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Partners In Crime

1 9 8 4 (USA)
13 x 60 minute episodes

Carole Stanwyck (Lynda Carter aka Wonder Woman) was a chic New York-bred freelance photographer in this NBC drama series while concert cellist Sydney Kovak (Loni Anderson) grew up in the streets of the Mission District of San Francisco, yearned to be a musician, and just happened to be a pretty good pickpocket and handy at picking locks and hotwiring cars.

The two women were as different as Nob Hill and Fisherman’s Wharf but they had one thing in common – They had both been married to Raymond Caulfield, an ex-private detective who had been mysteriously murdered in his office.

At the time of his death, Carole, Ray’s first wife was owed $62,000 in back alimony. Sydney, Ray’s second wife was owed $56,000 in back alimony. When the girls were summoned to the reading of his will – where they met each other for the first time – they discovered they had inherited his rundown mansion office and a 50/50 partnership in his detective agency.

They also inherited mutual mother-in-law, Jeanine (Eileen Heckart) – the unpublished author of 57 books and owner of a book store; housekeeper Harvey (Walter Olkewicz); and a heavily mortgaged mansion.

Partners In Crime debuted on NBC’s Saturday-night schedule in September 1984 and left the air a scant three months later after wallowing in the basement of the ratings.

Sydney Kovack 
Loni Anderson
Carole Stanwyck 

Lynda Carter
Harvey Shain 

Walter Olkewicz
Jeanine Caulfield

Eileen Heckart
Lt. Vronsky 

Leo Rossi