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Busting Loose (1977)
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BUSTING LOOSE
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Hayoudo Productions / Paramount Studios Television
for
CBS
Executive Producers/ Creators: Lowell Ganz & Mark Rothman
Produced by Lawrence Kasha (season 1 episodes 1-13) (Early 1977)
Produced by John Thomas Lenox (season 2 episodes 14-24) (Fall 1977)

US Comedy series 1977   21 episodes x 30 min bw (17Jan77-16Nov77)

Starring:
Adam Arkin as Lenny Markowitz
With:
Pat Carroll as Pearl Markowitz (mother)
Jack Kruschen as Sam Markowitz (father)
Greg Antonacci as Vinnie Morabito
Danny Goldman as Lester Bellman
Stephen Nathan as Allan Simmonds
Barbara Rhoades as Melody Feebeck
Paul Sylvan as Woody Warshaw
Paul B. Price as Ralph Cabell
Ralph Wilcox as Raymond St. Williams

Premise:
Adam Arkin as Lenny Markowitz, a 24 year old who leaves his overprotective Jewish parents to start out on his own.

'Busting Loose' theme music composed by Mark Rothman

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CBS Mondays (17Jan77 - 2May77)

1.1 [--] Busting Loose: Pilot
prod. no. 1 / 17 Jan 1977 CBS Mon (copyright date 14Jan77)
directed by Bill Persky.
Written by Lowell Ganz & Mark Rothman
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson; music by Jack Elliott.

1.2 [--] Busting Loose: FIVE'S A CROWD
prod. no. 2 / 24 Jan 1977 CBS Mon (copyright date 21Jan77)
directed by Howard Storm.
Written by Barry Rubinowitz
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson; music by Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson.
Guest Cast:
Annie Potts ... Helene (recurring)
Deborah White ... Debbie

[--] 31Jan77 - CBS Mon - no details  / pre-empted?

1.3 [--] Busting Loose: THE HARDER THEY COME, THE BIGGER THEY FALL
prod. no. 5 / 7 Feb 1977 CBS Mon (copyright date 4Feb77)
directed by James Burrows.
Written by Greg Antonacci
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson; music by Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson

1.4 [--] Busting Loose: STILL NUTSY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
prod. no. 4 / 14 Feb 1977 CBS Mon (copyright date 11Feb77)
directed by James Burrows
Written by Deborah Leschin & David W. Duclon
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson; music by Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson

1.5 [--] Busting Loose: GRANDPA MARKOWITZ
prod. no. 7 / 21 Feb 1977 CBS Mon (copyright date 18Feb77)
directed by Harvey Miller.
Written by Mark Rothman & Lowell Ganz
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson; music by Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson

1.6 [--] Busting Loose: HELL HATH NO FURY
prod. no. 8 / 28 Feb 1977 CBS Mon (copyright date 25Feb77)
directed by Norm Gray
Written by Barry Rubinowitz;
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson; music by Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson
Guest Cast:
Annie Potts ..... Helene (recurring)

1.7 [--] Busting Loose: LOVE'S LABOR LOST
prod. no. 6 / 7 March 1977 CBS Mon (copyright date 4Mar77)
directed by Asaad Kelada
Written by Joe Glauberg;
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson; music by Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson

1.8 [--] Busting Loose: KISS AND DWELL
prod. no. 10 / 14 March 1977 CBS Mon (copyright date 11Mar77)
directed by Tony Mordente.
Written by Deborah Leschin
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson; music by Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson

1.9 [--] Busting Loose: A NUT AT THE OPERA
prod. no. 11 / 21 March 1977 CBS Mon (copyright date 18Mar77)
directed by Tony Mordente.
Written by Greg Antonacci
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson; music by Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson
Guest Cast:
Mavis Neal Palmer ... Florence
Peggy Rea ........... Gertrude

1.10 [--] Busting Loose: HOUSE OF NOODLES
prod. no. 12 / 28 March 1977 CBS Mon (copyright date 25Mar77)
directed by Tony Mordente.
Written by Babaloo Mandel
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson; music by Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson
Guest Cast:
Jack Soo ... Hoofat

[--] 04Apr77 - CBS Mon - no details / pre-empted?

1.11 [--] Busting Loose: TOGETHER AGAIN AS NEVER BEFORE
prod. no. 3 / 11 April 1977 CBS Mon (copyright date 8Apr77)
directed by James Burrows.
Written by Greg Antonacci
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson; music by Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson

[--] 18Apr77 - no details / pre-empted?

1.12 [--] Busting Loose: THE FAMOUS ANNOUNCER'S SCHOOL
prod. no. 9 / 25 April 1977 CBS Mon (copyright date 22Apr77)
directed by Tony Mordente.
Written by Sandy Krinski & Chet Dowling
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson; music by Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson
Guest Cast:
Eddie Bracken

1.13: [--] Busting Loose: SINGLES' WEEKEND
prod. no. 13 / 2 May 1977 CBS Mon (copyright date 29Apr77)
directed by Tony Mordente.
Written by David W. Duclon
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson; music by Michael Leonard
Guest Cast:
Stephanie Silver ... Colleen

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CBS Wednesdays (28Sep77 - 16Nov77)

2.1 [--] Busting Loose: SMOKE GETS IN YOUR FACE
prod. no. 14 / 28 Sept 1977 CBS Wed (copyright date 27Sep77)
directed by James Burrows.
Written by Barry Rubinowitz
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson

2.2 [--] Busting Loose: FOILED AGAIN
prod. no. 16 / 5 Oct 1977 CBS Wed (copyright date 4Oct77)
directed by Alan Myerson
Written by Greg Antonacci
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson; music by Michael Leonard

2.3 [--] Busting Loose: ROOMIES
prod. no. 15 / 12 Oct 1977 CBS Wed (copyright date 11Oct77)
directed by Mel Ferber.
Written by Babaloo Mandel
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson; music by Michael Leonard
Guest Cast:
Dorothy Butts ....... Mrs. St. Williams

2.4 [--] Busting Loose: A KNIGHT IN TARNISHED ARMOR
prod. no. 17 / 19 Oct 1977 CBS Wed (copyright date 18Oct77)
directed by Norm Gray
Written by Babaloo Mandel
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson; music by Michael Leonard
Guest Cast:
Louise Williams ..... Jackie Gleason (recurring)

2.5 [--] Busting Loose: MR. DENNIS STEPS OUT (pilot episode for "
The Ted Knight Show")
prod. no. 22 / 26 Oct 1977 CBS Wed (copyright date 25Oct77)
directed by James Burrows.
Written by Mark Rothman & Lowell Ganz;
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson; music by Michael Leonard
Guest Cast:
Ted Knight .......... Roger Dennis

2.6 [--] Busting Loose: THE DECISION: Part 1
prod. no. 18 / 2 Nov 1977 CBS Wed (copyright date 1Nov77)
directed by John Thomas Lenox.
Written by David W. Duclon
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson; music by Michael Leonard
Guest Cast:
Kim Lankford ........ Sharon
Colleen Minahan ..... Adelaide
Rick Podell ......... Damion

2.7 [--] Busting Loose: THE DECISION: Part 2
prod. no. 19 / 9 Nov 1977 CBS Wed (copyright date 8Nov77)
directed by John Thomas Lenox.
Written by Howell Gewirtz & David Lerner
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson; music by Michael Leonard
Guest Cast:
Kim Lankford ........ Sharon
Louise Williams ..... Jackie Gleason (recurring)

2.8 [--] Busting Loose: ALL IN LOVE'S UNFAIR (final episode)
prod. no. 24 / 16 Nov 1977 CBS Wed (copyright date 15Nov77)
directed by Joel Zwick.
Written by Greg Antonacci
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson; music by Michael Leonard
Guest Cast:
Annie Potts ......... Helene (recurring)
Louise Williams ..... Jackie Gleason (recurring)

prod. no. 20 - no details - not aired? / not completed?
prod. no. 21 - no details - not aired? / not completed?
prod. no. 23 - no details - not aired? / not completed?

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