Karen's Song

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Karen's Song
Genre Situation comedy
Created by Linda Marsh
Margie Peters
Starring Patty Duke
Lewis Smith
Teri Hatcher
Lainie Kazan
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (4 unaired)
Production
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) MGM/UA Television
Distributor MGM Television (current)
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Original run July 18, 1987 –
September 12, 1987

Karen's Song is an American situation comedy television series starring Patty Duke. The series premiered July 18, 1987 on Fox.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Forty-year-old divorcee Karen Matthews (Patty Duke) cautiously begins dating 28-year-old Steven Foreman (Lewis Smith). Her daughter Laura (Teri Hatcher) is also a bit apprehensive about her mother's new relationship; however, Karen's friend Claire (Lainie Kazan) encourages her to continue dating the younger man.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

# Title Director Original airdate Production code
1 "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" Allan Smithee July 18, 1987 (1987-07-18) 7001
2 "Tonight's the Night" J. D. Lobue July 25, 1987 (1987-07-25) 7002
3 "Happy Birthday" Asaad Kelada August 1, 1987 (1987-08-01) 7003
4 "High Noon" August 8, 1987 (1987-08-08) 7004
5 "Do You Want to Know a Secret?" Asaad Kelada August 15, 1987 (1987-08-15) 7005
6 "You've Got a Friend" Asaad Kelada August 22, 1987 (1987-08-22) 7006
7 "Don't Fence Me In" Bonnie Franklin August 29, 1987 (1987-08-29) 7007
8 "My Boy Bill" Valentine Mayer September 5, 1987 (1987-09-05) 7008
9 "Aloha Oe" Jack Shea September 12, 1987 (1987-09-12) 7009
10 "Heart Attack (part 1)" Unaired 7010
11 "Seems Like Old Times (part 2)" Peter Baldwin Unaired 7011
12 "Take This Job and Shove It" Peter Baldwin Unaired 7012
13 "It Was Fascination" Bonnie Franklin Unaired 7013

Reception[edit]

Noel Holston of the Star Tribune said the series is "predictable fare, blandly written and inconsistently cast".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hodges, Ann (July 18, 1987). "Fox reveals 2 new programs for prime-time Saturdays". Houston Chronicle. p. 3. 
  2. ^ Laurence, Robert P. (July 18, 1987). "Fox spots a trend a bit late: New show casts Duke as an 'older woman'". The San Diego Union. pp. D.15. 
  3. ^ Holston, Noel (July 18, 1987). "Fox may have new winner in 'Beans Baxter'". Star Tribune. pp. C.1. 

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