Double Trouble (U.S. TV series)

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Double Trouble
SagalTwins M2.jpg
Publicity shot of the Sagal twins
Genre Sitcom
Created by David W. Duclon
Robert Illes
James Stein
Written by Judith D. Allison
David W. Duclon
Deidre Fay
Jill Gordon
Janis Hirsch
Robert Illes
Lissa Levin
Susan Jane Lindner
Bernie Orenstein
Ellen Potter
Don Reo
Bill Richmond
James R. Stein
Saul Turteltaub
Deidre Fay
Directed by John Bowab
Jim Drake
Ellen Falcon
Marlene Laird
John Pasquin
Starring Jean Sagal
Liz Sagal
Composer(s) Ray Colcord
Mark Snow
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 23
Executive producer(s) Judith Allison
Janis Hirsch
Robert Illes
Bernie Orenstein
Bill Richmond
Saul Turteltaub
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Embassy Television
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Original channel NBC
Original release April 4, 1984 (1984-04-04) – March 30, 1985 (1985-03-30)

Double Trouble is an American sitcom that aired from 1984 to 1985 on NBC. The series stars identical twins Jean and Liz Sagal as Kate and Allison Foster, two teenagers living under the watchful eye of their widowed father. The show was considered an updating of the "twins in mischief" concept seen in films like The Parent Trap or the Patty Duke Show of the 1960s.


Double Trouble premiered in April 1984. The series was set in Des Moines, Iowa, and generally revolved around the twins' high school or their father's dance studio (thus giving the girls a chance to show off their real-life dancing skills). Most of the show's comedy was generated from the fact that one twin was serious while the other more laid-back and happy-go-lucky.

Beginning as a mid-season replacement, the show also starred Donnelly Rhodes as the girls' father, Art Foster. The show did not generate high enough ratings in its initial debut to be included in NBC's fall schedule, however it was brought back for a second go-'round as a mid-season replacement in December 1984. After some retooling, the setting of the show was relocated to New York City. Rhodes was replaced by Barbara Barrie as the twins' aunt. The second season ran for fifteen episodes. The series was not renewed after the second season, but it was seen in reruns on NBC until August 21, 1985 and for several years on USA Network in the late '80s and early '90s.



Season 1[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "One Drives, the Other Doesn't" April 4, 1984
1-2 "Lust" April 11, 1984
1-3 "First Day" April 18, 1984
1-4 "Bad Chemistry" April 25, 1984
1-5 "Dueling Feet" May 2, 1984
1-6 "Separate Birthdays" May 16, 1984
1-7 "Hearthache" May 23, 1984
1-8 "Bombshell" May 30, 1984

Season 2[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
2-1 "If We Can Make It Here..." December 1, 1984
2-2 "Do You Believe in Magic?" December 8, 1984
2-3 "Dream Girls" December 15, 1984
2-4 "O Come All Ye Faithful" December 22, 1984
2-5 "Man for Margo" January 5, 1985
2-6 "The Boy Next Door" January 12, 1985
2-7 "Memories" January 19, 1985
2-8 "Two Girls for Every Boy" January 26, 1985
2-9 "The Write Stuff" February 2, 1985
2-10 "Commercial Break" February 9, 1985
2-11 "Old Movies" February 16, 1985
2-12 "September Song" February 23, 1985
2-13 "Funny Girl" March 2, 1985
2-14 "The Day of the Rose" March 23, 1985
2-15 "Where's Poppa?" March 30, 1985

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