Debbie Thompson was an ordinary housewife who wanted desperately to become a newspaper reporter. Her husband Jim was a well-known sportswriter for the Los Angeles Sun, and Debbie's schemes ... See full summary »

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Jess Oppenheimer
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1970   1969  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Debbie Reynolds ...  Debbie Thompson 26 episodes, 1969-1970
Don Chastain ...  Jim Thompson 26 episodes, 1969-1970
Patricia Smith ...  Charlotte Landers 18 episodes, 1969-1970
Tom Bosley ...  Bob Landers 18 episodes, 1969-1970
Bobby Riha ...  Bruce Landers 18 episodes, 1969-1970
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Debbie Thompson was an ordinary housewife who wanted desperately to become a newspaper reporter. Her husband Jim was a well-known sportswriter for the Los Angeles Sun, and Debbie's schemes and plans to build her own career constantly put him on the spot. The resemblance to "I Love Lucy" isn't coincidental, since this show was produced by "Lucy" writer Jess Oppenheimer. Debbie's sister Charlotte was Debbie's sidekick in her nutty plans, while brother-in-law Bob remained chagrined. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ciao Debby! See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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NBC canceled the series after one season because Reynolds made such a fuss over forcing the network to honor their contractual obligation not to air cigarette ads during her show. See more »

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a cute show
4 February 2013 | by mpgmpg123See all my reviews

This is actually a perfectly cute little show. It is too bad it did not run more than one season. I had some copies in the past and had never watched them really and am just watching them now. It is not a brilliant sitcom, but let's face it, until the 70's with All in the Family and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, along with Bob Newhart and Carol Burnett (comedy variety there) the only really great sitcoms were I Love Lucy and The Dick Van Dyke Show and Bewitched. But this is a very sweet show and although I am not having belly laughs, I am smiling at the end of each show. Too bad it did not last for a few seasons. It is certainly no worse than Mayberry RFD or F Troop or Gomer Pyle, all big hits at the time. Not as good as The Beverly Hillbillies or Green Acres, but not bad. It is very cute, very sweet, a nice little show with a little bit of zany.


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