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The New Gidget 

A woman, once free spirited and now married and determined, takes care of her young niece who reminds her of younger self in many ways.




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1988   1987   1986  
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Complete series cast summary:
Caryn Richman ...  Francine 'Gidget' Griffin 44 episodes, 1986-1988
Dean Butler ...  Jeff 'Moondoggie' Griffin 44 episodes, 1986-1988
William Schallert ...  Russ Lawrence 44 episodes, 1986-1988
Sydney Penny ...  Danielle 'Dani' Collins-Griffin 44 episodes, 1986-1988


Francine "Gidget" Lawrence is now married to her idol Jeff "Moondoggie" Griffin, and they live in Santa Monica, California. Moondoggie works as an architect and Gidget runs her own travel agency with her long-time best friend Larue Wilson. Gidget and Moondoggie also take care of Gidget's niece, Dani, who lives with the couple while her parents are overseas. Dani is very much like Gidget in many ways when she was a teen and was always getting into trouble. Gidget's father, Russ, provides advice to the young couple and reminds Gidget that Dani's exploits were similar to the ones she experienced (and sometimes caused) as a teen. Written by Anonymous

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Caryn Richman reprises her role as Gidget from Gidget's Summer Reunion. This marks the only time the character got played by the same actress more than once. See more »


Follows Gidget Grows Up (1969) See more »

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cute show
14 January 2004 | by Reno-007See all my reviews

I remember this show when it premiered back in 1986. I was 17 then and like most straight men from 14 to 94 watched it solely to see Caryn Richman in her sexy bathing suits. She was funny and the stories, unrealistic as they were, were fun to watch. I just kept waiting to see what sexy outfit Caryn would be wearing next. Sydney Penny's character was O.K., although a personal source who has worked with her in the past said she is a real b**ch. Dean Butler's character was a wimp and tiresome. They should have hooked Gidget up with someone who was more of guy than him. He never wanted to do anything outlandishly fun with her and was a party pooper most of the time. A kind of wannabe Ricky Ricardo. All in all it was a cute show that could have done one or two more seasons. I miss Caryn Richman, she is so cool and has a hot body as well. Besides the God-Awful Brady Bunch reunion movies, I've never seen her in anything else since The New Gidget. Come back Caryn, we miss you!

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13 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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