Friday, January 27, 2017

1/27/1980 Tenspeed meets Brown Shoe

January 27, 1980.  This day saw the premiere of an unsuccessful show that left a big shadow.

Consider the cast: Ben Vereen played Tenspeed, a con man playing detective to meet his parole requirements.  Jeff Goldblum was Brown Shoe, an accountant who dreamed of being a P.I. 

Consider the producer: Stephen J. Cannell, the guy who created or co-created The Rockford Files, The A Team, WIseguy, 21 Jump Street, etc.

How could this team create a loser?  Don't know, but the show - with a formula that was copied successfully by several hits - only lasted fourteen weeks.

1 comment:

  1. Never understood why this show didn't last longer than it did...