Mystery/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. Using his years of experience, his natural talents for observation and reasoning, and the occasional bit of help from his friend Hawk, Spenser never fails to crack the case.
Last Episode03x21 Haunting Aired: May. 07, 1988
Spenser investigates an old child kidnapping case when he tries to track down a teenage girl's biological parents.
Series Fun Facts
- The firehouse Spenser lives in during the first season was also used in What's the Worst That Could Happen? and the Boston portion of "Real World, The" (1992).
- The pilot movie for the show is an adaptation of the novel "Promised Land", fourth in the series, which featured the first appearance of Hawk.
- In the second season, Juanita Bartlett, famous for her work on Rockford Files, joined the show and immediately took the Susan Silverman character out of the show and replaced her with Carolyn…
[show]In the second season, Juanita Bartlett, famous for her work on Rockford Files, 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 chagrin 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.