The Debbie Reynolds Show

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The Debbie Reynolds Show
Genre Sitcom
Created by Jess Oppenheimer
Directed by Ezra Stone
Starring Debbie Reynolds
Don Chastain
Tom Bosley
Patricia Smith
Opening theme "With a Little Love (Just a Little Love)"
Composer(s) Jack Marshall
Tony Romeo
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26
Production
Producer(s) Jess Oppenheimer
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Filmways Television
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Audio format Monaural
Original run September 16, 1969 (1969-09-16) – September 1, 1970 (1970-09-01)

The Debbie Reynolds Show is an American situation comedy which aired on the NBC television network during the 1969-70 television season. The series was produced by Filmways, but the distribution rights are currently owned by Universal Media Studios through its ownership of NBC Productions (due to Reynolds' original contract with the network to produce the series).

Synopsis[edit]

Debbie Reynolds portrayed Debbie Thompson, a housewife married to Jim, a successful sportswriter for the Los Angeles Sun. Jim was portrayed by actor Don Chastain, his boss by longtime television actor Tom Bosley. Reynolds' attempts to amuse herself were regarded as being reminiscent of those of Lucille Ball on Here's Lucy. Creator/producer Jess Oppenheimer was the original producer and co-creator of I Love Lucy. The show also employed Bob Carroll, Jr., and Madelyn Davis, two longtime Lucy writers.

In popular culture[edit]

Monty Python's Flying Circus spoofed the series in a sketch primarily written by John Cleese and Graham Chapman entitled "The Attila the Hun Show". It pokes fun at The Debbie Reynolds Show (the opening title sequence in particular), as well as American comedy in general.

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