The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1987–1991)

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Molly Dodd was a mid-30s, divorced woman living in New York and facing the comedy and drama of a widely changing career, difficulties of apartment living, love life and its consequences, and so on.


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Nominated for 11 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
 Molly Dodd / ... (65 episodes, 1987-1991)
James Greene ...
 Davey McQuinn / ... (65 episodes, 1987-1991)
 Florence Bickford (59 episodes, 1987-1991)
William Converse-Roberts ...
 Fred Dodd (30 episodes, 1987-1991)


Molly Dodd was a mid-30s, divorced woman living in New York and facing the comedy and drama of a widely changing career, difficulties of apartment living, love life and its consequences, and so on.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance





Release Date:

21 May 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los días y las noches de Molly Dodd  »

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(65 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The series takes place in New York City. But for the first two seasons, except for some exterior scenes, it was filmed in Los Angeles. Most of the cast and writers, including Blair Brown, actually lived in New York City. When the show moved to Lifetime from NBC, production was moved to New York City. See more »


Molly Dodd: Crazy with a "K"
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Referenced in Entourage: Dramedy (2010) See more »

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The Blair Brown Show...
21 January 2004 | by (NY, USA) – See all my reviews

An endless list of reviews have called The Days & Nights of Molly Dodd an 80s version of either Mary Tyler Moore or Ally McBeal, in that the show centered on a single, quirky, professional woman living alone. A key difference however is Blair Brown.

No disrespect towards MTM or Calista Flockhart, but Blair Brown brought a very unique difference to her character. Mary always seemed to be on the edge of total embarrassment and Ally on the edge of total emotional meltdown. Molly Dodd on the other hand, while often not knowing what she really wanted, was always able to handle whatever life threw at her. She wasn't socially awkward like Mary Richards nor was she emotionally bipolar like Ally McBeal.

Consequently Molly Dodd was someone you'd not just want to go out with, but would want to be friends with. Blair Brown made Molly not only attractive, but fun, lovable and most of all, trustworthy. Not to be too sexist, but she made Molly 'one of the guys'. So never played relationship mind games, and instantly saw (and laughed) when someone did. She valued people totally on their character & personality.

If you woke up next to Mary Richards you'd see her silently & guiltily sneaking out of bed. Ally McBeal would either be planning your wedding or putting a knife in your back. But Molly Dodd would just be there.

And again, while MTM is (or was) attractive enough, she had a very standoff-ish, patrician, repressed kind of look. And Calista Flockhart is just, well, very cute. But Blair Brown, on the one hand she blends unnoticeably into a crowd, but on the other she is a gorgeous, drop-dead classic beauty.

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