Ladies' Man (1980 TV series)

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Ladies' Man
Genre Sitcom
Starring Lawrence Pressman
Natasha Ryan
Karen Morrow
Simone Griffeth
Theme music composer Jack Elliott
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 16 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Herbert B. Leonard
Producer(s) Michael Loman
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Herbert B. Leonard Productions
Twentieth Century Fox Television
Original channel CBS
Original release October 27, 1980 (1980-10-27) – February 21, 1981 (1981-02-21)

Ladies' Man is an American sitcom starring Lawrence Pressman as a divorced male working at a women's magazine. The series premiered October 27, 1980, on CBS.[1] The program also stars Louise Sorel and her former husband, Herbert Edelman. The show was written by Anne Convy (former wife of Bert Convy) and Carmen Finestra. The series did not do well in the ratings and was canceled after one season.


Divorced Alan Thackeray (Pressman) was a single father of daughter Amy (Natasha Ryan) and was completely surrounded by women. At home, with good advice on how to raise Amy (and to provide her with a motherly figure in her life, in lieu of her real mother), was his cheerful and friendly next-door neighbor, Betty Brill (Karen Morrow).

At Women's Life magazine, the magazine he worked at as a feature writer, he was also surrounded by women. The staff included fellow columnists: serious minded researcher Gretchen (Simone Griffeth); Susan (Allison Argo), a militant feminist; and romantic minded reporter Andrea Gibbons (Betty Kennedy); and all were supervised by the magazine's hard-to-please and somewhat dominating editor, Elaine Holstein (Sorel). The only other male at Women's Life, aside from Alan, was the harried accountant, Reggie (Edelman).

Situations dealing with his homelife and work life, which was completely surrounded by women was the main premise of the series.

In 1986, Simone Griffeth (Gretchen) and Herbert Edelman (Reggie) would reunite on The Golden Girls. Edelman played Stanley Zbornak, the troublesome ex-husband of Dorothy Zbornak (Bea Arthur); and Griffeth played his younger second wife, Krissy.



  1. ^ Flander, Judy (October 27, 1980). "'Ladies Man' smells of stale cigar smoke; Flo is back". The Ledger. p. 5B. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 

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