Nikki Beaumont & Nora Delaney (Nikki & Nora: The N&N Files)

Created by Nancylee Myatt

“Here come the girls!”
— the official theme song (seriously)

Once upon a time, there was a 2004 made-for-television movie, Nikki and Nora, about two female partners (and lovers) in the Special Crimes Unit of the New Orleans police department.

Apparently, it was intended as a pilot for UPN, but it was never picked up and never aired. Somehow, though, the pilot “made its way into the hands of the lucky few,” and the buzz was good.

Or at least good enough that the concept resurfaced a few years later as Nikki and Nora: The N&N Files, a series of seven crowd-funded movies spun off from the 2004 movie, recasting the characters as private eyes, still in New Orleans and still lesbians.

Although I’m not sure those were ever aired, either. In her IMDB bio, creator Nancylee Myatt called the series “a web-reboot,” suggesting they were only streamed online. Some of the episodes, last time I looked, were on YouTube.


    (2004, UPN)
    Unaired pilot
    Starring Christina Cox as NORA DELANEY
    and Liz Vassey as NIKKI BEAUMONT
    Also starring Joe Chrest, Seamus Dever, Justin Groetsch, Scot Henderson Jones, Shemar Moore, Rose Rollins, John Michael Weatherly
    Created by Nancylee Myatt
    Writers: Nancylee Myatt
    Directors: Nancylee Myatt
    Starring Liz Vassey as NIKKI BEAUMONT
    and Christina Cox as NORA DELANEY
    With Jim Beaver as Arliss Fontenot
    Janina Gavankar as Lea Sadina

    Aasha Davis as Violet Craig
    Armin Shimerman as J. Hewitt Kemp
    Justin Evan Jones as Dexter
    Dustin J. Reno as Daniel
    Also starring Jesse Yarborough, Kitty Swink, Tess Harper, Wallace Langham, Larry Poindexter, Ian Casselberry, Debbie Shatz, PJ Clarke, Shannan Leigh Reeve

    • “Episode One” (January 19, 2014)
    • “Episode Two” (January 26, 2014)
    • “Episode Three” (February 2, 2014)
    • “Episode Four” (February 9, 2014)
    • “Episode Five” (January 16, 2014)
    • “Episode Six” (February 23, 2014)
    • “Episode Seven” (February 28, 2014)
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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