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Premiere April 19, 1987
Finale May 7, 1989
Creator Ruth Bennett & Susan Seeger
Network/Provider FOX
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Ubu Productions
Paramount Television
Seasons 3
Episodes 54
Origin USA

Duet was a romantic comedy that aired on Fox.

Ben is a struggling mystery novelist, while his girlfriend Laura is a caterer with her younger sister Jane (Jodi Thelen). Richard and Linda were a high-powered yuppie couple. He was in the family patio-furniture business and she was a studio executive. Linda's boss at World Wide Studios was Cooper Hayden (Larry Poindexter), who eventually became infatuated with Jane. Richard later quit his job to become a professional pianist. Geneva (Arleen Sorkin) was the Phillips' wisecracking, sexy maid who sometimes fraternized with the sisters.

In the 1987-88 season finale, Linda gave birth to a daughter, Amanda, who grew into a three-year-old (Ginger Orsi) capable of speech by the start of the series' third and final season. When the 1988-89 season began, Ben and Laura had married, and Linda had lost her job at World Wide Studios. Linda then sought a partnership in Laura's catering business. Just prior to the end of that season, Linda met real estate mogul Ted Nichols, played by guest star and LaPlaca's then-boyfriend, Philip Charles MacKenzie. Ted schmoozed her into joining his realty firm, selling upscale properties to snobs just like herself. Shortly after, Fox announced its cancellation of Duet, and with LaPlaca as its breakout star, both she and MacKenzie shared the lead in its spin-off, Open House.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Matthew Laurance Ben Coleman 1 2 3
Mary Page Keller Laura Kelly 1 2 3
Chris Lemmon Richard Phillips 1 2 3
Jodi Thelen Jane Kelly 1 2 3
Alison La Placa Linda Phillips 1 2 3
Arleen Sorkin Geneva 1 2 3
Larry Poindexter Cooper Hayden 2
Ginger Orsi Amanda Phillips 3


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One April 19, 1987 June 28, 1987 13
Season Two September 26, 1987 July 10, 1988 22
Season Three October 30, 1988 May 7, 1989 19


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