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October 9, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
The popular 1980s detective show "Remington Steele" is getting a modern-day make-over thanks to NBC, which is recasting the show as a half-hour comedy. The original series, which launched the career of Pierce Brosnan and also starred Stephanie Zimbalist, was an hour-long and also aired on NBC. It was part drama, part romantic comedy and part crime procedural. It was also hugely popular and is credited for launching other shows similar to it, including "Moonlighting. " Zimbalist played detective Laura Holt, who hires a con man played by Brosnan to assume the role of head of her detective agency under the moniker "Remington Steele.
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October 9, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
The popular 1980s detective show "Remington Steele" is getting a modern-day make-over thanks to NBC, which is recasting the show as a half-hour comedy. The original series, which launched the career of Pierce Brosnan and also starred Stephanie Zimbalist, was an hour-long and also aired on NBC. It was part drama, part romantic comedy and part crime procedural. It was also hugely popular and is credited for launching other shows similar to it, including "Moonlighting. " Zimbalist played detective Laura Holt, who hires a con man played by Brosnan to assume the role of head of her detective agency under the moniker "Remington Steele.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 1986 | LEE MARGULIES, Times Staff Writer
"Remington Steele" is coming back, but not as the midseason series that its producers had hoped. NBC has slotted the first two of the six episodes it ordered for this season as a two-hour movie that will be broadcast Jan. 5. Air dates for the remaining four have not been set, but it is likely they also will be shown as two-hour movies instead of in weekly installments, a network spokesman said Tuesday.
MAGAZINE
August 27, 2006 | Susan Baskin, Susan Baskin wrote the screenplay for the Academy Award-winning film "Violet."
I was sitting in my office when the call came from Fox TV. The studio was releasing a DVD collection of the first season of "Remington Steele." Was I willing to be interviewed for a special feature about my experiences writing for the show, and an episode of mine they wanted to highlight? Remington Steele. It was a name out of my past. I searched through my office for tapes of the show, pulling each one out like old evening wear stored in the back of my closet.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 1986 | LEE MARGULIES, Times Staff Writer
When "Remington Steele" was canceled at the end of last season, executive producer Michael Gleason was as surprised as anyone and shared viewers' frustration that the long-running courtship between Remington Steele and Laura Holt was left hanging. Now that the NBC series has been revived for at least six episodes, Gleason says he isn't taking any chances on it being axed again after that. "The audience will not be left high and dry at the end of the six hours," he vows.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 1989 | PAT H. BROESKE
A waitress dallied, taking a damp cloth to a clean tabletop. Nearby, four women in business suits were paying more attention to a diner than to their menus. Rearranging containers of sugar and Sweet 'N Low, the waitress wondered, "Do we need any more ice in our iced tea? And, how are we doing with that cappucino?" Waitresses are not always so attentive. And lunching professional women not so easily distracted. But, in this case, the object of their attention was Pierce Brosnan.
NEWS
June 15, 1986
Backhanded congrats to the three commercial networks for knocking down my favorite shows as if they were dominoes: ABC's "Hardcastle & McCormick," NBC's "Remington Steele" and CBS' "Crazy Like a Fox." I'm going back to PBS. Patricia Durbin Hotz, Costa Mesa
NEWS
June 8, 1986
Why, why, why did NBC have to cancel "Remington Steele"? And yet it continues to foist upon us "The A-Team" and "Gimme a Break." If NBC continues these brilliant programming decisions, I doubt that it will remain No. 1 next season. Melissa Henry, Huntington Beach
NEWS
July 6, 1986
Well, I see by the cancellations of "Crazy Like a Fox" and "Remington Steele" that the "Rambo-Make My Day" principle of sex and violence still prevails in the minds and pocketbooks of those TV moguls and their "yes, sir" sycophants. Go ahead, gentlemen, infect and lose more young minds with your mindless TV trash, but remember what goes around comes around. Charles Montoya, Lakewood
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September 8, 2005 | Robin Rauzi, Times Staff Writer
The binge began after an unforeseen -- and unavoidable -- confluence of recent events. The satellite TV was disconnected while the roof was replaced. My girlfriend went out of town for three weeks. And "Remington Steele -- Season One" was released on DVD. I have binged this way before. Six episodes of "The Sopranos" at a sitting. Twelve episodes of "The L Word" over a single weekend. And now, 22.
NEWS
September 22, 2005
How wonderful to find out that I am not alone in my love of "Remington Steele" and especially Laura Holt ["Following in Her Fedora," Sept. 8]. I too had the framed photo. I taped all the episodes on my Betamax, and I still have my scrapbook. I frequently asked my older sister to do my hair just like Laura's. I recently watched the premiere episode with my husband and was pleased that he asked to watch another. Another fan is born. KYLE COLAVITTI Northridge
NEWS
September 15, 2005
A very nice job with Robin Rauzi's fond remembrance of "Remington Steele," ["Following in Her Fedora," Sept. 8] and especially her linkage of their location shoots in and about L.A. Having been born and raised here, I have a fondness for the ugly, sprawling place that transcends its many shortcomings. My TV fixation was with "The Rockford Files" and James Garner as the ironic-iconoclastic detective, Jim Rockford. That show also did a wonderful job of showing off L.A., and since Jim lived at Paradise Cove in Malibu in a beat-up mobile home, the beach area was featured prominently too. MIKE KILGORE Los Angeles I just read Robin Rauzi's delightful article and I had to tell her what lovely memories it brought back for me. I'm a few years older than her, but like her I didn't grow up in L.A., rather Toronto, Ontario.
NEWS
September 8, 2005 | Robin Rauzi, Times Staff Writer
The binge began after an unforeseen -- and unavoidable -- confluence of recent events. The satellite TV was disconnected while the roof was replaced. My girlfriend went out of town for three weeks. And "Remington Steele -- Season One" was released on DVD. I have binged this way before. Six episodes of "The Sopranos" at a sitting. Twelve episodes of "The L Word" over a single weekend. And now, 22.
NEWS
February 16, 1992 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maddie Hayes and David Addison weren't the only attractive private detectives on the airwaves during the '80s who were partners in a Los Angeles agency and whose quickfire bantering and bickering masked the fact they secretly loved each other. In September, 1982, a full two seasons before Maddie met David on ABC's "Moonlighting," NBC introduced the sophisticated, though far less flashy, "Remington Steele."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 1989 | PAT H. BROESKE
A waitress dallied, taking a damp cloth to a clean tabletop. Nearby, four women in business suits were paying more attention to a diner than to their menus. Rearranging containers of sugar and Sweet 'N Low, the waitress wondered, "Do we need any more ice in our iced tea? And, how are we doing with that cappucino?" Waitresses are not always so attentive. And lunching professional women not so easily distracted. But, in this case, the object of their attention was Pierce Brosnan.
NEWS
February 16, 1992 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maddie Hayes and David Addison weren't the only attractive private detectives on the airwaves during the '80s who were partners in a Los Angeles agency and whose quickfire bantering and bickering masked the fact they secretly loved each other. In September, 1982, a full two seasons before Maddie met David on ABC's "Moonlighting," NBC introduced the sophisticated, though far less flashy, "Remington Steele."
MAGAZINE
August 27, 2006 | Susan Baskin, Susan Baskin wrote the screenplay for the Academy Award-winning film "Violet."
I was sitting in my office when the call came from Fox TV. The studio was releasing a DVD collection of the first season of "Remington Steele." Was I willing to be interviewed for a special feature about my experiences writing for the show, and an episode of mine they wanted to highlight? Remington Steele. It was a name out of my past. I searched through my office for tapes of the show, pulling each one out like old evening wear stored in the back of my closet.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 1986 | LEE MARGULIES, Times Staff Writer
"Remington Steele" is coming back, but not as the midseason series that its producers had hoped. NBC has slotted the first two of the six episodes it ordered for this season as a two-hour movie that will be broadcast Jan. 5. Air dates for the remaining four have not been set, but it is likely they also will be shown as two-hour movies instead of in weekly installments, a network spokesman said Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 1986 | LEE MARGULIES, Times Staff Writer
When "Remington Steele" was canceled at the end of last season, executive producer Michael Gleason was as surprised as anyone and shared viewers' frustration that the long-running courtship between Remington Steele and Laura Holt was left hanging. Now that the NBC series has been revived for at least six episodes, Gleason says he isn't taking any chances on it being axed again after that. "The audience will not be left high and dry at the end of the six hours," he vows.
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