Sara (U.S. TV series)

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Sara
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The cast of Sara
Genre Sitcom
Created by Gary David Goldberg
Directed by Will Mackenzie
Starring Geena Davis
Alfre Woodard
Bill Maher
Mark Hudson
Bronson Pinchot
Ronnie Claire Edwards
Matthew Lawrence
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Production
Producer(s) Merrill Markoe
Linda Nieber
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 24 mins.
Production company(s) UBU Productions
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run January 23, 1985 (1985-01-23) – May 8, 1985 (1985-05-08)

Sara is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from January to May 1985. Starring Geena Davis in the title role, the series features early performances from several actors who went on to greater acclaim, including Alfre Woodard, Bronson Pinchot and Bill Maher. Sara was set in a San Francisco Legal Aid office and featured one of the earliest regular gay characters on an American television series (Dennis Kemper, played by Pinchot).

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

  • 1. "David Returns" - January 23, 1985
  • 2. "Sara's Mom - January 30, 1985
  • 3. "Dueling Lawyers" - February 13, 1985
  • 4. "Helen Steps Out" - February 20, 1985
  • 5. "You Can't Win 'Em All" - February 27, 1985
  • 6. "A Date with Keith" - March 13, 1985
  • 7. "Rock 'n' Roll Father" - March 20, 1985
  • 8. "27 Candles" - March 27, 1985
  • 9. "Sara's Short Story" - April 10, 1985
  • 10. "Meet Mr. Cooper" - April 17, 1985
  • 11. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" - April 24, 1985
  • 12. "A Night at the Ballet" - May 1, 1985
  • 13. "Brief Encounter" - May 8, 1985

Reception[edit]

Although the series was critically well-received, it was scheduled opposite Dynasty, which was then the most popular series on the air. Sara failed to attract an audience and was cancelled after 13 episodes, although NBC did re-air the series in 1988.[1] According to TVTango.com's ratings database, Sara ranked 48th out of 104 programs that aired during the 1984-85 season, with an average household rating of 14.44.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Capsuto, pp. 205–06

References[edit]

  • Capsuto, Steven (2000). Alternate Channels: The Uncensored Story of Gay and Lesbian Images on Radio and Television. Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-41243-5.

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