Sunday, January 29, 2012

70s Sitcom #170 Loves Me, Loves Me Not - 1977 (Susan Dey)

Loves Me, Loves Me Not - 1977
One Season - 6 Episodes
TV Historian's Blurb: This short-lived sitcom is not one that I remember very well. I vaguely remember seeing an episode or two. Had I been older when this aired, I most assuredly would have paid more attention due to the series' star being the beautiful Susan Dey. I have searched YouTube, Amazon, and eBay for videos and memorabilia of this series and found very little. I would love to see this series on DVD.

Network: CBS



Aired: Wednesday nights at 8:30 pm Eastern U.S.
Premiered: March 20, 1977
Ended: April 27, 1977

Creator:
Susan Harris (1)

Cast:
Susan Dey as Jane Benson (Schoolteacher)
Kenneth (Kip) Gilman as Dick Phillips (Newspaper Reporter)
Art Metrano as Tom (Dick's Best Friend)
Phyllis Glick as Sue (Tom's Wife)

Series Premise:
Romantic sitcom starring Susan Dey as a schoolteacher who reluctantly gets involved with an earnest, but awkward, newspaper reporter named Dick (Kip Gilman).

Season One Episodes:
1 - Pilot - Aired: March 20, 1977
2 - Walter Comes Back - Aired: March 23, 1977 - Jane's ex-fiance returns.
3 - Jane's Parents - Aired: March 30, 1977 - Jane's perfectionist parents visit.
4 - Tom's Separation - Aired: April 6, 1977 - When Tom and Sue separate, Dick comes to the conclusion that romance can fail.
5 - In the Woods - Aired: April 13, 1977 - Dick and Jane go on a wilderness trip.
6 - Dick's Novel - Aired: April 27, 1977 - Dick takes off from work to finish writing a novel.

Show canceled after episode 6.

TV Historian Trivia

1 - Susan Dey landed this lead role 3 years after her previous successful TV series, The Partridge Family, ended.
2 - Show creator Susan Harris failed with this sitcom; however, she launched the highly successful sitcom Soap the same year. She also created other sitcom favorites such as, The Golden Girls, Benson, and Empty Nest, in addition to many others.
3 - Susan Dey's real father, Robert Smith, was a newspaper editor.
4 - Art Metrano is known to most as Mauser from the Police Academy Series.


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