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The Betty White Show (1977)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

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THE BETTY WHITE SHOW (1977)
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MTM television production
for
CBS (Mondays 9:00 PM ET)
Executive Producer Bob Ellison
Produced by Charles Raymond and Dale McRaven

US Comedy series 1977 14 episodes x 30 min Color
Starring:
Betty White as Joyce Whitman
John Hillerman as John Elliott
Georgia Engel as Mitzi Maloney
Charles Cyphers as Hugo Muncy
Caren Kaye as Tracy Garrett
Alex Henteloff as Doug Porterfield
Barney Phillips as Fletcher Huff

Premise:
Joyce Whitman is an actress starring in a police-themed television show
called "Undercover Woman". Her ex-husband is the producer of the show.

Betty White - Archive Interview Part 1 of 5
Betty White - Archive Interview Part 2 of 5 
Betty White - Archive Interview Part 3 of 5
Betty White - Archive Interview Part 4 of 5
Betty White - Archive Interview Part 5 of 5

CBS 1977-78 Network Promo for The Betty White Show!!

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1.01 The Betty White Show: UNDERCOVER POLICE WOMAN
12Sep77 CBS Mon
Directed by Bill Persky
Guest cast:
Carla Borelli ...... Double
Synopsis:
The opener finds Joyce putting elation on hold when she learns the
director is her ex-husband, whom she unfondly knows as "old pickle puss".
He responds in kind, supplying his star with an oversized double and
dialogue not nearly as sharp as her tongue.

1.02 The Betty White Show: MITZI'S COUSIN
19Sep77 CBS Mon
Directed by Doug Rogers
Guest cast:
Janis Paige ........ Wilma
Synopsis:
Joyce regrets setting up John with Mitzi's visiting cousin when
morning-after evidence points to a burgeoning romance.

1.03 The Betty White Show: MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME ... STEAL SOMETHING
26Sep77 CBS Mon
Directed by Doug Rogers

1.04 The Betty White Show: DOUG GETS FIRED
03Oct77 CBS Mon
Directed by Doug Rogers
Synopsis:
A pink slip is Doug's reward when he tries to shake the image of
upper-management errand boy by standing up to the network brass.

1.05 The Betty White Show: WE'RE NOT DIVORCED [Part 1]
10Oct77 CBS Mon
Directed by Harvey Medlinsky
Guest cast:
Hector Elias ....... Mendoza
William Bogert ..... Giroux
Montana Smoyer ..... Drunk
Synopsis:
John's tax audit turns up a bit of a surprise: his Mexican divorce from Joyce is invalid.

1.06 The Betty White Show: WE'RE NOT DIVORCED [Part 2]
17Oct77 CBS Mon
Directed by Harvey Medlinsky
Synopsis:
Joyce holds the key to John's freedom after learning that their divorce is invalid.

1.07 The Betty White Show: MITZI'S JEALOUSY
24Oct77 CBS Mon
Directed by Doug Rogers
Synopsis:
Joyce tries to cheer up a blue Mitzi, who feels her career is humdrum
compared to the glamorous show-biz life of her roommate.

1.08 The Betty White Show: GOODNIGHT, SWEET FLETCH
31Oct77 CBS Mon
Directed by Burt Brinkerhoff
Synopsis:
Fletcher is nervous about his future in Hollywood when the network toys
with the idea of murdering the character he plays in "Undercover Woman".

1.09 The Betty White Show: JOHN'S MOTHER
07Nov77 CBS Mon
Directed by James Burrows
Guest cast:
Elizabeth Kerr ..... Mother Elliot
Synopsis:
John wishes he told his mother about his divorce when the meddlesome
woman decides to pay a visit.

1.10 The Betty White Show: JOYCE, THE MATCHMAKER
14Nov77 CBS Mon
Directed by Jay Sandrich
Synopsis:
Doug finds himself in hot water when he makes dates with both Tracy and Mitzi for a network banquet.

21Nov77 preempted for "The Lucille Ball Special"
28Nov77 preempted for "The Incredible Hulk"
05Dec77 preempted for "Circus of Stars" Special


1.11 The Betty White Show: JOYCE'S WEDDING
12Dec77 CBS Mon
Directed by Noam Pitlik
Guest cast:
Philip Carey ....... Larry
Synopsis:
John feels perhaps just a twinge of jealousy when a professional race driver sweeps Joyce off her feet.

1.12 The Betty White Show: PLAY MISTY FOR JOHN
19Dec77 CBS Mon
Directed by James Burrows
Guest cast:
Joanna Barnes
Synopsis:
John is visited by an old flame who is anxious to renew their once-torrid relationship.

1.13 The Betty White Show: FLETCHER'S DECISION
02Jan78 CBS Mon (postponed from 26Dec77)
Directed by Noam Pitlik
Guest cast:
Florence Halop ..... Marion Huff
Synopsis:
Fletcher and his wife drive Joyce to distraction after settling in as
house-guests while their home is being painted.

1.14 The Betty White Show: THE STUNT WOMAN
(final episode)
09Jan78 CBS Mon
Directed by Noam Pitlik
Synopsis:
Joyce and John plan to save the show despite rumors of cancellation.

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