Husbands, Wives & Lovers

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Husbands, Wives & Lovers
Genre Situation comedy
Created by Joan Rivers
Directed by James Burrows
Marc Daniels
Alan Myerson
Bill Persky
Starring (See article)
Theme music composer Ken Welch
Mitzie Welch
Composer(s) Jack Elliott
Allyn Ferguson
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Executive producer(s) Hal Dresner
Edgar Rosenberg
Producer(s) Don Van Atta
Editor(s) Marco Zappia
Running time 60m
Production company(s) 20th Century Fox Television
Distributor 20th Television
Original channel CBS
Original release March 10, 1978 (1978-03-10) – June 30, 1978 (1978-06-30)

Husbands, Wives & Lovers is a CBS television sitcom that aired for only one season in 1978. Created by Joan Rivers, this program focused on the relationships of five suburban couples living in the San Fernando Valley.

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Harry Bellini (Eddie Barth), a blue-collar self-made man who owns a fleet of garbage trucks.
  • Lennie Bellini (Mark Lonow), Harry's brother, who runs a jeans boutique.
  • Rita DeLatorre (Randee Heller), Lennie's lover, who co-runs the boutique.
  • Ron Willis (Ron Rifkin), a dentist who's separated from his wife.
  • Helene Willis (Jesse Welles), Ron's wife.
  • Murray Zuckerman (Stephen Pearlman), a traveling salesman who spends a lot of time on the road.
  • Dixon Carter Fielding (Charles Siebert), Helene's stuffy divorce lawyer.
  • Courtney Fielding (Claudette Nevins), Dixon's free-spending wife.

Episode list[edit]

Title Air date
1 "Ron and Helene Separate" 10 March 1978
2 "Ron Moves In and Helene Steps Out" 17 March 1978
3 "Ron Is Accused" 24 March 1978
4 "Everybody Is Looking for a Little Action" 7 April 1978
5 "The Women Strike" 21 April 1978
6 "Dixon and Courtney Adopt" 28 April 1978
7 "Murray Gets Sacked and Paula Gets Hired" 9 June 1978
8 "Predictions Come True" 16 June 1978
9 "Women Write Stories and the Men Buy a Horse" 23 June 1978
10 "Six Characters Flunk a Sex Quiz and Go Somewhere to Do Something About It" 30 June 1978