South of Sunset

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South of Sunset
South Of Sunset Promo.jpg
Genre Crime drama
Starring Glenn Frey
Aries Spears
Maria Pitillo
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Stan Rogow Productions
Byrum Power & Light
Paramount Television
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Original channel CBS
Original release October 27, 1993

South of Sunset is an American TV detective series, starring musician/actor Glenn Frey, that only aired one episode on CBS in 1993.[1]


Frey played Cody McMahon, a private eye whose offices were located just south of Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills. As a result, he calls his business the Beverly Hills Detective Agency, despite the fact he's in the "low-end" part of town. Aries Spears co-starred as Cody's young assistant Ziggy Duane, and Maria Pitillo played his cute blond secretary (and aspiring actress) Gina Weston. The show was a combination of comedy and suspense, reminiscent of the series Moonlighting. The show was created by John Byrum, who wrote all six of the episodes that were produced, and served as co-executive producer with Stan Rogow.

Network run[edit]

The show was heavily promoted during the 1993 World Series by CBS.

However, only the pilot of South of Sunset ever aired, on October 27, 1993—and not even to the entire country. News coverage of wild fires in Malibu pre-empted the show's lone episode on many West Coast stations, including KCBS in Los Angeles itself. (KCBS later aired the pilot the following Saturday, October 30 at 11:30pm.) Disappointed with the ratings of the pilot and unwilling to give it a chance to build a base, CBS immediately cancelled the show, much to Frey's chagrin.

VH1 later re-aired the pilot and four more episodes as part of their Eagles Family Tree Week.

Episode list[edit]



  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 1104. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 

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