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22 August 1985 (USA) See more »
Ben and Mary have been a devoted couple since their college years in the 1960s. They shock their friends... See more »
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 (Series Cast [7])

Jane Kaczmarek ... Mary Newell Abbott (10 episodes, 1985)
Franc Luz ... Ben Abbott (10 episodes, 1985)

Margaret Whitton ... Barbara Donnelly (10 episodes, 1985)
Andrew Rubin ... Christopher Springer (10 episodes, 1985)

John Bedford Lloyd ... Peter Kincaid (10 episodes, 1985)

Christine Estabrook ... Jane Parnell (10 episodes, 1985)

Daniel Stern ... Joey Nathan (10 episodes, 1985)

Series Directed by
David Anspaugh (1 episode, 1985)
Nell Cox (1 episode, 1985)
Kim Friedman (1 episode, 1985)
Barnet Kellman (1 episode, 1985)
John Pasquin (1 episode, 1985)
Gene Reynolds (1 episode, 1985)
Peter Werner (1 episode, 1985)
Series Writing credits
Dinah Kirgo (6 episodes, 1985)
Julie Kirgo (6 episodes, 1985)

Series Produced by
Richard Berg .... executive producer (1 episode, 1985)
Dale Glickman .... associate producer (1 episode, 1985)
Dinah Kirgo .... executive producer (1 episode, 1985)
Julie Kirgo .... executive producer (1 episode, 1985)
Allan Marcil .... producer (1 episode, 1985)
Ira Marvin .... producer (1 episode, 1985)
Gene Reynolds .... executive producer (1 episode, 1985)
Deborah Smith .... associate producer (1 episode, 1985)
Series Original Music by
Don Wilkins (9 episodes, 1985)
Series Cinematography by
Bob Bailin (1 episode, 1985)
Series Production Design by
Ed Wittstein (1 episode, 1985)
Series Set Decoration by
Leslie Bloom (1 episode, 1985)
Series Costume Design by
Joan V. Evans (1 episode, 1985)
Series Makeup Department
Craig Lyman .... makeup department head (unknown episodes, 1985)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pamela Grant .... first assistant director (9 episodes, 1985)
Series Sound Department
John Gilroy .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes, 1985)
Hal Levinsohn .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Kim H. Ornitz .... production sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Joseph S. DeBeasi .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Bobby Marsh .... driver (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Spin off from The Big Chill (1983)See more »


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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Just horrible, 16 April 2009
Author: preppy-3 from United States

Thankfully short-lived series about a group of incredibly annoying baby boomers and their pointless meaningless lives. This was (I believe) the first show to attempt to appeal directly to baby boomers. Thirty something did hit it big with that audience but that didn't start until 1987. thirty something was another annoying show with whiny characters who were constantly complaining and moping about--but it was a masterpiece compared to this. The acting in this was OK but the scripts were just dreadful. The first one dealt with a couple with a kid or two--but they weren't married. Nobody knew--they just assumed they were. So we spend an HOUR with these two going on endlessly about whether or not to marry. (They decide not to BTW). The second dealt with a divorced woman who was throwing a party because her divorce was finalized. Really--that was it. Another dull hour with this pathetic woman trying to act happy but (sigh) she's really depressed inside. After those I stopped watching. Every single line and situation was predictable--I got the feeling that the writers for this show assumed the audience was full of idiots. I believe it only lasted a month or two. Be happy you never caught this. Despite the fact that virtually every TV show is being put out on DVD I HOPE they'll skip this one.

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