CTVA US Comedy - "A New Kind of Family" (ABC) (1979-80) starring Eileen Brennan

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A New Kind of Family (1979-80)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger, Robert Leszczak, 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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A NEW KIND OF FAMILY
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Gordon-Eisner Productions
for
ABC (Sundays 7:30 - 8:00pm ET)(16Sep79 - 21Oct79)
ABC (Saturdays 8:30 - 9:00pm ET)(15Dec79 (?) - 5Jan80 (?))
Created & Produced by Margie Gordon and Jane Eisner

US Situation Comedy Series 1979-80    approx 10 episodes x 30 min

Starring:
Eileen Brennan as Kit Flanagan (widow)
Lauri Hendler as Hillary Flanagan
David Hollander as Andy Flanagan
Rob Lowe as Tony Flanagan
*
Gwynne Gilford as Abby Stone (divorceť) (1979)
Connie Ann Hearn as Jill Stone (daughter) (Sep.-Oct. 1979)
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Telma Hopkins as Jess Ashton (divorceť) (Dec79-Jan80)
Janet Jackson as Jojo Ashton (daughter)(Dec79-Jan80)
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Chuck McCann as Harold Zimmerman (next door neighbor)

Premise:
Comedy series about two families - a widow with three kids,
and a divorceť with one child - who ended up renting the same house.

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ABC (Sundays 7:30 - 8:00pm ET)(16Sep79 - 21Oct79)

1.1 [--] A New Kind of Family: I DO 
16Sep79 ABC Sunday
Guest cast:
Luis Avalos ........... Cab Driver
Ken Lerner ............ Air
Jenna McMahon ......... Lynette Zimmerman (voice)
George Reynolds ....... Moving Man

1.2 [--] A New Kind of Family: ARE YOU SURE BARNUM AND BAILEY STARTED LIKE THIS?  
23Sep79 ABC Sunday
Guest cast:
John Lawlor ............ Tom
Ron Oxley .............. Lion Trainer

1.3 [--] A New Kind of Family: THE HERO (title from IMDB)
30Sep79 ABC Sunday
Guest cast:
Phil Leeds ............. Principal 'Apple Plop' Aplanap
Jenna McMahon .......... Lynette Zimmerman (voice)
Synopsis:
Tony is hailed as a hero after he saves a fellow
student from choking, but when his ego blows up so
does the family. [TA]

1.4 [--] A New Kind of Family: THE OVERCHARGE
07Oct79 ABC Sunday

1.5 [--] A New Kind of Family: INVASION OF PRIVACY 
14Oct79 ABC Sunday

1.6 [--] A New Kind of Family: ANDY'S NEW DAD 
21Oct79 ABC Sunday (postponed from an earlier date)
Guest cast:
Helen Page Camp .......... Aunt Mazie
Synopsis:
Andy can't enter a father-and-song athletic meet
because he can't find a dad for a partner. [TA]

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Series returns:
ABC (Saturdays 8:30 - 9:00pm) (15Dec79 - 5Jan80)
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[--] 8Dec79 - ABC aired a Pat Boone Christmas special from
8:00 - 9:00pm. "A New Kind of Family" probably returned on 15Dec79. [TA]

 1.7 [--] A New Kind of Family: THANK YOU FOR A LOVELY EVENING
15Dec79 ABC Saturday
Guest cast:
Melissa Sue Anderson ......... Lisa

1.8 [--] A New Kind of Family: IS THERE A GUN IN THE HOUSE? 
22Dec79 ABC Saturday
Guest cast:
Todd Susman

1.9 [--] A New Kind of Family: FAIR WEATHER FRIEND
29Dec79 ABC Saturday
Guest cast:
Michelle Downey .......... Sharon
Synopsis:
Hillary takes a shoplifting rap for an abrasive girl who threatens to
end their friendship if she squeals. [TA]

[--] 05Jan80 - scheduled re-run of "Invasion of Privacy"
[--] 05Jan80 - Pre-empted for a debate among Republican Presidential candidates.
(However, one source lists this as the date of the final show.) [TA]

1.xx [--] A New Kind of Family: (episode title not known) [verified -RL]
Produced by Nick Arnold
Created by Margie Gordon & Jane Fisner
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
Guest Cast:
Scoey Mitchell ......... Carl
Robert Hogan ........... Michael Jansen
Both Kitt and Jessica have planned a camping trip for the kids, but Kitt bows out when an old beau, Michael,
comes back into town. However, Kitt's attempts to be alone with Michael never come to fruition because of one
interruption after another. [RL]

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[--] A New Kind of Family: NO SMOKING PLEASE
Original Airdate not known / Unaired on Network?

[--] A New Kind of Family: THE BREAK-UP
Original Airdate not known / Unaired on Network?

[--] A New Kind of Family: WILL THE REAL CYRANO DE BERGERAC PLEASE BLOW HIS NOSE
Original Airdate not known / Unaired on Network?

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