The Hardy Boys (1995 TV series)

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The Hardy Boys
Based onThe Hardy Boys novels by Edward Stratemeyer
Developed byDavid Cole
StarringColin Gray
Paul Popowich
Composer(s)Pure West
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Executive producer(s)Patrick Loubert
Michael Hirsh
Pascal Bruton
Olivier Bremond
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Marathon Productions
Nelvana Ltd.
DistributorNew Line Television
Original networkSyndication
Original releaseSeptember 23 –
December 16, 1995

The Hardy Boys is a Canadian-American mystery series that was co-produced by New Line Television (a division of New Line Cinema), Nelvana Ltd. (Canada), and Marathon Productions, S.A. (France) in association with Westcom Entertainment Group Ltd. of Canada. It originally aired in from September 23 until December 16, 1995.[1][2][3]

The show starred Paul Popowich as Joe Hardy and Colin Gray as Frank Hardy, with Fiona Highet cast as Kate Craigen. Tracy Ryan, who starred as the title character in the company's contemporaneous adaptation of the Nancy Drew novels, also made occasional crossover appearances as Drew.



Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"All That Glitters"Jon CassarDavid ColeSeptember 23, 1995 (1995-09-23)
2"Jazzman"TBATBASeptember 30, 1995 (1995-09-30)
3"A Perfect Stranger"TBATBAOctober 7, 1995 (1995-10-07)
4"Say Cheese"Clay BorrisBill TaubOctober 14, 1995 (1995-10-14)
5"Smart Drugs, Stupid Mistakes"TBATBAOctober 21, 1995 (1995-10-21)
6"Telling Lies"TBATBAOctober 28, 1995 (1995-10-28)
7"The Debt Collectors"Don McCutcheonRenata BrightNovember 4, 1995 (1995-11-04)
8"The Curse"TBATBANovember 11, 1995 (1995-11-11)
9"R.I.P."TBATBANovember 18, 1995 (1995-11-18)
10"Play Ball"TBATBANovember 25, 1995 (1995-11-25)
11"Lovebirds"TBATBADecember 2, 1995 (1995-12-02)
12"The Last Laugh"TBATBADecember 9, 1995 (1995-12-09)
13"No Dice"TBATBADecember 16, 1995 (1995-12-16)

DVD release[edit]

On May 9, 2006, The Hardy Boys: The Complete First Season was released as a two-disc DVD by kaBoom! Entertainment Inc..[4]


  1. ^ "The Hardy Boys". CBS Interactive.
  2. ^ "The Hardy Boys (TV Series 1995–1996)". IMDb.
  3. ^ Michael G. Cornelius (1 July 2010). The Boy Detectives: Essays on the Hardy Boys and Others. McFarland. p. 77. ISBN 978-0-7864-6198-1.
  4. ^ "Nancy Drew DVD news: 1995 Nelvana Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Shows Coming To DVD Next Tuesday! -". Archived from the original on 2012-12-09.

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