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Finder of Lost Loves
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Created byGail Parent
Jill Baer
Christopher Vane
Directed byBruce Bilson
Cliff Bole
Don Chaffey
Alf Kjellin
Philip Leacock
Kim Manners
Sigmund Neufeld, Jr.
Barbara Peters
Allen Reisner
Bob Sweeney
StarringAnthony Franciosa
Deborah Adair
Anne Jeffreys
Richard Kantor
Larry "Flash" Jenkins
Theme music composerBurt Bacharach
Carole Bayer Sager
Opening theme"Finder of Lost Loves" by Dionne Warwick & Luther Vandross
ComposerArtie Kane
Country of originUSA
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes23 (list of episodes)
Executive producersDouglas S. Cramer
E. Duke Vincent
Aaron Spelling
ProducersLiz Coe
E. Duke Vincent
Jeffrey Hayes
Elaine Rich
CinematographyEdward R. Plante
Running time60 mins.
Production companyAaron Spelling Productions
Original networkABC
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 22, 1984 (1984-09-22) –
April 13, 1985 (1985-04-13)

Finder of Lost Loves is an American drama series aired by the ABC network during the 1984–1985 season.


After Cary Maxwell's (Anthony Franciosa) wife Kate dies, he decides to set up a private detective agency specializing in reuniting clients with a former loved one. The leading cast members were Franciosa, Deborah Adair, Anne Jeffreys, Richard Kantor, and Larry "Flash" Jenkins. Similar to The Love Boat (another Aaron Spelling production), the series featured various weekly guest stars.[1] The series was canceled after 23 episodes.

The series' theme song, "Finder of Lost Loves", was performed by Dionne Warwick and Luther Vandross and written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager.[2] It was an Adult Contemporary chart hit in 1985.[3] The TV version was sung by Dionne Warwick and Luther Vandross.


Guest stars


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No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
1"Maxwell, Ltd."Bruce BilsonUnknownSeptember 22, 1984 (1984-09-22)TBA
2"Yesterday's Child"Philip LeacockBruce ShellySeptember 29, 1984 (1984-09-29)002
3"Losing Touch"Philip LeacockSandra Kay SiegelOctober 13, 1984 (1984-10-13)004
4"White Lies"Don ChaffeyTeleplay by: Liz Coe & Bruce Shelly
Story by: Peter Gallay
October 20, 1984 (1984-10-20)005
5"Echoes"Alf KjellinRichard RaskindOctober 27, 1984 (1984-10-27)006
6"Goodbye, Sara"Bruce BilsonMichael FisherNovember 3, 1984 (1984-11-03)001
7"Undying Love"Don ChaffeyLan O'KunNovember 10, 1984 (1984-11-10)007
8"Old Friends"Bruce BilsonJerry WinnickNovember 17, 1984 (1984-11-17)008
9"Portraits"Sigmund Neufeld Jr.Teleplay by: J. Miyoko Hensley & Steven Hensley
Story by: Parke Perine
December 1, 1984 (1984-12-01)009
10"A Gift"Cliff BoleLiz CoeDecember 8, 1984 (1984-12-08)011
11"Forgotten Melodies"Bob SweeneyDonald RossDecember 22, 1984 (1984-12-22)010
12"Last Wish"Don ChaffeyBruce ShellyJanuary 5, 1985 (1985-01-05)012
13"Deadly Silence"Georg Stanford BrownChristopher Vane & Jill BaerJanuary 12, 1985 (1985-01-12)003
14"Wayward Dreams"Bruce BilsonLiz CoeJanuary 26, 1985 (1985-01-26)013
15"From the Heart"Allen ReisnerAustin & Irma KalishFebruary 9, 1985 (1985-02-09)014
16"Aftershocks"Don ChaffeyChris ManheimFebruary 16, 1985 (1985-02-16)015
17"Tricks"Allen ReisnerBruce Shelly & Liz CoeFebruary 23, 1985 (1985-02-23)016
18"Haunted Memories"Don ChaffeyAubrey Solomon & Steve GreenbergMarch 2, 1985 (1985-03-02)017
19"Mr. Wonderful"Charles PicerniJill Baer & Christopher VaneMarch 9, 1985 (1985-03-09)018
20"Surrogates"Barbara PetersBruce ShellyMarch 16, 1985 (1985-03-16)019
21"Final Analysis"Kim MannersRobert EarllMarch 30, 1985 (1985-03-30)020
22"Broken Promises"Don ChaffeyLiz CoeApril 6, 1985 (1985-04-06)021
23"Connections"Jeffrey HayesChris ManheimApril 13, 1985 (1985-04-13)022


  1. ^ O'Connor, John J. (1984-09-25). "Tony Franciosa Finds Others' Lost Loves". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  2. ^ Holden, Stephen (1987-09-18). "The Pop Life". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  3. ^ "Artist Chart History - Dionne Warwick". Retrieved 2008-08-26.