I'm a Big Girl Now

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I'm a Big Girl Now
Created bySusan Harris
StarringDiana Canova
Danny Thomas
Rori King
Sheree North
Martin Short
Michael Durrell
Deborah Baltzell
Opening theme"I'm a Big Girl Now" performed by Diana Canova
ComposerGeorge Tipton
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes19
Executive producersPaul Junger Witt
Tony Thomas
Susan Harris
Running time30 minutes
Production companyWitt/Thomas/Harris Productions
DistributorDisney-ABC Domestic Television
Original networkABC
Original releaseOctober 31, 1980 (1980-10-31) –
May 8, 1981 (1981-05-08)

I'm a Big Girl Now is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from October 31, 1980, until May 8, 1981. The series, from Soap creator Susan Harris and producers Paul Junger Witt and Tony Thomas, was created and developed as a star vehicle for Diana Canova, in an attempt to capitalize on her success playing Corinne Tate Flotsky on Soap. The theme song, "I'm a Big Girl Now", words by Leslie Bricusse and music by George Tipton, is sung by Canova.


Canova starred as Diana Cassidy, a young divorcee and mother who, along with her daughter Becky, moves back home with her recently single father and dentist Benjamin, played by Danny Thomas.[1]



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Pilot"Noam PitlikSusan HarrisOctober 31, 1980 (1980-10-31)
2"Daddy's Girl"John BowabSusan SeegerNovember 7, 1980 (1980-11-07)
3"Career Vs. Kid"John BowabJudy Pioli & Paula A. RothNovember 14, 1980 (1980-11-14)
4"Younger Than Springtime"John BowabBarbara BenedekNovember 21, 1980 (1980-11-21)
5"Singles Bar"John BowabBarbara BenedekNovember 28, 1980 (1980-11-28)
6"Walter Comes Home"John BowabUnknownDecember 12, 1980 (1980-12-12)
7"The First Christmas"John BowabUnknownDecember 19, 1980 (1980-12-19)
8"Fear and Loathing in Georgetown"Doug RogersDeborah LeschinJanuary 9, 1981 (1981-01-09)
9"Best Friends"Doug RogersDeborah LeschinJanuary 16, 1981 (1981-01-16)
10"Let's Give Ben a Hand"Doug RogersMarc SotkinJanuary 23, 1981 (1981-01-23)
11"It's Him or Me"Tony MordenteJudy Pioli & Paula A. RothJanuary 30, 1981 (1981-01-30)
12"Shrinking"Jon SharpBarbara BenedekFebruary 6, 1981 (1981-02-06)
13"He's Not Heavy, He's Neal's Brother"Tony MordenteSusan HarrisFebruary 13, 1981 (1981-02-13)
14"Ira Returns"Jon SharpMarc SotkinFebruary 27, 1981 (1981-02-27)
15"There's No Business Like Joe Business"Jon SharpDeborah LeschinMarch 6, 1981 (1981-03-06)
16"Cops"Jon SharpBarbara BenedekMarch 20, 1981 (1981-03-20)
17"With Becky You Get Eggroll"Jon SharpJudy Pioli & Paula A. RothMarch 27, 1981 (1981-03-27)
18"Hangers, No Starch"Jon SharpMarc SotkinApril 10, 1981 (1981-04-10)
19"S.M.I.L.E. Everybody"Jon SharpBob CollearyMay 8, 1981 (1981-05-08)


  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946–Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 571. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.

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