Ben Coleman, a mystery writer, meets Laura Kelly, a caterer, and it's love at first sight. The ups and downs of their romance form the basis of this series.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Matthew Laurance ...  Ben Coleman 54 episodes, 1987-1989
Mary Page Keller ...  Laura Kelly 54 episodes, 1987-1989
Chris Lemmon ...  Richard Phillips 54 episodes, 1987-1989
Alison La Placa ...  Linda Phillips 54 episodes, 1987-1989
Jodi Thelen ...  Jane Kelly 54 episodes, 1987-1989
Arleen Sorkin ...  Geneva 50 episodes, 1987-1989
Ginger Orsi Ginger Orsi ...  Amanda Phillips 19 episodes, 1988-1989
Larry Poindexter ...  Cooper Hayden 17 episodes, 1987-1988
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Storyline

In this sitcom, Ben Coleman was a mystery writer while his girlfriend Laura Kelly was a caterer with her younger sister Jane. Richard and Linda Phillips were a high-powered yuppie couple; he was in the family patio-furniture business and she was a studio executive. Linda's employer at World Wide Studios was Cooper Hayden, who eventually became infatuated with Jane. Geneva was the Phillips' wisecracking, sexy maid who sometimes fraternized with the sisters. Richard later quit his job to become a professional pianist, while Linda lost her job at World Wide Studios. Written by Anonymous

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English

Release Date:

19 April 1987 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Duet was part of the original Sunday prime time line up for the newly minted Fox TV network that launched in April 1987. Fox was the first challenger to the "Big-3" television networks. Other shows introduced that spring included Married with Children, 21 Jump Street, and the Tracey Ullman Show. See more »

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Good cast, good show, Fox debut line-up...
20 June 2005 | by Heff2001See all my reviews

I remember DUET as being part of the new Fox network in '87, along with Tracey Ullman, Werewolf, and...hmmm..can't remember the other. DUET was canceled well before its time! The casting was great and the chemistry between the two leads (Laurance & Keller) was excellent. I also remember the spin-off, OPEN HOUSE. LaPlaca was incredibly funny on Duet, the writing for Open House wasn't up to par and didn't do her (or Lemmon) justice. OPEN HOUSE also featured Ellen Degeneres! I dunno, there was just something warm and charming about DUET. I don't use "warm and charming" often, that's for sure! Perhaps TV Land will have a "lost shows" weekend and show it.


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