CTVA US Comedy - "Adam's Rib" (MGM/ABC) (fall 1973) Ken Howard & Blythe Danner

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Adam's Rib (1973)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, Mark Topaz, Rina Fox
references:
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ADAM'S RIB
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television
for
ABC (Fridays 9:30 pm EST)
Creator-Producer-Director, Peter H. Hunt.
Based on the 1949 film of same name
starring Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy
US Comedy series 1973    13+ episodes x 30 min color
14Sep73-28Dec73
Starring

Ken Howard as Adam Bonner
Blythe Danner as Amanda Bonner
Dena Dietrich as Gracie
Ron Rifkin as Asst. D.A. Roy Mendelsohn
Edward Winter as Kip Kipple
Norman Bartold as District Attorney Donahue

"Adam's Rib" theme "Two People" by Perry Botkin, Jr. and Gil Garfield.

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ABC Fridays 9:30 pm Eastern

  1.01 Adam's Rib: ILLEGAL AID (pilot)
     MGM Prod. no. 4001
14Sep73 ABC Fri (rerun 21Dec73)
Starring: Ken Howard (as Adam), Blythe Danner (as Amanda)
Guest Cast:
Howard Caine ....... Hunnicutt
John Holland ....... Judge McElroy
Celia Kaye ......... Francis
Peter Foster ....... Assistant DA
Synopsis:
The series pilot finds Amanda deep in the stormy defense of
a prostitute arrested for soliciting. [JK]
      
1.02 Adam's Rib: TWO PAIRS OF PANTS
    21Sep73 ABC Fri   
Starring: Ken Howard (as Adam), Blythe Danner (as Amanda)
Synopsis:
Who should wear the pants in a marriage? If you answered "the man",
watch out for Amanda. Kicked out of a swanky restaurant for wearing
pants, she's out to deal a death blow to an antiquated code of dress. [JK]

1.03 Adam's Rib: DANISH PASTRY
MGM Prod. no. 4004
28Sep73 ABC Fri  
Starring: Ken Howard (as Adam), Blythe Danner (as Amanda)
    GS: David Doyle

1.04 Adam's Rib: SEPARATE VACATION
MGM Prod. no. 4002
5Oct73 ABC Fri
Witten by George Kirgo.
Directed by Peter H. Hunt
Starring: Ken Howard (as Adam), Blythe Danner (as Amanda)
Guest Cast:
Jamie Smith Jackson ..... young woman
Synopsis:
Total trust is what Adam and Amanda have, but can it stand the test
of temptation. That is the question as Adam goes to a resort and
meets an aggressively willing young woman. [JK]

1.05 Adam's Rib: (title not known)
    12Oct73 ABC Fri
Starring: Ken Howard (as Adam), Blythe Danner (as Amanda)
GS: Dick Van Patten   

1.06 Adam's Rib: THE UNWRITTEN LAW (Hour-long Special)
19Oct73 ABC Fri 9:30 pm EST
Starring: Ken Howard (as Adam), Blythe Danner (as Amanda)
    Guest Cast
Madeline Khan ....... Doris
Allen Garfield ...... Attinger
Timothy Blake ....... Beryl
Arthur O' Connell ... Judge
Fred Syter .......... Clerk
Synopsis:
The Bonners are locked in a courtroom battle in this hour-long
episode. The case involves a woman who shot her philandering husband. [JK]
Note:
You might remember this classic case. It's the same one Katherine
Hepburn and Spencer Tracy battled over in the 1949 movie "Adam's Rib".


1.07 Adam's Rib: KATEY AT THE BAT
     MGM Prod. no. 4010
26Oct73 ABC Fri
Starring: Ken Howard (as Adam), Blythe Danner (as Amanda)
Guest Cast:
Annie McEveety ..... Katey
Maury Willis ....... Coach
Charles Lane ....... Commissioner
Willie Aames ....... Boy
Synopsis:
Junior baseball has lost a star, and all because she's a girl. The
stodgy league commissioner won't let her play, and the Bonners are
determined to change his mind. [RF]

1.08 Adam's Rib: DELILAH
2Nov73 ABC Fri
Starring: Ken Howard (as Adam), Blythe Danner (as Amanda)
Guest Cast:
Leigh Curran ...... Delilah
Art Metrano ....... Pete
Liam Dunn ......... Charlie
Synopsis:
Are woman strong enough to work on a construction site? Amanda thinks
so, she's bent on proving it in the case of a female jackhammer
operator who can't get a job. [JK]

1.09 Adam's Rib: FOR RICHER, FOR POORER     
MGM Prod. no. 4005
9Nov73 ABC Fri
Starring: Ken Howard (as Adam), Blythe Danner (as Amanda)
Guest Cast
Michele Carey ..... Diana
Jack Sheldon ...... Peter
Bill Zuckert ...... Judge
Stuart East ....... Clerk
Howard Morton ..... Sean Barkley
Synopsis:
Amanda isn't always on the woman's side. In this episode she is
 defending a man whose wealthy ex-wife is demanding alimony is doesn't need. [JK]

1.10 Adam's Rib: MURDER!  
  MGM Prod. no. 4013
16Nov73 ABC Fri
Starring: Ken Howard (as Adam), Blythe Danner (as Amanda)
Guest Cast
Katherine Helmond ... Martha Layne
Robert Walden ....... Keller
Stephen Nathan ...... Mark
Eric Brotherson ..... Baines
Ivor Francis ........ Judge
Norman Bartold ...... DA Donahue
Synopsis:
Adam is in agony over the prosecution of a lovely woman who
confessed to the murder of her lover. He's so infatuated with
her that he can't believe she's guilty. [JK]

[--] 23Nov73 ABC - Pre-empted: "Julie on Sesame Street"
starring Julie Andrews   
  

  1.11 Adam's Rib: FRIEND OF THE FAMILY
MGM Prod. no. 4016
30Nov73 ABC Fri  
Synopsis:
It's an open-and-shut case of jealousy, and Adam is the guilty party. 
He's infuriated over the attentions Amanda receives from her law partner. [JK]
     
1.12 Adam's Rib: THE FIRST HURRAH
MGM Prod. no. 40414
7Dec73 ABC Fri  
Starring: Ken Howard (as Adam), Blythe Danner (as Amanda)
Guest Cast:
Edward Franz ..... Whittaker
Robert Simson .... Carlyle
Synopsis:
Aspiring to the city council is a tough proposition for Amanda.
She is floundering in a sea of people who want to change her
image, write her speeches, and pry into her personal life. [JK]

[--] 14Dec73 ABC - Pre-Empted: "Julie Andrews Christmas Special"

[--] 21Dec73 rerun of "Illegal Aid" (first aired 14Sep73)

      1.13 Adam's Rib: TOO MANY COOKS  (final episode)
28Dec73 ABC Fri  
Starring: Ken Howard (as Adam), Blythe Danner (as Amanda)
Guest Cast:
Roland Winters ........ Judge
Synopsis:
A working wife shouldn't have to come home and make dinner
for her huband, Amanda contends, and she is cooking up a
mischievous scheme to prove her point. [JK]
  
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