CTVA US Comedy - "Getting Together" (Screen Gems/ABC) (1971-72) spin-off from The Partridge Family

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Getting Together (1971-72)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, Tom Alger, Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)

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GETTING TOGETHER
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Thornhill Production
in association with
Screen Gems, a division of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

for
ABC (Saturdays 8:00 pm EST)
Produced by
Paul Junger Witt

US Comedy series 1971-72 pilot + 14 episodes x 30 min color
Starring:
Bobby Sherman as Bobby Conway
Wes Stern as Lionel Poindexter
Susan Neher as Jennifer Conway
Jack Burns as Officer Rudy Colcheck
Pat Carroll as Rita Simon
 
Premise:
Comedy series spin-off from 'The Partridge Family' about the music industry
and record producers. A pair of pop-oriented songwriters--melodist/singer
Bobby and tone-deaf lyricist Lionel--try to eke out a living in the Los
Angeles music scene. They live (along with Bobby's younger sister Jennifer)
in an antique shop, and Bobby works on the side as a recording engineer
until he and Lionel get their big break. Rita was their friendly landlady, and Rudy her cop boyfriend.

Note:
Thornhill Productions also produced
The Girl with Something Extra (Screen Gems/Thornhill/NBC)(1973-74) starring Sally Field, John Davidson

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[00] A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR
"The Partridge Family" episode no. 25
19Mar71

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ABC Saturdays 8:00 pm Eastern
  Note: All of the episode titles are also song titles

[01] Getting Together: JENNY, JENNY
prod. no. 1
18Sep71 ABC, Saturday 8:00pm
written by Charles Shyer, Alan Mandel
directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Diana Ewing (as Sandra Burke)
Synopsis:
Bobby's status as his sister's legal guardian is threatened by a no-nonsense social worker.

[02] Getting Together: CATHY'S CLOWN
prod. no. 2
25Sep71 ABC
Guest cast:
Cindy Williams (as Cathy)
Synopsis:
A man must be enamoured to write a great love song, right? Now all
Bobby has to do is find someone to love lyricist Lionel.

[03] Getting Together: ALL SHOOK UP
prod. no. 3
2Oct71 ABC
written by Steve Zacharias
directed by Lou Antonio
Guest cast:
Gary Dubin (as Milton)
Synopsis:
Watch Bobby go through the protective-brother syndrome as little
sister Jenny prepares for her first date.

[04] Getting Together: WHERE ARE YOU, LITTLE STAR?
prod. no. 4
9Oct71 ABC
written by Dennis Klein
directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest cast:
Martin Speer (George)
Robyn Millan (as Suzie)
John Calvin (as Hank)
Synopsis:
Oh, what a tangled web Lionel is weaving...the budding lyricist is
playing Mr. Hollywood at his home-town class reunion.
Song: "Goodtime"

[05] Getting Together: SINGING THE BLUES
prod. no. 5
16Oct71 ABC
written by John D. F. Black
directed by Jerry Bernstein
Guest cast:
Della Reese
Little Dion
Synopsis:
Della Reese and 10-year-old soul singer Little Dion star in this tale of
a boy who wants to be a superstar, and a mother who has other ideas
about his future. Little Dion sings "Little Soul Brother."

[06] Getting Together: WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE?
prod. no. 6
23Oct71
written by Richard Bensfield, Perry Grant
directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Patric Knowles (as Anthony Devon)
Synopsis:
Pat Carroll hams it up as the love-lorn lady in waiting; comic Jack
Burns is the clumsy Romeo who's trying to salvage their 11-year romance.

[07] Getting Together: BEEP, BEEP
prod. no. 7
30Oct71 ABC
Guest cast:
Karen Carlson (as Connie)
Robert B. Williams (as Frink)
Roger C. Carmel (as Summers)
Synopsis:
A traffic accident creates a house divided: Bobby and Lionel are the conflicting witnesses.

[--] 06Nov71 - pre-empted for the TV movie "Revenge!" starring Shelley Winters.

[08] Getting Together: I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU
prod. no. 8
13Nov71 ABC
written by William S. Bickley
directed by Hal Cooper
music by George Duning
director of photography: Emil Oster
film editor: Howard Kunin
Guest cast:
Diana Ewing (as Sandra)
Stuart Margolin
Synopsis:
A comic deam sequence reminiscent of "The Graduate's" wedding
scene caps tonight's show. It's a slumber bummer for Lionel: the girl
he loves is dating a rock superstar.
Song: "Stop the Music"

27Nov71 - pre-empted for an All-American football game

[09] Getting Together: MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS
prod. no. 9
4Dec71 ABC
written by Jack Winter
directed by Roger Duchowny
Guest cast:
Gerald Hiken (as Ridlehuber)
Severn Darden (as Remo)
Synopsis:
Saga of two guinea pigs: Bobbys existing on zinnia seeds and
Lionel's trying to stay awake in two experiments run by a pair of wacky doctors.

[10] Getting Together: THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES REMIND ME OF YOU
prod. no. 10
11Dec71 ABC
written by William S. Bickley
directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest cast:
Rob Reiner
Penny Marshal (as Mona)
Carl Gottlieb (as Charlie)
Synopsis:
"All in the Family's" Rob Reiner appears as the head of a Fifties rock
group that Bobby is pushing onto the comeback trail. Cameo
appearances by Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids, satirists of
Fifties rock 'n' roll.

[11] Getting Together: BLUE CHRISTMAS
prod. no. 11
18Dec71 ABC
written by Richard Bensfield & Perry Grant
directed by Jerry Bernstein
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[12] Getting Together: THE GREAT PRETENDER
prod. no. 12
25Dec71 ABC
written by Lee Kalcheim
directed by Ron Winston
music by George Duning
director of photography: Emil Oster
film editor: Howard Kunin
Guest cast:
Beverly Washburn (as Janet)
Barbara A. Daitch (as Barbra)
Synopsis:
Bobby's wacky encounter with a dizzy chatterbox who stuck him with an
$845 set of encyclopedias.

[13] Getting Together: BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
prod. no. 13
1Jan72 ABC
written by Richard Baer
directed by Lou Antonio
Guest cast:
Paul Mazursky (as Jackie Michel)
Jack Riley (as Mel)
Curt Conway (as Irving)
Synopsis:
A funeral march for a songwriting team: Bobby and Lionel might be
splitting up - out of mutual loyalty.

1.14 [--] Getting Together: BROKEN HEARTED MELODY (final episode)
prod. no. 14
08Jan72 ABC
Guest cast:
Bill Daily ........... McAdam
Pamela McMyler ....... Melody
Bobby Baum ........... Barber
Andrew Rubin ......... Drafted Longhair
Synopsis:
Misunderstandings and a near disaster in a tale about Bobby's romance
with a beautiful photographer. [RF]

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