I started re-watching Murder, She Wrote. When I started the second season, I realized that I was seeing a handsome young man in almost every episode. Sometimes it’s a bit character like a deputy, security guard or ranch hand, sometimes they are a minor character.

Was this a known strategy the producers used to appeal to the audience demographic of older women?

A couple of examples and some bigger stars…

  • pentadact.com/… ... in all seriousness, at least in the first 9 or so seasons the episodes were VERY formulaic – CGCampbell Jul 13 at 21:11
  • Yep...it’s still a strategy. The acting world can be cruel. – cmp Jul 14 at 0:04
  • It was in Angela Lansbury's contract. ;) – dbugger Jul 16 at 16:15

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