1 9 9 3 – 1 9 9 4 (USA)
5 x 30 minute episodes
Jay Tarses produced this offbeat comedy (originally titled Smoldering Lust) satirising 1940s detective movies that aired briefly in the summer of 1993.
Dave Brodsky (Bradley Whitford) was a world-weary San Francisco private eye who ran a used record store on the side. His latest caper was tailing philandering clothing-catalogue tycoon Christopher Cody (John Calvin) on behalf of his suspicious socialite wife, Margo (Kate Capshaw).
No sooner did Brodsky uncover Cody’s love item, voluptuous model Eve (Alison Elliott), than he found himself entangled in a murder case and in romantic liaisons with both Margo and Eve.
The serialised story followed the case through nonsensical twists and turns for four weeks before NBC abruptly pulled the plug, leaving the Cody caper unsolved.