The Hardy Boys Mysteries

Jim 1970s

Aired: 1977-79

Hardy Boys Mysteries


DAD: Fenton Hardy (Edmund Gilbert) / widower

DAD’S JOB: Private Investigator

KIDS: Joe Hardy (Shaun Cassidy), Frank Hardy (Parker Stevenson) (teens)

WHERE’S MOM?: Dead for some time

STAND-IN “MOM”: Aunt Gertrude (Edith Atwater) / Aunt

Just as Xena has Hercules, so Nancy Drew had The Hardy Boys. Like Nancy Drew, the boys had a father deeply involved in police work. The boys seemed to have little to no supervision, though, as they always seemed to be jetting off to Peru or Paris or Timbuktu to solve a case.

Apparently these two shows didn’t support enough of an audience by themselves, so the shows were blended into one big show at the end of 1978 as The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.