|Theme music composer||Brad Fiedel|
|Opening theme||Brad Fiedel|
|Ending theme||Brad Fiedel|
|Composer(s)||Brad Fiedel (unaired pilot, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12)
Shirley Walker (1.6)
J.A.C. Redford (1.7)
George Kahn (co-composer on episodes 1.11, 1.12)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||One-third|
|No. of episodes||12 (pilot not aired)|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Hill/Mandelker Films|
|Original release||October 6, 1982 – June 9, 1983|
Tucker's Witch is a comedy-detective series that aired on CBS television from October 6, 1982, to November 10, 1982, and again sporadically from March 31 to June 9, 1983. It starred Tim Matheson and Catherine Hicks as a charming married couple, Rick and Amanda Tucker, who own and operate their private detective agency in Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles. Hicks replaced Kim Cattrall, who was in the pilot but was removed from the show after the movie Porky's came out and showed Cattrall's racy scene in the gym. In the story line, Amanda's psychic powers become an asset in solving cases but also tend to get the pair into various troubles. In later rebroadcasts on the USA Network, the program was known as The Good Witch of Laurel Canyon.
Tucker's Witch aired at 10 p.m. Eastern on Wednesdays in its first run and proved unable to compete with ABC's Dynasty and NBC's Quincy, M.E.. The program was switched to Thursday for the second half of its run.
The show was produced by Hill-Mandelker Films.
- Tim Matheson as Rick Tucker
- Catherine Hicks as Amanda Tucker
- Bill Morey as Lt. Sean Fisk
- Alfre Woodard as Marcia Fulbright
- Barbara Barrie as Ellen Hobbes
Ted Danson played an elevator killer in the 1982 premiere episode during the same season he began playing bartender Sam Malone on Cheers. Danson first was seen as Sam Malone on the September 30th premiere episode of Cheers and then seen on Tucker's Witch on October 6, six days later. The better known guest stars in Tucker's Witch included Barry Corbin, Simon Oakland, Ted Danson, Joe Penny, and Noble Willingham.
|1||The Good Witch of Laurel Canyon||October 6|
|2||Big Mouth||October 13|
|3||The Corpse Who Knew Too Much||October 20|
|4||The Curse of the Toltec Death Mask||October 27|
|5||Terminal Case||November 3|
|7||Dye Job||March 31|
|8||Psyche Out||April 7|
|9||Rock Is a Hard Place||April 14|
|10||Formula for Revenge||April 28|
|11||Living and Presumed Dead||May 5|
|12||Murder Is the Key||June 9|
- Jicha, Tom (September 21, 2003). South Florida Sun-Sentinel. p. 42.
Long before Sex and the City, Cattrall was the victim of one of the most childish episodes in TV history. In the spring of 1982, she was cast to star in a CBS fall series called The Good Witch of Laurel Canyon. That summer Porky's featured Cattrall's racy scene in the gym. Nowadays, a network would do contortions to get a star like that on the air. Back then, the CBS brass ordered the series reshot with a new female lead, which turned out to be Catherine Hicks. It also was retitled Tucker's Witch. The show quickly cratered.Missing or empty
- IMDB, Tucker's Witch, plot summary:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083497/plotsummary
- 1982-1983 American network television schedule
- IMDB, "Tucker's Witch" Episodes listing:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083497/episodes