Friday, January 27, 2017
1/27/1980 Tenspeed meets Brown Shoe
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.