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This Day in Boston History September 19th, 1985
Spenser for Hire
|| On this day
Robert B. Parker's "Spenser" novels about small-time Boston private eye
premiered as a weekly television series on ABC.
The show attracted a slew of then-little-known guest stars who have gone
on to stellar careers Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett, Andie McDowell,
Jimmy Smits, Lawrence Fishburne, Rob Morrow, and Spalding Gray, making it
one of the most literate gum-shoe series on television.