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20 September 1978 (USA) See more »
The relationship between a stuffed-shirt priest and a liberal nun that run a Baltimore mission. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 8)

McLean Stevenson ... Father Daniel M. Cleary (9 episodes, 1978)

Olivia Barash ... Willie (9 episodes, 1978)

Jack Dodson ... Msgr. Francis X. Barlow (9 episodes, 1978)
Bobby F. Ellerbee ... Jerome Rockefeller (9 episodes, 1978)

Priscilla Lopez ... Sister Agnes (9 episodes, 1978)
Priscilla Morrill ... Sister Lillian (9 episodes, 1978)
Barry Paul Silver ... Big 'B' (2 episodes, 1978)
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30 min (6 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
horrid, 7 July 2003
Author: westpac

Painfully unfunny "religious" comedy pitting stuffed shirt conservative dopey dad, er, minister against liberal minded daughter, er, nun. McLean Stevenson had a brief run in this before being stuck in the hell that was "Hello Larry" for what seemed like forever. Network execs (CBS)actually had high hopes for "In the Beginning" before it aired. Priscilla Lopez was a Tony award winner on Broadway and McLean Stevenson was still only recently removed from his success on "M*A*S*H." Ironically as bad as it was this show was quickly axed while the arguably worse "Hello Larry" ran forever because network execs cheerfully admitted that as bad as it was they didn't have anything any better to run. For a network (NBC) whose flagship show at the time was "Diffrent Strokes" this was undoubtedly true.

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