Southern California is a terrific place to be a teenager and Karen, with her loving parents and impish sister Mimi, is out to enjoy every minute of it. Despite the advice of her cautious ...
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An American television sitcom set in Washington, D.C. and centers around a family run business headed by Royale Watkins. The series premiered September 24, 1997 on NBC and ended October 15, 1997 after airing 8 episodes.
Karen Angelo lives in the nation's capital and works for Open America, an advocate group for the average citizen. The founder is curmudgeonly Dale, while the sarcastic Dena keeps the office... See full summary »
Frances "Gidget" Lawrence lives with her widowed college professor father in Southern California. Anne is her older sister who is married to John Cooper, an obtuse but lovable psychology ... See full summary »
Southern California is a terrific place to be a teenager and Karen, with her loving parents and impish sister Mimi, is out to enjoy every minute of it. Despite the advice of her cautious dad and mom, her impulsiveness sometimes leads to misadventures.
Karen was originally part of a 3 show 90 minute programming block called 90 Bristol Court. It originally contained 3 sitcoms, that had completely different casts and crews but they All lived under the same apartment complex, with the address of 90 Bristol Court. The other two sitcoms that made up the rest of the block were Tom Dick and Marry and Harris Against the World. NBC's experiment for the 1964-65 season flopped miserably due to it's tough competition (it was up against three powerhouse CBS shows, To Tell The Truth, I've Got A Secret and Andy Griffith) and the show didn't receive the best reviews from critics at the time and all three of the shows couldn't get a stable audience to continue to the next season.
Sooner or later, the concept of 90 Bristol Court was dropped, Harris Against the World and Tom Dick and Marry were canceled Mid Season while Karen managed to finish the season. Karen probably was the best out of all three shows that made up 90 Bristol Court but the concept of Karen by itself doesn't seem very interesting to me (other teenage girl shows from that era were probably better, Like Patty Duke or Gidget). In fact, I think the whole concept of 90 Bristol court sounds better than Karen by itself, but I guess I'll never know, unless the shows gets put on DVD or in syndication (in which that probably won't happen).
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