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:
Matthew Laurance ...  Ben Coleman 54 episodes, 1987-1989
Mary Page Keller ...  Laura Kelly 54 episodes, 1987-1989
Chris Lemmon ...  Richard Phillips 54 episodes, 1987-1989
Alison La Placa ...  Linda Phillips 54 episodes, 1987-1989
Jodi Thelen ...  Jane Kelly 54 episodes, 1987-1989
Arleen Sorkin ...  Geneva 50 episodes, 1987-1989
Ginger Orsi Ginger Orsi ...  Amanda Phillips 19 episodes, 1988-1989
Larry Poindexter ...  Cooper Hayden 17 episodes, 1987-1988
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Storyline

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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English

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19 April 1987 (USA) See more »

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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 »

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A Lost Gem
4 February 2002 | by pcmthmes19See all my reviews

A charming romance for the first season and a half. The writing is superb and likeable actors made this a pleasant series to watch.

Mary Page Keller in particular was magnificent to help make up for a wooden Matthew Laurance as the other lead. The supporting cast of Chris Lemmon and Alison LaPlaca are even better actors than the leads and Jody Thelen and Eileen Sorkin were effectively cartoonish contributors.

The series takes a romantic stroll from Ben (Laurance) and Laura's (Keller) first meeting through the ups and downs of courtship. And this is a very delightful courtship indeed! Unfortunately near the end of the second season, the series veered completely away from the last sense of reality. Great stories and good laughs.

I wish I could get this series on video. When will Nick or TVLand start airing this wonderful program? (Please!)


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