First Impressions (TV series)

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First Impressions
Genre Sitcom
Created by Lawrence J. Cohen
Fred Freeman
Starring Brad Garrett
Brandy Gold
James Noble
Ruth Kobart
Theme music composer Harry Nilsson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8 (3 unaired)
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CBS
Original release August 27 – October 1, 1988

This article is about the 1988 sitcom, for the 2016 reality competition show, see First Impressions (2016 TV series).

First Impressions is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from August 27, 1988 to October 1, 1988.


Brad Garrett stars as Frank Dutton, the owner of an advertising agency in Omaha, Nebraska who does impressions to sell his commercials. The show also focuses on Frank's social life as a divorcée starting to date again, and as a father to his nine-year-old daughter.[1]

Eight episodes were filmed, but the show was canceled by CBS after airing the first five.



Episode Title Original Airdate
1 "Pilot" August 27, 1988
2 "Frank's Date" September 3, 1988
3 "Raymond vs. the Computer" September 10, 1988
4 "The Public Trust" September 24, 1988
5 "On His Own" October 1, 1988
6 "Poor Clara" UNAIRED
7 "The Audition" UNAIRED
8 "The Selling of Frank" UNAIRED


  1. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2003). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946–Present (8th ed.). New York: Ballantine. p. 411. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.