Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jan. 27, 1980
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
Genre

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Tenspeed & Brownshoe

Fast talking conman EL Early Leroy "Tenspeed" Turner hooks up with straight arrow suburban professional Lionel Whitney (who just happens to have a black-belt in Karate and was an Olympic Games pistol shooting competitor) to form a mismatched buddy private detective team.

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01x14 Diamonds Aren't Forever Aired: Jun. 27, 1980

E.L. helps Lionel impress his visiting parents by arranging for him to gain access to a luxurious office, belonging to diamond thieves, which …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 1 season and 14 episodes air in 1980.

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  • Ben Vereen would reprise his role of E.L. 'Tenspeed' Turner over 8 years later on another Stephen J. Cannell production, 'J.J. Starbuck'. He was brought on in a recurring capacity to help…
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    Ben Vereen would reprise his role of E.L. 'Tenspeed' Turner over 8 years later on another Stephen J. Cannell production, 'J.J. Starbuck'. He was brought on in a recurring capacity to help fill in for the ailing star of the show but the program was cancelled shortly thereafter.
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  • When Bill Clinton was president he met Jeff Goldblum at a dinner function. During their conversation Clinton revealed that this was his favorite series when it was on and he was disappointed…
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    When Bill Clinton was president he met Jeff Goldblum at a dinner function. During their conversation Clinton revealed that this was his favorite series when it was on and he was disappointed it was so short lived.
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  • Jeff Goldblum's first starring role on television.
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