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:
 Richard Phillips 54 episodes, 1987-1989
 Linda Phillips 54 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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Two Couples In Relationships
9 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

This was a decent show that ended too soon. I believe it was one of the earliest sitcoms on the FOX Network back in the late 1980's. The main couple had their share of drama. There was a storyline where Ben asked his girlfriend to move in with him, but she refused, which caused a problem in their relationship. It was also revealed during this storyline that the girlfriend had a drinking problem which she took up again due to relationship pressures. The girlfriend had a goofy, but loveable sister (shades of "Rhoda"). The secondary couple on this show were a lot of fun--a self-absorbed Hollywood studio executive and her husband who sold patio furniture until he quit to follow his passion, playing piano. Unfortunately, a sequel was made spotlighting the Hollywood exec (she had lost her job and went into real estate) that didn't go over as well.

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