Moonlighting: It's a Wonderful Job (1986)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Show [TV], Prime-Time Drama [TV], Romantic Comedy, Romantic Mystery  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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There must be an inviolate law on the TV statute books demanding that every series turn out at least one takeoff of the 1946 film classic It's a Wonderful Life. Moonlighting's contribution to this ongong Yuletide tradtion finds a disgruntled Maddie (Cybill Shepherd) wondering what her life would have been like had she sold the Blue Moon Detective Agency as she originally planned. The "Clarence" character this time out is a most unangelic angel named Albert, played by Richard Libertini. Guest appearances include model Cheryl Tiegs as herself, and Lionel Stander in his "Max" character from the earlier TV detective series Hart to Hart (which had previously occupied Moonlighting's Tuesday-night network timeslot!)