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Spenser for Hire

Spenser for Hire Dates : 1985 - 1988
66 episodes of 52 min
First broadcasting : 02 Avril 1987
Creator(s) : Robert B Parker
Producer(s) : Mark Horowitz et Michael J. Maschio
Music : Steve Dorff et Larry Herbstritt
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TV series featuring, a private detective, played by the talented Robert Urich. Avery Brooks plays "Hawk", his friend who helps him solve his investigations.

Spening was an American television series which was broadcast between 1985 and 1988. The series was based on the novels of the writer Robert B. Parker, whose main character was a private detective by the name of Spenser. The series follows the adventures of Spening, a private detective who works in the city of Boston. Spening is a former professional boxer and a master in martial arts, and he often uses his skills to resolve complex affairs. He is often accompanied by his friend Hawk, a former sniper who helps him in his investigations.

The series was created by John Wilder and produced by Stu Segall Productions and Paramount Television. It was broadcast on the ABC channel for four seasons. The series was popular with viewers and has won several prizes, including an Edgar Allan Poe Award for the best television series.

Actor Robert Urich played the main role of snezing, while Avery Brooks played Hawk. The series also included recurring characters such as Susan Silverman, the girlfriend of Spening, and Pearl, a dog who often accompanied to sneze in her investigations.

Spening is an intelligent, cunning and loyal private detective, who often uses his intelligence and skills in martial arts to resolve difficult affairs. The series features complex intrigues and fascinating characters, and it is considered one of the best series of private detectives of all time.

The Actors

Robert Urich - Spenser

Robert Urich


Avery Brooks - Hawk

Avery Brooks


Carolyn McCormick - Procureur Rita Fiore

Carolyn McCormick

(Procureur Rita Fiore)

Richard Jaeckel - Lieutnant Martin Quirk

Richard Jaeckel

(Lieutnant Martin Quirk)


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Despite too short broadcast over three years, the series was distinguished by the quality of its texts and the effective game of its actors, notably Robert Urich, recently died in April 2002, at the age of 55 from cancer of cancer .

There were 66 episodes of 52 minutes between 1985 and 1988, plus 8 TV movies between 1993 and 2000.

The role of Spening was taken up by Joe Mantegna in 1999.


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