CTVA US Medical Drama - "Having Babies" "Julie Farr, M.D." (ABC)(1976-78) Susan Sullivan

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Having Babies (TV Movies)(1976-78) /
Julie Farr, M.D. (Series)(1978)

 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
Writers Guild of America (wga)

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HAVING BABIES / JULIE FARR M.D.
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Paramount Television / The Jozak Company
for ABC

US Medical Drama series 3 x TV Movies (1976-78) + 7 episodes x 60 min (1978)
Starring:
Susan Sullivan as Dr. Julie Farr
With:
Mitchell Ryan as Dr. Blake Simmons
Dennis Howard as Dr. Ron Danvers
Beverly Todd as Kelly Williams

*NOTE: Originally titled "Having Babies" the series focused on stories of childbirth.

Rated one of the top ten shows by the PTA of America. The basis of positive contribution to quality of life,
lack of offensive content and high artistic and technical quality.

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 Having Babies  (1976) (TV Movie) (2hrs)
17Oct76 ABC
The Jozak Company for ABC
Executive Producers: Gerald W. Abrams & Gerald I. Isenberg
Produced by Lew Gallo / Associate Producer: Bruce J. Sallan
Directed by Robert Day
Written by Peggy Elliott
Cast
Desi Arnaz Jr. ... Frank Gorman
Adrienne Barbeau ... Allie Duggin
Ronny Cox ... George McNamara
Shera Danese ... Kristy Potter
James Donahue ... Mr. Johnson
Lawrence Driscoll ... Hobie Lewis
Harry Guardino ... Ralph Bancini
Barry Hamilton ... Young Father
Mimi Harris ... O.R. Nurse
Helen Hunt ... Sharon McNamara
Tom Kennedy ... Hal Bergstrom
Vicki Lawrence ... Grace Fontreil
Richard Masur ... Max Duggin
Joe G. Medalis ... Dr. Gorman
Dorothy Meyer ... Admitting Nurse
Barry Miller ... Kenneth McNamara
Greg Mullavey ... Mickey Paterno
Linda Purl ... Laura Gorman
Florrie Segelman ... Labor Nurse
Daniel Selby ... Zach Fontreil
Steve Shaw ... Mark McNamara
Jan Sterling ... Mrs. Fontreil
Karen Valentine ... Beth Paterno
Abe Vigoda ... Al Schneider
Jessica Walter ... Sally McNamara
Lyman Ward ... Dr. Cabe
Allen Williams ... Surgeon
Janice Murdoch
The story of four couples who are about to have children using the Lamaze method.
This was groundbreaking in that it was the first time graphic footage of an actual childbirth delivery
was aired on U.S. network television

 Having Babies II (1977) (TV Movie) (2hrs)
28Oct1977 ABC
Paramount Television/ The Jozak Company for ABC
Producer Richard Briggs
Written by Elizabeth Clark
Directed by Richard Michaels
Director of photography Michael P. Joyce
starring
Susan Sullivan .... Dr. Julie Farr
Tony Bill ......... Aaron Canfield
Cliff Gorman ...... Arthur Magee
Carol Lynley ...... Sally Magee
Lee Meriwether .... Martha Cooper
Paula Prentiss .... Trish Canfield
Nicholas Pryor .... Jeff Kramer
Wayne Rogers ...... Lou Plotkin
Cassie Yates ...... Paula Plotkin
Robbie Rist ....... Danny Magee
Tracy Marshak ..... Jenny Cooper
Michael St. Clair ... Chris Williams
Belinda Balaski ... Ann
Patrick Collins
Tracy Bogart

 Having Babies III (1978) (TV Movie) (2hrs)
03Mar1978 ABC Friday Night Movie
Paramount Television/ The Jozak Company for ABC
Producer B.W. Sandefur
Written by Pamela Chais
Directed by Jackie Cooper
Director of photography William K. Jurgensen
Composer Lee Holdridge
cast:
Susan Sullivan ..... Dr. Julie Farr
Mitchell Ryan ...... Dr. Blake Simmons
Dennis Howard ...... Dr. Ron Danvers
Beverly Todd ....... Kelly
Patty Duke Astin ... Leslie Wexler
Richard Mulligan ... Jim Wexler
Michael Lembeck .... Russ Bridges
Jaime Smith-Jackson .. Marnie Bridges
Kathleen Beller .... Dawn
Phil Foster ........ Chuck
K.C. Martel
Terri Nunn
Jack Rader
Synopsis:
A couple agonize over the chance that a risky cancer operation will threaten her life and the life of their
unborn child. Dr. Julie Farr is place in the delicate position of asking Leslie's former husband Dr. Simmons
to perform the surgery. Russ Bridges' flirtation with Dawn, a young hospital volunteer compounded by his
reluctance to accept the responsibilites of his recent fatherhood brings his marriage to Marnie to the brink
of destruction. [RF]

*NOTE: This was the third film presentation of the series and was nominated for a Prime-time EMMY.

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ABC Tuesdays (7Mar78-18Apr78)

[01] Julie Farr M.D.: ALIEN, VIRGIN, WORKAHOLIC (60 min)
14Mar1978 ABC Tues
starring:
Susan Sullivan ..... Dr. Julie Farr
Mitchell Ryan ...... Dr. Blake Simmons
Guest cast:
John Schuck
Joan Van Ark ....... Joyce
Gary Tomlin ........ Bobby
Rose Portillo (part 1)
Penny Peyser (part 2)
Synopsis:
In the first story an illegal alien with malaria fearing detection runs away from the hospital.
In the second story a virgin suffers anxiety attacks on her wedding night. [RF]

[02] Julie Farr M.D.: OLD FRIENDS (60 min)
21Mar1978 ABC Tues
Guest cast:
Linda Kelsey ........ Bess Parker
Frances Lee McCain .. Valerie Ellis
Bo Hopkins .......... Hollis McAfee
Vincent Baggetta .... Larry Ellis
Beverly Todd ........ Kelly
Richard Lawson ...... Bert Rollins
Synopsis:
A pregnant woman decides to give her unwanted baby to her childless friends.
Synopsis 2:
Love hurtles into Dr. Julie Farr's life on a powerful motorcycle and a newborn child threatens to breach
a twenty year friendship. [RF]

[03] Julie Farr M.D.: STERILE WIFE (60 min)
28Mar1978 ABC Tues
Guest cast:
Jeff Conaway ........ Bill
Michele Lee ......... Lucy
Betsy Slade ......... Lynne
Wendy Phillips ...... Diane
Hope Alexander-Willis .. Pat
Synopsis:
A sterile woman seeks corrective surgery so she can give birth after being pressured by her music tycoon
husband and an editor masks her loneliness with a glamorous life style. [RF]

[04] Julie Farr M.D.: CAREERS (60 min)
11Apr1978 ABC Tue [some listings state 18Apr1978 possibly postponed]
Guest cast:
Ralph Bellamy ....... Dr. Franklin
Belinda J. Montgomery
Priscilla Lopez ..... Sally
Ron Silver .......... Lamar
Mark Metcalf ........ Buddy
Synopsis:
An aging surgeon refuses to retire, despite his diminished skills; and a pregnant law student endangers her health
by cramming for exams. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Dr. Franklin refuses to accept the fact that time has eroded his surgical skills, an early birth jeopardizes a
mother's career and an efficiency expert tries to organize his wife's pregnancy. [RF]

*NOTE: Last episode shown, returned (unknown dates) for a limited run.

[--] Julie Farr M.D.: CAPTIVE (60 min)
Airdate Not Known
Guest cast:
Stephanie Zimbalist
Sid Caesar
Lane Smith .......... Ken
Alice Hirson ........ Emily
Vincent Caristi ..... Michael
Joann Strauss ....... Mrs. Walker
Synopsis:
Parents demand that their mentally disabled daughter have an abortion; Ron's uncle, a show-biz veteran, lapses
into depression. [RF]

[--] Julie Farr M.D.: SISTERS (60 min)
Airdate Not Known
Guest cast:
Susan Howard ........ Linda
Katy Kurtzman ....... Jennifer
Christopher Stone ... Jim
Pat Petersen ........ Douglas
Felton Perry ........ Willie Dawson
Synopsis:
Julie diagnoses cancer in her 12-year-old niece. [RF]

[--] Julie Farr M.D.: TRANSITION (60 min)
Airdate Not Known
Guest cast:
Dori Brenner ........ Eleanor
William Traylor ..... Benson Ford
Allyn Ann McLerie ... Jean
James Purcell ....... Frank
Eric Mason .......... Heller
Synopsis:
A critically ill patient may need risky surgery. Meanwhile, Julie is being considered as a replacement for
the recently-deceased chief of internal medicine. [RF]

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