An idea that had been brewing between Shaun and producer Jason Stephens for a long time, Mr and Mrs Murder is a comedy-drama staring Shaun and Kat Stewart.
Shaun and Kat play Charlie and Nicola Buchanan, a couple who are crime scene cleaners during the day, and crime solvers at night.
Unlike most of his work, Shaun decided not to be involved in the writing of the show, instead concentrating on the acting. The ensemble writing team behind the show includes Marieke Hardy, John Banas and Christine Bartlett, Doug Macleod, Jonathan Gavin, Glen Dolman, Katherine Thomson and John Hugginson.
Produced by FremantleMedia Australia, with financing from Screen Australia, it premiered on Channel 10 on Wednesday 20 February 2013 at 8:30 p.m, immediately following Mad As Hell.
Charlie and Nicola run ToxiClean, an industrial cleaning company, picking up a lot of crime scene business from their friendship with Detective Peter Vinetti (Jonny Pasvolsky). However, many of these crimes lead Charlie and Nicola to want to get involved and look deeper.
Along with their live-in uni student niece Jess Chalmers (Lucy Honigman), Charlie and Nicola investigate the crime scene, the victim, and the suspects, getting very close to everyone involved, finally leading the police to the perpetrator.
The season ran for 13 episodes.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Australian viewers
|1||“Early Checkout”||Shirley Barrett||Kirsty Fisher||February 20, 2013||0.959|
|Charlie and Nicola set out to solve a murder in a hotel of the national hero Marty O’Connor.|
|2||“A Dog’s Life”||Sian Davies||John Hugginson||February 27, 2013||0.836|
|A dispute occurs between a dog walking group and local golf course members after which golf champion Keith Skinner is mauled to death by a dog.|
|3||“En Vogue”||Sian Davis||Marieke Hardy||March 6, 2013||0.719|
|Fashion designer Jonah Ellroy is killed by a flying mirror during the finale of his runway show, Charlie and Nicola investigate.|
|4||“Atlas Drugged”||Shirley Barrett||Bridie O’Neill||March 13, 2013||0.695|
|It’s a murderous level of muscle burn when champion bodybuilder Anton is found drugged and baked to death on a sunbed.|
|5||“Lost Soul”||Daniel Nettheim||Christine Bartlett||March 20, 2013||0.567|
|They say life’s a cabaret, but that’s hardly the case when the leading lady Linda is found dead…|
|6||“The Next Best Man”||Sian Davis||Sian Davis||March 27, 2013||0.818|
|Something old, something new, something borrowed, someone dead.|
|7||“Thoroughly Dead Thoroughbred”||Peter Salmon||Jay Barnes||April 3, 2013||0.698|
|When Cardwell Stable’s vet Evelyn is murdered with an overdose of ketamine, Nicola and Charlie saddle up to investigate.|
|8||“A Flare for Murder”||Peter Salmon||Timothy Hobart||April 10, 2013||0.548|
|It’s more than a shot across the bow when young solo sailor Jennifer Travers is murdered on her yacht with a flare gun.|
|9||“The Art of Murder”||Abe Forsythe||Timothy Hobart||April 17, 2013||0.638|
|It’s murder for art’s sake when a homeless man is found crushed to death under a floating wall at a modern art gallery.|
|10||“Little Boxes”||Jet Wilkinson||Harold Jordan||April 24, 2013||0.540|
|When upper crust James Langlan is found harpooned through the chest with a spear gun in a heritage bathing box, it sends a dark ripple through a wealthy seaside community.|
|11||“Keeping Up Appearances”||Jet Wilkinson||Katherine Thomson||May 1, 2013||0.469 (Overnight)|
|In the middle of the night, a beautiful young woman named Ivy falls to her death from the window of a prominent plastic surgery clinic.|
|12||“Zootopia”||Daniel Nettheim||Jonathan Gavin||May 8, 2013||0.523 (Overnight)|
|When Glen the big cat keeper dies and Marie the hippo keeper goes missing, it looks like the food chain has been reversed at Maabade Zoo.|
|13||“The Course Whisperer”||Abe Forsythe||Marieke Hardy||May 15, 2013||0.454 (Overnight)|
|It’s a recipe for murder when maestro chef Bryce Cormac is killed in the kitchen of his renowned restaurant, Razorback.|