Partners in Crime (American TV series)

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Partners in Crime
GenreCrime drama
Created byWilliam Driskill
Theme music composerJohnny Harris
ComposerNathan Sassover
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Executive producerWilliam Driskill
  • Jonathan Bernstein
  • Everett Chambers
Production companyCarson Productions
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 27 (1984-09-27) –
December 29, 1984 (1984-12-29)

Partners in Crime is an American crime drama television series set in San Francisco, California, created by William Driskill, that aired on NBC from September 27 to December 29, 1984 during the 1984–85 U.S. television season. NBC cancelled the show after 13 episodes.[1] It was screened overseas as Fifty/Fifty,[2] to avoid confusion with the British series Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime which was also shown on ITV in the United Kingdom.


The series starred Lynda Carter as Carole Stanwyck and Loni Anderson as Sydney Kovack, two women with little in common except sharing Raymond as an ex-husband. When Raymond winds up murdered, Carole and Sydney set out to find his killer and eventually decide to run the detective agency Raymond has left them. They were assisted in their efforts by Raymond's assistant (Walter Olkewicz), Raymond's mother (Eileen Heckart), and Lt. Vronsky (Leo Rossi).



No.TitleDirected by [3]Written byOriginal air dateProd.
code [3]
1"Celebrity"Sigmund Neufeld, Jr.Story by : Robert Van Scoyk
Teleplay by : Bill Driskill
September 22, 1984 (1984-09-22)780-04
The women are hired to protect a rock singer from a crazed stalker but the ladies wind up seeing double. Guest star Vanessa Williams.
2"The Hottest Guy in Town"Charles S. DubinStory by : Simon Muntner & Bill Driskill
Teleplay by : Simon Muntner
September 29, 1984 (1984-09-29)780-03
Wealthy women are being blackmailed by a hairdresser. Carole and Sydney go undercover to root out the blackmailer. Guest star David Soul.
3"Murder in the Museum"Rod DanielApril KellyOctober 6, 1984 (1984-10-06)780-14
An assistant curator of a museum, who was very good friends with Carole, is found murdered. Guest Star Leigh McCloskey.
4"Pilot"Harry Falk & Leonard B. Stern[2]James StarkOctober 13, 1984 (1984-10-13)TBA

Two women discover that they have inherited a detective agency after their ex-husband has been murdered in his office. Guest stars John Beck, Susan Kellermann and John Schuck.

Note: Two-hour episode.
5"Duke"Lee H. KatzinHarold StoneOctober 20, 1984 (1984-10-20)780-08
While Carole attends a seminar, Sydney gets involved with her con artist father "Duke" to clear his name surrounding the theft of a bronze statue and the murder of the thief. Guest star Cameron Mitchell and James Sloyan.
6"Paddles Up"James SheldonWilliam DriskillOctober 27, 1984 (1984-10-27)780-06
A man who has the winning bid for a jewel has been killed and people are now out to get the jewel. Guest star David Carradine
7"Is She or Isn't He?"Guy MagarLarry Brody & Janis HendlerNovember 3, 1984 (1984-11-03)780-13
Carole and Sydney investigate a kidnapping of a rich mans son. Guest star Christopher Morley and John Sanderford.
8"Fantasyland"Sutton RoleyGina GoldmanNovember 24, 1984 (1984-11-24)780-15
One of Sydney's childhood friends has been murdered and the teen he promised to protect from the streets is out on her own. While Carole goes undercover at an adult venue, Sydney works behind to scenes to uncover the killer. Guest stars David Hedison and Donna Wilkes.
9"The Set-Up"James SheldonStory by : Bill Driskill
Teleplay by : Simon Muntner
December 1, 1984 (1984-12-01)780-17
Lt. Vronsky is being investigated for murder and embezzlement. Guest stars Michael Shannon and Robert Colbert.
10"Fashioned for Murder"Don WeisStory by : Jayne Ehrlich
Teleplay by : Jayne Ehrlich & Simon Muntner
December 8, 1984 (1984-12-08)780-07
Carole and Sydney try to catch a design thief and murderer by posing as models. Guest stars Kaz Garas and Patricia McCormack.
11"The Strangler"Allan ReisnerStory by : Simon Muntner & Larry Brody
Teleplay by : Simon Muntner & Larry Brody and Philip Saltzman
December 15, 1984 (1984-12-15)780-12
Carole and Syd investigate the identity of a strangler who leaves red handkerchiefs around the necks of his victims. Guest stars John Vernon and Bibi Besch.
12"Getting in Shape"Kevin ConnorStory by : John Stern
Teleplay by : Larry Brody
December 22, 1984 (1984-12-22)780-02
Two lovers are being blackmailed at a health resort.
13"Double Jeopardy"Alan CookeDonald RossDecember 29, 1984 (1984-12-29)780-20
Carole and Syd are taken hostage by escaped convicts.


  1. ^ Jay Sharbutt (May 2, 1985). "Revived NBC Sets 6 New Fall Series". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018-07-15. Besides "Strokes," the other NBC casualties included "It's Your Move," the costly sci-fi flop "V," "Partners in Crime" and "Hot Pursuit." All made their debut last fall.
  2. ^ a b From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Partners in crime : [episode ti.]"]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  3. ^ a b From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Partners in Crime : no."]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2018-07-15.

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