Carole Stanwyck and Sydney Kovack
Created by James Stark and Leonard Stern

CAROLE STANWYCK and SYDNEY KOVACK are, according to Ric Meyers in The Armchair Detective (Vol. 19, #1) two "novice private eyes with lots to get off their chests and nothing on their minds. in Partners In Crime, a deservedly short-lived eighties TV series starring Loni "WKRP" Anderson and Lynda "Wonder Woman" Carter.

Carole is the brunette, a refined, former socialite who lost her fortune and is now making a living as a photographer and a courier. Sydney, meanwhile, is the supposedly "streetwise" blonde, the jazz-playing, pickpocket daughter of a con artist.

The premise is that Raymond Caufield, the private detective they were both married to (at different times) was murdered, and after the two mismatched bombshells successfully teamed up to catch the killer, they decided to keep right on sleuthing, running Caufield's San Francisco detective agency themselves.

TELEVISION

  • PARTNERS IN CRIME
    (1984-85, NBC)
    12 60-minute episodes
    1 two-hour pilot
    Created by James Stark and Leonard Stern
    Creative Consultant: Simon Muntner
    Writers: Larry Brody, Bill Driskill, , Gina Goldman, Janis Hendler, Jeffrey Lane, Harold Livingston, Simon Muntner, Philip Saltzman, Bob Shayne, Robert Van Scoyck
    Directors: Kevin Connor, Alan Cooke, Rod Daniel, Charles S. Dubin, Harry Falk, Lee H. Katzin, Guy Magar, Sigmund Neufeld Jr., Allen Reisner, Sutton Roley, James Sheldon, Leonard Stern , Don Weis  
    Supervising producer: Larry Brody
    Starring Loni Anderson as SYDNEY KOVACK
    and Lynda Carter as CAROLE STANWYCK
    Also starring
    Eileen Heckart as Jeanine
    Walter Olkewicz as Harmon Shain
    and Leo Rossi as Lt. Ed Vronsky
    Guest stars:
    Vanessa L. Williams, David Soul, Leigh McCloskey, Bibi Besch, Donna Wilkes, Linden Chiles
  • "Celebrity" (September 22,1984)
  • "The Hottest Guy in Town" (September 29, 1984)
  • "Murder in the Museum" (October 6, 1984)
  • "Pilot" (October 13, 1984; 2 hours)
  • "Duke" (October 20, 1984)
  • "Paddles Up" (October 27,1984)  
  • "Is She or Isn't He?" (November 3, 1984)
  • "Fantasyland" (November 24, 1984)
  • "The Setup" (December 1, 1984)
  • "Fashioned for Murde" (December 8, 1984)
  • "The Strangler" (December 15, 1984)
  • "Getting in Shape" (December 22, 1984)
  • "Double Jeopardy" (December 29, 1984)

Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.


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