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  • Premiered: 
    March 3, 1985
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Dramedy
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Glenn Gordon Caron 
  • Subject Matter: Private Eye
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Plot Synopsis

One of TV's first dramedies, MOONLIGHTING follows irresistible ex-model Maddie Hayes and irrepressible detective David Addison at Blue Moon Investigations, as they solve crimes while trading clever banter dripping with sexual innuendo. When Maddie's crooked business manager left her with nothing but a dying career, she discovered that she owned a detective agency in Los Angeles. Needing the cash, Maddie was prepared to sell the firm -- until David convinced her to keep the business and work with him as a private investigator, along with Agnes DiPesto, the rhyming receptionist. MOONLIGHTING is often remembered for its special episodes, such as the black-and-white film noir story and the take-off of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew," but more often than not, MOONLIGHTING is used as an example of how a program's lead characters lose their chemistry when the will they/won't they romantic storyline develops too quickly.


Theme Song

  • Moonlighting - Al Jarreau


  • The Blue Moon Detective Agency - Los Angeles, California USA
  • Agnes DiPesto - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • May 14, 1989: Agnes DiPesto and Herbert Quentin Viola are married