Wednesday, August 5, 2015

What Might've Been: Finder of Lost Loves (1984)

Here's a detective drama with a bit of a twist.

Finder of Lost Loves lasted just 1 season on ABC (1984-5), and starred Tony Franciosa (ex-The Name of the Game) as a newly widowed sleuth who specializes in bringing couples back together. Something tells me that this concept might've been just a wee bit ahead of its time.

Dionne Warwick (ex-Solid Gold) and Glenn Jones recorded the Burt Bacharach-Carole Bayer Sager-authored theme song. After Finder bit the dust, Warwick was asked by executive producer Aaron Spelling to record a new version of the Love Boat theme, replacing Jack Jones' version for the final season of that series.

Today, a show about a detective bringing couples together would not be a work of fiction, but rather another cookie-cutter reality show. Think about that while you scope the intro:

Finder would be Tony Franciosa's final series, and the fourth one (Valentine's Day, Search, Matt Helm) to go just one season.

No rating. Never saw the show.

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