CTVA US Comedy - "The Stockard Channing Show""Just Friends" (CBS) (1979,1980)

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Stockard Channing in Just Friends
(original title 1979)

Little Bear Productions
for
CBS (Sundays 9:30 PM ET) (04Mar79-Jun79)
CBS (Saturdays 8:30 PM ET) (Jun79-11Aug79)
Executive Producer, David Debin
Produced by Nick Arnold, Peter Locke, Al Rogers

US Comedy Series Spring 1979    ?  episodes x 30 min
Starring:
Stockard Channing as Susan Hughes
with:
Mimi Kennedy as Victoria Chasen (Susan's sister)
Gerrit Graham as Leonard Scribner (Susan's neighbor)
*
Lou Criscuolo as Milt De Angelo (Owner of Health Spa)
Albert Insinnia as Angelo De Angelo (Milt's son)
Liz Torres as Miranda De Angelo
*
Sydney Goldsmith as Coral (coworker at Health Spa)
Rhonda Fox as Mrs. Blanchard
Linda Rose as Miss Yarnell
Catherane Skillen
Joan Tolentino as Mrs. Fischer
Lawrence Pressman as Frank Hughes

Premise:
The story of Susan Hughes, a girl on the rebound from a
broken marriage, and her experiences as the assistant manager
of the "Beverly Hills Fountain of Youth Spa"
*
Directors include: Will Mackenzie/ Jay Sandrich
Writing include: Earl Barret/ George Arthur Bloom / Eric Cohen / Beverly Bloomberg
Film Editing by Andy Zall

"Stockard's Theme" by Delaney Bramlett

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 CBS Sundays 9:30 PM ET (04Mar79-Jun79)

1.1 [--] Just Friends: SOLO (pilot episode)
04Mar79 CBS Sun
Synopsis: (possibly the pilot)
Susan leaves her husband (Lawrence Pressman) to make it on her
own in Los Angeles. [RF]

1.2 [--] A FUNNY THING HAPPENED 
11Mar79 CBS Sun

1.3 [--] Just Friends: A LITTLE FRIGHT MUSIC
18Mar79 CBS Sun
Synopsis:
Susan gives Milt late-night samba lessons to surprise his wife (Liz Torres)
on their anniversary. [RF]

1.4 [--] Just Friends: THE BOY IN THE BAND  1979
25Mar79 CBS Sun

1.5 [--] Just Friends: HEALTH MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH 
01Apr79 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Dick Gautier ........ Shep
Synopsis:
The owner of a health-club chain offers Susan an executive position. [RF]

1.6 [--] Just Friends: LOST WEEKEND [CK]
08Apr79 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Rene Auberjonois .... Roger
Linda Rose .......... Miss Yarnell
Synopsis:
Susan's husband persuades her to join him in a weekend sensitivity-
training session. [RF]

1.7 [--] Just Friends: SAME TIME, NEXT NIGHT  
15Apr79 CBS Sun
Written by Earl Barrett

1.8 [--] Just Friends: LAST OF THE RED HOT TUBBERS [CK]
22Apr79 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
George Gaynes ....... Rock La Rue
Barry Bartle ........ Director
Synopsis:
Susan persuades Milt to advertise his health spa on TV. [RF]

1.9 [--] Just Friends: INVASION OF THE BODY GRABBER
29Apr79 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
John Byner
Synopsis:
Susan is held hostage in her own apartment by a bank robber (John Byner).[RF]

1.10 [--] Just Friends: THE ZIEGENFUSS FORCE 
06May79 CBS Sun
Written by Earl Barrett

1.x 13May79 CBS Sun
1.x 20May79 CBS Sun
1.x 27May79 CBS Sun

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Moves to Saturdays sometime in June 1979
CBS Saturdays 8:30 PM ET (Jun79-11Aug79)
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1.x 02Jun79 CBS Sat or 03Jun79 CBS Sun
1.x 09Jun79 CBS Sat or 10Jun79 CBS Sun
1.x 16Jun79 CBS Sat or 17Jun79 CBS Sun

1.x [--] Just Friends: THE HOLLYWOOD SYNDROME
23Jun79 CBS Sat
Guest cast:
Jack Somack ......... Marty
Harry Shearer ....... Saul
Barbara Bennett ..... Serena
Synopsis:
A movie producer wants Susan and Leonard's script, but doesn't want
Leonard as the star. [RF]

1.x 31Jun79 CBS Sat
1.x 7Jul79 CBS Sat
1.x 14Jul79 CBS Sat
1.x 21Jul79 CBS Sat
1.x 28Jul79 CBS Sat
1.x 4Aug79 CBS Sat
1.x 11Aug79 CBS Sat (final episode)
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[--] Just Friends: Unknown title
1979 CBS airdate not known
Guest cast:
Hamilton Camp
Synopsis:
Victoria is visited by an old flame while her husband is out
of town. [RF]

[--] Just Friends: Unknown title
1979 CBS airdate not known
Guest cast:
Tom Selleck ......... Jordan Walsh
Synopsis:
Susan finds a romantic rapport with a man who responds in
kind. [RF]

[--] Just Friends: Unknown title
1979 CBS airdate not known
Guest cast:
Kate Zentall ........ Credit Manager
Rhonda Foxx ......... Mrs. Blanchard
Joan Tolentino ...... Mrs. Fischer
Samantha Harper ..... Miss Yarnell
Synopsis:
Susan has problems establishing credit because her credit hasn't
been established. [RF]

[--] Just Friends: ROOMS AT THE TOP 
1979 CBS airdate not known
Guest cast:
Mark Lonow .......... Chester
Scoey Mitchell ...... Plumber
Synopsis:
Coral is falling for a well-to-do plumber who has a beautiful penthouse
and a tendency to bully. [RF]

[--] Just Friends: Unknown title
1979 CBS airdate not known
Guest cast:
Cal Bellini ......... Rajah
Allan Miller ........ Marvin
Synopsis:
Victoria throws a luau that reveals her marriage itself may be heading
out to sea. [RF]

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[--] A FINE ROMANCE  1979
 

The Stockard Channing Show
(new title 1980)

Columbia Pictures Television Production
for
CBS (Mondays 8:30 PM ET) (24Mar80-Jun80)
CBS (Saturdays 8:30 PM ET)(Jun80-28Jun80)
Producer Aaron Ruben / George Yanok

US Comedy Series Spring   1980   ? episodes x 30 min
Starring:
Stockard Channing as Susan Goodenow
with:
Ron Silver as Brad Gabriel (consumer advocate)
Max Showalter as Gus Clyde (TV station manager)
Jack Somack as Mr. Kramer (Susan's landlord)
Sydney Goldsmith as Earline Cunningham (neighbor/ coworker)
*
Bruce Baum as Alf
Maureen Arthur as Lisa Cartwright
Marty Cohen as Barton Blair
Marcie Barkin as Bonnie
Wendie Jo Sperber as Wendy Simon

Premise:
Following her divorce, Susan Goodenow acquires a job as assistant to Brad Gabriel,
a consumer advocate who hosts "The Big Rip-off" on West Hollywood's KXLA-TV.
Stories relate to Susan's antics as she dons various disquises to expose rip-off artists.

Directed by Jay Sandrich

######## The Stockard Channing Show #########
####### season Spring/Summer 1980 ############
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CBS (Mondays 8:30 PM ET) (24Mar80-Jun80)

 2.1 [--] The Stockard Channing Show:
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE
24Mar80 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Leonard Stone ............ Dentist
Diane Civita ............. Waitress
Synopsis:
Susan's trial assignment is investigating a dentist who charges high
fees for unnecessary work. [RF]

2.2 [--] The Stockard Channing Show: CATCH A FALLING STAR
31Mar80 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Mickey Deems ............. Larry Lang
Sam Anderson ............. Arnold
Synopsis:
Susan poses as an aspiring actress to expose a phony talent agency. [RF]

2.3 [--] The Stockard Channing Show: ADVISE AND CONSUME
07Apr80 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Granville Van Dusen ...... Spencer Farrell
Valorie Armstrong ........ Mrs. Clyde
Joy Garrett .............. Roxy
Synopsis:
Susan's ex-sweetheart is running for Congress---and he romances her
so that Brad will join his staff. [RF]

2.4 [--] The Stockard Channing Show: A NO. 3 WITH SPROUTS TO GO, HOLD THE PTOMAINE
14Apr80 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Andrew Winner ............ Stage Manager
Synopsis:
Brad contracts food poisoning after eating at Kramer's fastfood stand.

2.5 [--] The Stockard Channing Show: YOU CAN'T QUIT ME, I'M FIRED
21Apr80 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Maureen Arthur ........... Lisa
Ray Young ................ Jim-Bob
Kevin Scannell ........... Hal
Synopsis:
Brad's incessant work demands finally get to Susan. [RF]

2.6 [--] The Stockard Channing Show: THE THREAT
28Apr80 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Dave Lansberg ............ Man
Synopsis:
Brad's series exposing crooked parking lots elicits a threatening letter. [RF]

[--] 05May80 CBS Mon - no details
[--] 12May80 CBS Mon - no details
[--] 19May80 CBS Mon - no details
[--] 26May80 CBS Mon - no details

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Moves to CBS (Saturdays 8:30 PM ET)(07Jun80-28Jun80)
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2.7 [--] The Stockard Channing Show: EXCLUSIVE: LOVE FINDS BRAD GABRIEL
07Jun80 CBS Sat
Guest cast:
Shelley Smith ............ Mary
Helen Martin ............. Maid
Synopsis:
Brad falls for a stunning reporter. [RF]

2.8 [--] The Stockard Channing Show: SUSAN'S BIG BREAK
14Jun80 CBS Sat
Synopsis:
Susan is such a hit testing glue that Gus makes her Brad's co-host. [RF]

2.9 [--] The Stockard Channing Show: PUPPY LOVE
21Jun80 CBS Sat
Guest cast:
Steve Alterman
Synopsis:
Gus's 15-year-old nephew is heartbroken over a shattered romance
---until he meets Susan. [RF]

2.10 [--] The Stockard Channing Show: TEXAS BOB AND THE CONSUMER RANCH GANG
28Jun80 CBS Sat

2.11 [--] The Stockard Channing Show: LIFE BEGINS AT 30
unaired ?

2.12 [--] The Stockard Channing Show: PUNT, PASS AND KICK
unaired ?

2.13 [--] The Stockard Channing Show : ASK GRATIS GUS
unaired ?

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