TV Series | | Crime, Drama
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.
In season two, Juanita Bartlett, famous for her work on The Rockford Files (1974), joined the show and immediately took the Susan Silverman character out of the show and replaced her with Carolyn McCormick as A.D.A. Rita Fiore, to the shock of "Spenser" fans. The outcry caused the producers to rethink their casting change, and Barbara Stock was back as Susan Silverman for the third and final season.
The character played by Carolyn McCormick is spelled "Rita Fiori" in the opening credits of season 2 but spelled "Rita Fiore" on a desk nameplate in various episodes.