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Fay (1975-76)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, Keith Fix, Tom Alger, 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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FAY
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Witt-Thomas Production (Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas)
in association with Universal Television
for
NBC (Thursdays 8:30 PM ET) (04Sep75-23Oct75)
NBC (Wednesdays 9:30 PM ET) (19May76-02Jun76)
Created by Susan Harris / Produced by Jerry Mayer

US Comedy series    1975-76    10 episodes aired x 30 min color
starring
Lee Grant as Fay Stewart
Joe Silver as Jack Stewart (Fay's ex-husband)
Audra Lindley as Lillian (Fay's neighbor)
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Margaret Willock as Linda Stewart Baines (Fay's daughter)
Stewart Moss as Dr. Elliott Baines (Linda's husband)
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Bill Gerber as Danny Messina (Fay's boss/ lawyer)
Norman Alden as Al Cassidy (Danny's law partner)
Lillian Lehman as Letty Gilmore (Al's black secretary)

Premise:
Adventures of a divorcee on the make. Sophisticated comedy series noted
for one of the fastest cancelations in television history.
Actress Lee Grant was nominated for an Emmy as "Outstanding Lead Actress
in a Comedy Series", after the series was canceled, and blasted NBC
executives publicly on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" for
their quick hook.

"Fay" theme song sung by Jaye P. Morgan

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NBC Thursdays 8:30 PM Eastern
 
  1.1 [--] Fay: (pilot)
4Sept75 NBC Thur
Guest Cast:
Kevin McCarthy ......... Bill)
Richard Libertini ....... Piero)
Debut: After 25 years of marriage to attorney Jack, Fay Stewart is forced to
start her life over again after a divorce. She moves into a new apartment,
starts a new job (as secretary to lawyers Danny and Al) and begins dating,
much to her daughter Linda's consternation. Lee Grant has the the title role
in this series about a middle-aged divorcee's attempts to start a new life,
despite the disapproval of her nagging ex-husband (Joe Silver) and her
strait-laced daughter (Margaret Willock). In this pilot-opener, Fay's family
is shocked when she admits to having an affair. [JK]

1.2 [--] Fay: JACK REMARRIES
11Sep75 NBC Thur
Guest Cast:
Dena Dietrich ........ Mrs. Faber
Synopsis:
Fay is unmoved by the news that her ex-husband intends to remarry, until she
learns that the fiancee is a very young, very attractive stewardess. [JK]

1.3 [--] Fay: MOM'S REALIZATION
18Sep75 NBC Thur
Guest Cast:
Lilia Skala .......... Fay's mother
Synopsis:
Happily divorced Fay gets a visit from her mother (Lilia Skala), who has but
one mission in life: to bring Fay and Jack together again. [JK]

1.4 [--] Fay: MR. WONDERFUL
25Sep75 NBC Thur
Guest cast:
Renee Taylor
Pat Harrington .......... Vic
Synoposis:
The fiance of Fay's friend makes a pass at her. [CK]

1.5 [--] Fay: JACK'S HEART ATTACK
02Oct75 NBC Thur
Guest Cast:
Eugene Troobnick ....... Dr. Rogers
Chevi Colton ............Ann)
Synopsis:
Certain that he has had a heart attack, Jack (Joe Silver) makes a deathbed
confession about the philandering he did when he was married to Fay (Lee Grant). [JK]

1.6 [--] Fay: NOT WITH MY HUSBAND YOU DON'T
09Oct75 NBC Thu (rerun 19May76)
Guest Cast:
Candy Azzara ......... Joyce
Doris Roberts ........ Ms. Aragon
Synopsis:
Fay is ecstatic at the prospect of accompanying one of her firm's attorneys
to Washington DC, to work on a case involving equal rights for women. [JK]

1.7 [--] Fay : LILLIAN'S SEPARATION
16Oct75 NBC Thur (rerun 26May76)
Synopsis:
Fay's friend Lillian walks out on her husband (Norman Fell) and into Fay's
apartment, where she makes a nuisance of herself by doing unsolicited re-decorating. [JK]

1.8 [--] Fay: DANNY FALLS IN LOVE
23Oct75 NBC Thur
Synopsis:
Fay's lovelorn young boss Danny (Bill Gerber) comes to her apartment for some
motherly comfort, but winds up falling in love with her. [JK]

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Resurection Episodes (19May76-02Jun76) NBC Wednesday nights at 9:30pm
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1.9 [--] Fay: FAY AND THE DOCTOR
12May76 NBC Wed
Synopsis:
Fay falls for a married doctor who swears he is going to leave his wife
and kids. [KF]

[--] 19May76 rerun of #1.6 "Not with my husband you don't" (first aried 09Oct75)
[--] 26May76 rerun of #1.7 "Lillian's Separation" (first aired 16Oct75)


1.10 [--] Fay: NOT ANOTHER MOTHER'S DAY
2Jun76 NBC Wed
Synopsis:
Linda's decision to postpone having another baby to finish college experates
her husband, who is intent on siring a second child. [TA]

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