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Director:
Writers:
Stan Daniels (created by)
Ed. Weinberger (created by)
Contact:
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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
8 September 1975 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Spinoff from the popular "Mary Tyler Moore" series has Mary Richards' landlady, Phyllis Lindstrom, moving... See more »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Slightly away from MTM, but a good watch See more (9 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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

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

Trivia:
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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Soundtrack:
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Slightly away from MTM, but a good watch, 21 July 2000
Author: zbornak from West Virginia

The "Mary Tyler Moore" spinoff, "Phyllis", is often hounded as a failure where spin-offs are concerned. Actually, it is a very funny show and, if it hadn't followed up such an astounding breakthrough show as its predecessor, it would have been quite successful. Though the character of Phyllis, by far the most interesting character on MTM, was changed somewhat in her switch to her own show, it was only to make her character more likable, which worked most of the time and was a very pleasant experience to finally see the softer side of that downstairs bubblehead. The ensemble cast of the first season was wonderful (and would have been even more so if Barbara Colby hadn't have been murdered after the third episode. She was terrific as Phyllis's boss Julie Erskine.) Henry Jones is especially good, as are Jane Ross and Richard Schaal. And, of course, Cloris Leachman is a treasure. The real problem was in the show's second season, when Phyllis changed workplaces to the downtown city building, where the characters were far less interesting and oft times depressing. The ratings show it, too, because in its first season, "Phyllis" was in the Top Ten, higher than "Rhoda" or "MTM". But in its move to the second season, it did very poorly, hence its cancellation. It's a show that tried hard, so give it a chance. You won't be too disappointed!

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