See more »

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Spenser For Hire Seasons 2-3 Petition
14 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

Spenser For Hire was an excellent show!

Warner Brothers has released Season 1 on DVD, but has stalled at allowing the last 2 seasons for purchase.

The fans deserve the whole series on DVD!

If anyone wants to purchase Seasons 2-3 of this great TV series, could they please sign this petition?

http://twitition.com/mmnkz

Also, letters to Warner Brothers, positive reviews on the WB Shop website, requesting the rest of the series, Tweets and Facebook posts would help, too!

Thanks for all of your support!


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