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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In season two, Juanita Bartlett, famous for her work on The Rockford Files (1974), joined the show and immediately took the Susan Silverman character out of the show and replaced her with Carolyn McCormick as A.D.A. Rita Fiore, to the shock of "Spenser" fans. The outcry caused the producers to rethink their casting change, and Barbara Stock was back as Susan Silverman for the third and final season. 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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Spin-off A Man Called Hawk (1989) See more »

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One of the best Crime-TV-Series ever made ...
20 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

Great, really great - in my opinion one of the best Crime-TV-Series ever made. Robert Urich plays - again - a private investigator who solves his cases with help of his friend "Hawk" (Avery Brooks, "Ben Sisko" from "Deep Space Nine"). I have not seen one episode of this TV-Series which was boring. Great stories, quite enough action, social aspects - and of course two really superb playing actors (Robert Urich, Avery Brooks). That's what makes this TV-Series from the 80's a classic one.


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