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 Kate McArdle (122 episodes, 1984-1989)
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 Allie Lowell / ... (122 episodes, 1984-1989)
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 Chip Lowell (115 episodes, 1984-1989)
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 Jennie Lowell (115 episodes, 1984-1989)
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 Emma McArdle / ... (90 episodes, 1984-1988)
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When Allie Lowell divorces her husband and gets custody of their two children, she moves to New York City and moves in with her best friend, Kate McArdle, also divorced and raising a daughter. They form a unique kind of family unit in this comedy from the 1980s. Written by Phil Fernando

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19 March 1984 (USA)  »

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Aline et Cathy  »

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Allison Smith was a veteran Broadway musical stage performer before she was cast in the series. One episode allowed her to sing by having her character audition for and be hired as the singer of the pop band. The song she sang was "Goodbye to You" by Scandal. See more »

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Jennie Lowell: [Allie and Jennie are concluding a talk about sex] What you're saying is that I should wait.
Allie Lowell: Definitely, yes.
Jennie Lowell: But that the choice is mine.
Allie Lowell: Unfortunately, yes.
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Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: Harry Anderson/Bryan Adams (1985) See more »

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Warm memories
4 May 2008 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I loved Kate and Allie.

I haven't seen it for years but I remember it being funny and smart, and the first show that had divorced women just getting on with things.

In '80s Britain if you were from a single parent household you were nothing but a criminal in the making! - this show was the tonic to all that stuff and nonsense, and I have very warm memories of settling down to my weekly slice of New York life.

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