Partners in Crime (American TV series)

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Partners in Crime
GenreCrime drama
Created byWilliam Driskill
Theme music composerJohnny Harris
Composer(s)Nathan Sassover
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Executive producer(s)William Driskill
  • Jonathan Bernstein
  • Everett Chambers
Production company(s)Carson Productions
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 27 (1984-09-27) –
December 29, 1984 (1984-12-29)

Partners in Crime is an American television series set in San Francisco, California, that aired on NBC from September to December 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.TBASeptember 22, 1984 (1984-09-22)780-04
The women are hired to protect a rock singer.
2"The Hottest Guy in Town"Charles S. DubinTBASeptember 29, 1984 (1984-09-29)780-03
A wealthy woman is being blackmailed by a hairdresser.
3"Murder in the Museum"Rod DanielTBAOctober 6, 1984 (1984-10-06)780-14
An assistant curator of a museum, who was very good friends with Carole, is found murdered.
4"Pilot"Harry Falk and Leonard B. Stern[2]Jeffrey LaneOctober 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.

Note: Two-hour episode.
5"The Duke"Lee H. KatzinHarold StoneOctober 20, 1984 (1984-10-20)780-08
Syd helps her father find a bronze dog.
6"Paddles Up"James SheldonWilliam DriskillOctober 27, 1984 (1984-10-27)780-06
A fat man who has the winning bid for a jewel has been killed.
7"Is She or Isn't She?"Guy MagarLarry Brody and Janis HendlerNovember 3, 1984 (1984-11-03)780-13
Carole and Syd investigate a kidnapping.
8"Fantasyland"Sutton RoleyGina GoldmanNovember 24, 1984 (1984-11-24)780-15
One of Syd's childhood friends has been murdered.
9"The Set-Up"James SheldonSimon MuntnerDecember 1, 1984 (1984-12-01)780-17
A police lieutenant is being investigated for murder and embezzlement.
10"Fashioned for Murder"Don WeisBob Shayne, Jayne Ehrlich and Simon MuntnerDecember 8, 1984 (1984-12-08)780-07
Carole and Syd try to catch a design thief and murderer by posing as models.
11"The Strangler"Allan ReisnerSimon Muntner, Larry Brody and Philip SaltzmanDecember 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.
12"Getting in Shape"Kevin ConnorLarry BrodyDecember 22, 1984 (1984-12-22)780-02
Two lovers are being blackmailed at a health resort.
13"Double Jeopardy"Alan CookeTBADecember 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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