On the run after a failed con, Dinah finds her ex-husband Riley gone straight with a new identity, producing a consumer affairs show. Against his will, Riley is drawn into conning the bad ... See full summary »
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 Dinah / ... 6 episodes, 1987
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 John Reid / ... 6 episodes, 1987
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 Natalie Thayer 6 episodes, 1987
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 Bill Bower 6 episodes, 1987
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 Bert Luna 6 episodes, 1987
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 Vince Vanneman 5 episodes, 1987
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On the run after a failed con, Dinah finds her ex-husband Riley gone straight with a new identity, producing a consumer affairs show. Against his will, Riley is drawn into conning the bad guys for the good of society, something Dinah hopes will reunite them. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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8 January 1987 (USA)  »

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Previously known as Riley and Dinah, the two main characters now use aliases derived from pop culture. "John Reid" was the true identity of the Lone Ranger, while "Jennie Jerome" was the maiden name of Winston Churchill's mother. See more »

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witty show, never given a chance
25 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

"Shell Game" had a witty premise, charm, and fine chemistry between the lead actors. James Read showed a comedic skill here that he's had no real chance exhibit elsewhere. The network treated "Shell Game" as expendable, scheduled it opposite a top ten hit, and didn't give it a chance to build a following. A shame.


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