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Written by Sam Greenbaum
Michael Loman
Elliot Shoenman
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
J.D. Lobue
Howard Storm
Starring Beatrice Arthur
Fred McCarren
Simone Griffeth
Rick Hurst
Tony Rosato
Keene Curtis
Kevin McCarthy
Theme music composer Peter Matz
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (3 unaired)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) E&L Productions
Viacom Productions
Distributor CBS Television Distribution (2007-present)
Original channel ABC
Audio format Monaural
Original release February 10 – May 26, 1983
Related shows Fawlty Towers

Amanda's is an American sitcom inspired by the 1970s British sitcom Fawlty Towers which aired on ABC from February 10, 1983 to May 26, 1983 on Thursday nights at 8:30 p.m.

Beatrice Arthur starred as the main character, Amanda Cartwright. Amanda was the owner of a Maryland seaside hotel called "Amanda's by the Sea" whose staff included her son Marty (Fred McCarren), his spoiled wife Arlene (Simone Griffeth), Earl the chef (Rick Hurst) and Aldo the bellhop (Tony Rosato).

This was Bea Arthur's first return to series television since Maude ended in 1978. Other stars appearing on Amanda's included Jerry Stiller, Leonard Stone and Todd Susman. The show was filmed in front of a live studio audience at ABC Studios, 4151 Prospect Avenue in Hollywood, California.

Amanda's was cancelled in May 1983 after a four-month run of ten episodes, three more episodes remaining unaired by ABC. A&E network broadcast reruns of the show shortly thereafter.



  1. All in a Day's Work (10 February 1983)
  2. You Were Meant For Me (17 February 1983)
  3. The Man Who Came on Wednesday (24 February 1983)
  4. I Ain't Got Nobody (3 March 1983)
  5. My Cheatin' Staff (10 March 1983)
  6. Aunt Sonia (24 March 1983)
  7. Last of the Red Hot Brothers (5 May 1983)
  8. I'm Dancing as Close as I Can (12 May 1983)
  9. One Passionate Night (Part 1) (12 May 1983)
  10. One Passionate Night, the Aftermath (Part 2) (26 May 1983)
  11. Amanda's Number One Son (unaired)
  12. I Was Wild About Harry (unaired)
  13. Oh, Promise Me (unaired)

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