Spinoff from the popular "Mary Tyler Moore" series has Mary Richards' landlady, Phyllis Lindstrom, moving back to her hometown of San Francisco with her teenage daughter Bess following the ... See full summary »
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 Phyllis Lindstrom (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
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 Judge Jonathan Dexter (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Jane Rose ...
 Audrey Dexter (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Carmine Caridi ...
 Dan Valenti / ... (25 episodes, 1975-1977)
Lisa Gerritsen ...
 Bess Lindstrom (24 episodes, 1975-1977)
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 Leonard Marsh (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Garn Stephens ...
 Harriet Hastings (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Judith Lowry ...
 Sally 'Mother' Dexter / ... (23 episodes, 1975-1977)
Richard Schaal ...
 Leo Heatherton (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
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 Julie Erskine (20 episodes, 1975-1976)
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Spinoff from the popular "Mary Tyler Moore" series has Mary Richards' landlady, Phyllis Lindstrom, moving back to her hometown of San Francisco with her teenage daughter Bess following the sudden death of Phyllis' (heard of, but never seen) husband, Lars, to make a new life for herself and her daughter by moving in with Lars' scatterbrained mother, Audrey; and Audrey's second husband, Judge Dexter; and getting a new job as an assistant to Julie Erskine, the CEO of a photography studio. Written by Anonymous

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Barbara Colby played Julie Erskine in the first three episodes of "Phyllis". The gifted actress was murdered not long after the third episode, "Up For Grabs", was in the can. See more »

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The pictures used in the opening credits (Phyllis hugging the fur coat, Phyllis rocking in the chair whistling, etc) were taken from segments of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" See more »


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Worst show ever spun from a good show
27 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

This show is bad. They shouldn't have even made it a spin off from Mary Tyler Moore, because the character of Phyllis is totally different here. I used to cringe when they used to air it on Nick At Nite. Don't even bother watching it, this spinoff personnifies the dreaded 4 un's: UNfamiliar, UNentertaining, UNfunny and UNwatchable.


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