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Kate & Allie 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1984–1989)
When Allie Lowell divorces her husband and gets custody of their two children, she moves to New York City and moves in with her best friend, Kate McArdle, also divorced and raising a ... See full summary »

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Sherry Coben
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1989   1988   1987   1986   1985   1984  
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Susan Saint James ...  Kate McArdle 122 episodes, 1984-1989
Jane Curtin ...  Allie Lowell / ... 122 episodes, 1984-1989
Frederick Koehler ...  Chip Lowell 115 episodes, 1984-1989
Allison Smith ...  Jennie Lowell 115 episodes, 1984-1989
Ari Meyers ...  Emma McArdle / ... 90 episodes, 1984-1988
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Storyline

When Allie Lowell divorces her husband and gets custody of their two children, she moves to New York City and moves in with her best friend, Kate McArdle, also divorced and raising a daughter. They form a unique kind of family unit in this comedy from the 1980s. Written by Phil Fernando

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

19 March 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aline et Cathy See more »

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Runtime:

(122 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Allison Smith was a veteran Broadway musical stage performer before she was cast in the series. One episode allowed her to sing by having her character audition for and be hired as the singer of the pop band. The song she sang was "Goodbye to You" by Scandal. See more »

Quotes

Allie Lowell: [after joke has been successfully pulled] And people say I'm not the fun one.
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Connections

Referenced in Caroline in the City: Caroline and El Niño (1999) See more »

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Theme Song
Performed by John Loeffler
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A good quality show with a great cast!
19 June 2002 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Kate & Allie was one of my favorite shows when I grew up. It was also one of the few NYC based sitcoms filmed in New York City. Jane Curtin and Susan St. James play divorced best friends who live together after their divorces with their children in a Greenwich Village apartment. Of course, the apartment is unrealistically huge and is only affordable for the millionaires. The writing is genuinely funny and worth while to watch. It was one of the best comedies in the eighties. I remember when CBS's Monday Night was the place to be with shows like this on the air. Those days are long gone now.

As for the rumors that they were supposed to be a couple, maybe that would be on television today. Sadly, it's not uncommon for sisters with their children to live together. I always assumed that Kate and Allie were more like sisters rather than best friends.

Back in 1984, two divorced women living together with their children would not have sparked the controversy. They went to high school together and they dated men as well. Their arrangement was platonic but they were family without anything offensive. Maybe they should have written them as sisters to avoid the controversy. The network insisted the show ending with them going to separate beds at the end of each episode to avoid that speculation.


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