Karen (1975 TV series)

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This article is about the 1975 TV series Karen. For the 1964 series of the same name starring Debbie Watson, see Karen (1964 TV series).
Genre Sitcom
Created by Gene Reynolds
Larry Gelbart
Starring Karen Valentine
Charles Lane
Dena Dietrich
Oliver Clark
Alix Elias
Will Seltzer
Aldine King
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 25 minutes
Production company(s) 20th Century-Fox Television
Original network ABC
Audio format Monaural
Original release January 30 (1975-01-30) – May 8, 1975 (1975-05-08)

Karen is an American sitcom that aired on ABC beginning in January, 1975. A mid-season replacement, Karen was designed as a starring vehicle for actress Karen Valentine. The show was canceled after four months due to low ratings.


Karen Angelo is an ambitious, enthusiastic worker for Open America, a liberal citizen’s lobby in Washington, D.C.. Karen is assisted in finding (and uncovering) corrupt politicians by Dale Busch, the cantankerous founder of Open America (played by Denver Pyle in the pilot episode, Charles Lane would later play the role).[1]



  1. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Random House Digital, Inc. pp. 726–727. ISBN 0-345-49773-2. 

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