Beginning in October, One of TV’s All-Time Most Acclaimed Series Begins Streaming For the First Time

Joel Eisenberg
Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepherd in “Moonlighting”Photo byABC Publicity Still

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"Moonlighting," the acclaimed private-eye comedy-drama series that aired on ABC in the 1980s, rejuvenated Cybil Shepherd's career, and propelled a young Bruce Willis to superstardom, is returning to television.

Or streaming, to be more accurate.

Willis won an Emmy in 1986 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the show. All told, "Moonlighting" was nominated for a total of 40 Emmy Awards, which aside from a U.S. DVD release and brief appearances on cable has rarely been available for public viewing in this country since its original run.

Let us explore.

Television, 2023

According to a September 27th report from, all five seasons of "Moonlighting" will begin streaming on Hulu October 10th. All 67 episodes have been remastered in HD.

As excerpted from the report: If you need a refresher, Moonlighting stars Shepherd as Maddie Hayes, a former model, who begins working for a detective agency after falling on hard times (just go with it). Willis plays David Addison Jr., a detective who already works at the agency. Of course, sparks begin to fly between the two, making the show both about the detective agency and Maddie and David's will-they-or-won't-they romance.

The series had become almost as notorious for the real-life feud between stars Willis and Shepherd, that reportedly had since been settled prior to Willis' current health challenges.


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