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Needles and Pins (1973-74)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox,  Charnetha Kimbrough, Robert Leszczsak
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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NEEDLES AND PINS
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David Gerber Productions, Inc.
in association with
Screen Gems, a division of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc

for
NBC (Fridays 9:00pm ET)
Created by Adele & Burt Styler
Produced
Hy Averback /  (Herb Wallerstein - pilot?)

US Comedy series 1973-74 14 episodes x 30 min color
(21Sep73-28Dec73)
starring
Norman Fell as Nathan Davidson
Deirdre Lenihan as Wendy Nelson
Louis Nye as Harry Kemp
Bernie Kopell as Charlie Miller
Sandra Deel as Sonia Baker
also:
Milton Selzer as Julius Singer
Larry Gelman as Max
Alex Henteloff as Myron Russo

Premise: Comedy series set in a dress manufacturer's workroom in New York's garment district.

"Needles and Pins" music by Mike Post, Pete Carpenter (except pilot)
Music by Marvin Hamlisch (pilot)
Director of Photography: William Norton (except pilot)

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NBC Fridays 9:00 PM Eastern

1.1 Needles and Pins: THE GIRL FROM 7TH AVENUE
[Pilot] [verified -RL]
 prod. no. 1
21Sep1973 NBC Fri
Written by Adele & Burt Styler
directed by Hy Averback.
director of photography: Al Francis.
music by Marvin Hamlisch
Cast
Norman Fell ........ Nathan Davidson
Louis Nye .......... Harry Kemp
Deirdre Lenihan .... Wendy Nelson
Larry Gelman ....... Max
Alex Henteloff ..... Myron Russo
Milton Selzer ...... Julius Singer
Joanna Shelley ..... Elliott
Jeanne Bates ....... Buyer
Robert Nadder ...... 1st customer
Paula Victor ....... Hostess
Sandra Deel ........ Sonia Baker
Synopsis:
Wendy, daughter of a friend of Nathan's from Nebraska, visits Lorelei Fashions
to "get a feel" for the garment business. She is mistaken for a model, and manages
to sell 600 copies of a dress she tries on. She is offered a job at the company.
Nathan then gets the bright idea to try to unload some 3000 yards of gingham mistakenly
purchased by his bumbling brother-in-law. Nathan makes his competitor, Mr. Singer,
think that gingham is the latest trend so that he can unload it on him. [RL]

1.2 Needles and Pins: THE SPY WHO CAME IN ON A HANGER
prod. no. 2
28Sep1973 NBC Fri
director, George Tyne
Writer: Charlotte Brown

1.3 Needles and Pins: IT WAS A VERY GOOD LINE
prod. no. 3
05Oct1973 NBC Fri
Written by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum
directed by Hy Averback
Guest cast:
Rhonda Fleming ....... Andrea
Barbara Perry ........ Mrs. Martindale
Synopsis:
A glamorous fashion designer might ruin Nathan's company: he's too busy
sighing over her to attend to business. [RF]

[--] 12Oct73 - no details
[--] 19Oct73 "Union Trouble" episode postponed to 09Nov73.


1.4 Needles and Pins: DO YOUR OWN THING
prod. no. 4
26Oct1973 NBC Fri
writers: Burt & Adele Styler
director, George Tyne
Guest cast:
Danny Goldman ........ Marvin Singer
Michael Margotta ..... Jeff
Synopsis:
Nathan wants an heir to his business, and his nephew is trying to
oblige. The trouble is, the boy would rather study Oriental philosophy than
the intricacies of dress manufacturing. [RF]

1.5 Needles and Pins: THE BREAK UP
prod. no. 5
02Nov1973 NBC Fri
Writer: Sid Dorfman
director, Peter Baldwin.
Synopsis:
Show biz is beckoning to flighty Harry and Nathan's heart is aglow. If
his bungling brother-in-law makes it as a producer, the clothing
business will be Nathan's alone. [RF]

1.6 Needles and Pins: UNION TROUBLE
prod. no. 6
09Nov1973 NBC Fri (postponed from 19Oct73)
Writers: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
director, Peter Baldwin.
Guest cast:
Harold Gould ......... Joe
Penny Santon ......... Angela
Murray Hamilton ...... Fryer
Gina Alvarado ........ Felicia
Joshua Shelley ....... Elliott (recurring)
Synopsis:
The union strikes Nathan Davidson. He's aroused the ire of his shop
employees by letting non-union Wendy use the sewing machine. [RF]

[--] 16Nov73 - no details

1.7 Needles and Pins: THE ENDANGERED SPECIES
prod. no. 7 (copyright date DPUB: 23Nov73)
23Nov1973 NBC Fri
Writer: Ed Jurist
director, George Tyne.
Guest cast:
Nita Talbot

[--] 30Nov73 - no details

1.8 Needles and Pins: THE WIFE YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN
prod. no. 8
07Dec1973 NBC Fri
Directed by Ernest Lesso
Written by Sid Dorfman

1.9 Needles and Pins: THE GREAT BLIZZARD
[CK]
prod. no. 9
21Dec1973 NBC Fri

1.10 Needles and Pins: A GIRL HAS A RIGHT
prod. no. 10 (copyright date DPUB: 28Dec73)
28Dec1973  NBC Fri
Written by Karyl Geld
director, Hy Averback

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Many Sources say the series ended 28Dec73
- The remaining 4 episodes possibly didn't air
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1.11 Needles and Pins: KING FOR A DAY
prod. no. 11 (copyright date DPUB: 11Jan74)
Written by Jack Elinson & Norman Paul
Directed by Ernest Lesso

1.12 Needles and Pins: NO WAY TO TREAT A RELATIVE
prod. no. 12 (copyright date DPUB: 18Jan74)
producer, Hy Averback
Writer: Ed Jurist
director, George Tyne

1.13 Needles and Pins: WITH SUCH ENEMIES
prod. no. 13 (copyright date DPUB: 25Jan74)
25Jan1974
Writer: Bess Boyle
director, George Tyne.

1.14 Needles and Pins: CHARLIE'S EGO TRIP
prod. no. 14 (copyright date DPUB: 1Feb74)
01Feb1974
Writers: Burt & Adele Styler
director, Hy Averback.

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