CTVA US Comedy - "Shaping Up" (ABC)(Spring 1984) starring Leslie Nielsen

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Leslie Nielsen TV Series:
The Bold Ones - The Law Enforcers (Universal/NBC)(1969-70) starring Leslie Nielsen, Hari Rhodes
Police Squad! (ABC) (Summer 1982) starring Leslie Nielsen
Shaping Up (ABC)(Spring 1984) starring Leslie Nielsen
Shaping Up (1984)
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with contributions by: John King
references:
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SHAPING UP
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Production Company not known
for
ABC (Tuesdays)
Produced by Ken Estin and Sam Simon

US Comedy series 1984 5 episodes x 30 min color
20Mar84-17Apr84
Starring:
Leslie Nielsen as Buddy Fox, health club owner
Michael Fontaine as Ben Zachary, health club manager
Jennifer Tilly as Shannon Winters, instructor
Shawn Weatherly as Melissa McDonald, instructor
Catherine Shirriff as Zoya Antonova
Judy Pioli as Shirley

Premise:
Leslie Nielsen plays Buddy Fox, the owner of a Santa Monica
health club, who had been married eight times. He wanted to
have a child, but had had a vasectomy somewhere along the way.

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ABC Tuesdays

[01] Shaping Up: BABY BE MINE
20Mar84 ABC Tue
Starring: Leslie Nielsen (as Buddy)
Guest Cast:
Allyce Beasley
Synopsis:
This limited run series is set in a health club,whose owner (Leslie
Nielsen) is so desirious of fatherhood that he makes a deal with
an expectant mother (Allyce Beasley) for her child. [JK]

[02] Shaping Up: EX PEDE HERCUELUM
27Mar84 ABC Tue
Starring: Leslie Nielsen (as Buddy)
Featuring:
Jennifer Tilly (as Shannon)(recurring)
Synopsis:
To get publicity for the club, Ben suggests Buddy perform a
feat of strength, which is a good idea - until Buddy tries it. [JK]

[03] Shaping Up: DEFUSING THE MUSE
03Apr84 ABC Tue
Starring: Leslie Nielsen (as Buddy)
Guest Cast:
Wayne Lewis.
Derek McGrath.
Jerry Seinfeld.
Featuring:
Jennifer Tilly (as Shannon)(recurring)
Judy Poli (as Shirley)(recurring)
Synopsis:
Shannon can't be bothered with Buddy's latest club recruit,
until she learns he's an award-winning playwright. [JK]

[04] Shaping Up: TILE SOLUTION (unverified)
10Apr84 ABC Tue
Starring: Leslie Nielsen (as Buddy)
Featuring:
Shawn Weatherly (as Melissa) (recurring)
Jennifer Tilly (as Shannon) (recurring)
Cathie Shirriff (as Zoya) (recurring)
Synopsis:
Melissa goes to her first Hollywood party and has an all-night date,
 while Buddy and Ben have an all-night conference on shower-tile replacement. [JK]

[05] Shaping Up: (title unknown) (final episode)
17Apr84 ABC Tue
Starring: Leslie Nielsen (as Buddy)
Featuring:
Shawn Weatherly (as Melissa) (recurring)
Jennifer Tilly (as Shannon) (recurring)
Synopsis:
The death of an acquaintance starts Buddy worrying about
how his own last rites wil be conducted. Meanwhile, Melissa
loses Shannon's lucky earrings. [JK]
(Last show of the series)

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