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Spenser: For Hire

Series Summary
Spenser, a Boston private eye, tackles a different case each week with the occasional assist from his buddy Hawk. At the local police department, Spenser has a friend in gruff Lt. Martin Quirk. On the rare occasions when he issn't working, Spenser spends time with his girlfriend, Susan, a school guidance counselor.

Air Dates: 1985 - 1988

Genres: Drama, Mystery

Network: ABC

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • Mr. Urich is the perfect television-series star, appealing without being overwhelming or threatening. show more

  • Spenser is played by Robert Urich, a capable actor who you always feel should be doing something better than he's doing, but he never does. The show is shot in Boston and has a nice cinematic look. But the writing is so bad and the role so camp that you could substitute Bill Murray for Urich and not miss a beat. show more

  • In many respects, "Spenser: For Hire" is just another cop show. But the characters come on strong, speak in complete sentences, bleed when cut and offer us some humanity in a medium where linen jackets and Ferraris have assumed control. It's hard not to like Spenser, and it's hard not to like "Spenser: For Hire." [20 Sep 1985] show more

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