Mr. T and Tina

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Mr. T and Tina
Genre Sitcom
Directed by Rick Edelstein
James Komack
James Sheldon
Dennis Steinmetz
Starring Pat Morita
Susan Blanchard
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 9 (4 unaired)
Executive producer(s) James Komack
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Original channel ABC
Audio format Monaural
Original run September 25, 1976 (1976-09-25) – October 30, 1976 (1976-10-30)
Related shows Welcome Back, Kotter

Mr. T and Tina is an American sitcom that aired for five episodes on ABC in the fall of 1976. Starring Pat Morita, the series is a spin-off of the then-hit series Welcome Back, Kotter. The show is the first American sitcom centered on a person of Asian descent.


On leave from Happy Days (where Morita played Arnold Takahashi), Pat Morita stars as Taro Takahashi, a Japanese inventor who lives with free-spirited American Tina Kelly (Susan Blanchard). Also in the cast was Ted Lange who, thanks to this show's quick cancellation, was able to sign on to The Love Boat. Morita went on to co-star in the equally short-lived series Blansky's Beauties a few months later, making him one of the few actors to star in two unsuccessful, unrelated TV series during the same season.


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