April 19, 1987 - May 7, 1989
FOX Situation Comedy
54 Episodes


Ben Coleman:   Matthew Laurance
Laura Kelly:   Mary Page Keller
Richard Phillips:   Chris Lemmon
Linda Phillips:   Alison LaPlaca
Jane Kelly:   Jodi Thelen
Geneva:   Arleen Sorkin
Cooper Hayden:   Larry Poindexter
Amanda Phillips:   Ginger Orsi

This episodic comedy revolved around the intertwined
romantic lives of two couples. Ben and Laura were establishing
a new relationship while Richard and Linda were trying to
maintain one. When Duet premiered in 1987 Ben was an
unpublished writer of mystery novels and Laura was running
a catering business with the "help" of her flighty younger
sister Jane. As their relationship evolved from casual dating
to serious dating to living together, Ben and Laura went
through periods of uncertainty and misgivings--at one point
they even stopped dating--but their love kept bringing them
back together. Interspersed through the story of their courtship
were Ben's daydreams, filmed in glorious black and white.

Ben's best friend Richard and his wife Linda were stereotypical
yuppies, preoccupied with financial success and status. Linda
was an executive at World Wide Studios, and had a difficult
time dealing with Richard's abrupt decision to quit his lucrative
job selling patio furniture and become a professional pianist. She
was also not nearly as enthusiastic about their impending
parenthood as was Richard, but after their daughter Amanda
was born she became a doting mother. Geneva was the
Phillipses' sexy, sharp-tongued maid who took great pleasure
in putting down her employers, especially Linda; Cooper was
Linda's boss at World Wide; and Reuben was Ben's large dog.

When Duet started its 1988-1989 season, a number of changes
had occurred. Amanda, who had been born in the last original
episode that spring, was now a talking three-year-old, Ben and
Laura were now married, and Linda had been fired by World
Wide Studios. Stories that season concerned Richard and
Linda's parenthood, the difficulties that arose when Linda
prevailed upon Laura to take her in as a partner in the catering
business, and Ben and Laura's adjustments to married life. As
the season progressed, the focus shifted more and more to
stories about Linda and, when Duet was canceled, she became
the star of Open House, which replaced Duet on FOX.

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