1 9 8 2 – 1 9 8 3 (USA)
13 x 60 minute episodes
Husband and wife team Amanda (Catherine Hicks) and Rick Tucker (Tim Matheson) ran a detective agency in the Laurel Canyon area of Los Angeles.
This was no run-of-the-mill detective show, however. Amanda was a witch and used her powers to help solve cases.
Unfortunately, her ability to use witchcraft properly to solve cases was not always successful since some of her spells didn’t work exactly as planned, even with the help of her Siamese cat, Dickens, and the occasional assistance of her mother, Ellen (Barbara Barrie), who was also a witch.
Marcia (Alfre Woodard) was the Tuckers’ secretary, and Lt. Fisk (Bill Morey) was the homicide detective with whom they were often at odds.
In many ways, it was like Hart to Hart, but with witchcraft
The show was originally to have been called The Good Witch of Laurel Canyon, and the pilot was filmed with Kim Cattrall and Art Hindle in the starring roles. The network was dissatisfied, though, and both performers were replaced.
The remaining seven episodes were shown almost six months later in a new timeslot but still didn’t do well enough to earn a second season for the show.
Lt. Sean Fisk