Private Eye (TV series)

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Private Eye
Created byAnthony Yerkovich
StarringJosh Brolin
Michael Woods
Lisa Jane Persky
Composer(s)Joe Jackson
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12 (list of episodes)
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Yerkovich Productions
Universal Television
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 13, 1987 –
January 8, 1988

Private Eye is an American crime drama television series that aired on NBC from September 13, 1987 until January 8, 1988.


The series is about an ex-cop (Michael Woods) in 1950s L.A..[1] He works as private eye. When he is hunting the murderer of his brother he meets a young rockabilly (Josh Brolin) who will help him and eventually becomes his pal. A secretary (Lisa Jane Persky) will join the team.



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
"Pilot"Mark TinkerAnthony YerkovichSeptember 13, 1987 (1987-09-13)
While investing the murder of his brother, Jack Cleary stumbles upon a scandal in the record industry.
3"Nicky the Rose"Donald PetrieTeleplay by: John Leekley & Alfonse Ruggiero, Jr.
Story by: Anthony Yerkovich & John Leekley
September 18, 1987 (1987-09-18)
Cleary is hired to watch the unfaithful lover of an actress.
4"War Buddy"Rob CohenTeleplay by: Alfonse Ruggiero, Jr.
Story by: Anthony Yerkovich & John Leekley & Alfonse Ruggiero, Jr.
September 25, 1987 (1987-09-25)
Cleary's war buddy might be murdered if he doesn't take a job with a gang of mobsters.
5"Blue Movie"Aaron LipstadtRon HansenOctober 2, 1987 (1987-10-02)
Cleary investigates the disappearance of a young porn star.
6"Blue Hotel: Part 1"Rob CohenAnthony Yerkovich & John LeekleyOctober 16, 1987 (1987-10-16)
The master of a rockabilly artist's latest album has been stolen. Johnny becomes the bodyguard for a sexy blonde. To be continued...
7"Blue Hotel: Part 2"Rob CohenAnthony Yerkovich & John LeekleyOctober 23, 1987 (1987-10-23)
Johnny becomes involved with the ex-girlfriend of a rock-and-roller. Cleary investigates a counterfeit-record operation.
8"Barrio Nights"Rob CohenJohn Leekley & Alfonse RuggieroNovember 6, 1987 (1987-11-06)
Johnny stumbles upon a heroin ring.
9"Nobody Dies in Chinatown"Paul LynchTeleplay by: John Leekley & Alfonse Ruggiero, Jr.
Story by: Anthony Yerkovich & John Leekley & Alfonse Ruggiero, Jr.
November 13, 1987 (1987-11-13)
The brother of a young woman is suspected of robbery at a Chinatown gambling den.
10"Both Sides of the Coin"Victor LoblJoseph DoughertyNovember 20, 1987 (1987-11-20)
Cleary reunites with his former mentor in order to work on a blackmail case.
11"Light and Shadows"Larry ShawTeleplay by: John Leekley & Alfonse Ruggiero, Jr.
Story by: Anthony Yerkovich & Alfonse Ruggiero, Jr.
December 4, 1987 (1987-12-04)
A black woman is being harassed by white neighbors.
12"High Heels and Silver Wings"Victor LoblGina WendkosDecember 11, 1987 (1987-12-11)
Cleary is hired by a tycoon to keep an eye on his wife. Dottie falls in love.
13"Hollywood Confidential"James QuinnJoseph DoughertyJanuary 8, 1988 (1988-01-08)
An actress turns up dead shortly after Cleary's surveillance photos of her ends up in a gossip rag.


  1. ^ TV Guide. "Private Eye Cast and Details". TV Guide. Retrieved 2012-10-27.

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