Genial sitcom about a young record company exec and his attempts to discover new talent, while scouting his own "talent".

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Fredi Towbin
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Complete series cast summary:
Diana Canova ...  Sandy Beatty 48 episodes, 1986-1988
Jonathan Prince Jonathan Prince ...  Zachary Armstrong 48 episodes, 1986-1988
Jane Leeves ...  Prudence Anne 'Blue' Bartlett 48 episodes, 1986-1988
Maryedith Burrell ...  Meredith 48 episodes, 1986-1988
Richard Cummings Jr. ...  Phil Gaines 47 episodes, 1986-1988
Sean De Veritch Sean De Veritch ...  Jeremy Beatty / ... 26 episodes, 1986-1988
Paul Walker ...  Jeremy Beatty 23 episodes, 1986-1987
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Storyline

Recently on her own for the first time, thirty-something single mom, Sandy Beatty takes a job working at "Throb", an independent record label created by ambitious entrepreneur Zach Armstrong. Her son Jeremy and best friend Meredith provide a relatively safe and stable home life while work is filled with ultra-cool twenty-something reminders that she's a fish out of water. Eventually she and Zach begin a romance. Written by SilasT.

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English

Release Date:

6 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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Discos Throb See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Both Proctor and Gamble and Taft Broadcasting, the respective parent companies of the show's production companies, were headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio during the time of the show's production. Only P&G still exists. See more »

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A Newly Single Mom At A New Record Company
28 December 2000 | by sschwartSee all my reviews

This syndicated show followed the ups and downs of a new single mom played by Diana Canova (of the short-lived "I'm A Big Girl Now" TV series) as an employee of a small fledgling record company. She juggles life as a divorcee while juggling responsibilities at her new job at a small record company.

If you can ever get a chance to view an episode of this mid-eighties series, you can see an improbably young Jane Leeves (fresh from her stint as a "Benny Hill Show" Girl) as "Blue," the de rigueur British import.

The big hairstyles, 80's wardrobes and '80s music would probably make this series seem even more dated now, but not quite seem old enough to be a classic.

It was partly a poorer-man's "W.K.R.P in Cincinnati" mixed with a less-ambitious "Mary Tyler Moore" but wasn't much worse than other 80's syndicated shows. No ground was broken here as the plots were as formulaic as they were predictable, but it had a certain scrappiness.


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