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Tabitha (1977-78)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Robert Leszczak
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)
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TABITHA
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Ashmont Productions, Inc.,
in association with
Columbia Pictures Television, a division of Columbia Picture Industries, Inc.

for
ABC (Saturdays)
Produced by George Yanok; Co-Producer, Robert Mintz
(Pilot Produced by Robert tambler)
Created by Jerry Mayer

US Situation Comedy series 1977-78   2 pilots + 11 episodes x 30 min color

Starring:
Lisa Hartman as Tabitha Stephens
Robert Urich as Paul Thurston
Mel Stewart as Marvin Decker
David Ankrum as Adam Stephens
Karen Morrow as Aunt Minerva
Recurring Cast:
Penelope Willis as Nancy
Bernard Fox as Dr. Bombay

Premise/Background:
Events in the life of Tabitha Stephens, a beautiful witch (daughter of Samantha from "Bewitched"), who
is employed as a production assistant at KXLA-TV in Los Angeles
A spin-off from 'Bewitched' (1964-71 252 episodes) which starred Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens.

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[--] TABITHA (1st pilot)
24 April 1976
Cast
Liberty Williams ... Tabatha Stephens
Bruce Kimmel ... Adam Stephens
Barbara Cason ... Roberta Armistead
Cindi Haynie ... Bonnie
Archie Hahn ... Cliff
Barbara Rhoades ... Dinah
Arnold Soboloff ... Cab Driver
Maria O'Brien ... Leslie
Dave Carlile ... Harry
John-Anthony Bailey ... Willie

[--] TABITHA (2nd pilot)
7-May-1977
produced by Robert Stambler
directed by Bruce Bilson
written by Jerry Mayer
director of photography: Al Francis; music by Dick DeBenedictis
starring
Lisa Hartman as Tabitha Stephens
Robert Urich as Paul Thurston
Mel Stewart as Marvin Decker
David Ankrum as Adam Stephens
Karen Morrow as Aunt Minerva
Guest Cast:
Barry Van Dyke ... Roger Bennett
Eric Server ... Andrew
Timothy Blake ... Sherry

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ABC Saturdays (10Sep77-14Jan78)

1.1 [--] Tabitha: TABITHA'S WEIGHTY PROBLEM
10Sep77 ABC Sat
produced by George Yanok
directed by Charles S. Dubin
written by Jerry Mayer
director of photography: Gerald Perry Finnerman; music by Dick Benedictis
Guest Cast:
Bernard Fox ... Dr. Bombay
Robert Clarke ... German Prince
Peter Palmer ... Vasily
Chuck Gradi ... Truck Driver
Tabitha has a cold, a rarity for a witch, and every time she sneezes something bizarre occurs. When she and Adam
are called upon to cover a weight-lifting competition for the TV station, her nose wreaks havoc on a contestant
named Vasily, who has a crush on her. [RL]

[--] 17Sep77 ABC Sat - no details
[--] 24Sep77 ABC Sat - no details
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1.2 [--] Tabitha: HALLOWEEN SHOW
12Nov77 ABC Sat
produced by George Yanok
directed by Charles Rondeau
written by Jerry Mayer
director of photography: Gerald Perry Finnerman; music by Shorty Rogers.
Guest Cast:
Mary Wickes
Dick Wilson
Dena Crowder ... Paula
Len Lawson ... Dr. Worsmer
Tiiu Leek ... Victoria
James Bond III

1.3 [--] Tabitha: A STAR IS BORN
19Nov77 ABC Sat
produced by George Yanok; co-producer, Robert Mintz
directed by Charles Rondeau
Teleplay by Bernie Kahn & Roland Wolpert; Story by Roland Wolpert
director of photography: Don H. Birnkrant; music by Shorty Rogers.
Guest Cast:
Fritz Feld ... Pietro
Hollis Irving ... Wife
Cliff Norton ... Husband
Montana Smoyer ... Margaret
Jeanne Wilson ... Wanda

1.4 [--] Tabitha: MINERVA GOES STRAIGHT
26Nov77 ABC Sat
produced by George Yanok; co-producer, Robert Mintz
directed by Charles Rondeau
written by Jerry Mayer
director of photography: Richard Kelley; music: Shorty Rogers
Guest Cast:
Suzanne Charny ... Kathy
Jack De Leon ... Rudy
Frank Delfino ... Sheik
Susan Keller ... Sherry
Lillian Lehman ... Ruby
Richard Libertini ... Jean Claude
Marius Mazmanian ... Waiter
Carol Irene Newell ... Girl

[--] 03Dec77 - no details

1.5 [--] Tabitha: MR. NICE GUY
10Dec77 ABC Sat
produced by George Yanok; co-producer, Robert Mintz
directed by Charles Rondeau
written by Martin Donovan
director of photography: Richard Kelley; music: Shorty Rogers
Guest Cast:
Richard Branda ... Claudius
Billie Hayes ... Sister Rosalind
James Walter White ... Oscar
Mickey Morton ... Moving Man
Elizabeth Sturges ... Waitress
Kate Williamson ... Hostess

1.6 [--] Tabitha: ARRIVAL OF NANCY
17Dec77 ABC Sat
produced by George Yanok; co-producer, Robert Mintz
directed by William Asher
written by George Yanok
director of photography: Richard Kelley; music: Shorty Rogers
Guest Cast:
Penelope Willis ... Nancy
Sandra Gould ... Gladys Kravitz
George Tobias ... Abner Kravitz
Joe Alfasa ... Ramirez
John Fiedler ... Max
Leigh Kavanaugh ... Cuddles
Dick Wesson ... Mr. Robbins
Fred Willard ... Mr. Macho
Carmine Caridi ... Poilce Officer

1.7 [--] Tabitha: TABITHA'S TRIANGLE
24Dec77 ABC Sat
produced by George Yanok; co-producer, Robert Mintz
directed by Murray Golden
written by George Yanok.
director of photography: Gerald Perry Finnerman; music: Shorty Rogers
Guest Cast:
Dack Rambo ... Ted
Shirley O'Hara ... Matron

1.8 [--] Tabitha: THAT NEW BLACK MAGIC
31Dec77 ABC Sat
produced by George Yanok; co-producer, Robert Mintz
directed by Herb Wallerstein
written by Robert Stambler
director of photography: Gerald Perry Finnerman; music: Shorty Rogers
Guest Cast:
Barbara Mealy ... Lorraine
Tracy Reed ... Portia

1.9 [--] Tabitha: WHAT'S WRONG WITH MISTER WRIGHT?
31Dec77 ABC Sat
produced by George Yanok; co-producer, Robert Mintz
directed by George Tyne
written by Jerry Mayer
director of photography: Richard Kelley; music: Shorty Rogers
Guest Cast:
Fred McCarren ... Jeff Baron
Louis Guss ... Mr. Galento
Sydney Lassick ... Warlock
David Lyman ... Slate
Rod McCary ... Monty
Masao Mitsui ... Ichi
Alton Ruff ... Lance
David Fresco ... Soundman
Harvey Cohen ... Dancer #1
Paul Roman ... Dancer #2
Tommy Clark ... Dancer #3

1.10 [--] Tabitha: PAUL GOES TO NEW YORK
7Jan78 ABC Sat
produced by George Yanok; co-producer, Robert Mintz
directed by Charles Rondeau.
written by Bernie Kahn
director of photography: Richard Kelley; music by Shorty Rogers.
Guest Cast:
Penelope Willis ... Nancy
Mary Grace Canfield ... Dr. Morrison
Kenneth Mars ... Ducky Roberts
Barbara Sharma ... Renee Cummings
Connie Lester ... Mrs. Walker
Peter Bruni ... Michael
Keith Atkinson ... MC
Bob Hackman ... Floor Manager

1.11 [--] Tabitha: TABITHA'S PARTY [final episode)
14Jan78 ABC Sat
produced George Yanok; co-producer, Robert Mintz
directed by Charles Rondeau
written by Martin Donovan
director of photography: Richard Kelley; music by Shorty Rogers
Guest Cast:
Penelope Willis ... Nancy
Bernard Fox ... Dr. Bombay
Werner Klemperer ... Henry Hastings
Mary Wickes ... Cassandra
Dick Wilson ... Mr. Green
Timothy Blake ... Nurse Gloria

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