Hanging In

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For the 1981 Canadian television sitcom, see Hangin' In.
Hanging In
Genre Sitcom
Written by Bill Davenport
Charlie Hauck
Arthur Julian
Directed by Walter C. Miller
Alan Rafkin
Starring Bill Macy
Barbara Rhoades
Nedra Volz
Dennis Burkley
Theme music composer Billy Byers
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 4
Executive producer(s) Norman Lear
Sy Rosen
Producer(s) Ken Stump
Running time 22–24 minutes
Distributor Columbia Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television
Original network CBS
Original release August 8, 1979 (1979-08-08) – August 29, 1979 (1979-08-29)
Related shows Mr. Dugan

Hanging In is an American sitcom that aired on CBS in 1979, executive produced by Norman Lear.


After his failed attempt to launch the sitcom Mr. Dugan, Lear reworked the project, finally coming up with Hanging In, the story of Lou Harper, a former pro football star who becomes president of fictional Braddock College. Bill Macy (who had played Maude's husband, Walter Findlay, in Maude) resurfaced as the star of the version that finally did air, in August 1979. Most of the supporting cast of Mr. Dugan and its several different incarnations appeared in Hanging In. Hanging In lasted just four weeks on CBS, leaving the air after its August 29, 1979 broadcast.[citation needed]


Actor Role
Bill Macy Louis "Lou" Harper
Nedra Volz Pinky Nolan
Dennis Burkley Sam Dickey
Barbara Rhoades Maggie Gallagher


Ep # Title Airdate
1 "New Man on Campus" August 8, 1979
2 "Old Girlfriend" August 15, 1979
3 "Lou's Little Problem" August 22, 1979
4 "Sleep With the Fishes" August 29, 1979

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