CTVA US Drama -"The Fitzpatricks" (WB/CBS)(1977-78) Bert Kramer, Mariclare Costello

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The Fitzpatricks (1977-78)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

Warner Bros. Television
for
CBS (Tuesdays 8:00 PM EST)
Executive Producer Philip Mandelker
Produced by John Cutts
Created by John Sacret Young

US Family Drama series 1977-78  12 episodes x 60 min color
Staring:
Bert Kramer as Mike Fitzpatrick (father)
Mariclare Costello as Maggie Fitzpatrick (mother)
*
Clark Brandon as Sean Fitzpatrick (16 yr-old son)
Jimmy McNichol as Jack Fitzpatrick (15 yr-old son)
Michele Tobin as Maureen Fitzpatrick (14 yr-old daughter)
Sean Marshall as Max Fitzpatrick (10 yr-old son)
*
Derek Wells as R.J. (Max's best friend)
Helen Hunt as Kerry Gerardi (teenage neighbor)

Premise:
Stories of The Fitzpatricks, a blue-collar Irish-Catholic family
living in Michican.

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The Fitzpatricks (Pilot)
05-Sep-1977 CBS Mon
Prod no. 206651
cast:
Helen Hunt ........... Kerry
Michael Booth Morgan.. Railsback
Steve Sherman ........ Haney
Synopsis:
Putting bread on the table is just half the struggle for Mike and
Maggie Fitzpatrick, a blue-collar couple living in Flint, Michigan. The
other half: keeping the peace - and a sense of humor - among four children
with diverse interests, personalities and growing-up problems,
including a teenage romantic triangle that sets sons Sean and Jack at odds in
the opener. [RF]

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CBS Tuesdays 8:00 PM Eastern

1.01 The Fitzpatricks: FITZLO CO.
20-Sep-1977
prod no. 166763
directed by Harvey Laidman
Guest cast:
Arthur Rosenberg ..... Ritznitsky
Richard Davis ........ Haney
Tony Becker .......... Fech'no
Andrew Stone ......... Pete
Synopsis:
Max blames the theft of his new bicycle on his best friend R.J., who
left it momentarily unattended. [RF]

1.02 The Fitzpatricks: THE SHARK
27-Sep-1977 CBS Tue
prod no. 166765
written by Claire Whitaker & Rod Peterson & Katharine Powers
directed by Marc Daniels
Guest cast:
Lou Frizzell
John Herbsleb
Ricky Powell
Jean Howell

1.03 The Fitzpatricks: SUPERMAN
04-Oct-1977 CBS Tue
prod no. 166761
written by Katharyn Michaelian Powers & Dana Reno Andrews
directed by Harvey Laidman
Guest cast:
Thalmus Rasulala ..... Huston
Brian Dennehy ........ Coach Hatfield
Synopsis:
Sean chips in toward the cost of the new baby, taking on a part-time
job that adds to an already hectic schedule of school activities. [RF]

1.04 The Fitzpatricks: HALLOWEEN
11-Oct-1977 CBS Tue
Guest cast:
Phillip Brown ........ Katchamakoff
Billy Simpson ........ Robin Ziff
Synopsis:
Sean and Jack scare up a way to even the score with a bully who's been
harassing them: they trap him in an abandoned cottage on Halloween. [RF]

18-Oct-1977 preempted by Lincoln Center Special

1.05 The Fitzpatricks: CHEERLEADER
25-Oct-1977 CBS Tue
prod no. 166767
written by Rod Peterson & Clair Whitaker
directed by Harvey Laidman
Guest cast:
Marc McClure ......... Howard
Marc Vahanian ........ Corky
Murphy Dunne ......... Etzweller
Synopsis:
Snubbed by a boy who calls her quiet, Mo resolves to prove him wrong
and boost her popularity by trying out for the cheerleading squad. [RF]

01-Nov-1977 pre-empted by CBS Reports on the Panama Canal

1.06 The Fitzpatricks: A LOVE STORY
08-Nov-1977
prod no. 166769
written by Johnny Bonaduce
directed by Peter Tewksbury
Guest cast:
Claudette Nevins ..... Paula
Joy L. LeDuc ......... Lacy
Synopsis:
Jack falls for an ice skater who may have to move away if divorce
proceedings place her in the custody of her mother - on whose behalf Jack's
father will testify. [RF]

15-Nov-1977 episode "The Sacrament" postponed to 29Nov77.

1.07 The Fitzpatricks: MARIJUANA
22-Nov-1977 CBS Tue
prod no. 166768
written by Katharyn Michaelian Powers & Dana Reno Andrews
Guest cast:
Joseph Perry .......... Granucci
Warren Berlinger ...... Ordover
Marc Vahanian ......... Corky
Synopsis:
Peer pressure induces Jack to smoke marijuana which results in an
injured hand from a fall through a window - and a series of lies to his
parents as to how the mishap occurred. [RF]

1.08 The Fitzpatricks: THE SACRAMENT
29-Nov-1977 CBS Tue (postponed from 15Nov77)
prod no. 166762
written by Herman Groves & Katharyn Michaelian Powers
directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Guest cast:
Robert Hogan ......... Chambers
Donald Moffat ........ Father Maloney
Thalmus Rasulala ..... Huston
Synopsis:
Max nervously prepares to make his First Communion: Mike gets a week's
suspension from work for punching a wisecracking co-worker; and Sean is
grounded for the weekend on which he has tickets to a big rock concert. [RF]

1.09 The Fitzpatricks: SAY GOODBYE TO BUDDY BONKERS
06-Dec-1977 CBS Tue
prod no. 166770
written by Michael A. Hoey & Bruce Belland
directed by Robert Totten
Guest cast:
Jennifer Warren ...... Dr. Becker
Perry Lang ........... Buddy Bonkers
Synopsis:
The Fitzpatricks are weekend hosts to Sean's friend, a former
high-school swimming champion on leave from an asylum, where he's under care for
an emotional collapse after the sudden death of his father-coach. [RF]

13-Dec-1977 preempted for Conversation with Eric Sevareid Special

1.10 The Fitzpatricks: RUNAWAY
20-Dec-1977 CBS Tue
prod no. 166771
written by Dennis Landa
directed by Peter Tewksbury
Guest cast:
Philip Brown ......... Katch
Penelope Allen ....... Mrs. Gerard
Synopsis:
Falsely accused of stealing money from Maggie's dresser, Kerry runs
away to Detroit. [RF]

27-Dec-1977 pre-empted for CBS Reports on illegal aliens

1.11 The Fitzpatricks: A LIVING WAGE
03-Jan-1978 CBS Tue
prod no. 166764
written by Carmen Culver
directed by Joe Manduke
Guest cast:
Clint Howard ......... D'Annunzio
Joe Maross ........... Devlin
Edward J. Olmos ...... Don Vasquez
Benny Medina
Philip Baker Hall
Synopsis:
Jack's work-study employment at a service station threatens to
compromise his honesty: he finds that his boss - who assigns his final grade -
is swindling customers. [RF]

1.12 The Fitzpatricks: THE NEW FITZPATRICK  (last show of the series)
10-Jan-1978 CBS Tue
prod no. 166772
written by Katharyn Michaelian Powers & Dana Reno Andrews
directed by Georg Stanford Brown
Guest cast:
Stacy Keach
Jim Greenleaf
Andy Stone
Lanny Horn

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