Getting Together

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Getting Together
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Also known as A Knight in Shining Armor
Genre Situation comedy
Written by Richard Baer
Dick Bensfield
Directed by Lou Antonio
Jerry Belson
Starring Jack Burns
Pat Carroll
Susan Neher
Bobby Sherman
Diana Ewing
Wes Stern
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 14
Production
Running time 24 mins.
Production company(s) Screen Gems Television
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Audio format Monaural
Original run September 18, 1971 (1971-09-18) – January 8, 1972 (1972-01-08)
Chronology
Related shows The Partridge Family

Getting Together is an American musical situation comedy, which aired on the ABC television network during the 1971-72 season. It stars Bobby Sherman and Wes Stern as Bobby Conway and Lionel Poindexter, a songwriting duo. The pilot for the series had aired the previous spring as the first-season finale episode of The Partridge Family named "A Knight in Shining Armor", in which Lionel and Bobby were introduced to each other by the Partridges.

Sherman's and Stern's characters were reportedly based on the real-life songwriting team of Boyce and Hart, who had written hits for The Monkees ("Last Train to Clarksville", "Valleri"), Jay and the Americans ("Come a Little Bit Closer"), and others. New music of course was a staple of the series, provided by much of the same team that created the Partridge Family songs and records. Most of these songs were from two Bobby Sherman albums — Getting Together and Just For You.

Episode list[edit]

Title Airdate Plot
1 "Jenny, Jenny" September 18, 1971 Bobby is named his sister Jenny's legal guardian, but she runs away when she thinks that her presence is breaking up both his friendship and partnership with Lionel.
2 "Cathy's Clown" September 25, 1971 Bobby decides a new girlfriend would be timely to inspire his lyricist partner to write a better love song.
3 "All Shook Up" October 2, 1971 Bobby is shaken when he discovers that his younger sister is going to have her first date.
4 "Where Are You, Little Star?" October 9, 1971 When Bobby goes to Lionel's high school reunion, he discovers that Lionel has exaggerated the degree of their Hollywood success.
5 "Singing the Blues" October 16, 1971 Bobby discovers a 10-year-old potential rock superstar, not realizing the pitfalls that await him.
6 "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" October 23, 1971 Bobby and Lionel try to convince Rita that she does not love a blind date they arranged for her.
7 "Beep, Beep" October 30, 1971 Bobby and Lionel have opposite views of an accident they have witnessed, and their arguments endanger their songwriting future.
8 "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" November 13, 1971 Unwittingly, Bobby double-crosses his partner by introducing Sandra to a rock superstar.
9 "Memories Are Made of This" December 4, 1971 Because they need money to rent tuxedoes, Bobby and Lionel enroll as human guinea pigs in a strange university experiment.
10 "Those Oldies But Goodies Remind Me of You" December 11, 1971 Nostalgia causes Bobby to give away his best song to an old rock and roll group that is trying to make a comeback.
11 "Blue Christmas" December 18, 1971 Bobby's plans to give Jenny an old-fashioned Christmas go awry.
12 "The Great Pretender" December 25, 1971 After he meets an encyclopedia salesgirl, Bobby learns he should not have read his horoscope, which predicted he would fall in love.
13 "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" January 1, 1972 Bobby and Lionel break up their songwriting partnership because of a misunderstanding.
14 "Broken-Hearted Melody" January 8, 1972 When Lionel sells Bobby's bed to a pretty photographer, Bobby has to agree to get his hair cut for a commercial in order to get the bed back.

Reception[edit]

Airing in the same time slot as breakout CBS-TV hit All in the Family, the show never gained the ratings hoped for, and was cancelled at midseason after 14 episodes. While in the same "universe" as The Partridge Family, the series is not included on that show's DVD collections.

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