Kate & Allie (1984–1989)

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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 ... See full summary »


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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »


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Complete series cast summary:
 Kate McArdle (122 episodes, 1984-1989)
 Allie Lowell / ... (122 episodes, 1984-1989)
 Chip Lowell (98 episodes, 1984-1989)
 Jennie Lowell (95 episodes, 1984-1989)
 Emma McArdle / ... (87 episodes, 1984-1988)


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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Release Date:

19 March 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aline et Cathy  »

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When Susan Saint James became pregnant during the show's fourth season, it was not written into the show because her character was single. She was filmed either with strategically placed props or by having her character Kate recovering from a broken leg. However, in a flashback episode that took place when Kate and Allie were younger and they were pregnant with their daughters on the show, St. James was allowed to show her pregnancy. See more »


Allie Lowell: I can't alter my feelings to suit your lifestyle.
Bob Barsky: Why not? You want me to alter my lifestyle to suit your feelings.
Allie Lowell: Only if they're your feelings too.
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Referenced in Caroline in the City: Caroline and El Niño (1999) See more »


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Performed by John Loeffler
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WANT "Kate & Allie" TO START SHOWING on TVLand so much
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I wonder who I could write ??? OR who All who Liked the show

a Lot could write ??

WANT "Kate & Allie" to Start on "TV Land

from Beginning of Show thru all the Allie & Malcom episodes at least. I LOVED 82% of THIS SHOW,

PLEASE TVLand, begin carrying this great sit-com

Thanks and Thanks everyone who comments.!!

I Need 10 lines for this to post, but I can just repeat myself

because I want to start my collection of Kate & Allie And

my videos from that long ago time, are NOT good copies, they are rolling and jumping. SO I NEED NEW copies. Thanks

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