CTVA US Comedy - "Starting From Scratch" (syndicated)(1988-89) Connie Stevens, Nita Talbot, Bill Daily

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The Jim Backus Show: Hot Off The Wire (1960-61)  -   Nita Talbot
Wendy and Me (1964-65)  -  
Connie Stevens

Starting From Scratch (1988-89)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: John King, New York
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
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STARTING FROM SCRATCH
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Production company unknown
for First Run Syndication

US Comedy series 1988-89   24 episodes x 30 min color videotape
Starring
Bill Daily as Dr. James Shepherd
Connie Stevens as Helen Shepherd DeAngelo (ex-wife)
Nita Talbot as Rose
Heidi Helmer as Kate Shepherd (age 19)
Jason Martin as Robbie Shepherd (age 14)
Carmine Caridi as Frank DeAngelo

Premise:
Bill Daily stars as a small town vet, divorced - with two teenagers.

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Syndicated Program
   New York Broadcast via WPIX CH. 11 on Sat. 6:30pm.

[01] Starting From Scratch: (Pilot Episode)
Airdate not known
    Synopsis:
In the series pilot, ex-wife Helen (Connie Stevens) moves back in
with James (Bill Daily) after quarreling with her husband.

[02] Starting From Scratch: (unidentified episode)
10-1-88
   Veterinarian James Shepard (Bill Daily) must contend with a busy practice,
    two teen-age children-and a persistant ex-wife who can't stay away.

[03] Starting From Scratch: THE CONTRACT
10-8-88
Guest/Recurring Cast:
Carmine Caridi ....... Frank De Angelo
Synopsis 1:
After Kate (Heidi Helmer) introduces her older boyfriend to her parents,
James (Bill Daily) inadvertently endangers the man's life. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Kate's parents are alarmed to discover that her new boy- friend is 20 years older than her.

[04] Starting From Scratch: DIVORCE - AMERICAN STYLE
10-15-88
    A lawyer visits James with the startling news that his divorce may not be legitimate. [JK]

[--] Starting From Scratch: (unidentified episode)
10-22-88
    no details

[--]10-29-88 unexpectedly  pre-empted

[05] Starting From Scratch: JAMES TV DEBUT
11-5-88 
Guest Cast:
Cynthia Belliveau (as Shelly Foster)
    James (Bill Daily) is asked to be a guest on a local talk show after treating the host's pet. [JK]

[06] Starting From Scratch: BLOOD RELATIONS
11-12-88 
Guest Cast:
Peter Boyden (as Fred Johnson)
    James (Bill Daily) questions his paternal ties to Robbie (Jason Martin)
    after the boy brings home a certificate from school indicating his blood type. [JK]

[07] Starting From Scratch: HELEN THE RECEPTIONIST
11-19-88
Guest Cast:
Charles Taylor (as Ted Woods)
    When Helen (Connie Stevens) fills in for Rose (Nita Talbot), one of the
pet owners thinks she's the cat's meow. [JK]

[08] Starting From Scratch: JAMES IN LOVE
11-26-88
Guest Cast:
Gwynyth Walsh
    James (Bill Daily) rides downhill on a romantic roller coaster when his
girl- friend (Gwynyth Walsh) disregards his phone calls. [JK]

[09] Starting From Scratch: THE HORSE RACE
12-3-88 
    James faces a tough decision when Frank (Carmine Caridi) requests
    his help in some shady business. [JK]

[10] Starting From Scratch: KATE'S BROKEN HEART
12-10-88   
    Kate's (Heidi Helmer) boyfriend announces he's not going to the prom;
and James (Bill Daily) must put a dog to sleep. [JK]

[11] Starting From Scratch: JAMES' BROKEN HEART
12-17-88    
Guest Cast:
Larry Linville
    James (Bill Daily) feels like a failure when his successful brother
(Larry Linville) drops in for a visit. [JK]

12-24-88  rerun of 10-8-88 
12-31-88  rerun of 10-15-88

1.12 [] Starting From Scratch: DOUBLE DATE
07-Jan-1989 WPIX CH. 11 New York City, Sat. 6:30pm.
Guest Cast:
Laura Press ............... Mellissa
Genevieve Appleton ........ Patsy
Synopsis 1:
Kate (Heidi Helmer) and Robbie's (Jason Martin) plan to help their
father's faltering love life  goes awry when they both plan a date for
him-for the same night. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Kate and Robbie think their father should have more of a social life.
They each set up a date for him - on the same night.

[13] Starting From Scratch: (unidentified episode)
1-14-89
Guest Cast:
Larry Haines (as Alfred)
Heather Smith (as Becky)
Maxine Miller (as Miriam)
    Helen's (Connie Stevens) father arrives early for her parent's scheduled
visit- with another woman. [JK]

[--] 1-21-89 rerun of (Pilot Episode)
   
[14] Starting From Scratch: THE WOMAN
1-28-89
Guest Cast:
Tom Harvey (as Sgt. Patterson)
    Helen (Connie Stevens) cons James (Bill Daily) into letting her spend
the evening with him  while the kids are away at camp. [JK]

[15] Starting From Scratch: HOUSE FOR SALE
2-4-89 
    James (Bill Daily) may have acted too soon when he agrees to be Helen's
(Connie Stevens)  first client after she completes a real-estate course. [JK]

[16] Starting From Scratch: (unidentified episode)
2-11-89
    Kate (Heidi Helmer) has an undisciplined, opinionated new classmate-her Mom. [JK]

[17] Starting From Scratch: KATE LEAVES HOME
2-18-89             
    Kate (Heidi Helmer) decides that the time has come to leave home. [JK]

[18] Starting From Scratch: (unidentified episode)
2-25-89
    When Robbie (James Martin) meets his new girlfriend's ex-beau, he must
decide  which is worse- a broken heart or broken bones. [JK]

****************  3-4-89 reruns through 4-22-89  ******************

[19] Starting From Scratch: A MATTER OF TRUST
4-29-89 
    no  details  [probably a rerun or one of the untitled episodes.]

[20] Starting From Scratch: CONFIDENCE GAME
5-6-89
Guest Cast:
Nicholas Kepos ..... Peabody
Sandra Bullock
Synopsis:
    James (Bill Daily) questions his professional abilities when he believes
he blundered an operation. [JK] 

[21] Starting From Scratch: ME, THE JURY
5-13-89
    Helen (Connie Stevens) sees her plans to take James (Bill Daily) on a
cruise to Hawaii sail away when James is called for jury duty. [JK]

[22] Starting From Scratch: (unidentified episode)
5-20-89
    Helen's (Connie Stevens) glamorous dreams of success as a fashion
consultant unravel when she is sexually harassed by her boss. [JK]

[23] Starting From Scratch: (unidentified episode)
5-27-89
Guest Cast:
David Neumann
    James (Bill Daily) goes to the dentist to ease his toothache-only to .
find that the dentist is Kate's (Heidi Helmer) clumsy boyfriend (David Neumann). [JK]

[24] Starting From Scratch: (unidentified episode)
8-26-89
    Helen (Connie Stevens) is certain that Robbie hasn't learned to "just say no". [JK]

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