In the 1st season Robert Urich stars as Robert B. Parker’s legendary Beantown gumshoe-with-a-difference, Spenser. Spenser is cut from a very different cloth than other detectives, a renaissance man who isn’t afraid to mix up a gourmet salad or just mix it up. Full-time bookworm and former boxer, the stylish Spenser drives a vintage Mustang that calls out his own sense of time and place – a yearning for a simpler time of ethics and standards, and displays an appreciation of the best of the past in the present. The 2nd season ushered in some changes for the gourmet gumshoe: new faces, new challenge, and more mysteries around the streets of Boston, from Fenway back alleys to Beacon Hill townhouses. Foremost among them is Boston’s new Assistant DA, Rita Fiori (Carolyn McCormick), looking to rein in the freewheeling private detective, regardless of the chummy relationship that Spenser (Robert Urich) enjoys with Lt. Quirk (Richard Jaeckel). So it’s a good thing Spenser still has the extra-legal assistance of Hawk (Avery Brooks) when out on Beantown’s bad side. Spenser’s thirst for knowledge and yearning for justice see him framed for blackmail, meeting mad mountain men and coming to the aid of modern a Salem witch, while staying true to his personal code. The 3rd season sees the wheel of fate keep spinning for Boston’s favorite cop-for-hire and company. Spenser’s independently minded inamorata, Susan Silverman, returns from the West Coast, determined to bridge their sundered relationship. Spenser’s longtime friend and valued ally in the Boston PD, Lt. Martin Quirk, gets sidelined with a heart condition. Lucky for Spenser, Hawk stands ready at his side, and Sgt. Belson still has his back. Spenser’s cases this season see him providing shuttle diplomacy between a judge and a gangster, tackling sexual harassment within academia’s ivy towers, solving a murder in old Plymouth during Thanksgiving and revisiting the case that’s been haunting him for years.