Better Days (TV series)

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Better Days
Better days cast.jpg
Genre Sitcom
Created by Jeff Freilich
Arthur Silver
Stuart Sheslow
Starring Raphael Sbarge
Chip McAllister
Guy Killum
Randall Batinkoff
Randee Heller
Dick O'Neill
Composer(s) Jesse Frederick
Bennett Salvay
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 11 (7 unaired)
Executive producer(s) Jeff Freilich
Stuart Sheslow
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Magnum/Thunder Road Productions
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network CBS
Original release October 1 – October 29, 1986

Better Days is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from October 1 to October 29, 1986[1]


Brian McGuire is a California teenager who moves in with his grandfather, Harry in Brooklyn, New York to ease his parents' financial problems. Helping Brian adjust to his new surroundings were Luther Cain and Anthony "The Snake" Johnson, two of his street-smart teammates on the Broxton High School basketball team. Miss Winners was their cynical, no-nonsense English high school teacher. Terrance Dean was their yuppie classmate.


Better Days was the first show of the 1986-1987 television season to be canceled. It lasted only four weeks.



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Squad R"Joel ZwickTBAOctober 1, 1986 (1986-10-01)
2"Cheaters Never Win"Bill BixbyRob EdwardsOctober 8, 1986 (1986-10-08)
3"Wendell and the Three Sure Things"Howard StormDavid NicholsOctober 15, 1986 (1986-10-15)
4"Double-D"Stan LathanRalph FarquharOctober 29, 1986 (1986-10-29)
5"Never Blow Up the World"Bill BixbyRonald RubinUNAIRED
6"A Car is Not a Home"Mel FerberTBAUNAIRED
7"Never Blow Up the World"TBATBAUNAIRED
8"West Coast Girl"Howard StormMarty NadlerUNAIRED
9"Wooly Bully"TBAEric Blakeney & Gene MillerUNAIRED
10"29 Minutes"Stan LathanPhil Kellard & Tom MooreUNAIRED
11"All Rapped Up"Stan LathanRalph FarquaharUNAIRED


  1. ^ Forgotten Laughs: An Episode Guide to 150 TV Sitcoms You Probably Never Saw - Richard Irvin.