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Created by Elliot Shoenman
Written by Clayton Baxter
Susan Borowitz
Sam Greenbaum
Michael Loman
John Markus
Neal Marlens
Karyl Geld Miller
Richard Raskind
Elliot Shoenman
Harvey Silberman
Directed by Marc Daniels
Charles S. Dubin
J.D. Lobue
John Rich
Howard Storm
Starring Beatrice Arthur
Fred McCarren
Simone Griffeth
Tony Rosato
Rick Hurst
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)
Executive producer(s) Leonard Rosenberg
Producer(s) Elliot Shoenman
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 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, 1983 – May 26, 1983
Related shows Fawlty Towers

Amanda's is an American sitcom based on the 1970s British sitcom Fawlty Towers which aired on ABC from February 10, 1983 to May 26, 1983. The series starred Beatrice Arthur as the main character, Amanda Cartwright, who owns a seaside hotel called "Amanda's by the Sea" and it was also Miss Arthur's first return to series television since Maude (1972–1978).

Amanda's was filmed in front of a live studio audience at ABC Studios in Hollywood, California. It was cancelled in May 1983 after a four-month run of ten episodes, three more episodes remaining unaired. A&E channel broadcast reruns of the show during the late 1980s.


Amanda Cartwright (Beatrice Arthur) is the formidable owner of "Amanda's by the Sea", a struggling Maryland seaside hotel whose fractious staff includes her hotel-management-graduate son Marty (Fred McCarren); his spoiled and citified wife Arlene (Simone Griffeth); Earl (Rick Hurst), the chef and Aldo (Tony Rosato), the bellhop of foreign extraction.

The comedy revolves around burnt steaks, fussy guests, and travel-guide writers who had to be impressed. Other characters include Mr. Mundy (Keene Curtis), the banker who always threatened to foreclose and brother-in-law Zack (Kevin McCarthy), who was out to woo Amanda.



Title Airdate
1 "All in a Day's Work" February 10, 1983
2 "You Were Meant For Me" February 17, 1983
3 "The Man Who Came on Wednesday" February 24, 1983
4 "I Ain't Got Nobody" March 3, 1983
5 "My Cheatin' Staff" March 10, 1983
6 "Aunt Sonia" March 24, 1983
7 "Last of the Red Hot Brothers" May 5, 1983
8 "I'm Dancing as Close as I Can" May 12, 1983
9 "One Passionate Night (Part 1)" May 19, 1983
10 "One Passionate Night, the Aftermath (Part 2)" May 26, 1983
11 "Amanda's Number One Son" UNAIRED
12 "I Was Wild About Harry" UNAIRED
13 "Oh, Promise Me" UNAIRED

Broadcast history[edit]

  • Thursday at 8:30-9:00 PM on ABC: February 10, 1983 – March 24, 1983
  • Thursday at 9:30-10:00 PM on ABC: May 5, 1983 – May 26, 1983

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