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Release Date:
8 September 1975 (USA) See more »
Spinoff from the popular "Mary Tyler Moore" series has Mary Richards' landlady, Phyllis Lindstrom, moving... See more »
Won Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations See more »
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Cloris Leachman ... Phyllis Lindstrom (48 episodes, 1975-1977)

Henry Jones ... 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)

John Lawlor ... 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)

Liz Torres ... Julie Erskine (20 episodes, 1975-1976)

Series Directed by
James Burrows (19 episodes, 1975-1976)
Doug Rogers (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jay Sandrich (6 episodes, 1975-1976)
Joan Darling (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Noam Pitlik (4 episodes, 1977)
Harry Mastrogeorge (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Asaad Kelada (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Writing credits
James L. Brooks (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Allan Burns (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Stan Daniels (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Ed. Weinberger (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Glen Charles (13 episodes, 1975-1977)
Les Charles (13 episodes, 1975-1977)
Earl Pomerantz (9 episodes, 1975-1977)
Michael Leeson (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Bob Ellison (3 episodes, 1975-1977)
David Lloyd (3 episodes, 1975-1977)
Tom Tenowich (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Laurence Marks (2 episodes, 1977)

Series Produced by
Stan Daniels .... producer / executive producer (43 episodes, 1975-1977)
Ed. Weinberger .... producer / executive producer (43 episodes, 1975-1977)
Michael Leeson .... producer (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
Budd Cherry .... associate producer (19 episodes, 1975-1976)
Ralph Riskin .... associate producer (5 episodes, 1976-1977)

Glen Charles .... consulting producer (unknown episodes)
Les Charles .... consulting producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Dick DeBenedictis (21 episodes, 1975-1977)
Series Cinematography by
F. Bud Mautino (14 episodes, 1975-1977)
William T. Cline (11 episodes, 1975)
Series Film Editing by
Kenneth R. Koch (24 episodes, 1975-1977)
Series Casting by
Meryl O'Loughlin (13 episodes, 1975-1976)
Mary Goldberg (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Art Direction by
Kenneth A. Reid (24 episodes, 1975-1977)
Series Set Decoration by
Warren Welch (18 episodes, 1975-1976)
Cloudia Rebar (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Makeup Department
Ray Steele .... makeup artist (23 episodes, 1975-1977)
Lola Kemp .... hair stylist (15 episodes, 1975-1976)
Janet Purcell .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Barbara Lorenz .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Production Management
Ted Rich .... post-production supervisor (24 episodes, 1975-1977)
Abby Singer .... production manager / unit production manager (19 episodes, 1975-1976)
Les Sheldon .... production manager (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Thomas Lenox .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1975-1976)
Richard Bremerkamp .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1976)
Barbara Bass .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1976-1977)

Dick Erickson .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Jack Mann .... property master (24 episodes, 1975-1977)
Series Sound Department
Cam McCulloch .... sound mixer (24 episodes, 1975-1977)
Richard Weaver .... sound re-recording mixer / re-recording / ... (12 episodes, 1975-1976)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Rod Everson .... gaffer (24 episodes, 1975-1977)
Frank Jackson .... key grip (23 episodes, 1975-1977)
Series Casting Department
Meryl O'Loughlin .... casting / executive in charge of talent / ... (7 episodes, 1975-1977)

Nancy E. Barr .... casting assistant (unknown episodes, 1976)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lynne Albright .... costumer: women (24 episodes, 1975-1977)
Frank Delmar .... costumer: men (18 episodes, 1975-1976)
Jack Stone .... costumer: men (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Albert Nipon .... wardrobe: Cloris Leachman (3 episodes, 1976)
Series Music Department
Stan Daniels .... composer: theme music / composer: title song / ... (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Dick DeBenedictis .... conductor (14 episodes, 1975-1976)
Ed Norton .... music editor (5 episodes, 1975-1977)
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (1 episode, 1975)
Series Other crew
Lionel A. Ephraim .... production executive (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Glen Charles .... executive script consultant / story editor (31 episodes, 1975-1977)
Les Charles .... executive script consultant / story editor (31 episodes, 1975-1977)
Tom Tenowich .... story editor (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Don Bustany .... technical coordinator (23 episodes, 1975-1977)
Margo Husin Call .... assistant to the executive producers / assistant to executive producers / ... (18 episodes, 1975-1976)
Gloria Morgan .... script supervisor (18 episodes, 1975-1976)
Barbara Pizik .... assistant to the producer / assistant to producer (16 episodes, 1975-1976)
Deborah Kay Boyle .... assistant to producers / assistant to the producer / ... (13 episodes, 1975-1977)
Barbara Carleton .... assistant to the executive producers / assistant to the executive producer (13 episodes, 1975-1976)
William Schwartz .... producers' aide (11 episodes, 1975)
Diane Sonnett .... assistant to the producer (10 episodes, 1975)
Kathleen McTeigue .... assistant to producers (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Paula Spector .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to executive producers (4 episodes, 1975)
Cassandra Oliva .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Barbara Amato .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1976)
Gil Clasen .... technical coordinator (2 episodes, 1975)
Meryl O'Loughlin .... executive in charge of talent (2 episodes, 1976)

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Additional Details

30 min (48 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Phyllis, 1 August 2006
Author: gregoryshnly from United Kingdom

I always loved Chloris Leachman's portrayal of the overbearing know all Phyllis Linstrom on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show",who loved throwing up to Mary Richards and Rhoda Morgenstern,that she was married and they were single,although she always took such an interest in their lives,she clearly didn't have the great marriage she made out she had. After five seasons on TMTMS,Phyllis was spun off to her own show "Phyllis" with daughter,Bess,moving to San Francisco,to stay with her in-laws,the very funny and scatty Jonathan and Audrey(Henry Jones and Jane Rose) when the always unseen Lars(Phyllis' husband) dies and leaves Phyllis penniless. After a cracking pilot,where Phyllis mets Julie(Barbara Colby),owner of a photo studio(and ex girlfriend of Lars)and Leo,Julie's photographer(Richard Schaal)Phyllis starts working there as a general helper. Tragedy struck in real life,when after three episodes Miss Colby was shot dead and the part of Julie was given to Lis Torres,who made the part work under a very tragic recasting. Phyllis did seem to change in her own show,she became much more glamorous and lost her wiglet and the character seemed to be a lot less intelligent and less outrageous than on MTMS. Miss Leachman herself is a comedy genius and was giving 100 percent value in comedy and the casting of the elderly Judith Lowry as Mother Dexter,mother of Jonathan-outspoken and very much like the character of Sophia in "The Golden Girls" would later be,except Miss Lowry was really as elderly as she was meant to be-was a great idea. The wedding of Mother Dexter in the 2nd season was one of the highlights of the show but sadly Miss Lowry died a few months after filming it. In the 2nd season though Phyllis was put into an office,which seemed a bad idea,there was an overdose of characters and although the character of Phyllis seemed more like her old MTMS character in the 2nd season,the ratings went down and the last episode,ended with Bess pregnant and Phyllis getting her back with her new husband Mark. Very funny,I really do hope this show comes out on DVD at some point.

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