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In the spring of 1987, over sixty million viewers tuned in to watch Maddie Hayes (Cybill Shepherd) and David Addison (Bruce Willis) “get together” in one of the most famously controversial scenes in television history on Moonlighting, ABC’s groundbreaking series about an epically mismatched pair of private detectives . Two years later, the show was canceled due to low ratings. What happened? In Moonlighting: An Oral History, author Scott Ryan (The Last Days of Letterma