Mr. T and Tina

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Mr. T and Tina
Genre Sitcom
Created by James Komack
Directed by Rick Edelstein
James Komack
James Sheldon
Dennis Steinmetz
Starring Pat Morita
Susan Blanchard
Opening theme "Chicago", arranged by George Aliceson Tipton
Composer(s) George Aliceson Tipton
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 9 (4 unaired)
Executive producer(s) James Komack
Producer(s) Bob Carroll, Jr.
Madelyn Davis
Gary Shimokawa
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) The Komack Company
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[1] that aired for five episodes on ABC in the fall of 1976 starring Pat Morita.[2]

The series is a spin-off of the then-hit series Welcome Back, Kotter.[citation needed] The show is the first American sitcom centered on a person of Asian descent.[citation needed]


Pat Morita starred as Taro Takahashi, a Japanese inventor who lives with free-spirited American Tina Kelly (Susan Blanchard). Also in the cast was Ted Lange.



  1. ^ "Pat Morita - Mr. T and Tina cast". Sitcoms Online. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Mr. T and Tina". The New York Times. 

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