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Writers:
Lloyd J. Schwartz (developer)
Sherwood Schwartz (developer)
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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
16 January 1981 (USA) See more »
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A Show that was too good to get canceled! See more (3 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 22)

Barbara Eden ... Stella Johnson / ... (30 episodes, 1981-1982)
Fannie Flagg ... Cassie Bowman (30 episodes, 1981-1982)
Jenn Thompson ... Dee Johnson (30 episodes, 1981-1982)
Anne Francine ... Flora Simpson Reilly (30 episodes, 1981-1982)

Rod McCary ... Bobby Taylor (30 episodes, 1981-1982)
Bridget Hanley ... Wanda Reilly Taylor (30 episodes, 1981-1982)

George Gobel ... Mayor Otis Harper Jr. (29 episodes, 1981-1982)
Suzi Dean ... Scarlett Taylor (18 episodes, 1981-1982)

Mills Watson ... Uncle Buster (17 episodes, 1981-1982)
Mari Gorman ... Vivian Washburn (13 episodes, 1981)
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Series Directed by
William Asher (5 episodes, 1981-1982)
Rod Daniel (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Alan Myerson (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Claudio Guzmán (4 episodes, 1981)
Bruce Bilson (3 episodes, 1981)
Alan Cooke (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Sigmund Neufeld Jr. (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Writing credits
Dave Hackel (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
Steve Hattman (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
Judy Gabriel (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Phil Mishkin (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Jordan Moffet (2 episodes, 1981)
Lloyd J. Schwartz (2 episodes, 1981)
Sherwood Schwartz (2 episodes, 1981)
Jerry Davis (2 episodes, 1982)
Jerry Rannow (2 episodes, 1982)

Series Produced by
Jerry Ross .... producer (11 episodes, 1981)
Sherwood Schwartz .... executive producer (10 episodes, 1981)
Arthur E. McLaird .... producer (9 episodes, 1981-1982)
Gordon Mitchell .... producer (6 episodes, 1981)
Shelby Singleton .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1981)
Mel Baily .... co-executive producer (5 episodes, 1981)
Phil Borack .... co-executive producer (5 episodes, 1981)
Les Sheldon .... producer (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Greg Strangis .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Sam Strangis .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Martin M. Goldstein .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1981)
Edward Montagne .... producer (4 episodes, 1981)
Lloyd J. Schwartz .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1981)
Jerry Davis .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Bill Dial .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Original Music by
Nelson Riddle (7 episodes, 1981)
Arthur B. Rubinstein (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Cinematography by
Keith C. Smith (7 episodes, 1981)
Frank Thackery (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Film Editing by
Albert J.J. Zúñiga (5 episodes, 1981)
Beryl Gelfond (3 episodes, 1981)
John Kaufman (1 episode, 1981)
Stanley Wohlberg (1 episode, 1981)

Jack Gleason (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Mary Petterson (5 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Art Direction by
Roy Steffens (5 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Deborah Siegel (4 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Costume Design by
Tom Rasmussen (4 episodes, 1981)
Brienne Glyttov (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jim Gillespie .... assistant makeup artist (6 episodes, 1981)

Michael F. Blake .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Mark A. Burley .... unit production manager (5 episodes, 1981-1982)
Fred Giles .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Valerie C. Kircher .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1981)
David Kahler .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Sound Department
Walt Jenevein .... sound effects editor (5 episodes, 1981)
James F. Rogers .... sound (5 episodes, 1981)

Barney Cabral .... adr supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Kevin Pike .... special effects assistant (1 episode, 1981)
 
Series Visual Effects by
David Stipes .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Sandra Lee Gimpel .... stunt coordinator (13 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joie Hutchinson .... costume supervisor (5 episodes, 1981-1982)
Ronald I. Caplan .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 1981)
Stacey Phelps .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 1981)

Deborah Curtis .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Tom T. Hall .... composer: theme music (30 episodes, 1981-1982)
Charles Paley .... music editor (6 episodes, 1981)
Tom Wells .... additional lyrics / lyrics (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Other crew
Pamela Jaye Smith .... production secretary (30 episodes, 1981-1982)
Julie Rosenbaum .... assistant to producers (13 episodes, 1981)
Adele Styler .... executive consultant / executive script consultant (7 episodes, 1981)
Burt Styler .... executive consultant / executive script consultant (7 episodes, 1981)
Gene Schwam .... executive consultant (6 episodes, 1981)
David P. Harmon .... executive story consultant / executive script consultant (5 episodes, 1981)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Harper Valley" - USA (second season title)
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Runtime:
30 min (36 episodes)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Originally, this was going to be a one-hour comedy. The format was shortened to just half an hour when it went into production.See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A Show that was too good to get canceled!, 2 September 2008
Author: (sylviastel@aol.com) from United States

I remember this show vaguely but I remember it fondly because I liked it not just because of the hit song or the film because I never really saw the film itself. I remember the series as funny and wickedly charming with Barbara Eden in the leading role. I remember Fannie Flagg too as her best friend. It was about a woman who was somebody that deemed inappropriate in Harvey Valley. When she gets involved with Harper Valley P.T.A., they are in for a shock. She is no bubble-headed bimbo as they liked to think of her. She has a brain and the guts to take the snobs of Harper Valley head on. Maybe the show was a little less Hollywood and New York and more American because I remember it was mostly shot outside and without a laugh-track. I hope they bring it out on DVD because I would like to revisit who I considered to be old friends. It was a good show that could have lasted more than one season.

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