Karen's Song

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Karen's Song
Genre Sitcom
Created by Linda Marsh
Margie Peters
Starring Patty Duke
Lewis Smith
Teri Hatcher
Lainie Kazan
Composer(s) Doug Timm
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (4 unaired)
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) MGM/UA Television
Distributor MGM Television (current)
Release
Original network Fox
Original release July 18 – September 12, 1987

Karen's Song is an American sitcom starring Patty Duke that aired on Fox from July 18 to September 12, 1987.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Forty-year-old divorcee Karen Matthews (Patty Duke) cautiously begins dating 28-year-old Steven Foreman (Lewis Smith). Her daughter Laura (Teri Hatcher) is also a bit apprehensive about her mother's new relationship; however, Karen's friend Claire (Lainie Kazan) encourages her to continue dating the younger man.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

# Title Director Writer Original airdate Production code
1 "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" Allan Smithee Linda Marsh & Margie Peters July 18, 1987 (1987-07-18) 7001
2 "Tonight's the Night" J. D. Lobue TBA July 25, 1987 (1987-07-25) 7002
3 "Happy Birthday" Asaad Kelada TBA August 1, 1987 (1987-08-01) 7003
4 "High Noon" TBA TBA August 8, 1987 (1987-08-08) 7004
5 "Do You Want to Know a Secret?" Asaad Kelada TBA August 15, 1987 (1987-08-15) 7005
6 "You've Got a Friend" Asaad Kelada TBA August 22, 1987 (1987-08-22) 7006
7 "Don't Fence Me In" Bonnie Franklin TBA August 29, 1987 (1987-08-29) 7007
8 "My Boy Bill" Valentine Mayer TBA September 5, 1987 (1987-09-05) 7008
9 "Aloha Oe" Jack Shea TBA September 12, 1987 (1987-09-12) 7009
10 "Heart Attack (part 1)" TBA TBA Unaired 7010
11 "Seems Like Old Times (part 2)" Peter Baldwin TBA Unaired 7011
12 "Take This Job and Shove It" Peter Baldwin TBA Unaired 7012
13 "It Was Fascination" Bonnie Franklin TBA Unaired 7013

Reception[edit]

Noel Holston of the Star Tribune said the series is "predictable fare, blandly written and inconsistently cast".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hodges, Ann (July 18, 1987). "Fox reveals 2 new programs for prime-time Saturdays". Houston Chronicle. p. 3. 
  2. ^ Laurence, Robert P. (July 18, 1987). "Fox spots a trend a bit late: New show casts Duke as an 'older woman'". The San Diego Union. pp. D.15. 
  3. ^ Holston, Noel (July 18, 1987). "Fox may have new winner in 'Beans Baxter'". Star Tribune. pp. C.1. 

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