Adam's Rib (TV series)

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Adam's Rib
Created by Peter H. Hunt
Starring Ken Howard
Blythe Danner
Dena Dietrich
Ron Rifkin
Edward Winter
Norman Bartold
Opening theme "Two People"
Composer(s) Perry Botkin, Jr.
Gil Garfield
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) MGM Television
Original network ABC
Original release September 14 – December 28, 1973

Adam's Rib is an American sitcom broadcast on ABC from September 14 to December 28, 1973. Thirteen episodes were produced by MGM Television. The series was a TV adaptation of the 1949 MGM motion picture of the same name.


Adam Bonner was a young assistant DA while his wife, Amanda Bonner, was a junior partner in a law firm. Their jobs often put them in conflict within the courtroom and, by extension, at home due to Amanda's crusade for women's rights.

Adam's Rib aired opposite The Brian Keith Show on NBC and the CBS Friday Night Movie.

Ken Howard and Blythe Danner had previously appeared together in the 1972 film 1776, as Thomas and Martha Jefferson.


Actor Role
Ken Howard Adam Bonner
Blythe Danner Amanda Bonner
Dena Dietrich Gracie Peterson
Ron Rifkin Assistant District Attorney Ray Mendelson
Edward Winter Kip Kipple
Norman Bartold District Attorney Donahue


Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
1 "Illegal Aid" Peter H. Hunt Peter Stone September 14, 1973 (1973-09-14)
2 "Two Pairs of Pants" Peter H. Hunt Mary Stone September 21, 1973 (1973-09-21)
3 "Danish Party" Peter H. Hunt Richard Baer September 28, 1973 (1973-09-28)
4 "Separate Vacation" Peter H. Hunt George Kirgo October 5, 1973 (1973-10-05)
5 "The Unwritten Law: Part 1" Peter H. Hunt Ruth Gordon,
Garson Kanin,
Peter Stone
October 12, 1973 (1973-10-12)
6 "The Unwritten Law: Part 2" Peter H. Hunt Ruth Gordon,
Garson Kanin,
Mary Stone
October 19, 1973 (1973-10-19)
7 "Katey at the Bat" Gary Nelson George Kirgo October 26, 1973 (1973-10-26)
8 "Delilah" Peter H. Hunt,
Gary Nelson
Pamela Chais November 2, 1973 (1973-11-02)
9 "For Richer, for Poorer" Gary Nelson Nora Ephron,
Dan Greenburg,
George Kirgo
November 9, 1973 (1973-11-09)
10 "Murder" Peter H. Hunt George Kirgo November 16, 1973 (1973-11-16)
11 "Friend of the Family" Peter H. Hunt Leonard Gershe November 30, 1973 (1973-11-30)
12 "The First Hurrah" Peter H. Hunt George Kirgo December 7, 1973 (1973-12-07)
13 "Too Many Cooks" Gary Nelson Jane-Howard Hammerstein December 28, 1973 (1973-12-28)

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