An ex-cop and an ex-con start their own detective agency.

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Pete T. Ryan 71 episodes, 1975-1978
...  Frank MacBride 71 episodes, 1975-1978
...  Malcolm Argos 71 episodes, 1975-1978
...  Maggie Philbin 71 episodes, 1975-1978
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Former bunco detective Frank MacBride joins forces with a con artist he once sent to jail, Pete Ryan, to operate their own private detective agency. Most of their cases involve running cons on the bad guys in order to trick them into surrendering or revealing the whereabouts of the stolen loot, jewels, etc. Maggie was their cute receptionist, and wacky restauranteur Malcolm, whose mastery of disguise often came in handy in helping MacBride and Ryan on their cases, provided the comic relief. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Robert Wagner and Eddie Albert as an ex-con and an ex-cop who join forces to form a highly unorthodox, highly entertaining team of private investigators. (season 1) See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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21 March 1975 (USA)  »

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Los Vegas Roundabout  »

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(70 episodes) | (pilot)

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1.33 : 1
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Switch was cancelled after season 3. The Last show aired on July 6th, 1978. 13 months later in August of 1979, Robert Wagner returned to television in the pilot movie of Hart to Hart with Stephanie Powers and Lionel Stander. See more »

Quotes

Miss Lydell: I don't know much about your background.
Frank MacBride: Well, I was a cop and...
Peterson T. 'Pete' Ryan: I wasn't.
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Followed by Switch: Las Vegas Roundabout (1975) See more »

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Great Detective Show
3 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

This was a pretty good detective show. I love the fact that this is one of those hour dramas that really didn't take itself seriously as most detective shows did. This show and "The Rockford Files" had a knack for poking fun at the detective genre. Also, Charlie Callas helped increase the fun factor, especially when Pete and Mac moved their office to the room above Malcolm's restaurant. This is definitely an underrated show.


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