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WHAT’S MOONLIGHTING?

A HIGHLY ACCLAIMED AND AWARD-WINNING TV SERIES
THAT AIRED FROM 1985 TO 1989
STARRING BRUCE WILLIS AND CYBILL SHEPHERD

THE MOONLIGHTING STORY

Moonlighting is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14, 1989.

The network aired a total of 66 episodes. Starring Cybill Shepherd and  Bruce Willis as private detectives and Allyce Beasley as their quirky receptionist, the show was a mixture of drama, comedy, mystery, and romance, and was considered to be one of the first successful and influential examples of comedy-drama, or “dramedy”, emerging as a distinct television genre.

The show’s theme song was co-written and performed by jazz singer Al Jarreau and became a hit.

The show is also credited with making Willis a star and relaunching Shepherd’s career after a string of lackluster projects.

In 1997, the episode “The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice” was ranked #34 on (the 1997)  TV Guide’s 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. In 2007, the series was listed as one of Time magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows of All-Time“.

The relationship between the characters David and Maddie was included in TV Guide‘s list of the best TV couples of all time.



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