CTVA US Comedy - "Billy" (John Rich/CBS)(1979) starring Steve Guttenberg

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Billy (1979)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Robert Leszczak
references:
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BILLY
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John Rich Productions
for CBS (26Feb79-28Apr79)

US Situation Comedy series 1979  6 episodes x 30 min

Starring:
Steve Guttenberg as Billy Fisher (19-year-old)
with:
James Gallery as George Fisher (his father)
Peggy Pope as Alice Fisher (his mother)
Paula Trueman as Gran (his grandmother)
Michael Alaimo as Norville Shadrack (Billy's employer, a funeral director)
Bruce Talkington as Arthur Milliken (Billy's coworker)

Premise:
The story of Billy Fisher, a 19-year-old who prefers fantasies to life's realities

British writer Keith Waterhouse created the character Billy Fisher in his Novel "Billy Liar" (1950s) which became a Stage Play,
then a Film "Billy Liar" starring Tom Courtenay (1963), and a UK sitcom "Billy Liar" (1973)

There was another sitcom called "Billy" in 1992 on ABC starring Billy Connolly,
which had no connection with this series

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CBS Mondays (26Feb79-12Mar79)

1.1 [--] Billy: THE LETTER [verified -RL]
26 February 1979 CBS Mon
Written by Dick Clement and Ian LaFrenais
Directed and Produced by John Rich
Guest Star:
Don Adams ... Himself
After taking a six-week course in radio broadcasting, Billy applies for a job at the local radio station, WBK.
He gets an interview at the station, and daydreams about being a famous radio disk jockey and eventually a media
mogul who hires Don Adams for a starring role in a situation comedy. However, dozens upon dozens have applied
for the same job. Billy almost loses his job at the funeral parlor while interviewing for the radio job, but his
friend, Arthur Milliken saves his hide. [RL]

1.2 [--] Billy: THE MASKED DOCTOR
5 March 1979 CBS Mon
Guest Cast:
Mary Betten ... Nurse Bayliss
Bruce Katzman ... Anestheseologist

1.3 [--] Billy: BILLY LIAR
12 March 1979 CBS Mon
Guest Star :
Merv Griffin ... Himself

[--] 19Mar79 - no details

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CBS Saturdays (24Mar79-28Apr79)
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1.4 [--] Billy: COMPUTER DATING
24 March 1979 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Melody Thomas Scott ... Shirley
Melissa Sherman ... Louise
Debbie Thureson ... Gloria

1.5 [--] Billy: FATHERS AND SONS
31 March 1979
Guest Cast:
Lou Ferrigno ... Hulk
Frederick Castellano ... Gino
Robert Clotworthy ... Gary
William Lampley ... Injured Football Player
Douglas Rowe ... Hal

[--] 7Apr79 - no details

[--] 14Apr79 - no details

[--] 21Apr79 - no details

1.6 [--] Billy: BRIEF ENCOUNTER
21 April 1979 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Larry Csonka ... Himself

1.7 [--] Billy: THE PRIZE
28 April 1979 CBS Sat
Guest Star:
Suzanne Somers ... Herself

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