CTVA US Comedy - "Makin' It" (Paramount/ABC)(Early 1979) David Naughton

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Makin' It (1979)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Robert Leszczak
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

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MAKIN' IT
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Miller-Milkis Productions, Inc. (Thomas L. Miller-Edward K. Milkis)
Henderson Production Company, Inc.
in association with
Paramount Pictures Television; Robert Stigwood Organization, Ltd.

for
ABC
Produced by David W. Duclon, Deborah Leschin, and Jeffrey Ganz
Created by Mark Rothman, Lowell Ganz and Garry Marshall

US Situation Comedy series 1979    9 episodes x 30 min (1Feb79-16Mar79)

Starring:
David Naughton as Billy Manucci
Greg Antonacci as Tony Manucci (Billy's older brother)
Denise Miller as Tina Manucci (Bily's younger sister)
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Ellen Travolta as Dorothy Manucci (mother)
Lou Antonio as Joseph Manucci (father)
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Rebecca Balding as Corky Crandall (Billy's girlfriend, a receptionist at the William Morris Agency)
Ralph Seymour as Al "Kingfish" Sorrentino (Billy's pal)
Gary Prendergast as Bernard Fusco (Billy's pal)
Wendy Hoffman as Suzanne (Bernard's girlfriend)
Diane Robin as Felice (Kingfish's girlfriend)
Jennifer Perito as Ivy Papastegios (waitress at the icecream store where Billy worked part time)

Premise:
Set in Passaic, New Jersey, the misadventures of Billy Manucci, an easy going young man who lives at home,
while working his way through college to become a teacher. He is in the shadow of his swinging older brother
Tony Manucci, who is the star dancer at "The Inferno", Passaic's hottest disco.

Theme Music: "Makin' It" by David Naughton

Music by Don Peake

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ABC Fridays

1.1 [--] Makin' It: STAYING ALIVE
prod. no. 001 / 1 Feb 1979 ABC
Produced by David W. Duclon, Deborah Leschin, and Jeffrey Ganz
Written by Lowell Ganz & Mark Rothman
Directed by Lowell Ganz
Guest Cast:
Diane Robin ... Felice
Melody Thomas ... Carol

1.2 [--] Makin' It: THE ART AUCTION
prod. no. 003 / 2 Feb 1979 ABC Fri
produced by David W. Duclon, Deborah Leschin, and Jeffrey Ganz
Written by Ron Leavitt
Directed by Joel Zwick
Guest Cast:
Shirley Mitchell ... Doris
Allan Rich ... Mel
Dick Wesson ... Mort

1.3 [--] Makin' It: BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING
prod. no. 002 / 9 Feb 1979 ABC Fri
Produced by David W. Duclon, Deborah Leschin, and Jeffrey Ganz
Teleplay by Mark Rothman & Lowell Ganz; Story by Judith D. Allison
Directed by Joel Zwick

1.4 [--] Makin' It: FUN, FUN, FUN: part I
prod. no. 004 / 16 Feb 1979 ABC Fri
Produced by David W. Duclon, Deborah Leschin, and Jeffrey Ganz
Written by David W. Duclon
Directed by Mark Rothman

1.5 [--] Makin' It: FUN, FUN, FUN: part II
prod. no. 005 / 23 Feb 1979 ABC Fri
produced by David W. Duclon, Deborah Leschin, and Jeffrey Ganz
Written by Deborah Leschin
Directed by John Tracy
Guest Cast:
Paul B. Price ... Flame

1.6 [--] Makin' It: SOMETHING FOR MA [verified -RL]
prod. no. 007 / 2 March 1979 ABC Fri
Produced by David W. Duclon, Deborah Leschin, and Jeffrey Ganz
Written by Babaloo Mandel
Directed by Joel Zwick
Guest Cast:
Alexandra Stoddart ... Hillary
Billy Manucci (David Naughton) plans to get his mom something extra special for her upcoming birthday. The gift is
to be reunited with her estranged son, Tony, whom the family hasnít seen in 8 years. The plan backfires when the
reunion brings about momís arrest for possessing stolen earrings. The earrings were a gift from long lost
Tony (Greg Antonacci). [RL]

1.7 [--] Makin' It: LITTLE ORPHAN FUSCO
prod. no. 006 / 9 March 1979 ABC Fri

1.8 [--] Makin' It: TONY'S HOMECOMING
prod. no. 008 / 16 March 1979
Produced by Deborah Leschin and Jeffrey Ganz
Written by Richard Rosenstock
Directed by Joel Zwick
Guest Cast:
Melody Thomas ... Paula

1.9 [--] Makin' It: FRIENDS FOR LIFE
prod. no. 009 / airdate not known
Produced by Deborah Leschin and Jeffrey Ganz
Written by Stephen Nathan & Paul B. Price
Directed by John Tracy

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