CTVA US Comedy - "Szysznyk" (Paramount/CBS)(1977-78) Ned Beatty

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - US Comedy Series
  Comedy Guestbook
Szysznyk (1977-78)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox,  Charnetha Kimbrough
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

---------
SZYSZNYK
---------
Four's Company Production
in association with
Paramount Television

for
CBS (Mondays)(01Aug77-29Aug77)
CBS (Wednesdays)(07Dec77-25Jan78)
Executive Producer Jerry Weintraub
Produced by Rich Eustis & Michael Elias
Created and Written by Jim Mulligan & Ron Laundry

US Comedy series 1977-78  13 episodes x 30 min color
Starring:
Ned Beatty as Nick Szysznyk
with:
Leonard Barr ..... Leonard Kriegler (custodian)
Olivia Cole ...... Ms. Harrison (district supervisor)
Thomas Carter .... Ray Gun
Barry Miller ..... Fortwengler
Jarrod Johnson ... Ralph
Scott Colomby .... Tony La Placa
Susan Lanier as Sandi Chandler (nursery school instructor) (Summer 1977)

Premise:
Szysznyk a retired marine, used to the discipline and order of military
life has taken on a new job as recreational facility supervisor at the
Northeast Community Center in Washington D.C.

This series was very successful in its initial run against repeat
programming in August and returned in December lasting only two months.

 ################### Szysznyk #################
############ season 1 Summer 1977 ############
##############################################
CBS Mondays (01Aug77-29Aug77)

1.1 [--] Szysznyk: WELCOME TO THE CLUB
01-Aug-1977 CBS Mon

1.2 [--] Szysznyk: LITTLE PUFF
08-Aug-1977 CBS Mon

1.3 [--] Szysznyk: TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
15-Aug-1977 CBS Mon

1.4 [--] Szysznyk: NORTH BY NORTHEAST (pilot episode)
22-Aug-1977 CBS Mon

1.5 [--] Szysznyk: DRAFT CHOICE
29-Aug-1977 CBS Mon
Guest cast:
Herb Jefferson Jr.... Danny
Synopsis:
Ray Gun's brother is a welcome addition to a community center
basketball team until Szysznyk finds out he was a Marine Corps deserter. [RF]
*Note: Last show of the season.

################### Szysznyk #################
############ season 2 Winter 1977 ############
##############################################
CBS Wednesdays (07Dec77-25Jan78)

2.1 [--] Szysznyk: BALL THREE
07-Dec-1977 CBS Wed
Guest cast:
Reggie Jackson ..... Himself
Synopsis:
Szysznyk, an ex-marine turned community-center supervisor, is trying to
keep the nearly bankrupt facility afloat. Baseball's Reggie Jackson
helps lead off the season when he comes looking for a home-run ball Ray
Gun claims to have caught at the World Series. [RF]

2.2 [--] Szysznyk: STREET GANG
14-Dec-1977 CBS Wed
Synopsis:
Ray Gun and his chums try to pull a fast one on a filmmaker willing to
pay for an interview with a street gang: they masquerade as
Washington's most dangerous outfit, "The Murderers". [RF]

2.3 [--] Szysznyk: BEEF ENCOUNTERS
21-Dec-1977 CBS Wed
Guest cast:
Benny Rubin ........ Martin
Elizabeth Kerr ..... Ilene
Synopsis:
Szysznyk tries to bring peace and understanding to the community center
by conduction a group encounter session. [RF]

2.4 [--] Szysznyk: RUN, JENNY, RUN
28-Dec-1977 CBS Wed
Guest cast:
Debra Winger ....... Jenny
Richard Libertini .. Bungles
Synopsis:
Ray Gun shelters a teenage runaway by sneaking her into the centerafter hours. [RF]

2.05 [--] Szysznyk: FORTWENGLER'S WEDDING
04-Jan-1978 CBS Wed
Guest cast:
Darian Mathias ...... Helen
Synopsis:
A trial separation from his girlfriend makes Fortwengler realize how much he loves her. [RF]

2.6 [--] 11-Jan-1978 - no details
2.7 [--] 18-Jan-1978 - no details


2.8 [--] Szysznyk: YOU STOMPED ON MY HEART (final episode)
25-Jan-1978 CBS Wed

2.xx YOUTH OF THE YEAR - no details
2.xx A STAR IS BURNED - no details
2.xx NORTON'S HEAD TRIP - no details
2.xx HELL ON WHEELS - no details


################### Szysznyk #################
################## the end #################
##############################################

Have you any comments, corrections, episode titles, air dates, production numbers, directors, writers, story/synopsis, guest stars, cast lists, etc?
Have you any old videos, or tv guides? Dust them off and let us know if you have any information on this series or any other tv series from the
Golden Age of TV, which is missing from any episode guides on the web. Perhaps a certain episode of a particular series coincided with a key
moment in your life, or in world events - and or has left a vivid memory of when it was shown. Let us know. Would you like to see any other
tv series guides on this site? If so please e-mail The Classic TV Archive - see Feedback below.
This guide may be distributed and copied freely, in its entirety, for personal use. All original author and copyright information must
remain intact. Any sales or other uses of this document are expressly forbidden, without the specific consent of the author(s).
Copyright The Classic TV Archive. All rights reserved.


Return to The Classic TV Archive Home Page
Feedback  -  Comedy Guestbook