Chris Lorenzo and Rita Lee Lance, the hubba-hubba Palm Springs homicide cops played by Rob Estes and Mitzi Kapture, were written out of the show over the course of December (both wanted to move on to other jobs). debuted in ’91 as part of CBS’ late-night ”Crimetime After Primetime” slate of adventure shows, as well as on the USA Network.
Two new police heroes — Nick Kokotakis’ Michael Price and Tyler Layton’s Holly Rawlins — have replaced them. The idea was that, since it aired when the kiddies were theoretically tucked into bed, ), quickly established its formula: In the opening moments, a murder is committed in a setting that allows for the inclusion of mostly-undressed attractive people — in a pool, at a strip club, at a party where two guys snort coke off the rippled belly of a bikini-clad woman. By the end of 1995, they had become lovers, then got married, then Rita got pregnant, then Chris was fatally shot, then Rita decided to leave the force.
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This switch has the Internet abuzz with fans who feel betrayed whenever they’re not busy being mean and bitter (from recent postings: ”I agree that Price looks like a Neanderthal”; ”[Holly] shows too much teeth, anyone else agree? These story lines drove to its highest ratings ever, and the series started being ”stripped” — aired Monday through Thursday in reruns, at 11 p.m. As Chris and Rita, Estes and Kapture had a nice, relaxed chemistry.
Estes (husband of ‘s Josie Bissett) was charming, for a guy whose favorite expression was slack jaw, and Kapture was actually a good actress.
In later episodes, the pair did everything but roll their eyes whenever the show wheeled out another girl-in-a-garter-belt subplot.
also features one of the more likable police-captain bosses: Charlie Brill as Cap.
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