CTVA US Comedy - "We'll Get By" (CBS)(1975)  Paul Sorvino, Mitzi Hoag

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We'll Get By (1975)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, Charnetha Kimbrough, Robert Leszczak
references:
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WE'LL GET BY
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Helix Productions
for
CBS (Fridays)
Produced by Marc Merson
Created & Co-Produced by Alan Alda

US Comedy series 1975 12episodes x 30 min
(06Mar75-30May75)
starring
Paul Sorvino as George Platt
Mitzi Hoag as Liz Platt
Jerry Houser as Michael "Muff" Platt
Willie Aames as Kenny Platt
Devon Scott as Andrea Platt
Henry Jones as Liz's father

Premise:
Events in the lives of the Platt Family: George, a lawyer, his wife
Liz and their three bright children - Michael, Andrea and Kenny.

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[--] We'll Get By: (unaired pilot) [verified -RL]
Helix production.
Prod by Marc Merson
Created & written by Alan Alda
Directed by Jay Sandrich
Music by Peter Matz
Cast: (different for this untitled, unaired pilot)
Ned Beatty .............. George Platt (Paul Sorvino in the series)
Elizabeth Wilson ....... Liz Platt ((Mitzi Hoag in the series)
The kids were the same.
Synopsis:
The Platt family tries to decide how to celebrate their anniversary. Should
they go to Florida? However, all celebrations come to an end when the
plumbing goes kablooey. Their new copper fittings will cost $400, and so
it's goodbye Florida..for now. [RL]

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CBS Fridays (06Mar75-30May75)

[01] We'll Get By: FAMILY PORTRAIT
3-14-75 CBS Fri
Debut: Paul Sorvino and Mitzi Hoag star as George and Liz
Platt, the suburban New Jersey parents of three bright and
saucy kids, in this comedy created by Alan Alda of M*A*S*H
. In the opener, daughter Andrea is forever with -or on the
phone with-her new boy friend Richard (Adam Arkin). [JK]

[02] We'll Get By: MUFF'S TIME OUT
3-21-75 CBS Fri
Guest Cast:
Kerry Muir (as Ginny)
Synopsis:
Elder son Muff gets his dad's dander up by announcing that
he's going to quit school and hitchhike to California. [JK]

[03] We'll Get By: A MOVING STORY
3-28-75 CBS Fri 8:30PM
George's irresistible job promotion will mean a transfer to
Atlanta, but he must first overcome the objections of his
immovable family. [JK]

[04] We'll Get By: A WOMAN'S PLACE IS IN THE WORLD
3-28-75 CBS Fri 9:00 PM
Script by series creator Alan Alda.
Synopsis:
Liz's panic over going to night school is matched by the
nightly pandemonium at home after she goes; no one else
seems to know how to cook. [JK]

[05] We'll Get By:  MAD DOG WASSERMAN & THE RITES OF SPRING [CK]
4-4-75 CBS Fri
Synopsis:
A school bully aptly named "Mad Dog" Wassermen has Kenny
living in a state of terror. [JK]

[06] We'll Get By: IS THIS TRIP NECESSARY?
4-11-75 CBS Fri
Synopsis:
The question before the Platt house is whether 14-year-old
Andrea should be permitted to go on her class's weekend
outing to Washington,D.C. [JK]

[07] We'll Get By: WHEN A BIRD LEAVES THE NEST
4-18-75 CBS Fri
Script by series creator Alan Alda.
Synopsis:
The feathers fly when Muff announces that he's going to leave
the nest. His parents are against the idea, and his brother and
sister are fighting over which one will get his room. [JK]

[08] We'll Get By: DID YOU EVER NEED A DRINK?
4-25-75 CBS Fri
Script by series creator Alan Alda.
Synopsis:
The Platt family is Conrad about drug abuse: George wonders whether
son Muff smokes pot, and everyone knows George is on booze. [JK]

[09] We'll Get By: GETTING AWAY FROM IT ALL
5-2-75 CBS Fri
Script by co- producer Alan Alda.
Synopsis:
To celebrate their 19th anniversary, George offers Liz a week in
Florida to get away from it all. The question is how can they leave
it all behind and still keep their peace of mind. [JK]

[--] 5-9-75 Pre-empted: Movie "Skin Game"
[--] 5-16-75 Pre-empted: Movie "Don't Drink the Water"


[10] We'll Get By: DEARLY BELOVED
5-23-75 CBS Fri
Guest Cast:
Greg Mabrey (as Edward)
Allyn Ann McLerie (as Cousin Emily)
Nora Marlowe (as Cousin Henrietta)
Synopsis:
Is there anything Andrea hates more than wearing a dress, it's going to
a wedding. And now she has to serve as a bridesmaid for her cousin. [JK]

[11] We'll Get By: CABIN IN THE RAIN
5-30-75 CBS Fri 8:00PM
Compared with the misadventures that plague the Platts on their way
to an uncle's funeral, the funeral itself will almost seem like fun. [JK]
[Postponed from an earlier date.]

[12] We'll Get By: GRANDPA WANTS IN
5-30-75 CBS Fri 8:30PM
The kids swear they will move out if their exasperating grandfather
(played by Henry Jones) carries out his announced intention to move in. [JK]
[Last show of the series. Beginning next week, CBS will show
double-feature movie programming on Friday nights.]


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