Palace Guard

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Palace Guard
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Created byStephen J. Cannell
StarringD. W. Moffett
Marcy Walker
Tony Lo Bianco
Composer(s)Mike Post
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (including a feature-length pilot, 5 unaired)
Executive producer(s)Jacob Epstein
Ken Solarz
Stephen J. Cannell
Running time60 minutes per episode
Production company(s)Stephen J. Cannell Productions
Original networkCBS
Original releaseOctober 18 –
November 1, 1991

Palace Guard is an American crime drama series that was briefly broadcast by CBS as part of its 1991 fall lineup. It was produced by Stephen J. Cannell.


Palace Guard is the story of a reformed jewel thief and cat burglar, Tommy Logan (D. W. Moffett), who, after serving three years in prison, is released on parole and accepts an offer to become the head of security for the posh Palace Hotel chain. There were two reasons for this somewhat unusual job offer. One was that Logan had previously enjoyed great success in stealing from the high-class clientele of the Palace chain, and hence it was thought that he'd understand how to prevent others from doing so. And the other was that Tommy was the illegitimate son of the chain's owner, Arturo Taft (Tony Lo Bianco), though Taft did not reveal this to Logan. The show centered primarily around the working relationship between Logan and his new boss, Christy Cooper (Marcy Walker), the hotel chain's Vice-President of Public Relations. In each episode, Logan and Cooper travelled to a hotel in a different city where Logan would help avert some disaster using quirky and questionable methods, leaving Cooper to sweep up the fallout.

Counting the show's feature-length pilot, only three of the eight completed episodes of Palace Guard were aired on CBS.



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
"Pilot"James A. ContnerStephen J. CannellOctober 18, 1991 (1991-10-18)
3"The Three-Minute Egg"Frank E. JohnsonStephen J. CannellOctober 25, 1991 (1991-10-25)
4"Simian Enchanted Evening"TBATBANovember 1, 1991 (1991-11-01)
5"Eye of Newt"Gabrielle Beaumont & Charles SibertJacob Epstein & Ken SolarzUNAIRED
6"House Arrest"Nick MarckHoward Chaykin & John Francis MooreUNAIRED

Home media[edit]

In July 2010, Mill Creek Entertainment released Prime Time Crime: The Stephen J. Cannell Collection on DVD in Region 1. This special collection contained 54 episodes from 13 different shows produced by Stephen J. Cannell Productions including all eight episodes of Palace Guard.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-13. Retrieved 2013-11-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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