Morning: Cybill Shepherd

Cybill Shepherd was today’s morning name. I remember her especially from two television shows in which she was a central character (Moonlighting, Cybill) and one in which she was a supporting character (Psych).

From Wikipedia:

Cybill Lynne Shepherd (born February 18, 1950) is an American actress, singer and former model.

Shepherd’s better known roles include Jacy in The Last Picture Show (1971), Kelly in The Heartbreak Kid (1972), Betsy in Taxi Driver (1976), Maddie Hayes in Moonlighting (1985–1989), Cybill Sheridan in Cybill (1995–1998), Phyllis Kroll in The L Word (2007–2009), and Madeleine Spencer in Psych (2008–2013).

On to the tv shows.

Moonlighting is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14, 1989. The network aired a total of 66 episodes … Starring Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis as private detectives, the show was a mixture of drama, comedy, and romance, and was considered to be one of the first successful and influential examples of comedy-drama, or “dramedy”, emerging as a distinct television genre.

The show’s theme song was performed by jazz singer Al Jarreau and became a hit. The show is also credited with making Willis a star, while providing Shepherd with a critical success after a string of lackluster projects.

Allyce Beasley [was featured] as Agnes DiPesto: Agnes DiPesto is the extremely loyal and quirky receptionist for the Blue Moon Detective Agency who always answers the phone in rhyme.

Mark Harmon appeared near the end of Season 3 as Sam Crawford, Maddie’s romantic interest and rival with David. (Wikipedia link)

Willis, Shepherd, Beasley, and Harmon on the show:


Cybill is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre, which aired on CBS from January 2, 1995, to July 13, 1998. Starring Cybill Shepherd, the show revolves around the life of Cybill Sheridan, a twice-divorced single mother of two and struggling actress in her 40s, who has never gotten her big show business break. Alicia Witt and Dedee Pfeiffer co-starred as Sheridan’s daughters, with Alan Rosenberg and Tom Wopat playing their respective fathers, while Christine Baranski appeared as Cybill’s hard-drinking friend Maryann. (Wikipedia link)

The main cast of Cybill:


(Baranski is a standout in this show.)

Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network with syndication reruns on ION Television. It is produced by Franks and Tagline Television’s Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak. The series stars James Roday as Shawn Spencer, a young crime consultant for the Santa Barbara Police Department whose “heightened observational skills” and impressive detective instincts allow him to convince people that he solves cases with psychic abilities. The program also stars Dulé Hill as Shawn’s best friend and reluctant partner Burton “Gus” Guster [who is black], as well as Corbin Bernsen as Shawn’s father, Henry, a former officer of the Santa Barbara Police Department.

… Madeleine Spencer (Cybill Shepherd) is a police psychologist who is Shawn’s mother and Henry’s ex-wife.

Psych debuted on Friday, July 7, 2006 … the series finale [aired] on March 26, 2014. (Wikipedia link)

Bernsen, Shepherd, and Roday on the show:


The show was full of inspired goofiness, including constant banter between the two principals, Roday and Hill. The guys on the job:


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