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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Complete series cast summary:
 Ben Coleman (54 episodes, 1987-1989)
 Laura Kelly (54 episodes, 1987-1989)
 Richard Phillips (54 episodes, 1987-1989)
 Linda Phillips (54 episodes, 1987-1989)
 Jane Kelly (54 episodes, 1987-1989)
 Geneva (50 episodes, 1987-1989)
Ginger Orsi ...
 Amanda Phillips (19 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Cooper Hayden (17 episodes, 1987-1988)


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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caterer | mystery writer | single | See All (3) »


Comedy | Romance





Release Date:

19 April 1987 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Duet was part of the original Sunday prime time line up for the newly minted Fox TV network that launched in April 1987. Fox was the first challenger to the "Big-3" television networks. Other shows introduced that spring included Married with Children, 21 Jump Street, and the Tracey Ullman Show. See more »


Spin-off Open House (1989) See more »

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well done!
1 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Duet was a wonderful program. It was cute without being sappy or saccharine. Who could forget their first date with a married couple in the middle of an argument? The cause of their argument was about family life. In the middle of it all, the dates try to compose themselves while the other couple are ready for combat at each other. They try to compose some normal conversation. In the end of their first date, the younger couple sit in the first seat while the older couple reunite the passion. It was all about passion and discovering one another. It was better than Mad about You then and is now. Duet was Fox's first show about relationships. I loved the casting of Alison LaPlaca and Chris Lemmon (Jack Lemmon's son) as the arguing couple. Jodi Thelen has a great role as Mary Page Keller's sister in the series. Mary Page Keller and her co-star Matthew/Mitchell Lawrence (They're identical twins and actors). Lawrence plays a struggling writer while Keller plays a caterer. They meet at a wedding of course in the first episode. They had a great opening segment. It's a shame that shows do not have the quality it once had like it did then.

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