A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000– )

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Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.

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 Archie Goodwin (27 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Nero Wolfe (27 episodes, 2001-2002)
Colin Fox ...
 Fritz Brenner (26 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Inspector Cramer (25 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Sergeant Purley Stebbins (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Saul Panzer (21 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Avery Ballou / ... (21 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Agent Stahl / ... (20 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Lily Rowan / ... (17 episodes, 2001-2002)
David Schurmann ...
 Director #2 / ... (16 episodes, 2001-2002)
Nicky Guadagni ...
 Elaine Usher / ... (15 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Cecil Grantham / ... (15 episodes, 2001-2002)
Trent McMullen ...
 Orrie Cather (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Director #1 / ... (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Austin 'Dinky' Byne / ... (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Fred Durkin (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Christine Brubaker ...
 Hattie Harding / ... (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
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Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.

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In part 1 of "Prisoner's Base," Archie's paycheck reveals his weekly salary ($200) and Wolfe's address (914 West 35th Street). See more »

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Archie: Nuts!
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Best Mystery Series on TV, ensemble cast, great scripts, A+
3 August 2002 | by (Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

This series is one of the bright spots of television broadcasting. An intelligent and engaging action detective show with a fabulous ensemble cast. Each episode is a sparkling adaptation of one of the 74 popular mystery novels or novellas written by Rex Stout and featuring the 1/7th of a ton, brilliant, orchid loving, gourmet detective Nero Wolfe and his free wheeling and wise-cracking assistant Archie Goodwin. The best screen adaptation of a detective book series since William Powell and Myrna Loy in The Thin Man series in the 30s and with much of the charm and sophistication that made Nick and Nora Charles so beloved. Don't miss Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin and the other denizens of the brownstone on 35th Street in NYC, home of the world's largest and greatest detective.


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