Leg Work


Leg Work

"Leg Work" was a short-lived detective drama that premiered on CBS on October 3, 1987. The show produced 10 episodes, of which only six were aired prior to the show's cancellation. The final episode aired on November 7, 1987. TV Land later aired the remaining four episodes.

The show's main character was Claire McCarron (played by Margaret Colin), an attractive private detective who drives around town in a Porsche but who was living beyond her means and often struggled to make a living from her fledgling detective agency. The show also starred Patrick James Clarke as her brother and NYPD lieutenant Fred McCarron, and Frances McDormand as Willie Pipal, her friend who worked for the District Attorney's office.

The series was created by Frank Abatemarco.


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