Baby Boom (TV series)

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Baby Boom
Genre Sitcom
Created by Nancy Meyers
Charles Shyer
Written by Nancy Meyers
Charles Shyer
Starring Kate Jackson
Sam Wanamaker
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Running time 23 minutes
Original channel NBC
Original release September 10, 1988 (1988-09-10) – July 13, 1989 (1989-07-13)

Baby Boom is an American sitcom series starring Kate Jackson. The series is based on the 1987 film Baby Boom. The pilot premiered September 10, 1988 on NBC,[1] and the series began on November 2, 1988.[2]


Of the cast, the most successful alumna, aside from Kate Jackson; Sam Wanamaker, and Jane Elliot who were already well established when this show began, is Joy Behar (best known for being a host on The View), who played the formidable nanny Helga Von Haupt. Robin Thomas (Rob Marks) had a recurring role as Jack Bazile, the father of Nathaniel Bazile and grandfather of Lux Cassidy on the short lived series, Life Unexpected.


At the insistence of series creators Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer, the show was made without a laugh track.[3] In December 1988, NBC announced that the series would go on hiatus after the December 21 episode.[4][5][6] The network had planned on bring the show back after making certain "creative changes", but only one leftover episode aired in the summer of 1989.[6]


Eight episodes are registered with the United States Copyright Office.

# Title Director Original airdate Production code
1 Pilot Charles Shyer September 10, 1988 (1988-09-10)
2 "Guilt" Ron Lagomarsino and Bruce A. Block November 2, 1988 (1988-11-02) 8406
3 "Center" Tom Schiller November 9, 1988 (1988-11-09) 8407
4 "Stress" Mary Kay Place November 16, 1988 (1988-11-16) 8404
5 "Saturday" Robert Klane November 30, 1988 (1988-11-30) 8408
6 "The Club" Alan Mandel December 14, 1988 (1988-12-14) 8409
7 "I'll Be Home for Christmas" Bruce A. Block December 21, 1988 (1988-12-21) 8410
8 "One Wednesday" Max Tash July 13, 1989 (1989-07-13) 8411


  1. ^ "Miss America Tops Ratings". The New York Times. September 14, 1988. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  2. ^ Gerard, Jeremy (October 30, 1988). "TV Mirrors a New Generation". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  3. ^ Bailey, Bruce (December 3, 1988). "Jackson wields baby-bottle". The Gazette. pp. T.10. 
  4. ^ Carmody, John (December 20, 1988). "Three NBC series given full-season nod". St. Petersburg Times. pp. D.7. 
  5. ^ Gerard, Jeremy (December 26, 1988). "TV Notes". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  6. ^ a b Voland, John; Steve Weinstein (December 19, 1988). "Morning Report: TV & Video". Los Angeles Times. p. 2. 

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