Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988)

TV Series   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Mystery and suspense series based on Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode.




  • Avery Brooks and Robert Urich in Spenser: For Hire (1985)
  • Debra Jo Rupp in Spenser: For Hire (1985)
  • Robert Urich and Barbara Stock in Spenser: For Hire (1985)
  • James Murtaugh in Spenser: For Hire (1985)
  • Robert Urich and Debra Jo Rupp in Spenser: For Hire (1985)
  • Robert Urich and Debra Jo Rupp in Spenser: For Hire (1985)

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25 November 2006 | solutionsbyavatar
| The Greatest P.I. Ever...
Forget Sherlock Holmes. Forget Magnum. Robert Urich was Spenser (with a "s" like the poet) and his legend lives on. Spenser shaped a generation of viewers by his interpretations of character and integrity. Urich was the best and so was the character.

Spenser for Hire played on the ABC Friday night line-up at 10pm (pst) following O'Hara and Starman. The show had a grass roots following that protested its initial cancellation during the mid 1980s.

On a scale of 1 - 10, this show is an 11. Spenser displayed the wisdom of a poet, the tenaciousness of a tiger, and culinary talents of a chef all wrapped up into the body of an ex- policeman turned private investigator. He even boxed as part of his exercise. What more of a tough, clever, fast-talking bulky investigator who will turn any thing or one over to solve a case?

If you ever had an interest in mysteries (Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew) as a youth, then this series is something you may start to view, teenager through adult.

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