CTVA US Comedy - "Calucci's Department" (CBS) (fall 1973) starring James Coco

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Calucci's Department (1973)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, Robert Leszczak (pilot) Charnetha Kimbrough
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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CALUCCI'S DEPARTMENT
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Sullivan Production
for
CBS (Fridays 8:00 PM EST)
Created by Renée Taylor and Joseph Bologna
Produced by Nick Arnold
US Comedy series fall 1973 13 episodes x 30 min color videotape
(14Sep73-28Dec73)
starring
James Coco as Joe Calucci
Candy Azzara as Shirley Balukis (Joe's secretary & girlfriend)
Jose Perez as Ramon Gonzales
Jack Fletcher as Oscar Cosgrove (claims adjuster)
Peggy Pope as Elaine Fusco
Bill Lazarus as Woods
Bernard Wexler as Frohler
Rosetta LeNoire as Mitzi Gordon

Premise:
Frustrations of Joe Calucci, a soft-hearted office supervisor
for the NeW York State Unemployment Department. [JK]

"Calucci's Department" was taped in New York, and may have drawn its
writers pool from there. It was a little darker than the Hollywood-based
sitcoms of the time, which may be partly why it didn't last long.

Network Competition:
Scheduled opposite NBC's "Sanford & Son" and ABC's "The Brady Bunch"

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CBS Fridays 8:00 PM EST (14Sep73-28Dec73)
 
1.1 [--] Calucci's Department: THE $80.00 HEIST  [CK]
14Sep73 CBS Fri

1.2 [--] Calucci's Department: CALUCCI, HIS BROTHER KEEPER (aka GONZALES' THRILL) [CK]
21Sep73 CBS Fri
More bureaucratic buffoonery from the exasperating employees at
Joe's Calucci's state unemployment office. James Coco stars in
this comedy series created by Renee Taylor and Joe Bologna
("Lovers and Other Strangers"). At press time, this week's episode
had not been set.

1.3 [--] Calucci's Department: THE WEDNESDAY SPECIAL (aka CALUCCI, THE MATCHMAKER) [CK]
28Sep73 CBS Fri
*********** no synopsis available ***********

1.4 [--] Calucci's Department: CALLUCCI GOES ON A DIET (pilot)  [verified -RL]
05Oct73 CBS Fri
Produced by Howard Gottfried.
Created by Joseph Bologna and Renee Taylor.
Written by Joseph Bologna, Renee Taylor & Nick Arnold.
Directed by Bruce Bilson and Russ Petranto.
Guest Cast includes:
CANDY AZZARA
BILL LAZARUS
JACK FLETCHER
JOSE PEREZ
PEGGY POPE
BERNARD WEXLER
VERA LOCKWOOD
ROSETTA LENOIRE
WAYNE TIPPITT
JUDITH LOWRY
MARILYN COOPER
Theme music by Marvin Hamlisch.
Synopsis:
Joe Calucci must go on a diet for health reasons. [RL]

1.5 [--] Calucci's Department: WINNERS AND LOSERS [CK]
12Oct73 CBS Fri
*********** no synopsis available ***********

1.6 [--] Calucci's Department: THE BLOOM IS OFF THE ROSE [CK]
19Oct73 CBS Fri
Synopsis:
It's an affair to forget when Calucci and Balukis trade kisses and
tantrums before a motel-room tryst. Some seduction! He's fuming over
his secretary's past love life and she breaks into song during their clinches. [JK]

10/26/73 - pre-empted [CK]

1.7 [--] Calucci's Department: (episode title not known)
26Oct73 CBS Fri
guest cast:
Susan Sarandon
*********** no synopsis available ***********

1.8 [--] Calucci's Department: LIFE IS AN ANCHOVY [CK]
02Nov73 CBS Fri
Series co-writer Renee Taylor guest stars as Mrs.Woods.
Synopsis:
Martital woes for Woods are turning the office grouch into a
madman and Calucci into a marriage counselor. Among Calucci's
helpful insights: "Life Is An Anchovy". [JK]

1.9 [--] Calucci's Department: A MOTHER'S LOVE [CK]
09Nov73 CBS Fri
Synopsis:
Someone's been dipping into the office picnic fund and the finger
of suspicion is pointing to Shirley Balukis. [JK]

1.10 [--] Calucci's Department: (unknown episode)
16Nov73 CBS Fri
*********** no synopsis available ***********

1.11 [--] Calucci's Department: CALUCCI AND THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG [CK]
23Nov73 CBS Fri
Synopsis:
That long-simmering romance between Calucci and Balukis takes a
giant step forward. Joe finally musters up the nerve to take his
girl home to meet Mom and finds himself plummeting into marriage. [JK]
[Note: This episode was pre-empted in some markets for "Robert Goulet
and Carol Lawrence Special"]

1.12 [--] Calucci's Department: CALUCCI'S RAISON D'ETRE: BACHELOR PARTY [CK]
30Nov73 CBS Fri
Synopsis:
Fusco, the wizard of Wall Street? That's what the office staff
thinks when they find she's been following the stock market and making a killing

[--] 07Dec73 Pre-empted: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"

[--] Calucci's Department: repeat of "Winners and Losers" [CK]
14Dec73 CBS Fri
Synopsis:
His employees may be incompetent but Calucci is in agony. The
softhearted supervisor has been ordered to fire one of his crew--
and it's enough to set his conscience working overtime. [JK](Repeat)

[--] Calucci's Department: repeat of "The Eighty Dollar Heist" [CK]
21Dec73  CBS Fri

[--] Calucci's Department: repeat of "Gonzales' Thrill" [CK]
28Dec73 CBS Fri
Synopsis:
Those seven insufferable bureaucrats may be minus a co-worker.
Easygoing Gonzales has just called it quits and Calucci is
tempted to join him. [JK] (repeat)
 
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