CTVA US Comedy - "Benson" (Witt-Thomas-Harris/ABC)(1979-86) starring Robert Guillaume

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Benson (1979-86)
 
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with contributions by: Jorge Galindo
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Benson (season 1) (ABC) (1979-1980)
Benson (season 2) (ABC) (1980-1981)
Benson (season 3) (ABC) (1981-1982)
Benson (season 4) (ABC) (1982-1983)
Benson (season 5) (ABC) (1983-1984)
Benson (season 6) (ABC) (1984-1985)
Benson (season 7) (ABC) (1985-1986)
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BENSON
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Witt-Thomas-Harris production (Tony Thomas-Susan Harris)
Columbia Pictures Television
for
ABC (Thursdays 8:30-9:00pm)(Sep 1979-Jul 1980)
ABC (Fridays 8:00-8:30pm)(Aug 1980 -Mar 1986)
Created by: Susan Harris
season 1 (1979-80)
Produced by Don Richetta, Tom Reeder
season 2 (1980-81)
Produced by Bob Colleary, Tom Whedon
seasons 3 & 4 (1981-83)
Production Harry Waterson / Produced by Bob Colleary / co-produced by Rob Dames and Bob Fraser
season 5 (1983-84)
Produced by Rob Dames & Bob Fraser / co-produced by Kathy Speer & Terry Grossman
season 6 (1984-85)
Produced by Rob Dames & Bob Fraser / co-produced by Gary Brown
season 7 (1985-86)
Produced by Rob Dames & Bob Fraser / co-produced by Ron Landry & Tom Biener

US Situation Comedy series 1979-86 158 episodes x 30 min  color Video Tape (7 seasons) release date 13Sep79

Starring
Robert Guillaume as Benson DuBois (1979-86)
With:
James Noble as Governor James Gatling (1979-86)
Missy Gold as Katie Gatling (1979-86)
Inga Swenson as Gretchen Kraus (1979-86)
Caroline McWilliams as Marcy Hill (1979-81)
Lewis J. Stadlen as John Taylor (1979-80)
Rene Auberjonois as Clayton Endicott III (1980-86)
Ethan Phillips as Pete Downey (1980-85)
Jerry Seinfeld as Frankie (1980-81)
Didi Conn as Denise Stevens Downey (1981-85)
Billie Bird as Mrs. Cassidy (1984-86)
Donna LaBrie as Sen. Diane Hartford (1985-86)

Premise:
In this spin-off from "Soap", Benson the butler was sent by Jessica Tate to help her widowed cousin, Gov. Gene Gatlin.
Benson found himself moved from one loony bin to another. The governor was a bumbling politician; Katie his precocious
daughter; Kraus, the formidable Swedish housekeeper, and Marcy his secretary.

Though technically only in charge of Governor Gatling's household, Benson (the only sane person on hand)
solves everyone else's problems. One nemesis is Gretchen, the Swedish housekeeper; another is the Governor's
intelligent daughter Katie. The Governor's aides mostly get in the way.

Robert Guillaume had played Butler Benson DuBois in the hit tv series  Soap (1977-81)  until 1979 when he was given
his own spin-off series 'Benson'.

Casting by Harriet B. Helberg
"Benson" music by George Aliceson Tipton
music: George Aliceson Tipton
video: Richard Hissong;
videotape editor: Gary Anderson.

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