Coming of Age (1988 TV series)

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Coming of Age
Genre Comedy
Created by Emily Marshall
Written by Miriam Trogdon
Michael Zinberg
Directed by James Gardner
Starring Paul Dooley
Phyllis Newman
Alan Young
Glynis Johns
Lenore Woodward
Opening theme "Sing, Sing, Sing"
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Barry Kemp
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Bungalow 78 Productions
Distributor MCA Television

Coming of Age is a situation comedy that aired briefly on the CBS television network in the United States for three runs in 1988 and 1989.

Coming of Age features Paul Dooley and Phyllis Newman as Dick and Ginny Hale, who lived in a retirement community in Arizona. Dick resented his retirement – a former airline pilot, he had been forced to retire by a Federal Aviation Administration rule that requires all U.S. commercial pilots to retire by age 60. Dick hated almost everything about his retirement, including his surroundings. He was appalled by the hot climate, the thin walls separating the Hale's apartment from that of their neighbors (Alan Young and Glynis Johns), and mostly by the contented attitude of the other residents.

This program was first aired as a midseason replacement in March 1988. It was not well received and was pulled from the schedule after only three episodes were aired. Nevertheless it was added to the CBS 1988 fall lineup. It failed again, and was quickly pulled from the schedule. The airing of more episodes in June and July 1989 was a "run-off", an attempt to recoup at least some of the investment in the show by using it as filler during the traditionally low-rated summer months.


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