Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 20, 1985
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
Genre
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Spenser: For Hire

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.

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Last Episode

03x21 Haunting Aired: May. 07, 1988

Spenser investigates an old child kidnapping case when he tries to track down a teenage girl's biological parents.

Next Episode

Canceled/Ended
The show had 3 seasons and 66 episodes air between 1985 and 1988.

Character Guide

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Series Fun Facts

More Trivia
  • The firehouse was also used by the Boston Fire Department until around 1984 as the home of Engine Company 10.
  • During season one, Spenser lived in an abandoned firehouse just off Charles Street, but filming there proved difficult and the BFD reclaimed the site at the end of the season. For seasons two…
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    During season one, Spenser lived in an abandoned firehouse just off Charles Street, but filming there proved difficult and the BFD reclaimed the site at the end of the season. For seasons two and three, Spenser lived on the top floor of an old Charlestown apartment, at the base of Bunker Hill, the interiors of which were shot at the FilmWorks Studios in Brighton, Mass.
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  • 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).
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