Show Type: Detective Detective Comedy/Drama

First Telecast: August 14, 1985

Last Telecast: September 13, 1985

Broadcast History:

August 1985 September 1985, Wednesday 8:00-9:00 on CBS

September 1985, Friday 8:00-9:00 on CBS


Jackson Beaudine..... Victor Garber

Mary Parker..... Maggie Cooper

Liz..... Shanna Reed

Samantha..... Teri Copley

Andrew Beaudine..... David Faustino

Lieutenant Gomez..... Luis Avalos


This short-lived summer detective series, set in Los Angeles, followed the cases of Jackson Beaudine, a private investigator who made the most of his extended family.

A three-time loser in marital wars, Jackson was on very good terms with his ex-wives. Mary, his first wife and the only one who had remarried, was an attorney and had custody of their 10-year-old son, Andrew. Her legal advice always provided helpful. Sam wife number two was an actress, master of disguise, and martial arts expert, and loved to help Jackson out whenever he needed her assistance; and third wife Liz, a newspaper reporter with keen analytical skills and a host of useful contacts, also came in handy. The three of them, all too chummy to believe, seemed more than willing to work individually or together to assist Jackson in his investigations on this rather lighthearted show.