My Sister Sam (1986–1988)

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Comedy about a San Francisco photographer whose teenage sister comes to live with her from Oregon. Most of the action took place in the apartment where the older sister had her photography ... See full summary »

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1988   1987   1986  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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 Samantha 'Sam' Russell (44 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Dixie Randazzo (44 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 J.D. Lucas (44 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Jack Kincaid (44 episodes, 1986-1988)
Rebecca Schaeffer ...
 Patti Russell (44 episodes, 1986-1988)
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Comedy about a San Francisco photographer whose teenage sister comes to live with her from Oregon. Most of the action took place in the apartment where the older sister had her photography studio. Written by Laine Worrix <Worrix@crc.ricoh.com>

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6 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jänniä suhteita  »

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Despite "common knowledge" to the contrary, the show was not canceled because of Rebecca Schaeffer's death. The show had been canceled for a year when she was murdered. See more »

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Referenced in The Golden Girls: Nothing to Fear, But Fear Itself (1987) See more »

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27 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a prime example of a show that started out strong and then plummeted in the ratings. It was a big hit in its first season airing on Monday nights and was a top twenty show. The second season CBS moved it to Saturday nights where it dropped to something like number 88 in the ratings. I can't help but wonder what would have happened had it stayed on Mondays. Pam Dawber and Rebecca Schaeffer worked so well together you forgot that the two actresses weren't sisters in real life. And yes, Rebecca died a year after the show was cancelled, it wasn't cancelled because of her death. I wish this show would be released on DVD.


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