Ben Coleman, a mystery writer, meets Laura Kelly, a caterer, and it's love at first sight. The ups and downs of their romance form the basis of this series.
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 Ben Coleman (54 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Laura Kelly (54 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Richard Phillips (54 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Linda Phillips (54 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Jane Kelly (54 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Geneva (53 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Cooper Hayden (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
Ginger Orsi ...
 Amanda Phillips (19 episodes, 1988-1989)
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In this sitcom, Ben Coleman was a mystery writer while his girlfriend Laura Kelly was a caterer with her younger sister Jane. Richard and Linda Phillips were a high-powered yuppie couple; he was in the family patio-furniture business and she was a studio executive. Linda's employer at World Wide Studios was Cooper Hayden, who eventually became infatuated with Jane. Geneva was the Phillips' wisecracking, sexy maid who sometimes fraternized with the sisters. Richard later quit his job to become a professional pianist, while Linda lost her job at World Wide Studios. Written by Anonymous

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Good cast, good show, Fox debut line-up...
20 June 2005 | by (Upstate, NY) – See all my reviews

I remember DUET as being part of the new Fox network in '87, along with Tracey Ullman, Werewolf, and...hmmm..can't remember the other. DUET was canceled well before its time! The casting was great and the chemistry between the two leads (Laurance & Keller) was excellent. I also remember the spin-off, OPEN HOUSE. LaPlaca was incredibly funny on Duet, the writing for Open House wasn't up to par and didn't do her (or Lemmon) justice. OPEN HOUSE also featured Ellen Degeneres! I dunno, there was just something warm and charming about DUET. I don't use "warm and charming" often, that's for sure! Perhaps TV Land will have a "lost shows" weekend and show it.


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