Getting Together

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Getting Together
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Also known as A Knight in Shining Armor
Genre Situation comedy
Written by Richard Baer
Dick Bensfield
Directed by Lou Antonio
Jerry Belson
Starring Jack Burns
Pat Carroll
Susan Neher
Bobby Sherman
Diana Ewing
Wes Stern
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 14
Executive producer(s) Harry Ackerman
Producer(s) Paul Junger Witt
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Screen Gems Television
Original network ABC
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 18, 1971 (1971-09-18) – January 8, 1972 (1972-01-08)
Related shows The Partridge Family

Getting Together was an American musical sitcom, which aired on the ABC television network during the 1971-72 season. It starred Bobby Sherman and Wes Stern as Bobby Conway and Lionel Poindexter, a songwriting duo. The pilot for the series had aired the previous spring as the first-season finale episode of The Partridge Family named "A Knight in Shining Armor", in which Lionel and Bobby were introduced to each other by the Partridges. The unaired version of this episode, entitled "Words And Music", ran 33 minutes, and featured Farah Fawcett and Pat Boone. The 8 extra minutes of footage was filmed on March 15, 1971.

Sherman's and Stern's characters were reportedly based on the real-life songwriting team of Boyce and Hart, who had written hits for The Monkees ("Last Train to Clarksville", "Valleri"), Jay and the Americans ("Come a Little Bit Closer"), and others. New music of course was a staple of the series, provided by much of the same team that created the Partridge Family songs and records. Most of these songs were from the Bobby Sherman album Getting Together, though a few songs were from his other albums (and some songs have never been released).

Episode list[edit]

Title Airdate Plot
1 "Jenny, Jenny" September 18, 1971 Bobby is named his sister Jenny's legal guardian, but she runs away when she thinks that her presence is breaking up both his friendship and partnership with Lionel. Song: "Jennifer". Guest star: Diana Ewing (as social worker Sandra Burke). Written by Charles Shyer and Alan Mandel. Directed by Richard Kinon.
2 "Cathy's Clown" September 25, 1971 Bobby decides a new girlfriend would be timely to inspire his lyricist partner to write a better love song. Song: "Oh It Must Be Love". Guest star: Cindy Williams.
3 "All Shook Up" October 2, 1971 Bobby is shaken when he discovers that his younger sister is going to have her first date. Song: "Where Did That Little Go Girl". Guest star: Marj Dusay. Written by Steve Zacharias. Directed by Lou Antonio.
4 "Where Are You, Little Star?" October 9, 1971 When Bobby goes to Lionel's high school reunion, he discovers that Lionel has exaggerated the degree of their Hollywood success. Song: "Good Time Song". Guest star: Martin Speer. Written by Dennis Klein. Directed by Ralph Senensky.
5 "Singing the Blues" October 16, 1971 Bobby discovers a 10-year-old potential rock superstar, not realizing the pitfalls that await him. Songs: "Cried Like A Baby", "Little Soul Brother". Guest stars: Della Reese, Little Dion. Written by John D. F. Black. Directed by Jerry Bernstein.
6 "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" October 23, 1971 Bobby and Lionel try to convince Rita that she does not love a blind date they arranged for her. Songs: "It Boggles The Mind", "Marching To The Music". Written by Richard Bensfield and Perry Grant. Directed by Richard Kinon.
7 "Beep, Beep" October 30, 1971 Bobby and Lionel have opposite views of an accident they have witnessed, and their arguments endanger their songwriting future. Song: "Take Another Look Around". Guest star: Roger C. Carmel.
8 "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" November 13, 1971 Unwittingly, Bobby double-crosses his partner by introducing Sandra to a rock superstar. Song: "Stop The Music". Guest stars: Diana Ewing (as Sandra Burke), Stuart Margolin. Written by William S. Bickley. Directed by Hal Cooper.
9 "Memories Are Made of This" December 4, 1971 Because they need money to rent tuxedoes, Bobby and Lionel enroll as human guinea pigs in a strange university experiment. Song: "Eating And Sleeping". Guest star: Severn Darden. Written by Jack Winter. Directed by Roger Duchowny.
10 "Those Oldies But Goodies Remind Me of You" December 11, 1971 Nostalgia causes Bobby to give away his best song to an old rock and roll group (whose only hit was "Teenage Heaven") trying to make a comeback. Song: "August". Guest stars: Rob Reiner, Penny Marshal, Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids. Written by William S. Bickley. Directed by Ralph Senensky.
11 "Blue Christmas" December 18, 1971 Bobby's plans to give Jenny an old-fashioned Christmas go awry. Song: "Song Of Joy". Written by Richard Bensfield and Perry Grant. Directed by Jerry Bernstein.
12 "The Great Pretender" December 25, 1971 After he meets an encyclopedia salesgirl, Bobby learns he should not have read his horoscope, which predicted he would fall in love. Song: "I Can't Wait Until Tomorrow". Guest star: Beverly Washburn.
13 "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" January 1, 1972 Bobby and Lionel break up their songwriting partnership because of a misunderstanding. Song: "Tired Soul Of Mine". Guest star: Paul Mazursky. Written by Richard Baer. Directed by Lou Antonio.
14 "Broken-Hearted Melody" January 8, 1972 When Lionel sells Bobby's bed to a pretty photographer, Bobby has to agree to get his hair cut for a commercial in order to get the bed back. Song: "Today I Chipped A Piece Off Of The Sun". Guest stars: Bill Daily, Pamela McMyler.


Airing in the same time slot as breakout CBS-TV hit All in the Family, the show never gained the ratings hoped for, and was cancelled at midseason after 14 episodes. While in the same "universe" as The Partridge Family, the series is not included on that show's DVD collections.

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