The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries
- 3 Seasons
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries is a television series based on the bestselling. It features amateur detectives Nancy Drew, Frank Hardy, and Joe Hardy. Instead of focusing on one set of characters in every episode, the show alternates between a Hardy Boys episode one week and a Nancy Drew episode the next. Each episode features a different mystery, such as Nancy investigating mysterious lights at a local lighthouse and Frank and Joe tracking down missing students at a college campus, with no season-long story arcs. Nancy, portrayed first by Pamela Sue Martin and later by Janet Louise Johnson, is a part-time investigator who frequently solves cases for her lawyer father, Carson. Frank and Joe Hardy, portrayed by Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy respectively, are amateur sleuths following in the footsteps of their private investigator father, Fenton. In the first season, Nancy and the Hardy brothers are featured separately in their own episodes with no link to each other. In the second season, they cross paths several times and team up to solve cases together. The show continues in this format until season three when the show no longer features Nancy Drew episodes and instead focuses solely the Hardy Boys.