Stockard Channing in Just Friends

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Stockard Channing in Just Friends
Stockard Channing in Just Friends
Genre Sitcom
Created by Nick Arnold
Eric Cohen
Starring Stockard Channing
Gerrit Graham
Mimi Kennedy
Lou Crisculo
Sydney Goldsmith
Theme music composer Delaney Bramlett
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Location(s) CBS Television City, Hollywood California
Goldenwest Videotape Division, Hollywood California
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Little Bear Productions
Original channel CBS
Picture format Color
Original run March 4, 1979 (1979-03-04) – June 24, 1979 (1979-06-24)
Followed by The Stockard Channing Show

Stockard Channing in Just Friends is a 1979 American television sitcom starring Stockard Channing, who was already known for her appearances in Grease and other films. Gerrit Graham, Mimi Kennedy, Lou Crisculo and Sydney Goldsmith co-starred with her on the series.

The show premiered on CBS on March 4, 1979 and ended on June 24, 1979. A year later, Channing starred in her self-titled The Stockard Channing Show.


This series revolves around health spa assistant manager Susan Hughes portrayed by Channing, whose marriage is falling apart.



The pilot for Just Friends was videotaped before a live studio audience at CBS Television City in Hollywood in November 1978.[1] Production relocated to the Goldenwest Videotape Division also in Hollywood for the rest of the series. The series was canceled despite ranking 26th for the season with an average household share of 20.2.[2]


Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 Pilot March 4, 1979
1-2 "Last of the Red Hot Tubs" March 11, 1979
1-3 "A Little fright Music" March 18, 1979
1-4 "The Boy in the Band" March 25, 1979
1-5 "Health May Be Hazardous" April 1, 1979
1-6 "Lost Weekend" April 8, 1979
1-7 "Same Time, Next Night" April 15, 1979
1-8 "Room at the Top" April 22, 1979
1-9 "Episode 1.9" April 29, 1979
1-10 "The Ziegenfuss Force" May 6, 1979
1-11 "A Fine Romance" June 10, 1979
1-12 "Invasion of the Body Grabber" June 17, 1979
1-13 "The Hollywood Syndrome" June 24, 1979


  1. ^ "Shows–CBS Television City". Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  2. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 1469. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 

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