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They also inherited mutual mother-in-law, Jeanine (Eileen Heckart) – the unpublished author of 57 books and owner of a book store; housekeeper Harvey (Walter Olkewicz); and a heavily mortgaged mansion.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